It was an exciting experience to be one of only a few photographers honoured to work with the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II. I had a brief idea of what I wanted to capture right away. My photographic experience is based on work with people and mainly athletes. I knew I was going to shoot some of my favourite sports such as kayaking and paragliding.
So, I prepared my trip to Italy, went back to the Czech Republic and headed to Norway and the Slovak paragliding Championship afterwards where I started to use the new OM-D and right away appreciated some of the new and improved features, such as the autofocus.
I arrived back in the Czech Republic after some good days of free flying and paraglide shooting and on the same day I left for Norway. On a road trip with a couple of the world’s best white water kayakers I was sure to shoot some amazing kayak action. Still, the biggest challenge in Norway is always the weather - Norwegian summer rain is a hard test for every camera but the E-M1 Mark II didn’t have any problems to handle tough rains and waterfall sprays.
It was a real pleasure to follow some of the best athletes and shoot them with the new OM-D which is such a great piece of photographic equipment – I could always rely on its functionality. What I enjoyed the most was the improved autofocus with much more focusing points and improved focusing accuracy.