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Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

I collected an MC-20 on Friday and headed out to test it and Firmware 3.0.

I found the Swallows busy feeding their young and managed to take these:

Swallow by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Swallow by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Swallow by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Swallow by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Swallow by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Images taken using an E-M1 II, 300mm Pro and MC-20.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

Do you have the 40-150 Dave? Would be good to see the results of the 2.0 with that!
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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

For those interested, there's a review by Tesni Ward here:

http://www.tesniward.co.uk/the-mc-20/

There are some sample shots with the 40-150.

I'm personally not confident that it'll work well with the 40-150. The IQ loss with the 1.4 is already noticeable and I'm also pretty sure that IBIS alone at 300mm will be pretty marginal.
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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

Great shots Dave, looks like you had much better light than me today.
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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

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For those interested, there's a review by Tesni Ward here:

http://www.tesniward.co.uk/the-mc-20/

There are some sample shots with the 40-150.

I'm personally not confident that it'll work well with the 40-150. The IQ loss with the 1.4 is already noticeable and I'm also pretty sure that IBIS alone at 300mm will be pretty marginal.
Did a quick test this am and posted in the MC-20 thread here.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost...&postcount=153

Not great, but ok in the higher fs. With the 300 it is amazing.
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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

Fantastic shots BTW!!
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Do you have the 40-150 Dave? Would be good to see the results of the 2.0 with that!
I do have the 40-150mm Paul however, I can't see me using the MC-20 with it very often, if at all.

I bought the MC-20 mostly for use with the 300mm and hopefully, for the 140-400mm when it appears, if the reviews are good.

I'll try some test shots with the 40-150mm and the MC-20 to see how it well they work together.

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Great shots Dave, looks like you had much better light than me today.
Thank you, the light was variable on Friday and at f8, shutter speed was the challenge.

These shots were taken between iso 400 and 1250, mostly 1250.

I was quite impressed by how well the MC-20 worked with the 300mm, I just need to get out and practice with it.

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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

Super. Photographer more than firmware. Making use of equipment this responsive is still a skill in itself.
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Super. Photographer more than firmware. Making use of equipment this responsive is still a skill in itself.
Thank you for your kind comments.

Iím looking forward to seeing what the MC-20 and 300mm combination can produce.

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Re: Swallows - MC-20 and Firmware 3.0 Test.

Terrific - thanks.

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