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BIF settings from an Olympus Visionary How come there's no ROTFLMAO smilies?

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Re: Some people may be interested.

I think that is quite an interesting article and I am not sure why I should need that particular smiley. I have to admit that I haven't even tried C-AF+TR yet, as so many people have said that it is not very good. I think I will try his settings and see if they work. I have nothing to lose and plenty to gain if they are successful.

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I'm laughing at the Olympus Visionary bit.
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Re: Some people may be interested.

H'mm, difficult to remember all that. (Not that I have an M1 MkII anyway!) When I had my Canon system, and did a lot of bird photography, I found the most important things were practice, practice, and practice. I always used single point AF, and I got pretty good at getting on the bird and keeping it there. But of course it was a different system.

However, when I first bought the M5, I went to an airshow, and got very good results doing exactly what I did with the Canon. I haven't been to airshows for couple of years now, and I bet I've lost the knack. I'd say, do what works for you - and keep doing it.
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Re: Some people may be interested.

The guy has some nice shots so he must be doing something right. I have yet to be able to try photographing large non eratic birds in flight so I am a bit cautious in taking some of his thoughts as suitable for my needs.


Large subjects, in good light and relatively contrasty scenes track the best.

Of course they do.. its trying to find these situations that is the difficult thing. In an urban environment its difficult to find and track birds with your own eyes as they are only in view for a second or two with trees or buildings all around.


If you are trying to photograph birds in flight.... For regular situations where you donít anticipate much movement or many avian subjects, stay at the default

This isn't a regular situation, this is far outside the normal from my experience.


If you are photographing a bird flying against a busy background...There may be objects trying to compete for the AFís attention in these situations, so limiting the number of active AF points active make it much easier to stay on the bird. (Use the D-Pad to move the group of five points so that they are active on the birdís eye area.)

Hang on, if the bird is moving and you are desperately trying to follow its flight by panning and still keeping the bird in the centre of the frame (or in the frame at all) are you seriously saying that you can use the D-Pad to move the focus group onto the bird's eye?


If you are photographing a tame, lone bird, and you want to obtain critical sharp focus on the eye, place one AF point on the eye (using the D-Pad to move it around) and you will get the best results.

See my point above.
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Re: Some people may be interested.

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I'm laughing at the Olympus Visionary bit.

Always thought this. Shame - it's the Hype. Obviously they are wanting to make a 'position statement'. No different from Canikon.


But there is, at least in Marketing terms.
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