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Initial impressions with the EM1- X in use for Motorsports

Handling and comfort are superb and it’s one of those cameras that makes you want to pick it up and handle it just for the sake of it !

Very comfortable handgrip with controls mainly placed very nicely

Like some others I don’t like the position of the on / off switch on the left hand side (collar) position. I very quickly set mine up to work on the toggle multi function switch on the right hand side which works much better for me

I don’t like the position of the Menu button on the lower left side grip area as I have to change my grip to switch over to my left hand to use it

Don’t like the EVF view switching itself off when taking my eye away momentarily whilst reviewing pictures - you then have to press play again to continue. The Fuji XT3 allows you to pull your eye away and resume reviewing when you return your eye to the EVF - small matter but noticeable and annoying (unless I’m missing something in the settings ?)

The EVF itself disappoints overall in terms of resolution/ sharpness and contrast and was a poor experience when first using the camera coming from the XT3
As others have said the increased magnification over the EVF in the Mk2 means that if you look carefully into the EVF you can see the pixel grid which shows how low the effective resolution is
However Olympus stated that one of the considerations was the refresh rate of the EVF to provide better tracking and less blackout which I’d say is a worthwhile trade off and like the pincushion effect on the G9 this pixel grid ‘issue’ fades during use and in my case not thought about

In extended use the shortcomings of the EVF in general become less noticeable although reviewing images does not give such a good idea of critical focus and contrast in images which leaves you with a bit of a lottery as to the success of images and experimentation with shutter speeds for fast panning action

Size wise the camera is Very big for M43 and quite big regardless of format. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone for less specialised general use than that which I am using it for
My considerations were use for Motorsports for tracking fast moving machines but also for HHHR and other features as I want to increase the variety of genres I shoot for camera club comp entries.
If it wasn’t for the Motorsports requirements then I would not have kept the camera and would have waited for other upcoming models with the other features. I have become accustomed to using my XT3 with the Fuji grip for battery life which is very poor compared to BLH-1s in EM1s - 3 batteries in the XT3 gives an evening’s use at speedway which is about 1000 images with chimping to check effective shutter speeds and results

Over the weekend at Cadwell Park Racetrack last weekend shooting bikes of various classes including my stepson Ryan #36 (in 2nd place Sportsman’s 600 championship) I got circa 3500 shots with the EM1X which is about double what I used to get with the EM1/2 so as expected or slightly better (including quite a lot of chimping and constantly using low burst at between 4-6fps which is enough for me as any more than 6fps renders too many shots to review

Talking of which critical keepers were still very very low in terms of percentage and almost all bursts resulted in only one critical keeper with slow shutter speed pans in the same vein as when using EM1/2 and G9
This is almost certainly a result of using the slowest shutter speed possible to get background blur whilst still maintaining critical sharpness on logos on bikes etc but I have to say that I was expecting a miraculous improvement in keeper rate with the Motorsports tracking so not as expected.
The XT3 also produces a low number of keepers from bursts with slow shutter panning but does often render more than one shot in sharp focus even with its decreased performance for af in these circumstances since Fuji Firmware 3.0

