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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

At the moment i have a EM10MK11 which is useless for C-AF but great camera apart from that.

I also have a Panasonic G80 which does a fairly good C-AF but i like to use image stabilising to give me a better view in the EVF,the problem is the Panasonic will only do dual IS not lens only,this takes longer to stabilise and i find the EM10MK11 a lot quicker in this respect using lens only OIS with my 100-400.

Two obvious choices would be the EM1MK11 or the Panasonic G9 (if it allows the user to disable body IS).

Both of these are shall we say not cheap so i wondered about a EM1MK1.

I dont need tracking i just need a single focus point to be as good at C-AF as the G80 is.

So your thoughts and links to your images would be nice if your using the MK1 for BIF.
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

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At the moment i have a EM10MK11 which is useless for C-AF but great camera apart from that.

I also have a Panasonic G80 which does a fairly good C-AF but i like to use image stabilising to give me a better view in the EVF,the problem is the Panasonic will only do dual IS not lens only,this takes longer to stabilise and i find the EM10MK11 a lot quicker in this respect using lens only OIS with my 100-400.

Two obvious choices would be the EM1MK11 or the Panasonic G9 (if it allows the user to disable body IS).

Both of these are shall we say not cheap so i wondered about a EM1MK1.

I dont need tracking i just need a single focus point to be as good at C-AF as the G80 is.

So your thoughts and links to your images would be nice if your using the MK1 for BIF.
This page shows that the G9 and 100-400 work with dual stabilisation The E-M1 MkII won't
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This page shows that the G9 and 100-400 work with dual stabilisation The E-M1 MkII won't
Dont know if i have misunderstood your answer or you misunderstood my post, if i bought the G9 ok i could use dual but i would want to use lens only sometimes.
This is why the Olympus option is interesting because it allows me to use lens is only.
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Dont know if i have misunderstood your answer or you misunderstood my post, if i bought the G9 ok i could use dual but i would want to use lens only sometimes.
This is why the Olympus option is interesting because it allows me to use lens is only.
Sorry miss-read your question! Having taken an exam yesterday I should have known better :-)
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

These were taken with the Mki:







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Thanks, can you give me an idea of your thoughts on it for BIF, as i say ignore tracking as i wouldn't use that.
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Some more examples to show that it is possible with the Mk I but you would get many more keepers with the Mk II.





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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Wow - some superb shots here!
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Here's another example taken with the E-M1 MkI
Eye_on_the_prize by Huw Prosser, on Flickr
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Thanks i know ime being greedy but any more examples and thoughts.
I understand the MK11 would be better but being on a pension imetrying to understand if it will be 1000 better.
In my long camera buying career i have a few times gone and dropped a load of money on the latest gear only to find it was not that much better than the previous model.
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Have you considered waiting for the EM5mk3 which is due out soon. It will have many of the features of the M1Mk2 and be lower cost. Things never stand still.
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Have you considered waiting for the EM5mk3 which is due out soon. It will have many of the features of the M1Mk2 and be lower cost. Things never stand still.
Its an option i had considered, it will be interesting to see if Olympus decide to let any one not buying the top model have a usable C-AF
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Re: Any one do birds in flight with the EM1MK1

Out of curiosity which lens was used for those shots above? I love the shots of the owl and the red kite.
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Out of curiosity which lens was used for those shots above? I love the shots of the owl and the red kite.
Mine were taken with the 40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14 and Huw's shows as 210mm on Flickr so I would assume the same combination. That was the best setup for birds before the 300mm f4 and 100-400mm arrived.
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I understand the MK11 would be better but being on a pension imetrying to understand if it will be 1000 better.
You could try one out using the Test & Wow scheme: https://wow.olympus.eu/

Camerworld has had a couple of deals with the Mk II at 1299 recently.
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