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Old 14th February 2014
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Fast enough or not?

So I am shooting the Varsity in Southampton next month. I am using a E-M5 but I haven't got any lens that can shoot sports with. I have the Panny 45-200 but there's no way it is fast enough. I am thinking about hiring a panny 35-100 or the 4/3s 50-200 SWD. The thing is, the panny has got the constant f2.8 but 200mm equivalent might not be long enough. The 50-200 SWD might not provide as fast auto-focus as a native m4/3 lens. Please give me some advice on this?
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Old 15th February 2014
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Re: Fast enough or not?

Go hire a Canon 7d and 100-400! Really, the AF in the E-M5 isn't up to reliably capturing fast moving sports. I'm sure you'll get some shots, but the keeper rate with a 7d will be 10x higher.
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Re: Fast enough or not?

Take your current set-up to a busy road and play with the ISO on speeding cars. Not only will this familiarise the settings , but is terrific for panning technique and it costs nowt
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