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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

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I can't say it's a particularly scientific test, but short of doing lots of very detailed, statistically-significant testing in controlled conditions then I for one am fairly sure AF works independently of picture settings. I accept that I haven't tried it on moving subjects, but of course such a test would be even harder to do in a scientifically acceptable way.
I willing to be shown different but I can't see how it could be any other way.Any program designer will make the most important thing ie focus and metering the highest priority.Why would you want to overload the processor and slowing it down by thinking about things that can be done later ie contrast etc.

Unless whoever wrote the script doesn't know what their doing and I can't believe that.

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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

As I think I explained earlier Ian, in an attempt to keep the quality up I have taken to copying these images directly from my Website (which strips out the EXIF). I will go back and add the required info in a bit (I'm busy completing an article on my early experiences with the EM-1 at the moment)

So much to do and so little time to do it - I've been retired for 17 years and still can't tell you what being retired is like - I'm too darned busy!

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Ian, I need a little help here, is there anyway I can download my images direct from my folders as this should keep the EXIF with the image. I can't copy the data from either LR5 or PSP 12 and don't really want to go back to using Flikr or Photobucket as they seem to mess up the quality
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

re: the camera lock-up, I wonder if this may have some relevance (not that the camera was knocked or jarred, but perhaps there is something a bit fragile in the electro-magnetic side of the system?)

the manual, talking about using release lag-time "Short":

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* This will shorten the battery life. Also make sure that the camera is not subject to sharp
impacts while in use. Such impacts may cause the monitor to stop displaying subjects. If
this happens, turn the power off and on again.
still waiting to hear back from Olympus, when I do I will ask the question
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

Although I have been staying on the edge of the Antiniotissa Lagoon NR in Corfu for over a week, I have had little chance to do any worthwhile BIF work as very little was in the air except a couple of distant Ospreys and Marsh Harriers. With this limited experience of distant birds I would definitely rate the EM1 as a 7 or less against the 7D's 10 but I have a lot more to do on this. It's a pity we can't combine the superior IQ of the EM5 with the AF performance of the 7D!

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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

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As I think I explained earlier Ian, in an attempt to keep the quality up I have taken to copying these images directly from my Website (which strips out the EXIF). I will go back and add the required info in a bit (I'm busy completing an article on my early experiences with the EM-1 at the moment)

So much to do and so little time to do it - I've been retired for 17 years and still can't tell you what being retired is like - I'm too darned busy!

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Ian, I need a little help here, is there anyway I can download my images direct from my folders as this should keep the EXIF with the image. I can't copy the data from either LR5 or PSP 12 and don't really want to go back to using Flikr or Photobucket as they seem to mess up the quality
Maybe you could use the free gallery space here on the site?

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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

I'll have a look at that Ian, thanks.

Other sites (are there any other ) let me download direct from my folders on the PC and the FAQ for this site indicated it was possible, suggesting one could "browse" the PC to select the file to show here, but none of the controls they mention to do this appear here, hence my confusion
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

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I'll have a look at that Ian, thanks.

Other sites (are there any other ) let me download direct from my folders on the PC and the FAQ for this site indicated it was possible, suggesting one could "browse" the PC to select the file to show here, but none of the controls they mention to do this appear here, hence my confusion
Brian maybe "post attachment" ?
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

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Brian maybe "post attachment" ?
I looked at that but its a teeny tiny little image, worse than going through Flikr, which may end up being the least worst option.

I'm still going through the HCT images and not only did I get the Peregrine taking the lure but I also repeated it with the Lanner - first time ever for both

What a lovely bit of kit the EM-1 (even with its "Funny Little Ways" )

I could begin to believe I may be a half way competent photographer if it carries helping like this !
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I looked at that but its a teeny tiny little image, worse than going through Flikr, which may end up being the least worst option.

I'm still going through the HCT images and not only did I get the Peregrine taking the lure but I also repeated it with the Lanner - first time ever for both

What a lovely bit of kit the EM-1 (even with its "Funny Little Ways" )

I could begin to believe I may be a half way competent photographer if it carries helping like this !
Well, if that last paragraph is true OF YOU, there may be hope for mere mortals ...
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

OK, lets see if these will work, the first and fourth in the series of the Lanner hitting and carrying the lure



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Bah humbug, still no EXIF, I must be an incompetent old fool!
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

Maybe here strips the exif ?
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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

I've finished my gallery of Lanner flight shots here :

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com...r-falcon-19979

Although some of these are from JPG with the standard sharpness (so show a bit of halo in some) they are as good as anything I was able to get with my 7D + 70-300 LIS (but maybe that says something about how rubbish I was with the canon system? )

all shot with ISO800, shutter speeds between 1/1250th - 1/2000th sec, f8 with centre point or 9 box focus using the Olympus 40-150

they are also all cropped to a degree, the flight shots are around 30% of frame (1300 - 1400 pix on the longest side) and the uncropped lure shots are around 50% - 60% of frame
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Maybe here strips the exif ?
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No No No!

I have pleaded with people on all our forums not to use Attachments for showing photos. If you are going to upload a photo to our site, upload it to the gallery so that it can be seen and appreciated by a much larger audience. Once a thread has fallen off the radar an attached photo may never be seen again while in the gallery it has a good chance of being seen for a long time by many more people.

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Please use the gallery, sharing (BB) code generated by your third party photo sharing site, or your own web space using the url-based Insert Image button here.

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Re: Birds in Flight Bif EM-5 and EM-1

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I'll have a look at that Ian, thanks.

Other sites (are there any other ) let me download direct from my folders on the PC and the FAQ for this site indicated it was possible, suggesting one could "browse" the PC to select the file to show here, but none of the controls they mention to do this appear here, hence my confusion
Try viewing this video tutorial:

http://e-group.uk.net/video/e-group-...p-gallery.html

and then this one:

http://e-group.uk.net/video/e-group-...mage-post.html

I really need to update these but they do the job.

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