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In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

07 November 2016 - 05:02 PM

For most people, the current sensors are more than adequate.  And if you want a big step up, you can always go to FF.  I'm more interested in improvements in mirrorless autofocus, C-AF, in particular.  A bump up in the ability to track moving subjects would be appreciated.  We will see what the MKII can do.

In Topic: Fits the new Olympus E-M1 II ?

06 November 2016 - 05:39 PM

See comparison photo in this review.  Very unlikely that it would fit.


Review: The Olympus E-M1 Mark II

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

04 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

If the E-M1 MKI was gonna make me jump, I'd already have a used housing for it.  I, like you, will be watching to see if the MKII is worth the hype.  I will stop my "bitching" now . . .

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

04 November 2016 - 07:16 AM

Keep in mind that comparing the price of a refurbished camera that has been on the market for a few years to a not-even-in-the stores-yet new model may be a bit unfair.  I don't think that can be the basis of saying the new camera is overpriced.  I think they may have price it a couple hundred dollars over what many were expecting but in the photo world, a couple hundred dollars doesn't mean much anymore.  A 20mm extension ring from Nauticam costs $200.00


Certainly within a matter of months the new camera will be available in gray market versions for less and will also be part of those numerous sales where Olympus offers 100-200 off.  Clearly if one wants a "bargain" approach to the higher-end m43 cameras now, getting one of the closeout E-M1 bodies, or a refurb, and looking for a used housing for it would be the way to go. 


Yes, of course.  More importantly and to the point, though I switched over to the E-M1 and Olympus pro lenses for above water photography (gotta say the 40-150 with the 1.4x tele-extender is wonderful), the E-M1 wasn't enough to make me switch over from my Canon 50D for underwater, given the extra cost of swapping housings and the fact that I dive less than I used to.  In that regard, the price point of the E-M1 MKII gives me pause.  I suppose I get that Olympus is pricing this as a "pro" level camera.  If a Nikon D500 is $1500 and a D810 is $2499, why not try to price it between them?  As to whether it offers capabilities that lie between them, I don't know.  As for underwater, I will probably wait until reports are in on how much better the autofocus is, then figure out what my priorities are.

In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

02 November 2016 - 06:07 PM

Maybe overpriced toys are part of the game, but I could get a G7x and the housing for the price of this new Olympus body and maybe not be far off the EM1 MKI. Maybe my perspective is off because I got my EM1 MKI for $525 when refurbs went on sale . . . Will wait a while and see how it compares once more get out in wild.