September 7, 2017 by Fran
Never looked back since my first purchase of this amazing Olympus camera, two years ago. I enjoy every pixelating!! minute! So much so, that recently I bought a second OM-D E-M5 Mark ll body. Now, I can double-rig when needed and not miss anything. The incredibly, light weight, combined with the incredibly, solid tech impresses me every day, still. My previous camera background goes all the way back to film, with no real DSLR in-between. So the learning-curve was steep but thanks to good teachers and incredible Olympus Pros and Visionaries the inspiration never stops! Recently, at a major outdoor event I hoped to cover, a huge rain storm erupted. Every camera-lugging photog was running for cover with their non-weather-proof rigs, ... . I smiled at the sky, pulled my hat on tight, and ran out with my OM-D and the M.Zuiko 12-40 Pro. Captured some great images of the show, including the torrential rain in front!! Then I turned around hoping to capture some pics of all the other photo rigs hiding under tarps and trees! Including the sad looks on a face or two! Just wanted to prove that - with this Olympus, the possibilities are virtually limitless.
Read More
July 26, 2017 by HB
Small Beast
Had this camera for 2 years and still learning new things it can do... incredibly flexible and powerful for such a portable camera.
July 25, 2017 by Bruce
even though I have somewhat large hands and the camera is smaller than some it is easy for me to handle. the buttons and knobs are well placed, other cameras I am accidentally hitting a button and changing a setting without knowing it. Not on this one.Everything is laid out very well.
July 14, 2017 by Scott
Great little camera!
The E-M5 Mark II is a fantastic little camera Handling: For me, the E-M5 Mark II is a bit small - I much prefer the feel of the slightly larger E-M1 Mark II - especially the integrated grip. However, with some time and practice I am able to handle the camera well and manipulate the controls. It is a tradeoff i am willing to make for the difference in cost between this and the E-M1 Mark II, as for me the E-M5 Mark II is a second and travel camera. I would not be happy with this to be my primary camera, but for others it might feel just perfect. The incredible reduction in size and weight is what I was looking for coming to MFT from full frame, and although the E-M5 Mark II is a tad small for my handling preferences, I still deeply appreciate the compact light system I now carry. Image Quality: The image quality is fantastic - much better than I was expecting actually, coming from a full frame Canon 5DM3. Although this is a 16mp sensor, it is difficult to see any real difference in quality between images made on this camera and the 20mp sensor on the E-M1 Mark II. Indeed, even compared to images created on my full frame Canon- the E-M5 Mark II looks great; it is often hard to tell which is the full frame and which was shot on Micro Four Thirds (MFT). AF Performance Single AF is very fast. Continuous is wanting, nowhere near the performance of the E-M1 Mark II. If you need AF for fast action, look elsewhere. If you don't shoot sports or other fast action, you can save a lot of money choosing this instead of the E-M1 Mark II, as AF performance and high frame rates are probably the most significant differences between these cameras in terms of performance. One interesting advantage of the E-M5 Mark II over the E-M1 Mark II for me is the small target AF on the E-M5 Mark II. The E-M1 Mark II has single target, 5 target group, 9 target group, and all target AF. The E-M5 Mark II has single target, small target, 9 target group, and all target. In all but single and small target the camera chooses from the active targets to decide where to focus. I nearly always use a single target and the small target is great for nailing focus on a specific point - like the eye of your model (the face/eye detection doesn't always work - I prefer the small target for this). The single target is too big to hit the eye on the portrait reliably instead of catching the eyebrow or cheek. I have emailed Olympus requesting they consider adding the small target to the E-M1 Mark II, but for now this is something the E-M5 Mark II has over the flagship model. There are tons of great features - all you can do with the OI Share app, composite mode, etc... It seems like every day I find another reason to love this camera!
Read More
July 14, 2017 by Walt
Fabulous Camera forTravel Hiking Biking Street Photography
If I could give this camera 6 stars I would. I learned photography with a Canon 7 interchangeable lens rangefinder. When I got my first “real job” I got an OM-1 SLR and used it happily until fatherhood and mid-career pressures relegated serious photography and the camera to the closet. In 2006, my teenage son and I began climbing mountains in Colorado. By then it was the digital age & after documenting a couple of climbs with a digital point and shoot, I bought a Nikon DSLR with some very nice (and expensive) lenses. With the Nikon I rediscovered photography as a serious hobby and got many beautiful shots. I also got a lot of neck aches hauling the camera and its outsized lenses from 9000 foot trailheads to 14000+ foot summits. In 2012 my wife suggested that I try the PEN EP-3 when she learned that all that Olympus glass for my OM-1 that was gathering dust in the closet could find new life with the PEN. The EP-3 was a revelation. Paired with the 14-150 lens, it was a featherweight compared to the Nikon. You could hike or climb all day still have neck and shoulders free of pain. Better still, when you showed pictures on our 42 inch HD television, you could not tell the pictures that were taken with the PEN from those taken with the Nikon. The only things I did not like about the PEN was the lack of a built-in viewfinder and somewhat clumsy controls if you were in “Manual” and wanted to set both aperture and shutter speed. I upgraded to an EM10 but then upgraded to the EM5 mark II because of the weather-sealing (important when mountain weather turns on you). The camera has been up several mountains, including a snowshoe climb of Quandary Peak on a windy 20 degree day after a 2 foot snowfall. I’ve used it during a major ice storm. It’s been up and down our town’s extensive bike trail network in the cold and on days when the heat index was 100+ degrees. This spring, I used it to take a dramatic series of pictures of the Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River in Nebraska, shooting into a breathtaking sunrise. I’ve used it to photograph a lunar eclipse, the Big Dipper and Orion constellations, and what an admiring hobbyist friend of mine called the best pictures of the full moon he’s ever seen other than photos taken at observatories with specialty equipment (it amuses me when I read internet blogs assuring folks that M4/3 cameras can’t do night photography). I’ve done urban landscape and street photography with the EM5ii in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, DC. It has been to Australia, Switzerland, and most recently on a bicycle tour along the Adriatic coast in Southern Italy, where I became the trip’s designated photojournalist when the folks on the tour saw what the EM5ii could do. I use the 9-18, the 12-40 PRO, the 17/1.8, the 14-150, the 60 macro, and the 75-300 M.Zuiko lenses, as well as Rokinon’s 7.5mm fisheye, the Zuiko 50/1.8 that came with my OM-1, and a Canon 135mm/3.5 that was the telephoto lens for my Canon 7. The only limitation this camera has is me. As long as I get the composition and exposure right, the camera nails it. It is reliable, dependable, and an absolute joy to use. I find its handling and ergonomics to be just about perfect. I bought an EM1 because I wanted the option to hike or bike with two camera bodies. Even though the EM1 was the Olympus “flagship” at the time, and I bought it thinking it would be an upgrade, in all honesty, I regard the EM5ii as my “first” camera and the EM1 as my “spare.” The EM1 is a wonderful camera, but the EM5ii is that good. It is easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. As a go-to camera for travel, for hiking, for biking, for urban photography, for just about anything I like to do with a camera, I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.
Read More
View Page:
  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 8
  4. 9
  5. 10
  6. ...
  7. 28