E-m1 Mk2 evf review

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Speedliner, May 13, 2017.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    hi folks. I thought I saw it mentioned here but can't find it in the forum, nor in the manual so thought I'd ask.

    I was shooting bursts at action this weekend and the evf always displays the last image of the burst. Just long enough to lose the action. Thought that could be turned off but I can't find the option, including I the menus.

    Did I imagine it?
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, according to Mirror Lessons recent article on Mirrorless for wildlife, that only happens above a certain fps threshold... Something like 16fps on e-shutter and 10 normal.

    Also be sure to disable Rec View.
     
  3. zippo88

    zippo88 Mu-43 Regular

    59
    Nov 9, 2013
    Barry, do you have a link handy for that article you mentioned on mirrorlessons?
    I can't seem to find that reference.
     
  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Rob as Barry said turn off rec view, by default I recall it is 0.5sec and is a pain when doing bursts
     
  6. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Thanks guys. I'll find and change it. :2thumbs:
     
  7. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Rec view is on the spanner/wrench menu.
     
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  8. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    I swear I looked 50 times :)
     
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  9. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Found it. Changed it. Thanks guys.
     
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  10. GarethB

    GarethB Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 21, 2016
  11. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    I'm good. Turning that option off solved the problem. There is a subtle flutter, but tracking is easy now. I have an EE-1 and it's great for BIF. Haven't needed it for anything else yet.
     
  12. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
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  13. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    I have an ee-1 which I haven't really used much but I am getting to feel the need, maybe a separate thread would be a good idea. (Barry, hint hint)
     
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  14. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    No laser. It's a dot reticle device similar to reticle sights used in firearms. It projects a red dot on a small piece of glass in the sight. That dot shows the focus point of the camera, so you keep the dot on your subject rather than look through the viewfinder.

    A battery is required to project the dot. No lasers.
     
  15. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Thanks. Is it clever enough to cope with a non-central focus point, or is it just for a central focus point?
     
  16. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    You can adjust it some. Not sure how much latitude though.
     
  17. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, if you're asking me if I could move these threads to a new thread, it wouldn't work here as the topics are mixed.
    There are some other threads on it though, if people want to move the discussion.
     
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  18. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    You could maybe do it for a single FL if there's enough adjustment, but if you change the FL it'd be way off. So probably impractical.
    What you'd want would be something like a mil-dot system, but I don't think those are usable without magnification at which point you're better off using the EVF.
     
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  19. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    In my opinion, the EE-1 is not a substitute for a viewfinder. In theory it could be, but for probably a number of subtle variables, using it as such has not produced consistently accurate results for me. The only time I see this working reasonably well is in a situation where you could activate all focus points, such as for a bird flying in a clear sky. In such a scenario, it doesn't matter as much if you are a little off your aim.

    Rather, I find the EE-1 is good for quickly training a telephoto lens to a specific spot that you've identified with your naked eye. That makes it particularly useful for the 300mm Pro, because a prime telephoto can't be zoomed out to help with target acquisition. But to take the actual shots, I'd switch (as smoothly as I can) to the viewfinder.