Whilst discussing Motorsports tracking I noted that
The MSports (MS) tracking works very well in terms of highlighting machines and riders with a white box very quickly
What I am not so convinced about is whether this leads to actual critical focus when the shutter actually fires at all times. However my early days technique is very possibly to blame here !
At the moment I am new to the camera coming from the XT3 and not convinced that I have the techniques perfected
I was a achieving slightly better results and success rates on the second day of the weekend and need further experience to better judge the camera’s abilities
With regard to the Motorsports tracking (MST) there are some issues which affect its use for me
1. The MST does very effectively pick up bikes and riders and you can actually see the target hitting the rider’s helmet at times concentrating focus on that
This renders nicely focussed and composed shots on occasion - however this can also be a disadvantage as half of the depth of field is used up in the invisible ‘foreground’ and parts of the bike and hence the sharpness of logos further away from the focus point become soft
The result is that the rider’s helmet sometimes has the appearance of being superimposed upon the rest of the picture - very very sharp whilst the rest of the bike and rider are less sharp - almost like the rider’s helmet has been photoshopped in to the picture (composited) (will try to remember to post an example)
With non MST focussing the focus point may be the top of the fuel tank for example and the depth of field is shared between lower sections of the bike and the rider’s head/ helmet so everything is nicely sharp when a shot comes together (although rider’s helmets are often just out of focus and the shot is rejected as a result)
This ‘issue’ seems to be reflected in comments by @AussiePhil with regard to an image of a MK1 ford Capri further up this thread where the focus was placed upon the driver’s helmet inside the car and the outside of the vehicle was rendered soft
Another issue with the MST is that during scenes where I am perhaps using a shorter focal length or I want some background and or foreground included - the MST picks up on a variety of other subjects which included variously - tyre barriers and other trackside safety features and structures etc etc
This resulted in the camera not locking on to the subject I was aiming for despite the bike being in the central target area
The MST system is also quite distracting at times
One of my thoughts in considering purchase was that the MST would allow me to better fill the frame with my subject as I would have to concentrate less on keeping my subject within the targeting area
In action the white and green MST target areas are actually quite distracting as they can jump about quite a bit as the motion of the target/s progress and the movement of the target boxes frequently led to my losing my concentration on centering my subject and led my eye away from my subject
As a result I spent about 50 % of my shooting time using MST and 50% using ordinary CAF without any tracking and merely using my own judgement to keep the subject with the target areas
The increased variety of target area choice was a bonus in these circumstances (vs previous EM1/2 firmware as I had not had an EM1/2 with latest fw)
I mainly used the cross shaped minimal area or slightly larger rectangular area
I would say that the regular CAF is better that my previous experience with older firmware with EM1/2 - although this is difficult to quantify due to prolonged use of the XT3 between stints with M43 for MSports
One of my main considerations for buying the EM1X was to try out the MST
I did doubt whether this would benefit me hugely vs the CAF on the XT3 There were circumstances though where I was really struggling to lock focus on my subjects - in particular under a tree lined area where I was quite close (66mm or so on the 12-100) and couldn’t quite keep up with the bikes going past very fast in front of me)
MST here helped a lot and rendered quite a few shots that would otherwise have been lost so it does seem that the MST does have particular advantages and uses

Obviously I have pointed out a few failings here along with the positives
I don’t feel qualified to say that these are definitive findings due to only one weekend’s use coming straight from long term use of another system
As such all comments need to be balanced with my inexperience with the camera particularly as muscle memory issues were prevalent and frustrating especially at first
My overall current take at the moment is that I am happy to keep the camera for use next year
The EM1/X and 12-100 package turned out to be a winner in terms of size and weight and equivalent in longer focal length to the heavier and bulkier XT3 and 50-140 combo
The best results with the 12-100 were nicely sharp and the combo gives the advantage of a much wider view at the shorter end for general use and more variety during MSports events
The only issue with the 1X and 12-100 was that in the darker tree lined section of track towards the end of the day ? there was noticeable lag between shots during a burst which may have been simply down to focussing in lower light but I may have missed similar behaviour earlier in the day ?
The 1X and 12-100 combo should be great for Speedway in better light next year as I have infield access and I am pretty well convinced that once I get more familiar with settings and use the MST system will yield great results with the more frame filling subjects racing close by
The speedway subjects were frequently 70mm on Fuji 50-140 - so about 50mm - 60mm on the 12-100
The 1X and 12-100 should be a nice manageable combo for Speedway next year which will take some of the strain off of my back and leave me less sore at the end of the meetings which was another of my considerations in the choice of the EM1X ( the price having fallen to an acceptable level for risk of financial loss if it didn’t work out)

As I am committing to using the 1X am now considering selling at least some of my Fuji gear - although low light failings of the M43 system are still a consideration
Thoughts to continue and I’m hoping to get to the 3 race season finale of British Superbikes next weekend at Brands Hatch to test the EM1X further along with another example of Olympus 40-150f2.8 which I got official for a very much reduced price due to box damage - due to arrive this week prior to BSB
Another consideration with the EM1X is the very high quality construction and dust and weatherproofing which appeals to me
It really does have a quality feel especially with the SD (and battery door) release levers adding extra security to vulnerable areas
The world leading IBIS also adds to the attraction of the EM1X which was missed when I initially took the XT3 out for some street photography when I first bought it where lower light shots with the18-55 proved to be very hit and miss in comparison with my previous M43 experience
The cost and size of Fuji glass is also an issue - imo the range and cost of having a variety of M43 lenses cannot be beaten !
Regards
Rob
@ijm5012 @srhphoto
 
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Very interesting.

