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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Old 25th February 2015
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Re: Wildlife Photography (and all its difficulties…)

Thanks to all for the recent posts - this is all really useful information.

And great photos, too, Falk! I wouldn't have appreciated how much effort will have gone into taking those before my little sortie.

150mm f2, in the post to you Falk


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Re: Wildlife Photography (and all its difficulties…)

Originally Posted by David Morison View Post
I think it is important not to over-egg the advantages of reach, the EFL of 600mm is probably the maximum that can return a reasonable percentage of keepers with BIFs. We must remember that anything that is more than about 15-20 metres away might well be degraded by atmospheric factors such as dust or moisture. Doing BIFs with the 75-300mm I get twice as many keepers at 200mm than 300mm, as AF is faster and at max aperture more light is available. So it is best to concentrate initially on shorter focal lengths to hone your technique before going for a greater reach.

I couldn't agree more with you, David. If the lens is too powerful, it can be very difficult to keep a bird in flight both in frame AND in focus, regardless of the AF system. Of course, some of the new cameras with huge pixel counts and full-frame sensors do help rather - you can lose a lot of the frame and still have a sharp image!
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If your thinking of E-M1 ...

Since the firmware 3.0 the CAF is reported by several experienced users to be at a vastly improved level of speed and accuracy in tracking at up to 10 fps.

www .pattayadays.com/2015/03/shooting-action-with-the-e-m1-and-firmware-3-0/

www .dpreview.com/forums/post/55376381

And for shooting with old 4/3 lenses improved too:

www .dpreview.com/forums/post/55591592
Sounds very encouraging for future Olympus cameras.
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