A Big Per­for­mance



Mel­bourne-based pho­tog­ra­pher Lach­lan Moore has been putting the new Olym­pus OM-D mir­ror­less flag­ship through its paces and finds the E-M1 Mark II’s many new fea­tures and up­graded spec­i­fi­ca­tions de­liver real ben­e­fits.

AF­TER WORK­ING FOR eight years as a graphic de­signer – dur­ing which time he fre­quently found him­self in pho­to­graphic stu­dios art di­rect­ing – Lach­lan Moore de­cided he re­ally wanted to be be­hind the cam­era so he “jumped ship” and be­gan study­ing pho­tog­ra­phy as well as work­ing as an as­sis­tant.

To­day he runs Rokeby Stu­dios in Mel­bourne and works in a va­ri­ety of ar­eas in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ing, land­scape, peo­ple and film stills. He de­scribes his pho­to­graphic style as “hon­est and cin­e­matic”. His great love is the ocean which fu­els his daily @onemoore_in­sta feed, in­spired by coastal liv­ing, open space, big skies and spec­tac­u­lar light.

An Olym­pus Vi­sion­ary am­bas­sador, Lach­lan was one of the first pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers any­where to work with the much-an­tic­i­pated new OM-D mir­ror­less flag­ship, the E-M1 Mark II. A sig­nif­i­cant ad­vance on its al­ready very ca­pa­ble pre­de­ces­sor, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a new 21.8 megapix­els ‘Live MOS’ sen­sor and high-speed pro­ces­sor, a new and faster hy­brid aut­o­fo­cus­ing sys­tem, and is ca­pa­ble of con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing at up to 60 fps when us­ing its sen­sor-based shut­ter. It’s also the first OM-D Se­ries cam­era able to shoot 4K video, and can record in both the Cin­ema 4K and Ul­tra HD res­o­lu­tions.

Lach­lan has been us­ing the Olym­pus OM-D sys­tem for two years and says it com­pli­ments his style and ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy.

“A great at­trac­tion for me is the light weight and small size. The cam­era bod­ies are a lot less cum­ber­some than a D-SLR yet pack as much punch and then some! I’m also a big fan of the in-cam­era im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion… it’s a mon­u­men­tal achieve­ment that opens up a whole new world of op­por­tu­ni­ties in low light sit­u­a­tions.”

The new Olym­pus OM-D E-M1 Mark II fea­tures a 21.8 megapix­els ‘Live MOS’ sen­sor and a fast new hy­brid aut­o­fo­cus­ing sys­tem.

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