I have the same feeling about the grip, I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

Your observation about the MST are similar to mine - sometimes it helps but when there are more posible subjects in the scene, it becomes confusing.

Therefore I had set the lever to switch between CAF and CAF+Tracking - it helps me quickly choose the appropriate method.

For the panning with IS set to 2 - I feel I get more keepers as I use my EM1 longer, but I usually do not shoot as fast subjects like you.

I wonder if 40-150/2,8 would not be better when shooting in darker environment. But you might need to use the wide end quickly, without changing lenses.

I'm waiting for the first (significant) firmware update of EM1x. If things will be moving in the right direction, I strongly consider to sell my G9 and get second EM1x. Two x's and 40-150 + 10-25 seems to cover my needs for very long time :)
 
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Initial impressions with the EM1- X in use for Motorsports

Handling and comfort are superb and it’s one of those cameras that makes you want to pick it up and handle it just for the sake of it !

Very comfortable handgrip with controls mainly placed very nicely

Like some others I don’t like the position of the on / off switch on the left hand side (collar) position. I very quickly set mine up to work on the toggle multi function switch on the right hand side which works much better for me

I don’t like the position of the Menu button on the lower left side grip area as I have to change my grip to switch over to my left hand to use it

Don’t like the EVF view switching itself off when taking my eye away momentarily whilst reviewing pictures - you then have to press play again to continue. The Fuji XT3 allows you to pull your eye away and resume reviewing when you return your eye to the EVF - small matter but noticeable and annoying (unless I’m missing something in the settings ?)

The EVF itself disappoints overall in terms of resolution/ sharpness and contrast and was a poor experience when first using the camera coming from the XT3
As others have said the increased magnification over the EVF in the Mk2 means that if you look carefully into the EVF you can see the pixel grid which shows how low the effective resolution is
However Olympus stated that one of the considerations was the refresh rate of the EVF to provide better tracking and less blackout which I’d say is a worthwhile trade off and like the pincushion effect on the G9 this pixel grid ‘issue’ fades during use and in my case not thought about

In extended use the shortcomings of the EVF in general become less noticeable although reviewing images does not give such a good idea of critical focus and contrast in images which leaves you with a bit of a lottery as to the success of images and experimentation with shutter speeds for fast panning action

Size wise the camera is Very big for M43 and quite big regardless of format. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone for less specialised general use than that which I am using it for
My considerations were use for Motorsports for tracking fast moving machines but also for HHHR and other features as I want to increase the variety of genres I shoot for camera club comp entries.
If it wasn’t for the Motorsports requirements then I would not have kept the camera and would have waited for other upcoming models with the other features. I have become accustomed to using my XT3 with the Fuji grip for battery life which is very poor compared to BLH-1s in EM1s - 3 batteries in the XT3 gives an evening’s use at speedway which is about 1000 images with chimping to check effective shutter speeds and results

Over the weekend at Cadwell Park Racetrack last weekend shooting bikes of various classes including my stepson Ryan #36 (in 2nd place Sportsman’s 600 championship) I got circa 3500 shots with the EM1X which is about double what I used to get with the EM1/2 so as expected or slightly better (including quite a lot of chimping and constantly using low burst at between 4-6fps which is enough for me as any more than 6fps renders too many shots to review

Talking of which critical keepers were still very very low in terms of percentage and almost all bursts resulted in only one critical keeper with slow shutter speed pans in the same vein as when using EM1/2 and G9
This is almost certainly a result of using the slowest shutter speed possible to get background blur whilst still maintaining critical sharpness on logos on bikes etc but I have to say that I was expecting a miraculous improvement in keeper rate with the Motorsports tracking so not as expected.
The XT3 also produces a low number of keepers from bursts with slow shutter panning but does often render more than one shot in sharp focus even with its decreased performance for af in these circumstances since Fuji Firmware 3.0

