When I purchased my Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact (MILC) camera in September 2014, I said that I would not buy another camera ever again. Never say never!
I ordered a new camera on Sunday, March 3rd. My new camera is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which arrived this past Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 pm. See how exact I am about the arrival time?
My new camera has been around for awhile. It was released in November 2016, about 3 years after its predecessor. I am keeping my Olympus OM-D E-M1 — as a second body.
Here is a comparison between the two cameras.
My new camera has several improvements, compared to its predecessor. I am looking forward to photographing birds with my new camera. I should have more success with birds-in-flight, given the faster auto focus capability.
There is a ripple effect, when a new camera is purchased. Since purchasing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, I also made the following purchases:
• the Kindle Edition of “Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II” by Darrell Young,
• a Lexar Professional 128GB Memory Card, and
• a second Olympus BLH-1 Rechargeable Battery
I anticipate the purchase of additional memory card(s).
I plan on my new camera being the last camera that I purchase in my lifetime. I won’t say never, though!