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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

General Comments on the E-M1 Mark II

The feature set of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II is wide and deep. For what it does best (high frame rate, image stabilization), it has few peers. That’s the main take-away and it deserves high praise in several areas.

Autofocus is IMPRESSIVE—extremely accurate and very fast—though not always perfect, see comments in the Distant House shot. It is rare to be able to to improve upon the focus accuracy by using manual focus. Also, autofocus with the MMF3 lens adapter on the 24-100 f/2 SHG lens is suddenly quite viable, whereas the E-M1 was a nearly total 'fail'.

vs the Panasonic GH5

The Panasonic GH5 was shown at CES 2017 (early Jan), and was not due to ship for several months. It competes with the E-M1 Mark II, but the GH5 is aimed squarely at video shooters, and it is much more capable.

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