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Old Mar 17, 2017, 1:56 PM   #1
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Default ...still 'NO' E=M1-mII here

....I've yet to decide getting the E-M1-mII. On a good day, such as my birthday 2-days ago, I'm ready for the camera, grip, corded shutter release and an extra battery.

Then I go off to my favorite place for a walk (yesterday), shoot a few files, process them and think, "...what would an mII do for me that I want over the M1"; I can't answer because the M1 does everything that fits my photographic style and experience level from nature to cars.

Anyway, while I continue to 'fiddle' away time, not money, here are a couple from that walk yesterday at the nature preserve, it was a 'gloomy' weather day.

E-M1 + 'the fantastic great' 12-40 f/2.8 PRO lens














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Gee whiz Bob. Really bad shots; obviously you need a new camera. When you.get the Mk ll, just send me your old
M-1 and I'll dispose of it for you!
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Well said, Bob.
I too have fallen into the trap that a new camera body will improve my photography. And, for the most part that's been true with each new release having better sensors and auto focus technology.
However, the EM1 mk-1 has been a different experience. With the mk-1 + the 12-40mm f2.8, my landscape and seascape images, which is what I do, are about as good as I can get. Any problems with the results are caused by the guy holding the camera not equipment.
Now, if you shoot birds or guys on speeding motorcycles, you might benefit from th Mk-ll.
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Now, if you shoot birds or guys on speeding motorcycles, you might benefit from th Mk-ll.
Zig..........well then, what if I add BsIF to my camera skills and return to motorcycle racing for exercising 'dirt drifting' cornering tech poses for Tom G...... Arlington Camera, Gil, I'm on the way across town.
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Steven said, "Gee whiz Bob. Really bad shots; obviously you need a new camera."

.........exactly my reasoning
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Well said, Bob.
I too have fallen into the trap that a new camera body will improve my photography. And, for the most part that's been true with each new release having better sensors and auto focus technology.
However, the EM1 mk-1 has been a different experience. With the mk-1 + the 12-40mm f2.8, my landscape and seascape images, which is what I do, are about as good as I can get. Any problems with the results are caused by the guy holding the camera not equipment.
Now, if you shoot birds or guys on speeding motorcycles, you might benefit from th Mk-ll.
I almost got the Mark II ... In fact I was even looking at the Sony A7II with the kit lens (which is cheaper than the EM-1 MK II) .... and after thinking hard and even some insights from my camera store manager ... I decided, based on the kind of photography I do ... that it will not improve my skills enough unless I need to do sports photography.

I went for better glass instead

So, welcome to the 75mm f1.8 (which I will try today) !
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Hi Gilles,

Good choice on trying out the 75mm f1.8.
Looking forward to some sample images......

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Zig..........well then, what if I add BsIF to my camera skills and return to motorcycle racing for exercising 'dirt drifting' cornering tech poses for Tom G...... Arlington Camera, Gil, I'm on the way across town.
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Steven said, "Gee whiz Bob. Really bad shots; obviously you need a new camera."

.........exactly my reasoning
I feel the same Bob, I know the E-M1 II would be a huge benefit for me with its improved AF speed and FPS etc for my type of photography.
I'm still getting good results with E-M1 it does everything I want and it's not like I'm shooting motorsport every week so it's hard to justify the purchase for me.
By the way Bob nice shots as well.
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The parks are slowly coming to life. It's good to see you posting some parks shots, Bob. I need to make it over there on a Saturday. I drove past there this past Saturday, on to Clark Gardens in Weatherford. Lots of blooms, but still not too many snakes yet, LOL...

The E-M1 handles the new 12-100mm f4 really well, with insanely good combined IS performance. The E-M1 Mark II supposedly has incrementally better in-camera IS to pair with the lens for even better stabilization and marginally better dynamic range and, of course, those extra marginal bits of resolution at 20 megapixels.

I've become accustomed to the level of detail and dynamic range 24 megapixels on a larger sensor can capture, so there's always a small adjustment period when I cross from one system back to the other in terms of expectations, to the point I'm thinking two, three or more times when it comes to where I'm going with either one.

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