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FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6694
Country: United States

PL25 wide open



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom

Savas K wrote:
Great results, juju1958. I find the contrast detect focusing to be miserable when shooting unpredictable fast action.

I did an air show recently and the keeper rate plummeted. What was supposed to be brilliant captures during certain defining moments came out too soft to consider showing anyone. I left demoralized with a meager catch.


Yep in agreement and I would not bother with trying to use tracking with the OM-D. Not a negative for the camera as it is known before purchase, so if focus tracking was important its best not to purchase one.

Nate A. wrote:
What lens for the bird shots Julian?


Nate set a predetermined manual focus, Oly 75mm, set Hfps the birds were flying in to a feeder. These were two from many. These are not spot on but close and heavily cropped. So luck rather than any skill.
I tried with the EF400mm L f5.6 today plus the EF 200mm L f2.8 without successes as the field of view was a bit tight to predict the birds flying in or out.
I am no expert but truth being with any camera with a decent focal length, it was to close to track reliably, the birds are far to skittish and gone in a flash.



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom




HELIGAN by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr






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HELIGAN by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



rxgolf
Registered: Aug 26, 2005
Total Posts: 2416
Country: United States

Nothing special here, but this lens seems much better than the kit?
Thanks for looking,
Greg



owyhee
Registered: May 10, 2008
Total Posts: 688
Country: United States

Pistol River at Sunrise with the Panasonic 35-100mm.
I rented the 35-100 for a week to see how I liked it. I liked it very much but its price still puts me off from buying it.



Glenn NK
Registered: Oct 03, 2010
Total Posts: 520
Country: Canada

rxgolf wrote:
Nothing special here, but this lens seems much better than the kit?
Thanks for looking,
Greg


Which lens?



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 13007
Country: United States

Beautiful shot, Aaron!



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom

owyhee wrote:
Pistol River at Sunrise with the Panasonic 35-100mm.
I rented the 35-100 for a week to see how I liked it. I liked it very much but its price still puts me off from buying it.



Aaron a lovely seascape, you arrived or waited for some great light.

I have the same problem with the choice of the m4/3 available lenses. Often wonder if I need more, probably not? When this type of shot any good manual focus legacy or other prime or zoom would do, when you have time on your hands for the set up.



ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
Total Posts: 684
Country: Italy

juju1958 wrote:
owyhee wrote:
Pistol River at Sunrise with the Panasonic 35-100mm.
I rented the 35-100 for a week to see how I liked it. I liked it very much but its price still puts me off from buying it.



Aaron a lovely seascape, you arrived or waited for some great light.

I have the same problem with the choice of the m4/3 available lenses. Often wonder if I need more, probably not? When this type of shot any good manual focus legacy or other prime or zoom would do, when you have time on your hands for the set up.



+1

The problem with M43 lenses is on the short side, where is still missing a fast true wide, say a 8/10mm f:2.5 or 2.8... with prime IQ, of course, at least like 12/2, or possibly better.



curious80
Registered: Jun 18, 2010
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ultrapix wrote:

+1

The problem with M43 lenses is on the short side, where is still missing a fast true wide, say a 8/10mm f:2.5 or 2.8... with prime IQ, of course, at least like 12/2, or possibly better.


Hmm this is true of all crop cameras whether mirrorless or DSLR. The fast wide primes in the 15-20mm equivalent range exist only for FF cameras today. At least m43 has the 12mm f2, most APS-C platforms don't even have that.



ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
Total Posts: 684
Country: Italy

curious80 wrote:
ultrapix wrote:

+1

The problem with M43 lenses is on the short side, where is still missing a fast true wide, say a 8/10mm f:2.5 or 2.8... with prime IQ, of course, at least like 12/2, or possibly better.


Hmm this is true of all crop cameras whether mirrorless or DSLR. The fast wide primes in the 15-20mm equivalent range exist only for FF cameras today. At least m43 has the 12mm f2, most APS-C platforms don't even have that.



You're right, but I'd stay also with the equivalent of Tokina 11-16 2.8



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom


EF 200MM L F2.8


HELIGAN by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



HELIGAN by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 567
Country: Spain


Contraluz Lunar por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
M.Zuiko 9-18 . 30s . f/4.0 . ISO 6400 . 9 mm



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
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Wow, that looks awesome. Pretty clean for ISO 6400, how much NR in LR?



dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 567
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FlyPenFly wrote:
Wow, that looks awesome. Pretty clean for ISO 6400, how much NR in LR?


30



Nate A.
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
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dukenukem wrote:

Contraluz Lunar por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
M.Zuiko 9-18 . 30s . f/4.0 . ISO 6400 . 9 mm

Wow! Your killing me...



michealj
Registered: Feb 18, 2008
Total Posts: 125
Country: United States

I agree with FlyPenFly and Nate A.. It is an awesome picture.
Micheal



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 13007
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Sorry guys...you get some baby pictures for the next little while.







While laying on the gym today, he discovered he could see my hand, and move his hand and touch it. He was amazed by this, and reached out to touch my hand about 20 times. Grabbed the camera nearby on about touch #10 and shot it left handed.






Still a little crossed-eyed when trying to focus closely (newborns usually are for a while).







Savas K
Registered: Feb 01, 2006
Total Posts: 4443
Country: United States

Outstanding workmanship on the prior page.



jcw1982
Registered: Sep 14, 2005
Total Posts: 1711
Country: United States

Wow, beautiful picture Dukenukem. Very well done!



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