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Re: v3 Firmware for mk2 - updates for mk2, m1x and lenses

So far the only potential negative I've encountered has been the altered behaviour of the EVF-screen eye detect switch. I do most of my street photography with the screen flipped out (looking down, like with a TLR) and you do now have to be careful not to hold the viewfinder too close to your midriff or it'll switch and leave you visionless for what feels like an age.

In fact this is how my Sony A7S has always behaved, and it's possible to learn how to avoid triggering it unnecessarily.

Currently I feel it's worth this happening occasionally as a small price for the easier and faster switching to EVF just by putting the camera to my eye (v useful in intermitted bright sunlight, such as yesterday in London). The big advantage of the Olympus is that the behaviour can be altered via the menu as you wish, while with the Sony you're stuck with it. Isn't it ever so.
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