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    • #3
      Originally posted by Miketoll View Post
      Bird photography is tough. I don't think any mirrorless camera is really up to effective C-AF especially for subjects like BIF although hopefully things will improve in the future.
      These were taken with the E-3 which is a DSLR not mirrorless.
      Peter

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      • #4
        I know it's for the E5, but you might find the advice in the following link helpful:

        http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50099629

        Jim

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          Iain

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          • #6
            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

            David M's Photoblog

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            • #7
              The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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              • #8
                PBase Galleries:-http://www.pbase.com/davidmorisonimages

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                • #9
                  P6080163 by Geoff Dabbs, on Flickr

                  And another less successful and very heavily cropped shot.

                  1010715 by Geoff Dabbs, on Flickr
                  Too many cameras!
                  E-500, E-510, EPM1, EPL5, EP3, EP5, OM-D E M10, OM-D E M5, Trip 35mm, Samsung WP10 and Panasonic G6 plus lots of lenses many manual focus.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tenzan View Post
                      Hi All,

                      Thanks for all the responses - it's been really helpful. And the full size images are much better to look at - I'm not sure how to do this, so just had thumbnail links.

                      What I found fascinating was actually viewing the birds through the camera. There is feather detail that I wasn't aware of. And although I need to rethink my C-AF approach, taking burst shots of the gulls, and viewing them later, I found the movement of the wings remarkable.

                      Well, off to find another Robin. With the one I took above, there was actually a treecreeper on the trunk of the tree (would have liked to have got one of that!), but it wizzed around the other side and I missed it. The Robin could feel my pain, so stepped in.

                      Needless to say my respect for wildlife photographers has increased immeasurably!

                      Thanks again,

                      tenzan

                      PS Great photo of the owl, Geoff!
                      Three great shots there.
                      Not using an EM1 by any chance are you, the C-AF capability is supposed to be improved in the next FW update 3, this month.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tenzan View Post
                        And although I need to rethink my C-AF approach, taking burst shots of the gulls!
                        Check the link I provided earlier - it will provide you with what you need to know about using C-AF on an Olympus!

                        Jim

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                        • #13
                          http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2013...ting-with.html

                          It's a really useful link - thanks Jim.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Miketoll View Post
                            Bird photography is tough. I don't think any mirrorless camera is really up to effective C-AF especially for subjects like BIF although hopefully things will improve in the future.
                            He's using an E-3 - which is a DSLR of course.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tenzan View Post




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