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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second 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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Re: C-AF preferring the background

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As a point of interest how many of you who are offering solutions have actually photographed seals from a boat?
Also, Willom is using the 4/3's 70-300 lens too (not the fastest focussing lens either), but I haven't tried it on the E-M1 II with the latest FW.
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Re: C-AF preferring the background

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Not in the water though so relatively easy. Just like this one





The OP is trying to photograph seals in the water from a kayak. I think he's hoping for something like these









although those were taken from a seal trip boat so I had the advantage of higher viewpoint even then the keeper rate was very low. With the much lower shooting angle which a kayak dictates, locking AF onto the seal instead of a wave will be much harder. Probably best attempted in really calm conditions.
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