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Re: Nikon announces development of 800mm 'super' tele

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Well, first I'd need an OMD-EM5
That was the general idea.
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Re: Nikon announces development of 800mm 'super' tele

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I am going on two once-in-a-lifetime trips in the coming months and a third body is tempting for back-up, probably necessary even.
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So, Ian. A full test would be much appreciated. I've had Olys since 1980... I've only ever had a Nikon pair of binoculars. But I live in Canonikon country - there are no OMDs to try out withought spending the kroners...
Hi Cathrine,
Out of curiosity... may I ask where you are going? Is weight/size of photo equipment a constraining factor?
PS Nikon make fine binoculars and scopes, excellent performance and reasonably priced. I use Nikon myself.
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Re: Nikon announces development of 800mm 'super' tele

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Hi Cathrine,
Out of curiosity... may I ask where you are going? Is weight/size of photo equipment a constraining factor?
PS Nikon make fine binoculars and scopes, excellent performance and reasonably priced. I use Nikon myself.
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I'm going first to Svalbard and Greenland, ending on Iceland on a cruise boat. A fortnight's photography workshop with John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick. Then - in February, to Antartica with the same two gentlemen on another workshop.

As it's a photo workshop, I guess we will need everything and that both tripods and monos are allowed, as an Oly shooter I am guessing my gear will be the smallest anyway, even with the E3 and E5

It shouldn't be the fastest shooting, with all those landscapes, so the OMD with its larger pixel count would be nice, as I would be aiming for large print quality.

I have ordered a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter from B&H, shipped yesterday, so I should be able to try out that on the E-PL3 during holidays for functionality, and decide whether to go the OMD-EM5 route before I leave on the 2. September. But I don't want to buy an OMD and then find out after Photokina that Oly are coming with an E7 with the 16 MP sensor, and there I am with an OMD with continuous focusing issues on my 300 2.8...

The Nikon binoculars were very good, and much cheaper than the Leica I have today. But sadly I must have left it in a security check somewhere along the long Norwegian coastline...
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Re: Nikon announces development of 800mm 'super' tele

This looks exciting!

May I throw in one recommendation: make sure you have not only spare batteries (no-brainer) but also a spare battery charger (if the E3 and E5 use same batteries). A guy I know went to Tanzania on an expensive safari, and found out his battery charger (Olympus) was non-functional after he had drained his first battery... He had to make wise use of the spare battery he had brought and still ran out of power. There was a handful of photographers on that safari, sadly all of them using Canon or Nikon.
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Re: Nikon announces development of 800mm 'super' tele

Thank you, Tordan My thoughts exactly. Along with the adapter, I am also getting an extra charger along with the new sets of extra batteries. Mine haven't done their full number of charges yet, but you never jnow, and I don't want to be along the Greenland Coast when I run out... Also the spare battery chargers will be US type, and the cruise ship is American (Quark Expeditions) so they should be practical, as it's so bulky with all the adapters for chargers, it's useful to have a couple of US-type cords.
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There was a handful of photographers on that safari, sadly all of them using Canon or Nikon.
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Actually, on the Galapagos trip last year, there was actually one other man using Olympus, an E-620. That doesn't happen often!
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