Visitors . . .

A pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills made a rare, early-morning visit to the neighborhood today. I managed to get a grab shot or two out the window, one of which is posted below.

The E-M1 Mark II, out now for well over four years, but still in production and still getting firmware updates, is about half what it went for at launch. It’s also now manufactured in Vietnam instead of China. So as to have dual IS (or Sync-IS, as Oly calls it) with the 300mm f4 Pro, I grabbed a copy.

As soon as the battery was charged, I headed out the door with it, figuring I could adjust the settings on the fly. Well, having shot mostly with blissfully simple Leica bodies for the past few years, I was aghast at how illogically categorized the menu is. I don’t remember it being that way with my first copy.

Maybe I just had more patience back then. The good thing is that once it’s set, the main variables are directly accessible through hard controls. I think I’ll be okay with it.

Oriental Pied Hornbills
G95/Oly 300mm f/4 Pro