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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by kuau View Post
    So I got my Em1ll couple of questions
    Does anyone know of any online videos on how to configure the camera?
    I realize it's totally customizable though a good starting point would be helpful

    Onto lens choice I currently have the 40-150/2.8 and I purchased a refurbished 12-40/2.8 for $525 direct from Olympus
    Not sure if it's worth the extra money to pop for the new 12-100/4 and return my 12-40/2.8

    Any thoughts ?
    Sorry for late reply!

    I would keep the 12-40, this is a spectacular lens and part of it is its fast aperture. This is really my workhorse lens for m43. I think the 12-100 would be a perfect one lens setup for light travel.

    I am looking to get a 4/300 used, but that might take some time as not so much lenses of this type are out there yet.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Indeed. That being said the E-M1 was no slouch but I guess after being a current model for 3 years, the mk1 is showing it's age.

    The new AF engine is very positive and really knows how to find eyes.



    and captures Action with ease

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Sorry for late reply!

    I would keep the 12-40, this is a spectacular lens and part of it is its fast aperture. This is really my workhorse lens for m43. I think the 12-100 would be a perfect one lens setup for light travel.

    I am looking to get a 4/300 used, but that might take some time as not so much lenses of this type are out there yet.
    Another reason to keep the 12-40 is it is compatible with focus bracketing and focus stacking.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Great to know, will try asap tomorrow

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    I updated last night all 3 devices with OV3 - no problem.
    Camera settings can be saved and reloaded for the E-M1.2.
    But I couldn't for the E-M5.2, so have to setup the E-M5.2 again.
    This will have been the last time though as the new firmware allows now saving and restoring the settings for the E-M5.2 as well.
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 8th May 2017 at 12:37.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    thanks k-hawinkler for sharing your experience updating the E-M1.2. I am feeling much more confident applying this update knowing my custom settings can be backed up and restored. . There is just so many customization on this camera, it would be time consuming to have to enter manually all the settings into a cheat sheet and have to reapply.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Update worked really well, keeping all my settings.

    Only problem was I had to buy a new USB cable as I managed to loose my original one - and this cable has a special connector on the camera side

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Update worked really well, keeping all my settings.

    Only problem was I had to buy a new USB cable as I managed to loose my original one - and this cable has a special connector on the camera side
    Hmm just looked at my usb connection and the e-m1.2 uses a usb c connector. This new cable u bought should come in handy for future devices like phone s tablets etc.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    The cable is the standard USB C that Apple uses and is available in many configurations at your local Apple Store, depending on what you're connecting it to.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Updated my e-m1.2 today via the usb C cable provided. Backup of mysets was easy and allows for mutiple backups 👍 Update and restore also was simple and easy.

    So far I have not seen much difference between firmware versions, but it is good to know firmware updating can be hastle free.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    The biggest difference for me is the much, Much, MUCH better color accuracy both of the EVF as well as the LCD screen. This is night and day for me!

    Even better now than the Fuji XT2.

    Bit off topic for this thread, but anyway: the longer I shoot the EM1.2 the more I find when using the XT2 as a step back. The EM1.2 is considerably faster and the mechanical shutter is much quieter as well. Is like stepping back into another time . If there would be an equivalent to the wonderful 100-400 from Fuji from Olympus, I would have completely switched back to the EM1.2.

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    Just got my Olympus EM1.2 and 12-100 OIS lens

    Charged the battery, did the firmware upgrade for both camera and lens, and sallied forth to see what I got. I've been having a discussion on another forum about long exposures with the Leica SL and the 90-280 optically stabilized zoom. There I find that the ragged edge at full focal length (180 mm) for me is 0.3 seconds, where I can get a picture sharp at 100%, handheld, sitting, about 1 or 2 times out of 3. So here's the same sort of test with the E-M1.2 and lens at 100 mm (200 eff) exposures of 1 sec were sharp at 100% 3 out of four tries. Here's one:

    P5160008 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr ISO 200 f/[email protected] sec. Click through for full size.

    The book on the left is a vintage Karl May "Winnetou and the Comanche Treason" (my wife got it as a teenager -- it's in Hebrew). The rest are less interesting.

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    First-day Kittypix with the Olympus EM1.2 and 12-100

    The camera and lens do a great job of stabilizing the background, but an awake, behaving cat doesn't always cooperate:

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    The biggest difference for me is the much, Much, MUCH better color accuracy both of the EVF as well as the LCD screen. This is night and day for me!

    Even better now than the Fuji XT2.

    Bit off topic for this thread, but anyway: the longer I shoot the EM1.2 the more I find when using the XT2 as a step back. The EM1.2 is considerably faster and the mechanical shutter is much quieter as well. Is like stepping back into another time . If there would be an equivalent to the wonderful 100-400 from Fuji from Olympus, I would have completely switched back to the EM1.2.


    Good to know about the colour accuracy. I would imagine an equivalent lens similar to the 100-400 for the xt2 on the e-m1.2 would be the oly zuiko 50-200 with the 1.4x teleconverter attached and adapted using mmf3

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    Good to know about the colour accuracy. I would imagine an equivalent lens similar to the 100-400 for the xt2 on the e-m1.2 would be the oly zuiko 50-200 with the 1.4x teleconverter attached and adapted using mmf3
    I am looking (still waiting) for a native m43 lens. I am not going to use any adapted lenses.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2



    E-M1.2 + 50-200f2.8-3.5 SWD @ 200mm.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2 for video -- amazing stabilization

    I've been working at getting good video from the Leica SL, with some success, but with my preferred R lenses just holding the picture steady enough so that movement in the image dominates is a challenge, making a tripod seem essential. Well, one reason for getting the M1.2 is its awesome stabilization, and I have seen impressive "run and gun" videos made with it by skilled cameramen. So, I was at the Israel Museum yesterday to see Micha Bar-Am's pictures from 1967 and gave it a try while heading up to the exhibit. Here's a link to a hand-held clip about 40 sec long amid the crowd. I was just leaning against a half-wall holding an SLR-looking little camera up to my face, and no one noticed me.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...3JzQXZoZXFuOUU

    Unprepared, haven't even read the manual, I just turned the mode around to "movie camera." Just posting to show how incredibly smooth this is.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post

    E-M1.2 + 50-200f2.8-3.5 SWD @ 200mm.
    K-H,

    this sound interesting - well one should never say never

    What adapter does this lens require for full focus support on the EM1.2? Can you use then all the AF points over the complete frame? And finally how fast is AF?

