Jamie MacDonald’s Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Experience So Far.

Jamie MacDonald was one of the first photographers from the Olympus Visionary Program to talk about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II openly. His latest videos elaborate on the new OM-D and it’s not all good. The new OM-D definitely seems to come with a learning curve, but once you master it you should be able to capture photos that no other camera can reliably capture under well lit shooting conditions.

He addresses price quite a bit in the video, but I simply can’t agree with him. One of the stated goals of m43 when it was launched was to reduce the cost of professional quality cameras, not to match the price of larger sensor professional cameras. The the GH/OM-D line were the first m43 line of cameras to show off the superior read speed of a smaller sensor over larger sensors and they were always priced below comparable professional cameras. The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the first camera to break that tradition and it is largely believed that the GH5 will come in around the same high price point of the of the OM-D. I do not think this is a wise strategy for m43 going forward, but I wish Olympus luck.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama

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