Other than the stunning looks of the silver edition Olympus OM-D E-M5Mkll the first feature to impress me was the sound of the mechanical shutter. I have been shooting with the OMD’s, E-M5 and E-M1, for about a year and a half now and have come accustom to sound of these mirrorless cameras. So when I fired up the newly realeased E-M5Mkll I thought the good folks at Olympus must have enabled the silent mode on this camera. No word of a lie it is very very quiet. There is a sound to be heard but it’s like the sound of a butterfly’s wing hitting a tissue……… Ok maybe I’m exaggerating here a bit, but it bloody quiet. Roaming around the Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney I could take as many shots as I like knowingly that I wouldn’t be disturbing the patrons with the sound of the camera firing off shots. It does have an electronic shutter mode that doesn’t make a sound at all but I can’t see me using this as I more than happy with the minimal noise of the mechanical shutter.
As Adobe hasn’t released their update for this camera, I had to edit the RAW files in the supplied Olympus Viewer 3 software. So these images didn’t touch any of the Adobe products for photo editing. Once the RAW files were tweaked and then saved as a 16bit Tiff, I then stylised them in my favourite photography editor onOne Software. Then I added the keepers to my Lightroom library.