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  • 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

    Does anyone here who regularly uses a 50-200 SWD on their E-M1 recall if the continuous shooting rate in high (H) speed mode improved with the later firmware releases (especially version 4?).

    I'm finding I can get 10fps even stopped down to f5 (mechanical shutter mode). This drops to 7fps at f/22 (all at 1/200th sec).

    For some reason I am half-convinced that this is better than it used to be, perhaps with the E-M5?

    Ian
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    Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

    I'd like to answer that but my 50-200 SWD lens decided it was time to start seizing up in the aperture blades yesterday. The up side, 'I had to buy' a 40-150Pro+MC14.
    Ross
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    • #3
      Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

      I still haven't upgraded from firmware v3 () and continuous L with the 50-200 SWD gives what feels like about 2 fps. I haven't tried continuous H with that lens. If peformance is likely to improve with firmware v4 that might give me the impetus to upgrade

      Cheers,

      JohnGG

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      • #4
        Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

        Originally posted by JohnGG View Post
        I still haven't upgraded from firmware v3 () and continuous L with the 50-200 SWD gives what feels like about 2 fps. I haven't tried continuous H with that lens. If peformance is likely to improve with firmware v4 that might give me the impetus to upgrade

        Cheers,

        JohnGG
        Is that with C-AF on? Version 4 firmware does improve things a lot in general.

        Ian
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        • #5
          Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

          I'm getting about 5fps with C-AF on at f/22 in M mode and 7fps with C-AF on in H mode (any aperture). This is also with IS switched on, so pretty good overal. Focus did sometimes drift in H mode (C-AF on).

          Ian
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          • #6
            Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            Is that with C-AF on? Version 4 firmware does improve things a lot in general.

            Ian
            Yes, C-AF on attempting to capture seagulls flying past, with rather mixed results

            Cheers,

            JohnGG

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            • #7
              Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              Does anyone here who regularly uses a 50-200 SWD on their E-M1 recall if the continuous shooting rate in high (H) speed mode improved with the later firmware releases (especially version 4?).

              I'm finding I can get 10fps even stopped down to f5 (mechanical shutter mode). This drops to 7fps at f/22 (all at 1/200th sec).

              For some reason I am half-convinced that this is better than it used to be, perhaps with the E-M5?

              Ian
              I did some speed tests years ago and got just over 10fps but that was with manual focus
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              • #8
                Re: 50-200 SWD continuous shooting rates on E-M1

                On H mode it's logical to have more fps even in CAF because you don't have a real Liveview but you see the last photos you take , on L mode you engage the Liveview (with short blackouts) on EVF or LCD and lens blades must open and close more,
                With firmware 4.0 Olympus increased EM1's CAF speed up to 9fps on H mode (if I remember correctly) and I think this benefits also 50-200 SWD,
                My brief test with the new EMmkii (L mode, CAF , mechanical shutter) a few days ago with 50-200 SWD and 150/2 with EC14,20 show me that is a very big improvement on Liveview blackouts and maximum fps and also the focus is quick and without hesitation.

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