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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: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

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Yep. I have both camera and lens IS switched on. I am led to believe that when the lens IS is on the camera IS is disabled....
It might be worth while trying with at least the lens IS being turned off, maybe both body and lens.
I've found that with BIF I get better results with IS off, I am using the Oly 300 F4 though. I see you're using 1000th sec, should be fast enough not to need IS.
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Thanks for that tip, I will certainly give that a go...........
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Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

The stabilization system on the E-M1 Mark II already offers up to 6.5 stops of shake reduction when paired with an optically stabilized lens, such as the 12-100mm f/4 Pro. That Olympus believes it can improve upon this is intriguing, as the company clarified in an interview with Amateur Photographer back in September that 6.5 stops was a “theoretical limitation” due to the rotation of the earth.
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Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

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It might be worth while trying with at least the lens IS being turned off, maybe both body and lens.
I've found that with BIF I get better results with IS off, I am using the Oly 300 F4 though. I see you're using 1000th sec, should be fast enough not to need IS.






Pics without IS on.

Lighting not perfect, still not sharp enough. Birds were quite close, and I was using the 12-40mm Pro.......................
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Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

^ That is disappointing I agree
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Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

my latest settings for bif in busy backrounds is iso640 to get fast shutter 1000plus, lens IS only on, bbf on ael-afl button using caf with 9 focus points.getting more keepers now using p/l 100-400lens.For clear background I use shutter for focus with all point focus and control speed and iso manually.for perched I use saf on shutter with all stabilisations on using shutter priority keeping iso as low as possible.all these on mode dial programs for quick access.on S mode I have manual focus with peaking on fn buttons if subject is in reeds or branches etc.practice makes perfect with this camera especially bif as its like looking down a pipe on 300mm plus.
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Re: Underwhelming CAF - 9 and 5 point modes

some recent shots can be seen her
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some recent photos can be seen here
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