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  • Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

    During same photo session as the field test conducted on the Gulls I also tested the setup on more challenging subjects. The location is a bit hard to find, you have to cross a recreational area and then venture into an industrialized area. During weekdays you will hardly see any visitors meaning the whole place is at your disposal so you can install yourself under your camo net. The terns will then come realy close and fish within meters from you conditioned by the wind direction being perfect (which was not the case), but still I was able to take some nice photos at reasonable distance. Moreover I was fortunate to get photos of 4 out of 5 possible species, missing only the Caspian tern who will show up on passage but until late July/early Aug.

    The setup is a true pleasure to operate and it delivers. The last shot is slighly out of focus however it's a bit special so I decided to add it to the lot.


    Thanks for looking
    Tord

    Settings:
    CAF (not CAF-TR)
    5x5
    11x11 (all AF points) for the action shots
    300mm F/4
    Auto ISO, min shutter speed 1/1600
    CAF sensitivity +2
    Focus limiter: 5 meter ... 25 meters

    Artic tern


    Sandwich tern


    Little tern



    Common tern









    Terns in action/doing funny things





    My Gallery on 500px

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    Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

    Thanks for posting these Tord. What a great set. I especially like the first Arctic Tern and last shot with the 'flying fish'. You certainly seem to know how to get the best out of the camera and the new firmware.

    Ron

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    • #3
      Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

      These are very good Tord and your other link too Love the last shot here .
      Rob.

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      • #4
        Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

        Fantastic shots Tord. I'm guessing you're finding the 3.0 firmware an improvement then in terms of AF?
        Paul
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        • #5
          Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

          Magnificent
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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          • #6
            Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

            Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
            Fantastic shots Tord. I'm guessing you're finding the 3.0 firmware an improvement then in terns of AF?
            I've corrected that for you!

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            • #7
              Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

              All are superb Tord with some being extra special. You have certainly learnt to handle Olympus equipment.
              Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
              Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
              Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
              Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
              Learn something new every day

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              • #8
                Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

                Super set Tord, thanks for posting the photos and the settings, exceptional work.
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                • #9
                  Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

                  Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                  Fantastic shots Tord. I'm guessing you're finding the 3.0 firmware an improvement then in terms of AF?
                  Yes I do. I wrote a post about that in the thread discussing the new FW, see post #41

                  My Gallery on 500px

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                  • #10
                    Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

                    These are superb shots, thankyou for sharing along with the settings you use. Love Terns!
                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/macg33zr/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware

                      Thanks for showing - a great set.

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                      Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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