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Excellent! Far superior to any modern day SLR that I've used... This is one of the biggest advantages of mirrorless, in my opinion!
If you're shooting in low light, XP1 may have a slight advantage with it's OFV, but otherwise the rear screen manages perfectly well.
I've not yet strapped anything longer then an 85 f1.4 on mine yet, but I can assure you, the longer the lens gets the more awkward the combination is to hold... If you are looking to shoot stationary birds, you may be ok with a monopod (if the lens has a foot?)
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Agreed. I read all kinds on negative comments regarding EVF here on FM (mostly in the Canon forum) so I had written off any camera with an EVF. I couldn't have been more wrong. The first time I tried MF with an E-M1 it was an epiphany. The new X-T1 should be even better. I would never go back to a DSLR for MF.
As for birds in flight, I think the obvious answer here is that AF tracking is not quite there yet (probably close with the X-T1), but, the best setup physically with a mirrorless would be a long lens mounted on a BushHawk. That would handle most situations quite well - having used it with DSLR setups. Oly will have a 300mm f/4 out next year and around that time Fuji will also announce a yet to be determined supertele. I am hoping that either lens will have a tripod mount.