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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first 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: Are you happy with your E-M1?

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BUT... I must concur with others here about the E-M5. It's really a cute camera. It has that certain Je ne sais quoi that the E-M1 doesn't have. I guess part of the problem is the grip on the E-M1; it's all very functional, but pretty it ain't. However, where it comes to taking photographs with the minimum of fuss and the best functionality, then it's got to be the E-M1. These things are cameras not fashion models!
When I first got my EM-1 this spring I was so thrilled (and remain so, by the way) that I thought I'd sell my EM-5 and replace it with a second EM-1. However, during the couple of weeks I allocated for T&E I came to appreciate the EM-5 (again), and I've decided that it will stay in my bag.
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

I have just got one and am enjoying it, but am still having a few niggly issues, though it may well be me not knowing the camera well enough yet.
I can get Rec View to work in Auto mode, but not A mode. The same is true of Face Recognition (which is even greyed out as an option in A mode). Is that just the way it is, a fault or something I've missed?
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

To be honest I have both of those features turned off as they just seemed to get in the way. Having said that although there are a few interactive quirks I'd have thought they should both work in A mode. No doubt someone who uses them will be along before I can get to my camera and try it out.
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

OK just tried it out and they both work in A mode on my camera. I suspect it is something else you have switched on that's preventing them from working rather than a fault but I could be wrong.
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

Ok. Thank you for that. Now I have to try to work out what it is I've switched on...
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

I may just do a rest and start again. That may sort it all out.
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Re: Are you happy with your E-M1?

If all else fails, reset to factory settings!
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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:
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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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