    This would indeed give a perfect 100-400 equivalent.
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    K-H,
    this sound interesting - well one should never say never
    What adapter does this lens require for full focus support on the EM1.2?
    Thanks Peter. I am using the Olympus MMF-3 4/3 to 4/3 adapter

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    Can you use then all the AF points over the complete frame?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    And finally how fast is AF?
    This would indeed give a perfect 100-400 equivalent.
    The lens on E-M1.2 does not focus hunt. One can easily shoot BIF.
    I would say focus is quite fast, just a tad slower than 4/3 lenses from Olympus.
    My four 4/3 lenses 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD, 90-250/2.8, 150/2.0, and 300/2.8 all focus with about the same snappy speed.
    No problems encountered so far.
    All my four 4/3 lenses can be used with the tele-converters EC-14 and EC-20.
    They really work great, similarly to Leica's APO-Extender-R 1.4x and 2x, say on APO-R 280/4 that I have and use as well.

    I bought EC-14 and EC-20 brand new from Asia at half price. They were indeed brand new.
    Initially I was only interested in the three SHG tuna lenses.
    But when Olympus dumped their 4/3 lenses at half price I decided to get the brand new HG 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD as well.
    I don't have any regrets as the four 4/3 lenses complement very nicely my complete set of Olympus 4/3 PRO lenses.

    YMMV.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Peter. I am using the Olympus MMF-3 4/3 to 4/3 adapter

    Yes.

    The lens on E-M1.2 does not focus hunt. One can easily shoot BIF.
    I would say focus is quite fast, just a tad slower than 4/3 lenses from Olympus.
    My four 4/3 lenses 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD, 90-250/2.8, 150/2.0, and 300/2.8 all focus with about the same snappy speed.
    No problems encountered so far.
    All my four 4/3 lenses can be used with the tele-converters EC-14 and EC-20.
    They really work great, similarly to Leica's APO-Extender-R 1.4x and 2x, say on APO-R 280/4 that I have and use as well.

    I bought EC-14 and EC-20 brand new from Asia at half price. They were indeed brand new.
    Initially I was only interested in the three SHG tuna lenses.
    But when Olympus dumped their 4/3 lenses at half price I decided to get the brand new HG 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD as well.
    I don't have any regrets as the four 4/3 lenses complement very nicely my complete set of Olympus 4/3 PRO lenses.

    YMMV.
    Many thanks for this info.

    I might get one of the 50-200 SWD lenses.

    Bestsellers regards ds

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Many thanks for this info.
    I might get one of the 50-200 SWD lenses.
    Bestsellers regards ds
    Peter
    Good luck with that Peter.

    Be aware though that in comparison to m4/3 lenses the 4/3 lenses are quite bulky and heavy. I shoot the 50-200 and 150/2 handheld, the other two on tripod. Adding the EC-14 is fine weight-wise.

    Adding the EC-20 to the 150/2 for example makes the combination too heavy for me to shoot handheld for an extended period though. I am also using the power battery handgrip on the E-M1.2.
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    Using the 12-100 close up

    Neither in focus object was bigger than about 5-6 cm:

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    Good enough for Gov't work...

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    The sign says "opening in 2016" and it looks like they'll be ready to go this year sometime.

    That's better than our airport, where the modern, enlarged "Terminal 2000" opened somewhere around 2005.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I am looking (still waiting) for a native m43 lens. I am not going to use any adapted lenses.
    whats wrong with the Oly 40-150/2.8 m43 + TC1.4 ?

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    whats wrong with the Oly 40-150/2.8 m43 + TC1.4 ?
    Actually nothing wrong with that lens ....

    I only would prefer a native m43 50-200 or 50-250 like Olympus Pro lens without the need of using the TC. The TC slightly decreases IQ in some situations, although hardly noticeable.
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    More ornamentals

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    In the Woods

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    whats wrong with the Oly 40-150/2.8 m43 + TC1.4 ?
    Bokeh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Bokeh.
    You really think so ??????????

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Some more bokeh samples of the 2.8/40-150 PRO

    my daughter this evening

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Bokeh.
    How much more bokeh do you actually need??????

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    How much more bokeh do you actually need??????
    it's quality over quantity: the 40-150/2.8 can be a tad nervous at times imo.
    Your second image is lovely though and oozes quality ...
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    Re: Olympus EM1.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    it's quality over quantity: the 40-150/2.8 can be a tad nervous at times imo.
    Your second image is lovely though and oozes quality ...
    Thanks Bart!

    For me the bokeh of the 40-150/2.8 is almost perfect in 98% of the situations. What is much more important that its versatility and sharpness and responsiveness with the EM1.2 already make it a perfect choice for me. And comparing bokeh - the Fuji 100-400 is not better at all.

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    Re: Olympus EM1.2 -- it's nice to be able to span 12-100 mm

    It's actually possible to climb up inside to the top of this light tower and aim all the lights, but you'd have to be pretty small...

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