Whilst discussing Motorsports tracking I noted that
The MSports (MS) tracking works very well in terms of highlighting machines and riders with a white box very quickly
What I am not so convinced about is whether this leads to actual critical focus when the shutter actually fires at all times. However my early days technique is very possibly to blame here !
At the moment I am new to the camera coming from the XT3 and not convinced that I have the techniques perfected
I was a achieving slightly better results and success rates on the second day of the weekend and need further experience to better judge the camera’s abilities
With regard to the Motorsports tracking (MST) there are some issues which affect its use for me
1. The MST does very effectively pick up bikes and riders and you can actually see the target hitting the rider’s helmet at times concentrating focus on that
This renders nicely focussed and composed shots on occasion - however this can also be a disadvantage as half of the depth of field is used up in the invisible ‘foreground’ and parts of the bike and hence the sharpness of logos further away from the focus point become soft
The result is that the rider’s helmet sometimes has the appearance of being superimposed upon the rest of the picture - very very sharp whilst the rest of the bike and rider are less sharp - almost like the rider’s helmet has been photoshopped in to the picture (composited) (will try to remember to post an example)
With non MST focussing the focus point may be the top of the fuel tank for example and the depth of field is shared between lower sections of the bike and the rider’s head/ helmet so everything is nicely sharp when a shot comes together (although rider’s helmets are often just out of focus and the shot is rejected as a result)
This ‘issue’ seems to be reflected in comments by @AussiePhil with regard to an image of a MK1 ford Capri further up this thread where the focus was placed upon the driver’s helmet inside the car and the outside of the vehicle was rendered soft
Another issue with the MST is that during scenes where I am perhaps using a shorter focal length or I want some background and or foreground included - the MST picks up on a variety of other subjects which included variously - tyre barriers and other trackside safety features and structures etc etc
This resulted in the camera not locking on to the subject I was aiming for despite the bike being in the central target area
The MST system is also quite distracting at times
One of my thoughts in considering purchase was that the MST would allow me to better fill the frame with my subject as I would have to concentrate less on keeping my subject within the targeting area
In action the white and green MST target areas are actually quite distracting as they can jump about quite a bit as the motion of the target/s progress and the movement of the target boxes frequently led to my losing my concentration on centering my subject and led my eye away from my subject
As a result I spent about 50 % of my shooting time using MST and 50% using ordinary CAF without any tracking and merely using my own judgement to keep the subject with the target areas
The increased variety of target area choice was a bonus in these circumstances (vs previous EM1/2 firmware as I had not had an EM1/2 with latest fw)
I mainly used the cross shaped minimal area or slightly larger rectangular area
I would say that the regular CAF is better that my previous experience with older firmware with EM1/2 - although this is difficult to quantify due to prolonged use of the XT3 between stints with M43 for MSports
One of my main considerations for buying the EM1X was to try out the MST
I did doubt whether this would benefit me hugely vs the CAF on the XT3 There were circumstances though where I was really struggling to lock focus on my subjects - in particular under a tree lined area where I was quite close (66mm or so on the 12-100) and couldn’t quite keep up with the bikes going past very fast in front of me)
MST here helped a lot and rendered quite a few shots that would otherwise have been lost so it does seem that the MST does have particular advantages and uses

Obviously I have pointed out a few failings here along with the positives
I don’t feel qualified to say that these are definitive findings due to only one weekend’s use coming straight from long term use of another system
As such all comments need to be balanced with my inexperience with the camera particularly as muscle memory issues were prevalent and frustrating especially at first
My overall current take at the moment is that I am happy to keep the camera for use next year
The EM1/X and 12-100 package turned out to be a winner in terms of size and weight and equivalent in longer focal length to the heavier and bulkier XT3 and 50-140 combo
The best results with the 12-100 were nicely sharp and the combo gives the advantage of a much wider view at the shorter end for general use and more variety during MSports events
The only issue with the 1X and 12-100 was that in the darker tree lined section of track towards the end of the day ? there was noticeable lag between shots during a burst which may have been simply down to focussing in lower light but I may have missed similar behaviour earlier in the day ?
The 1X and 12-100 combo should be great for Speedway in better light next year as I have infield access and I am pretty well convinced that once I get more familiar with settings and use the MST system will yield great results with the more frame filling subjects racing close by
The speedway subjects were frequently 70mm on Fuji 50-140 - so about 50mm - 60mm on the 12-100
The 1X and 12-100 should be a nice manageable combo for Speedway next year which will take some of the strain off of my back and leave me less sore at the end of the meetings which was another of my considerations in the choice of the EM1X ( the price having fallen to an acceptable level for risk of financial loss if it didn’t work out)

