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First weekend with the 300mm f4

Wren by Alan Watling, on Flickr

Marsh Tit by Alan Watling, on Flickr

Robin by Alan Watling, on Flickr

Treecreeper by Alan Watling, on Flickr

Adder by Alan Watling, on Flickr

Yeah. I like it.
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Alan,

it seems ideal for those subjects.

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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Good samples.

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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Beautiful shots.
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Cracking shots Alan, thanks for sharing. Seems like a great lens, no shortness of sharpness there!
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

It looks excellent Alan. Lovely shots of great subject matter. I have been trying to think of local sites, apart from Minsmere, where I might see those birds along with Adders and Slow Worms. Any clues?

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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Nice photos. If I had to pick one it would be the Marsh tit.
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

you must be pleased with it so far, some excellent detail and colour in those shots
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

You've hit the ground running with that lens, it looks like it's going to get a lot of use and I anticipate some great pictures.
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Lovely pictures and SO sharp!
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Great results. I was surprised to see you were using ISO 200 and slow shutter speeds on many of them, but it has worked very well for you.
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Great results. I was surprised to see you were using ISO 200 and slow shutter speeds on many of them, but it has worked very well for you.
It actually wasn't completely deliberate...I have a weird issue with my EM-1 where I'm set to ISO auto with a range of 200 to 1600, but for some reason it won't move off 200 no matter how dark the scene is. I did the firmware 4.1 update yesterday and that seemed to fix it when I tested it at home, but as soon as I went out again, the problem came back. I need to try a full reset I think.

That said, I was trying to stick to low ISO's anyway to see how well the dual IS worked.
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It looks excellent Alan. Lovely shots of great subject matter. I have been trying to think of local sites, apart from Minsmere, where I might see those birds along with Adders and Slow Worms. Any clues?

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The Wren and Marsh Tit were taken at Sculthorpe Moor, which is pretty much always my go to reserve now!

The adders were taken in Hoe, near Gressenhall...I'll PM you specifics!
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I have a weird issue with my EM-1 where I'm set to ISO auto with a range of 200 to 1600, but for some reason it won't move off 200 no matter how dark the scene is.
I think that the EM-1 auto ISO isn't that intelligent. For telephoto stuff I tend to use 400 ISO most of the time unless it is very bright or very dull and then I have a button programmed to ISO and it is quick to change it. Your photos show how good the Dual IS is but I always worry about the bird's movements as they don't often sit still!

I love Sculthorpe too and have introduced quite a few people to it over the years. Just wished I lived closer ......
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Re: First weekend with the 300mm f4

Lovely shots. I would love to know how it performed with birds in flight.
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