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Re: e 400 upgrade?

Originally Posted by andyr0 View Post
It is an Olympus 70 - 300mm lens and presume that gives me 600mm equivalent on this lens system?
That's right. It is one of the Live View optimised lenses (for later DSLR bodies using Contrast Detect AF), especially if it has been updated to the latest firmware & can be used on all of the latest M4/3's bodies with an adapter (MMF2 or 3). The OM-D models would be a good upgrade path & the E-M5 (3 years old now), E-M10 & E-M5 II (just released) all use CD-AF whereas the E-M1 uses PD-AF (as a DSLR) for that lens. I used that lens quite successfully on the E-M5, but as you know it isn't the fastest lens to focus. If you did go down the path of the OM-D you might want some kind of grip as well but if you didn't use one the E400 then it may not bother you on the OM-D models (the E-M1 has a grip more like the E500 models). If you could get into a camera shop & handle one then you would see what I mean.

I hope that helps.
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