As I am committing to using the 1X am now considering selling at least some of my Fuji gear - although low light failings of the M43 system are still a consideration
Thoughts to continue and I’m hoping to get to the 3 race season finale of British Superbikes next weekend at Brands Hatch to test the EM1X further along with another example of Olympus 40-150f2.8 which I got official for a very much reduced price due to box damage - due to arrive this week prior to BSB
Another consideration with the EM1X is the very high quality construction and dust and weatherproofing which appeals to me
It really does have a quality feel especially with the SD (and battery door) release levers adding extra security to vulnerable areas
The world leading IBIS also adds to the attraction of the EM1X which was missed when I initially took the XT3 out for some street photography when I first bought it where lower light shots with the18-55 proved to be very hit and miss in comparison with my previous M43 experience
The cost and size of Fuji glass is also an issue - imo the range and cost of having a variety of M43 lenses cannot be beaten !
Regards
Rob
@ijm5012 @srhphoto
Great review, with good detail.
Always good to see a review from someone who has considerable experience in a field of photography.

Did you use sleep mode between sessions? It would be good to know how quickly it wakes up and can take in focus images.

I have not seen any good reviews on wake up time to first sucessfull shot yet. I loose a lot of shots because my current camera the G85 takes too long to come out of sleep mode when I press the shutter button, and the first shot after wake up needs at least two focus confirmations or the first shot will be out of focus.

I suppose the main thing I am looking for in my next camera is fast wake up time, and fast accurate focusing where I can rely on the the first focus confirmation.
That and increased reliability. While I am no pro I do take a lot of shots and find my cameras are always having little niggling problems like SD ejection springs not working, skipping dials etc that just ruin the experience. If the EM1x provides these small improvements I may consider one a bit down the line.
 

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Great review, with good detail.
Always good to see a review from someone who has considerable experience in a field of photography.

Did you use sleep mode between sessions? It would be good to know how quickly it wakes up and can take in focus images.

I have not seen any good reviews on wake up time to first sucessfull shot yet. I loose a lot of shots because my current camera the G85 takes too long to come out of sleep mode when I press the shutter button, and the first shot after wake up needs at least two focus confirmations or the first shot will be out of focus.

I suppose the main thing I am looking for in my next camera is fast wake up time, and fast accurate focusing where I can rely on the the first focus confirmation.
That and increased reliability. While I am no pro I do take a lot of shots and find my cameras are always having little niggling problems like SD ejection springs not working, skipping dials etc that just ruin the experience. If the EM1x provides these small improvements I may consider one a bit down the line.
Hi @retiredfromlife

I never use sleep mode. There is no need with the battery life of the EM1X
I always have the camera set with long intervals between shut down and only switch off when moving to different sites or when waiting for the next race to start etc
The EM1X gives me circa 3500 shots on the two batteries which is enough for two days shooting and I find no reason to save battery life with sleep mode and there is enough life to enable frequent chimping to check on results (essential when trying to reduce shutter speeds for panning)
The camera has a very high quality build and I love the ergonomics

Do not underestimate the size of the 1X - it is very big for M43 and the size of it does affect things like bag storage and getting it in and out of my trolley etc when I also have the XT3 and a couple of Lenses for both
The EM1X with 12-100 though is a superb package for use at a track like Cadwell Park (and potentially at Speedway which has been closed for the season since getting the EM1X) where all of the best vantage points were at under 100mm and the 1X / 12-100 package in isolation fits very nicely into a particular shoulder bag I have
This would also make a superb kit for general use for walkabout photography - very good focal range
Not sure if I’ll go back to just M43 or just Fuji as I can’t afford to keep both - there are plusses and minuses for both but the IQ is definitely better in general with the Fuji system and heavy cropping renders much better results with Fuji - images from M43 break down more as you crop them
Also because the bikes I shoot are often leaning over towards me with lighting behind shadows frequently need to be boosted
I only shoot jpeg at the moment and Fuji JPEGs allow for more boosting of shadows etc
If I could afford to keep both systems I would but I have quite a lot of value tied up overall and can’t justify keeping it all
Not sure if it is technique and settings on my part with the EM1X but focussing with panning shots is still proving to be better overal with the Fuji which will be part of my decision making process
The EM1X definitely has the the best feel of any Camera I’ve had so far
After using the EM1X for a while at Brands Hatch the Fuji felt quite ‘clunky’ in use in comparison in terms of operation
Also the speed of transferring images to the iPad with the Wi-fi on the Fuji is extremely slow compared to the EM1X which is an important consideration for me - as I like to transfer images whilst away in the evenings
It really is in a different league to the very pedestrian transfer on the XT3 which is painfully slow in comparison
Edit - low light performance is considerably better with the XT3 but lenses are heavier and little more cumbersome
There is nothing to compare to the Olympus 12-100 for versatility !
Regards
Rob
 
