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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II detailed hands on review

by | Jun 8, 2017 | Blog, MAARTECH

I finally managed to get a loan of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II – a camera which really needs a much simpler name. And it arrived in time to join us on our Viking Rhine Getaway. This review is posted in the Cinema 4K resolution.

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You’ll find scenes and stories from the Rhine Getaway on Instagram. I explained the Viking sponsorship in a video. This review of the Fuji X-100F was recorded on the Rhine Getaway. I also recorded a review of the DJI Mavic Pro.

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Behind the scenes

Most of this video, and the accompanying images – which are available on flickr if you’d like to see the EXIF data – were taken while we were on the cruise.

The opening scene and the beauty shots of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II were shot with the Panasonic GH5 (review coming soon). Screens were captured using the Atomos Shogun (which does not support the 17×9 cinema 4K resolution). Screen captures are edited and may be slowed or speeded up in order to match the narration – but not where speed is material to understanding or appreciating the operation. When the feature did not support HDMI output, screens were captured using the Sony A63000 with the SEL30M35 macro lens.
I use a Rodelink Filmmaker wireless kit for on camera audio, a Rode NT USB for narration. I edit on a 5K iMac using Final Cut 10.3.4.

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The products reviewed are on loan, and returned after the review unless otherwise mentioned. I am not sponsored by any manufacturer.

Kim and I were guests of Viking on this cruise. I do not have an affiliate relationship with Viking.

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