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Focus Bracketing, buy E-M10 Mk II or wait for E-M1 Mk II

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Dave in Wales, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Opinions welcome.

  2. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Wait for EM1..............
  3. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    I guess it depends on several things; how useful and important this will be for you immediately, whether you have the ability to process the images into a single image, your available photo budget, and whether you think this will be made available for your current camera eventually. I'm waiting for the E-M1 Mk.II to maximize the cost/benefit ratio of my equipment purchases, especially since the big price jump in Canada.
  4. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 24, 2013
    If the E-M1 Mark II implements hi-res focus bracketing; meaning it is able to capture a series of 40MP JPEG with different focus distance; now then that would be a killer assuming hi-res is able to do it in less than 1/60sec. I think they might and this might be worth the wait. But it's going to be very expensive at least in Canada just by looking at the price tag of the GX8. Otherwise, if you wait a few months later, then the E-M10 Mark II prices will drop and probably be more economical. I've btw waiting for the E-M1 Mark II and then evaluate what my options are then. Therefore, it comes down to how important is focus bracketing to you? Btw, while focus bracketing is useful for macro shots, it's also useful for landscapes especially if you print really big.
  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Question........are the shots all in RAW or does this only work with JPG? I am assuming they are RAW files.
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I think they are just consecutive shots, so raw or JPEG as you have selected.
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  7. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Reza Travilla
    Will wait for EM1 mark II
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    It would also depend on if the E-M1 is too big and heavy for you or not, many people prefer the smaller size of the E-M5 and 10 styled bodies.
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  9. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Problem is, there is no guarantee that the focus bracketing feature will be something they include on the EM1 Mk II.

    If it is something that is important to you and you need it now, then buy accordingly. If you can wait until next year and see what the EM1 Mk II feature set includes - then wait. As has been stated previously, the EM10 Mk II prices will most likely be less than they are now....so waiting, in this instance could be a win-win.
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