tbcass: I was about to say my 150-600 focuses fast with my Sony A77ii when I read that it focuses better with a 7Dii. Poor AF is often a camera problem. Not a lens problem.
Amen! Focusing on the a77ii is unbelievably fast in decent light. The a77ii balance extremely well The photos are as sharp or sharper than what I was getting from my Olympus EM1 with the pricey and almost as heavy 50-200 SWD iWITH 1.4TC. I was surprised how manageable the lens/camera combo was. I got good results using a monopod - almost as good as with a tripod/gimbal..
...but I don't shoot video, I revel in customization, IBIS is essential offering both Oly and Pany lenses (I have both!) and the smaller the better! WINNER: OM-D EM-1!!!! Hello???
I respectfully disagree. I too have an unhealthy knowledge of Olympus menus having survived ownership of the an OM-D EM-5 and P5. Customizing this camera is child's play for me. I've used it for birding trips, scenics and casual Grandpa photography. What concerns me is that the sensor behaves as well or better than the EM-1. It is so easy to use and carry around. Pictures using the unlikely combination of camera+ Pany/Leica 25 mm are scary good. As a second camera of a MFT system user this is the best PEN yet!
Sdaniella: interesting tripod prices for Manfrotto's 2.4kg 055PROBX have dropped over the years while the 1.85kg Benro C-297 i got awhile back for (CNY 1680 / CAD 234 / USD 223) in PRC, may suffer price increase due to weakened USD and CAD against CNY... sign of the times :(i don't know if Benro's quality has caught up to the west or not with their newer models:http://english.benro.cn/default.aspxand this spinoff related company:http://www.mefoto.cn/are these any good?
This also my experience. The Travel Angel has performed quite well.