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Old 6th October 2016
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

In general I have been very happy with mine, and am pushing 100,000 clicks with it. True, I have had my problems with the EVF (sun spots) but after the third replacement I took maters into my own hands and made an IR blocking filter for the eyepiece.
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I know, it looks like crap, but it has solved the problem and I have been 1 1/2 years now with no problems whatsoever with the EVF and I take no extra precautions to protect it. Otherwise, no problems and the Oly service has been excellent!
I do mostly birds now with a Canon 400/5.6 mounted via a Metabones adapter. I used the Oly/Canon combination before with all MF and wide open, and it is brilliant even like that, but the Metabones has been a game changer! Still only S-AF, and not blazing fast, though plenty fast enough in good light, and VERY accurate.
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BiF has always been a problem because of the EVF and the long lens, but I solved that with a home made action finder sight.
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Another game changer that has made BiF really fun! I set it to 10 FpS, all 37 AF points active, Release Priority off, and when I see something coming, I point and shoot using the sight. Easy, and unless there is something in the background to steal the focus, it is quite accurate most of the time.
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And 10 FPS with super IS really comes in handy...
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More samples with explanations here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/421620...57659863679710

So yes, I have been really quite happy with the E-M1, but..... if the E-M1 II can really so what they say it can, I will most certainly get one to have 1, better AF, 2, a better EVF (HOPEFULLY with a built in IR blocking filter... would be SO easy to do...) and 3, better noise management (they promise 1 full stop better!!) and better DR.

Fingers crossed...
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