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    Well I'm getting the MK II, already told my camera shop to get me one as soon as they come in. By the way I never buy new cameras until they have been out a while to read reviews and make sure there are no bugs. But I'm fed up with my E-M1. I got it back last Tues. from the second EVF replacement got more spots on Thurs. went birding Fri. and every time I depressed the shutter half way the screen and EVF would go black. I could still see all the metering on it but just black and the shutter would not fire. I change the batteries turn it on and off and removed the lens and T.C. and finally got it working. Last night I went out to shoot the super moon doing 4 to 10 second exposures and after the image finished loading I could not view them, press the button and nothing would happen. I think that might have been a low battery issue as I put a third fresh battery in and it then worked.

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    Low batteries and dirty contacts can cause lots of problems. A factory reset might be in order. Cameras are computers, and they don't always do what you want them to.
    Could also really be you simply got a lemon, but the EVF thing is general with the E-M1 and will not be fixed for the E-M1 by Olympus, so that is something we have to live with or bail out. At any rate, they can change the EVF every other day, and they will burn if you set the diopter adjustment high and let the sun shine into the view finder. That ain't gonna change. Try it with your E-M1 II and let us know what happens. I have yet to get any information regarding a fix. Let's hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    Low batteries and dirty contacts can cause lots of problems. A factory reset might be in order. Cameras are computers, and they don't always do what you want them to.
    Could also really be you simply got a lemon, but the EVF thing is general with the E-M1 and will not be fixed for the E-M1 by Olympus, so that is something we have to live with or bail out. At any rate, they can change the EVF every other day, and they will burn if you set the diopter adjustment high and let the sun shine into the view finder. That ain't gonna change. Try it with your E-M1 II and let us know what happens. I have yet to get any information regarding a fix. Let's hope...
    Daniel they did a reset when they replaced the EVF, cleaned the sensor and camera and updated the firmware. I think lemon might be right. Was told the MK II should be in late December just in time for Christmas.

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    Further update to my E-M1 EVF burn experiences. I took my primary body (the one that was in Oly repair for 41 days) to Antarctica in March 2016, 19 days at sea. The burn came back worse than I have ever seen; almost un-useable I just bought a used 60 macro, so I'll try to get a good shot of it through the eyepiece. Anyway, I typically have the VF diopter setting in mid range, and shoot over the top edge of my polarized prescription sun glasses. I do not know whether I want to spend another $285 for a repair on a body that should be replaced soon by Mk ii. I have two, along with grips and more batteries, on pre-order at my local store, and am hopeful that I might have them before my next whale shooting trip in February, along with local testing ahead of time. My secondary E-M1 still has one small burn spot. This is the one that had moderate burn, which has decreased in size, number, and intensity over the last year. Has anybody seen this burn self-repair? Since my wife is now shooting, we got a third E-M1 body for the Antarctica trip, and it shows no sign of VF burning, even though we treated it same as the others. I am still trying to develop a cap for the eyepiece that is tethered to the left strap lug, and can be flipped off with my right thumb, but have not been able to get time on our company 3D printer recently.
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    The camera is marketed as a weather sealed professional quality camera. If the EVF burns by simply taking the camera out in the sun, it is clearly not fit for its intended purpose. Under our consumer legislation at least, one would not have to pay for it regardless of being out of warranty. We have to put the pressure back onto Oly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken610 View Post
    . Anyway, I typically have the VF diopter setting in mid range, and shoot over the top edge of my polarized prescription sun glasses.
    That's worrying as I thought it was only a problem when the diopter was set at the extremes.

