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Tordan58 5th July 2019 09:00 AM

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
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030612.jpg

Sandwich tern
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7020439.jpg

Little tern
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030527.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030128.jpg

Common tern
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7020312.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7020267.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7020236.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030335.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030174.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030042.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7020512.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030384.jpghttp://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030160.jpg

Terns in action/doing funny things
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030342.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030111.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030178.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030208.jpg
http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...7/P7030119.jpg

Olybirder 5th July 2019 09:10 AM

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

GyRob 5th July 2019 09:10 AM

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.

pdk42 5th July 2019 09:25 AM

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?

Phill D 5th July 2019 10:29 AM

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

Walti 5th July 2019 10:31 AM

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

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 484805)
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! ;)

OM USer 5th July 2019 10:40 AM

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.

Beagletorque 5th July 2019 02:38 PM

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

Tordan58 5th July 2019 03:32 PM

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

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 484805)
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

BDennis 5th July 2019 08:10 PM

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!

Barr1e 6th July 2019 07:31 PM

Re: Terns in flight with the EM1.2 3.0 firmware
 
Thanks for showing - a great set.

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