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Old 12th March 2018
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

When I travelled in Malaysia a few years ago, I chose to take an E-M5 because of its weather sealing, which I considered important in a tropical rainforest climate. For that reason I would not recommend the E-M10 series.

The phase-detection AF of the E-M1Mkii is not only for 4/3 lenses. It makes a big difference to the speed of the AF and its ability to track moving subjects. Since I am a wildlife photographer, these features are important to me and I quickly changed to the E-M1, after I had used the E-M5 for a while. A lot depends on what types of photography interest your friend.

If budget is important, then I think the E-M5Mkii should complement the excellent lenses she has already chosen and, with the recent version 4 firmware, adds the focus stacking feature, which I use a lot for photographing flowers.
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