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based on seeing your XT3 images and EM1X images (motorbikes) the Fuji does appear to have 'something' image-wise over the EM1X
 

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Also because the bikes I shoot are often leaning over towards me with lighting behind shadows frequently need to be boosted
I only shoot jpeg at the moment and Fuji JPEGs allow for more boosting of shadows etc
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Nice motorsports shots Rob! :thumbup:

I agree about the shadows needing a boost with the camera. I normally have a +3 Shadows or more set in my cameras by default as the shadow detail is too crushed (black) for my taste.

I've been playing with Lumariver Profile Designer and they have a means to help with the Olympus RAW files by allowing you to turn off what they call "Automatic Black Subtraction" and making a camera profile with the software for subsequent images. Unchecking their "ABS" box allows for more shadow detail to be shown as shown below of the ColorChecker Passport where the box is unchecked above and the black isn't as crushed, and second image below that with it checked on where the blacks are blacker with it checked.

I can also double-check the camera's JPEGs with the Olympus software by using their eyedropper and seeing what RGB values show for the black and the white square on the bottom row of the Passport. The white one should be around RGB=243 and the black one around RGB=52 and can be fine-tuned with the camera's Highlight/Shadow settings. However, the mid-gray can be an issue as most editing software boosts the mid-tones automatically per Adobe's auto-brightening methodology, i.e. "Apply Adobe hidden exposure correction" per FastRawViewr's maker which boosts the mids and making the exposure curve less linear and more a matter of taste.

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Hi @retiredfromlife

Not sure if it is technique and settings on my part with the EM1X but focussing with panning shots is still proving to be better overal with the Fuji which will be part of my decision making process
Rob, if it is possible, can you roughly compare how much better is panning with the 1X over "the ancient" E-M1i FW v4.0? Has it improved? It was a hit and miss for me with the E-M1i during a local handbike half marathon 2019 event.
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Rob, if it is possible, can you roughly compare how much better is panning with the 1X over "the ancient" E-M1i FW v4.0? Has it improved? It was a hit and miss for me with the E-M1i during a local handbike half marathon 2019 event.
Thanks
I have not used an Olympus EM1/1 for several years so there is no way for me to do or make a comparison but I would be surprised if there was not a significant improvement in AF between these two models
 
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Not what you think from the title !
Nikon user impressed with the EM1X

Nice review, very positive (and he seems really surprised). But besides the positive notes also refreshing to see a reviewer looking at the usability of a system vs pointing out merely the "good and bad".

Someone at Olympus should have told him that the body is really weather sealed though, no problems shooting in the rain ;)
 

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I don't think the viewfinder is bad at all I'm looking at the photo I'm about to take not really the Viewfinder so to speak My a7r4 is said to have the best but in the heat of photographing birds I don't notice any difference between them .
In fact I was out with 3 different body's yesterday and not once did I think any was better than the other.

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it's not a bad viewfinder par se, but when I go across from the EM1X to my Panasonic G9 or my Nikon Z6/Z7 twins, you really get to see the difference and how washed out the colours can appear in the EM1X viewfinder.
 

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atomicmak

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Joined
Jan 6, 2015
Messages
197
Location
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
Real Name
Mital Patel
Recently I had a chance to use the Olympus Em1X with 300 f/4 pro. And went to bird after long time.
Sharing you a first cropped version of a beautiful picture from what I shot lots of images. This chap was on hunt and i missed and keep many during the event among 500+ ruff as its prey.
Yet to figure out the proper setting for BIF as my experience with traditional DSLR being non IBIS hunting me down to lock bird in frame in the EVF.
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ashburtononline

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Jan 21, 2015
Messages
416
Location
New Zealand
I'm EXTREMELY disappointed I cannot use the Grip Strap GS-5 on the EM1X as I use it on my EM1's. What were they thinking of leaving off the lug on the base.??? A have a tripod qr plate on my cameras so other types of grip straps do not suit. I was just about to upgrade two bodies when I discovered this .... holding fire now and will ponder.
 
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