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Old 11th October 2017
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Kingfishers

All taken with the E-M1 MK1 and MK1 ZD50-200mm with 1.4TC. This combo might not be great for birds in flight but I'm very happy with it for birds on sticks!

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Thanks for looking

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Re: Kinfishers

I like the overall look and feel of the last one best even though the first two are in them selves very fine shots.
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Re: Kinfishers

Excellent shots Dave
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Re: Kinfishers

I was selling my 50-200 mkl but I think I'll keep it now. Lovely shots
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Re: Kinfishers

Yes lovely shots especially that last one. Always regretted selling my 50-200 lens.
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Re: Kinfishers

Fabulous photos of a lovely subject Dave. As others have stated, the old 50-200 is an excellent example of quality Olympus glass. ( in the right hands such as yours ) Thanks for posting these.

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Re: Kinfishers

Yes #3, very nice feel to it.
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Re: Kinfishers

I did once contemplate getting rid of my 50-200 but only to upgrade it to the SWD version. I offered it for sale at around 250 and had no interest whatsoever. Whilst I wasn't too disappointed by this it did get me thinking about the craziness of lens values.

If I were to put this up for sale again (I'm not going to, by the way!) the most I would expect to get for this plus the 1.4TC would be around 250.

What would it cost to replace this combination with a M4/3rds equivalent? Well, the closest available is the 300m F4 and this is >2000. Eight times the cost for 20mm more reach, OIS (not required since the IBIS is more than adequate), faster focussing (only worth having if you also have the E-M1 MKII to benefit from it), and less weight (although the 50-200 isn't exactly weighty).

To me it's a no brainer - the 50-200 stays in my kit bag and I'll keep the money (enough to buy a S/H car!!) in the bank

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Re: Kinfishers

Great set, lovely images
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Re: Kinfishers

There is one for sale on Aussie Ebay. Current bid 160 with a day to go. (Lens not Bird)

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Re: Kinfishers

Dave - I can see looking at the eye of #1 that it is thinking 'What am I doing here'!
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Re: Kinfishers

#3 is my favourite.

Captures the moment.
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Re: Kinfishers

Although I love kingfisher images, including these posted, the bar is getting higher and higher as to what really stands out (certainly in photographic club circles). These days it has to be them entering/leaving the water, shaking themselves of water, or something other than another BOAS....................but I still haven't got one of these yet .
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Re: Kinfishers

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.... These days it has to be them entering/leaving the water, shaking themselves of water, or something other than another BOAS.
How about a BITH?



Holme NOA Bird Observatory, Norfolk. Held by a qualified bird ringer.

Most people would think they are far bigger, but this shows you how small they are, which makes them hard to photograph in the wild unless you can get close.
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Re: Kinfishers

Now that is awesome - what a privelige to be that close to a kingfisher!!

I know exactly what you mean about the level of the bar - sadly I don't think I'll ever get any higher. On this particular occasion, having got plenty of nice BOAS shots, I started trying to get something with more action. I might post some - I'm sure everyone would love to see the out of focus ripples in the water and the shots where the tail end of the bird is disappearing out of the edge of the frame. And I've got plenty of those!

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