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  • #61
    Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

    Ian, thanks so so much - it's nice to see that questions here were asked by you and answers given

    Much appreciated
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    • #62
      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

      Originally posted by Ian View Post
      This never bothered me The camera is a few mm taller and the grip is thicker to improve the handling for users with big hands.

      The HLD-9 grip can't accommodate a second battery because of the profiling of the grip means their isn't enough space. Batteries can't be charged in the camera - apparently USB voltage is too low. I forgot to ask about the charger and if it has progress indication, sorry - I will try to get that tomorrow. The grip now includes the 4-way controller from the back of the camera.

      The continuous shooting mode has a much better EVF experience; I tried the 18fps mode and while there is momentary black out betwen each frame, the live view appears to be maintained at other times. I think it works well. I didn't try it with the mechanical shutter at 10fps though.

      Ian
      Thank you Ian - that's very helpful. Interesting that base ISO is 200 yet there is now an ISO 64 pushed setting. That means that highlights will be clipped by 1.5 stops. Will be interesting to see how well it works.
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      • #63
        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

        Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
        I see that they have moved the attachment point for the lever so that it rotates in the other direction now. I dont know if this is to give more room for the AEL/AFL button. I am sure we will soon get used to the change.

        Ron
        I think they have made the EAL/AFL button more accessible while moving the lever to a less vulnerable position so inadvertent action is less likely. I have been a little frustrated (using my E-M1) when going to change aperture etc only to discover I had changed ISO or WB because the switch lever was in position 2, so I changed that option to Mode 4 to avoid that happening. This new arrangement should work a lot better.

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        • #64
          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

          Some more details I have not seen posted yet. Sorry but I cannot post the direct link yet as I need 4 more posts.

          mirrorlessons.com/2016/09/22/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-ii-extra-information

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          • #65
            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

            Originally posted by hoodlum View Post
            Some more details I have not seen posted yet. Sorry but I cannot post the direct link yet as I need 4 more posts.

            mirrorlessons.com/2016/09/22/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-ii-extra-information
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            • #66
              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

              Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
              I see that they have moved the attachment point for the lever so that it rotates in the other direction now. I dont know if this is to give more room for the AEL/AFL button. I am sure we will soon get used to the change.

              Ron
              I'm a back-button focuser and use the AEL/AFL button for this task. On the E-M1, it's a bit of a stretch to press with my thumb. This new arrangement will put it naturally on the thumb when gripping the camera. I suspect that's what's behind the change since many people prefer back-button focus.
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              • #67
                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                Has anyone read the max number of shots (raw) in burst mode before the buffer is full? Lets say on a 95bps card?
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                • #68
                  Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                  Olympus Imaging Global Marketing Manager Toshiyuki Terada declared recently for ePhotozine that :

                  1. E-M1 II has better DR than Canon 7D II and Fuji X-T1;

                  2. E-M1 II is one stop better than E-M1 MK1 at noise :
                  ISO3200 on the E-M1 is equal to ISO6400 on the E-M1 II.

                  3. E-M1II price: “Slightly more than the E-M1, depending on location, and global economics, for example, Brexit.“

                  Full interview here:
                  https://www.ephotozine.com/article/o...ize-trip-29987



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                  • #69
                    Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                    Point 1 isn't fantastic is it ? The x-t1 is old and replaced by the x-t2 so surely Olympus should be shooting at current cameras, not one released in January 2014

                    Or have I missed something ?
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                    • #70
                      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                      Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                      Point 1 isn't fantastic is it ? The x-t1 is old and replaced by the x-t2 so surely Olympus should be shooting at current cameras, not one released in January 2014

                      Or have I missed something ?
                      One reason could be that DXO don't have a measurement of DR for many Fuji camera due to complications caused by x trans. That might be the case for the XT2.
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                      • #71
                        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                        Ok. Can you explain "steps" ? I see things about DR which I understand and stops which I understand but now I'm reading steps too...

                        Am too thick for all this stuff [emoji19]
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                        • #72
                          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                          Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                          Ok. Can you explain "steps" ? I see things about DR which I understand and stops which I understand but now I'm reading steps too...

                          Am too thick for all this stuff [emoji19]
                          Based on the table at the bottom of the following link, the 4.2 steps refers to Dynamic Range Density and would translate to almost 14 stops. Anything over 13 stops would be find with me.

                          http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...amic-range.htm
                          Last edited by Graham_of_Rainham; 23rd September 2016, 09:47 PM. Reason: Link made clickable

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                          • #73
                            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                            Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                            Ok. Can you explain "steps" ? I see things about DR which I understand and stops which I understand but now I'm reading steps too...

                            Am too thick for all this stuff [emoji19]
                            Steps refers to Optical Density (OD) which is a log measure of the incident light over the transmitted light going through a filter. It's usually used to designate the "power" of an ND filter. If you look at a 10-stop filter ("big stopper"), it's reducing the light by 10-stops. That means it reduces it by a factor of 1024 (2 ^ 10). So, the OD is:

                            OD = log (1000/1) = 3

                            If you've ever wondered why your 10-stop filter is an ND3 - now you know!

                            Stops and OD are related by:

                            OD = log (2 ^ f-stops)

                            f-stops = log(10 ^ OD) / log(2)

                            The tables below show how this pans out:



                            So, if Oly are saying they can do 4.2 steps, then that's 13.95 stops.

                            Sounds impressive, but remember that the output medium will dictate the real DR. In truth we are usually compressing DR when we take photographs. What matters most to real-world photographers is the ability to lift shadows and that's more about noise handling than DR per se.
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                            • #74
                              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                              I don't think this has been raised before, but it looks to me that they've moved the USB connector and flap to the other side of the body. This should obviate the need to use a Heath Robinson extension piece when using the camera in an L-bracket and will please me if its true.
                              Alternatively I'd be happy if the iOS app allowed triggering of the native HDR series...
                              Regards,
                              Mark

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                              • #75
                                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                                Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                                Point 1 isn't fantastic is it ? The x-t1 is old and replaced by the x-t2 so surely Olympus should be shooting at current cameras, not one released in January 2014

                                Or have I missed something ?
                                I think one can get too obsessive about datasheets. It's what it can do in real life that matters. The Fuji X-Trans sensor has advantages and disadvantages as does the E-M1 Mark II.

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