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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Probably a bit late now, but if you see this please could you check this info from the manual: "Pro capture is available only with OLYMPUS Micro Four Thirds lenses."

Any reason why it won't work with Panasonic lenses? Thanks.
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I'd be keen to see a raw file from a long exposure shot (45s or more) to check for long exposure noise. Shot without dark frame subtraction ideally.
I have done some rather simple long exposure shots in the hotel room with the lights turned down and will post these when I get home.

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Please will you try out the in-body AF Limiter feature and let us know how this works and if it is useful?
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I didn't use it but was shown how it works and it's very simple, just find the menu, enter the limit distances you want and that's basically it. You can change lenses and the limits will work with any Olympus FT or MFT lens. I think you can use a function button on the lens, where present, to enable and durable the limits set.

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If possible, please could you test it on a lens with a focus limit switch like the 300/4 and see if it works if the lens switch is set to full. The manual is not clear on this:

"AF Limiter is not available in the following cases.
- When the focus limiter is enabled on the lens."

It would be handy to limit the close focus to 10 or 15 metres.
Sorry, I didn't try this but I'm sure I can get an answer for you.

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I have done some rather simple long exposure shots in the hotel room with the lights turned down and will post these when I get home.

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That's great Ian. Thank you. Any chance we could get the raw?
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Re: Spending a day testing the E-M1 II in Spain this weekend

Ian Question on Pro Capture When you half press the shutter the camera starts taking 14 temp captures, if you keep it half pressed is it only saving the last 14 frames? I am thinking you have a bird on branch and you are waiting for it to fly so in Pro Capture you keep the shutter half pressed and when it flys you then have the 14 frames before and the frames after.

Love the arrow through the ballon shots
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Ian Question on Pro Capture When you half press the shutter the camera starts taking 14 temp captures, if you keep it half pressed is it only saving the last 14 frames?...
Just logged on to ask the same question; is it the first 14 or the last 14 before the shutter press. Thanks.
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Re: Spending a day testing the E-M1 II in Spain this weekend

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Yes, the shots of the horse and the dog indoors was more about the animals and their antics than anything else. It was very dark in there!

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Ian Question on Pro Capture When you half press the shutter the camera starts taking 14 temp captures, if you keep it half pressed is it only saving the last 14 frames? I am thinking you have a bird on branch and you are waiting for it to fly so in Pro Capture you keep the shutter half pressed and when it flys you then have the 14 frames before and the frames after.

Love the arrow through the ballon shots
Yes, the idea is that the 14 frames prior to you pressing the shutter release will be saved. This can either be at 18 or 60fps. But that's only a quarter of a second in 60fps mode! I missed the critical arrow impacting on the balloons several times and I need to understand if that was just me (more likely!) or if you must release the shutter promptly as well. I had half a dozen goes and was successful in about half the attempts so I will look at how many frames were recorded, etc. It's a great feature though, especially as it's full 20MP resolution. Panasonic has this feature as part of its 4K Photo mode but that's only at 8MP resolution and 25 or 30fps.

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I have to say we were all totally amazed that there was no blood spilled!

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That's great Ian. Thank you. Any chance we could get the raw?
On this I have messed-up At one point the camera settings went haywire, probably because I accidentally flipped the settings mode lever from 1 to 2, and I rushed to reset the settings and it looks like I didn't reinstate RAW recording. So the ISO comparisons and long exposure shots are all JPEGs only. I am so annoyed! They are at full resolution though.

Olympus Viewer is able to process Mark II RAW files now and Adobe Camera RAW is expected to get the Mark II update in a couple of weeks.

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I have uploaded a selection of shots with the Mark II from yesterday on Flickr here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskGBpzUV

More feedback later!

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Can I just add that the camera was set to record Adobe RGB colour space JPEGs and the samples I uploaded to Flickr were reduced in size because I transferred them from the camera to my tablet using Wi-Fi with the Olympus Image Share app. Adobe RGB might mean the colours will be a bit muted. Most of my shots are recorded in RAW and I will produce some default sRGB JPEGs using Olympus Viewer and I will make the RAW files available too.

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Yes, the idea is that the 14 frames prior to you pressing the shutter release will be saved. This can either be at 18 or 60fps. But that's only a quarter of a second in 60fps mode! I missed the critical arrow impacting on the balloons several times and I need to understand if that was just me (more likely!) or if you must release the shutter promptly as well. I had half a dozen goes and was successful in about half the attempts so I will look at how many frames were recorded, etc. It's a great feature though, especially as it's full 20MP resolution. Panasonic has this feature as part of its 4K Photo mode but that's only at 8MP resolution and 25 or 30fps.

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Thanks Ian this is very helpful information on the Pro Capture feature even at 18fps less than a second to press the shutter once you see the arrow. Are your images from a set using the 18 or 60fps drive? This is a reflex sensitive challenge to get right. Did you have a countdown from the person releasing the arrow or was a question of listening for the flight of the arrow?
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Thanks Ian this is very helpful information on the Pro Capture feature even at 18fps less than a second to press the shutter once you see the arrow. Are your images from a set using the 18 or 60fps drive? This is a reflex sensitive challenge to get right. Did you have a countdown from the person releasing the arrow or was a question of listening for the flight of the arrow?
The cameras were set up for us and I understand they were set to 60fps for the balloons. We did have a count down but as you say, it's a challenge! I counted the frames and each sequence was between 43 and 47 frames. I suspect that any were down to me more than anything else!

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Re: Spending a day testing the E-M1 II in Spain this weekend

I've edited some of my images and exported them from Lightroom in sRGB. They have been uploaded to a new album in Flickr here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskGGAvmf

I also have some 50MP hires and some video samples to share - more on these shortly, along with the ISO range samples and long exposure samples.
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