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    I agree, BobT. So far, I have not even been able to get any admission from anyone at Oly repair that this problem even exists. I was finally able to get a callback from a supervisor, who blamed me for pointing the lens into the sun and therefore damaging the sensor. I explained several times in different ways that 1) I am smart and experienced enough to not do that, 2) it is not a sensor problem, in that it does not image, 3) is is only seen on the EVF, not the screen, and 4) that it has happened to me on two bodies, and to many other people reporting on this and the other sites. I finally gave up after 1.5 hours on the phone with him. He won, as I suspect that he was trying to do just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken610 View Post
    I agree, BobT. So far, I have not even been able to get any admission from anyone at Oly repair that this problem even exists. I was finally able to get a callback from a supervisor, who blamed me for pointing the lens into the sun and therefore damaging the sensor. I explained several times in different ways that 1) I am smart and experienced enough to not do that, 2) it is not a sensor problem, in that it does not image, 3) is is only seen on the EVF, not the screen, and 4) that it has happened to me on two bodies, and to many other people reporting on this and the other sites. I finally gave up after 1.5 hours on the phone with him. He won, as I suspect that he was trying to do just that.
    That is very bad Ken.
    I would suggest you email your concern directly to Olympus, Japan. Years ago I had a problem with Olympus back in the E-1 days. I wrote very politely to Japan, setting out my long history using Olympus gear, my present equipment which I praised and said wanted to continue with, and the problem I was having. The reply was equally polite, and the problem was fixed. Times may have changed since then, but worth a try.
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    Olympus just announced a new case for the E-M1, should solve the EVF burnout problem.

    Neil

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    Great idea, it will also keep my neck & head from getting wet or sunburned !!

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    I'm biting the bullet...headed down the em1ii road...hoping to have it by/near Christmas.
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    I feel your pain. I am pretty sure I will also be inflicted, but not by Christmas.

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    Olympus just announced a new case for the E-M1, should solve the EVF burnout problem.

    Neil
    Yes that would work. Of course Olympus is probably wondering what all the fuss is about because they always had the solution with the PT-EP11 Underwater Case. It's a little pricy though But seriously, I wonder if the larger eye cup EP-13 or a dioptre correcting eye cup might alleviate the problem.
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    It is * SOOOOO simple. They just have to coat the optics with an IR deflecting coating or use IR absorbing glass on the outside.

    *would be... as we still have no idea what they have done, if anything...

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    Just picked up my MK II this afternoon and charging the battery. Merry Christmas to me. The new batteries are quite a bit bigger than the old ones and the grip feels really nice. The flash now fits on the hot shoe and the accessory port is gone. Feels more like my Nikon D800 did though much lighter and my thumb seems further away from the arrow pad.

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    I have had multiple surgeries on my eyes....bad situation for a full time cameraman. Now I use a loupe on the LED screen (Zacuto). Really makes it easier to compose and focus. Viewfinder is turned off. Once you get comfortable with it, you don't think about the extra bulk. The only problem is that I carry a camera on each shoulder so I had to buy two.

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    I would like GPS coordinates on photographs when I am travelling. I am afraid to use my phone because of the roaming charges, so I try to make a note of where I was at the time. If built in GPS gets past this problem then it would be a boon for me.
    Like with this shot in the Ogwen Valley in North Wales, I had to look up where I was on the map and make a note of it, but having gone from North Wales to Cumbria and taken a lot of shots, matching photos to notes is a pain.
    BTW the 4/3 7-14mm gave a lot of trouble to find focus on the EM1 so in the end I put it on manual.
    Does anyone have the m4/3 version of this lens and is it better at focussing?
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    Well, the DxoMark test results are in and the E-M1 II gets a pretty nice overall score of 80.

    That puts it only very slightly below the best of the best APS-C cameras (Sony A6500 and Nikon D500) and ahead of Canon APS-C cameras (like 7D II).

    Incredibly, low light performance was rated at 1312 ISO, while that of the A6500 is 1405 ISO. That is extremely close! In comparison, the E-M5 is at 826 ISO.
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    Well.... I couldn't resist.
    So far there is nothing I don't like about it. Here are the first shots while trying it out. Canon 400 + 1.4x TC. 100% crops. They were pretty high up...

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    Daniel,

    Does the mark II work faster/better with the Canon+Metabones setup?

    Thanks,
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    The searching speed is the same, but the II locks on more quickly due to all the cross type AF sensors. When the light is really bad, the Mark I is faster, but in normal light not. The cross type sensors take up very little area, and the FT and non-native lenses cannot keep up with mFT lenses that can utilize the dual AF (contrast and phase detect) system. The accuracy is brilliant, but it was on the Mark I also. I expect AF improvements with firmware updates from Oly and maybe even Metabones. C-AF is still not an option and never will be, me thinks.

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