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It looks like a little one and in September I will have missed half the birds in flight of August/September

there is no word of model or spec yet - so I shall sell my kit as it is now
It looks like a 'little one'? Can someone please translate?

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One of our regulars at FTU traded in his Four Thirds gear for a Nikon outfit a year or so ago. He has just bought an E-M5.

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One of our regulars at FTU traded in his Four Thirds gear for a Nikon outfit a year or so ago. He has just bought an E-M5.

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And if it's the same person I'm thinking of, he has BIG hands! (or so he claims ) AND he's an extremely talented semi-pro.
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And if it's the same person I'm thinking of, he has BIG hands!
Like a bear....
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One of our regulars at FTU traded in his Four Thirds gear for a Nikon outfit a year or so ago. He has just bought an E-M5.

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Ahh ! this person is not into Birds in Flight then Ian ?
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It looks like a 'little one'? Can someone please translate?

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Little one as OM-D E-M5 or EPL/PEN so not good for birds in flight
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Re: Have you considered...

Chevvy I am afraid I am thinking the same way as you at the moment really want to stay Olympus, but BIF is my love, I have invested in quality glass in the hope that we will get what we want, so will wait till sept to see but not holding out much hope.
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Chevvy I am afraid I am thinking the same way as you at the moment really want to stay Olympus, but BIF is my love, I have invested in quality glass in the hope that we will get what we want, so will wait till sept to see but not holding out much hope.
Worst of all is I shall miss people on here

I now have the whole Nikon kit to try for the end of August B/H weekend of Red kites and that's the decision time
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Little one as OM-D E-M5 or EPL/PEN so not good for birds in flight
Chevvy, what is the problem you have with BIF on the E-5? Is it the focusing or just that it's an out of date sensor?

If it's the focusing I can't offer you much hope because realistically Olympus can be expected to have equalled the E-5 focus performance with the forthcoming camera, but not have bettered it. However, if it is just the sensor you might, although I can't promise anything, have a nice surprise.
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Re: Have you considered...

Those that think that Olympus cameras are no good for BIF ought to read this post:

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

For those that won't read the post, here's a couple of quotes:

"I want to add that I also used briefly the E-5 with grip and the 50-200 SWD and it was the fastest AF performance I have ever saw. It was like lightning, a Nikon D3 with 70-200mm seemed very slow by comparison."

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"I haven't used Olympus gear from 2011 , but using what I described above, the E-5 was a superb tracking machine, my keeper rate was always around 95-100%."

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Chevvy, what is the problem you have with BIF on the E-5? Is it the focusing or just that it's an out of date sensor?

If it's the focusing I can't offer you much hope because realistically Olympus can be expected to have equalled the E-5 focus performance with the forthcoming camera, but not have bettered it. However, if it is just the sensor you might, although I can't promise anything, have a nice surprise.

John, it is a whole triad 1) Focus tracking and Focus Lock - the Nikon has an array of 51 points ; 2) Lens ? the Zuiko 90-250 and 300 are way too heavy for me - the Nikon offers 300 at 1.2kilo ( a third of the Zuiko weights ) and 3) availability Nikon is now and Olympus ? maybe September/maybe never
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Those that think that Olympus cameras are no good for BIF ought to read this post:

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

For those that won't read the post, here's a couple of quotes:

"I want to add that I also used briefly the E-5 with grip and the 50-200 SWD and it was the fastest AF performance I have ever saw. It was like lightning, a Nikon D3 with 70-200mm seemed very slow by comparison."

and:

"I haven't used Olympus gear from 2011 , but using what I described above, the E-5 was a superb tracking machine, my keeper rate was always around 95-100%."

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Jim, I have just posted ... I have had GREAT CAPTURES with my E-5 & 50-200 lens BUT ...

I shall not be having a D300 nor the 70-200
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John, it is a whole triad 1) Focus tracking and Focus Lock - the Nikon has an array of 51 points ; 2) Lens ? the Zuiko 90-250 and 300 are way too heavy for me - the Nikon offers 300 at 1.2kilo ( a third of the Zuiko weights ) and 3) availability Nikon is now and Olympus ? maybe September/maybe never
It will be interesting to see how accurately the Nikon holds focus and tracks a bird using auto focus point selection. Do you think it will be better than single focus point? Maybe it will.

It's a little unfair comparing the 90-250mm or 300mm Zuikos with a 300mm Nikkor. Even if the camera is cropped sensor (rather than full frame) 300mm is only 450mm equivalent, more comparable to the 50-200mm Zuiko (maximum 400mm equivalent). Is the Nikkor still lighter? And as bright? f3.5
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It will be interesting to see how accurately the Nikon holds focus and tracks a bird using auto focus point selection. Do you think it will be better than single focus point? Maybe it will.

It's a little unfair comparing the 90-250mm or 300mm Zuikos with a 300mm Nikkor. Even if the camera is cropped sensor (rather than full frame) 300mm is only 450mm equivalent, more comparable to the 50-200mm Zuiko (maximum 400mm equivalent). Is the Nikkor still lighter? And as bright? f3.5
John, sorry wires crossed I was not comparing a Nikkor lens at all EXCEPT FOR WEIGHT - merely saying that the only LENS OPTIONS for ME + E-5 in the Olympus range are ... and too darn heavy ! AS is the BIGMA

It is not one single point but the TRIAD as explained.

the 50-200 is great glass but not enough reach ... the options too heavy
and no help from focus tracking & lock
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John, sorry wires crossed I was not comparing a Nikkor lens at all EXCEPT FOR WEIGHT - merely saying that the only LENS OPTIONS for ME + E-5 in the Olympus range are ... and too darn heavy ! AS is the BIGMA

It is not one single point but the TRIAD as explained.

the 50-200 is great glass but not enough reach ... the options too heavy
and no help from focus tracking & lock
Sorry Chevvy, my misunderstanding, I thought you meant that the 300mm Nikkor was the lens you are intending to buy.

I must admit I've no idea how good the Nikon CAF is, but I didn't think this was too shabby from the E-3 considering the falcon had just pulled out of a dive for the lure.



Sadly, I'm not physically up to this type of photography any more - hands too unsteady, reactions too slow!
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