I'm really impressed with the OMD EM1 Mark II, I've only had it about two weeks but haven't picked up my 5D3 since. I love the 12-100 and am undecided whether to keep the 12-40 or not. Today the 17mm 1.8 and 60mm macro lenses arrived so I'll be having a play with those over the next week or so. I certainly think micro four thirds has come a long way in a short amount of time and it is certainly "good enough" for most situations, although I'm sure some of the sensor-snobs would find a reason to disagree. This camera may well kill my Canon kit altogether, leaving me with this and the Pentax 645Z. The test will be AF tracking which I haven't got around to yet.IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …35379631@N04/33656256672/ _D3_7518-Edit
I "left" Olympus in 2014 having previously had the E-3 and E-5 and I was not impressed with mirrorless cameras at the time having always used OVF's. Whether I was right or wrong at the time to have that opinion I have no idea, but the EVF on the EM1.2 is very good.
Initially I had read about the EM1.2 on the internet and in the article at the top of this thread, but the final straw was when I got to have a go with one at the Photography Show. Olympus were very helpful and I was really impressed with the image stabilisation. It still doesn't seem normal being able to use a 6-stop ND filter handheld! Also the little bundled flash (that initially looked useless) is really good for what it is.
I did use the Canon M5 for a short while (currently for sale), but it was very plasticy, no weather sealing, the lenses are all very slow apart from the 22/2, and you are almost forced to have to use big EF lenses or EF-S STM lenses to gain the required image quality (or at least to match the quality of images advertised - hence they were throwing in an EF-M adaptor in the kit). The EM1.2 just feels right, plus it's reassuringly weather sealed to an extent. My only gripe (a minor one) is the excessively complicated menu system.
by Tom Cross