A Big Performance
OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 MARK II
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.