After my best efforts with the search button and google, I haven't been able to find an NS'ers talk about the 2nd gen Olympus M1. Anyone used it to shoot stills for skiing?
I'm looking to upgrade from my M5 (mk 1). I like the durability and ease-of-use of the M5, but am primarily interested in getting better fps for bursts (M5 is 9 fps), and a bit of a larger sensor. Main reason for upgrading is to capture more frames in bursts, a bit more pixels to work with while editing, and better auto-focus would be useful as well as the M5 struggles with that occasionally.
What I'm using it for:
- Mostly skiing and other outdoor sports (running, fishing, hiking, mountaineering), and then a bit of landscape.
- mostly just on-the-go shots (I'm typically shooting all around a resort or in the backcountry, and don't often bring a tripod)
- May shoot some video, but I'll be shooting stills at least 90% of the time
- Photos will mostly be used on the web, but I do need them to be usable printed at 8.5x11" (for magazine-style publications). I rarely print anything bigger than that.
- Always shooting in RAW
- I currently have the kit 14-42mm F3.5 from the M5. It's fine and works for most of what I do. Optical quality isn't amazing and I'd appreciate a wider option, but I've shot some of my favorite photos with it.
- Olympus currently has a nice deal if you buy the M1 you can get their M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 for $299, which is extremely appealing to me as a more high-quality lens than my current kit lens and a slightly wider option.
- Right now I'm most interested in one lens I can use for pretty much everything, but down the line I might want to get something wider for close-up shots and landscape.
- I edit in Lightroom on a MacBook Pro 15" with 16GB RAM
- Having a camera that is easy to use as a bonus, as I'm sometimes handing off to friends to shoot. I've had good luck with the M5 when it comes to this, and the M1 seems like it has a similar interface.
- Budget: somewhere in the $2000-$3000 range for everything. Might be able to go up a bit from there, but that's my current range. Sony A9 sounds awesome, but I can't shell out $4000 for the body, and I don't love Sony's fairly expensive but somewhat limited lens options.
Interested to hear if anyone's used the current M1, and also if you have any other suggestions or things that I left out, let me know.