Shooting Tethered with the Olympus E-M1 Mark II

Posted by: on Feb 28, 2018

Tethering an Olympus E-M1 Mark II to a laptop or computer has never been easier with Tether Tools gear! This new camera utilizes a USB-C data port. Shoot tethered with the E-M1 Mark II using our TetherPro USB to USB-C cable if your computer has a traditional USB port or TetherPro USB-C to USB-C if your computer has a USB-C port.

The Camera – Olympus E-M1 Mark II

Fast, durable, and versatile, the E-M1 Mark II from Olympus is a workhorse, offering a broad range of stills and video-minded functionality. Revolving around a high-resolution 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the E-M1 Mark II sports a truly fast 60 fps continuous shooting rate with an electronic shutter, 18 fps with continuous autofocus, and 15 fps with a mechanical shutter. For video shooters, both DCI and UHD 4K recording modes can be used, along with a Time-lapse Movie mode for producing in-camera 4K time-lapse sequences. The sensor and processor also avail a top expanded sensitivity of ISO 25600 to support shooting in difficult lighting conditions, and sensor-shift-type 5-axis image stabilization also helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, the sensor’s design also incorporates 121 on-chip phase-detection points, all of which are cross-type, along with 121 contrast-detection areas for fast and precise focusing and subject tracking performance.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the E-M1 Mark II also sports a durable magnesium alloy design that is weather-resistant for working in harsh climates. The body also features both a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.04m-dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen for intuitive control and working from a variety of angles. Built-in Wi-Fi further expands sharing and remote shooting capabilities, and dual SD card slots and a USB 3.0 Type C port expand file saving and tethered shooting options.

The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Olympus E-M1 Mark II?

Olympus Capture is a tethering application which connects compatible Olympus products to a computer for a more satisfying studio photography experience.You can control the shutter release, camera settings, and transfer of photos either from the camera itself or the tethered computer. Learn more about Olympus Capture and download here.

The Gear – Starter and Pro Tethering Kits

 

Starter Tethering Kit

The Starter Tethering Kit from Tether Tools will help you seamlessly transition into a tethered workflow and provides the basics you need to get started.

The Starter Tethering Kit includes:

  • Your Choice of TetherPro USB cable (TetherPro USB to USB-C or TetherPro USB-C to USB-C cable)
  • JerkStopper Camera Support
  • JerkStopper USB Support
  • Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
  • Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk)

Pro Tethering Kit

The Pro Tethering Kit is the ideal setup for a professional tethered photography workflow. Take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workstation.

Upgrade to the Pro Tethering Kit if you already own a Starter Tethering Kit or TetherPro Cable.

The Pro Tethering Kit Includes:

  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
  • One (1) LAJO-4 ProBracket
  • One (1) Aero ProPad
  • One (1) Aero Cup Holder
  • One (1) Aero SecureStrap
  • One (1) Aero XDC
  • Three (3) Aero Clip-on Hooks
  • One (1) JerkStopper Clip-on Support
  • One (1) StrapMoore
  • One (1) Tether Table Aero Storage Case

 

To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

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