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The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

Interesting read..

https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/bes...d-photography/

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Of all the flagship mirrorless cameras we’ve tested, the E-M1 II definitely feels the most like a camera designed for wildlife photography
I agree there is a gap in the Oly lenses I would like a long Pro Zoom something like 100-300 good right across the range with pro capture and dual IS

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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

Interesting. The Mark II improvments seem particularly apposite to wildlife. The reviewer also didn't mention that the MFT system can adapt almost any other lens in existence.

I was a little surpised to read that the E-M1 classic is about to be discontinued.
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

Good read, hopefully Oly will soon make good on improving the CF with a firmware update.
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

Thanks for that: it's good they're going to be regularly updating this.
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

It will be interesting to see if they come to the same conclusion when the Panasonic G9 becomes generally available. I suspect not, if the hype surrounding the G9 turns out to be true.

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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

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It will be interesting to see if they come to the same conclusion when the Panasonic G9 becomes generally available. I suspect not, if the hype surrounding the G9 turns out to be true.

Ron
Wonderful if some of the G9 hype turns out to be true.

However, one of Panny's (hyperbolic IMHO) statements is that their work on processing algorithms has increased dynamic range by 25% (reference: http://www.trustedreviews.com/review...sonic-lumix-g9 )

Now, they're very careful not to say 25% more than what and whether it's a linear or log scale, but if we allow the comparison base to be around about 10 stops at 200ASA (as in the photonstopixels tests), like the GH5, GX80, E-M1ii sort of range, then one interpretation puts it at 12.5 stops, which comfortably exceeds the DR of the new full-frame Nikon D850.

Anyway, a little bit of restraint is indicated before anyone shoots their load too far over this
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

That was an interesting read Andy thanks for posting it. It does sound like the G9 might go to the top of the list when reviewed but that doesn't make the EM1 mk2 any worse!
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

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That was an interesting read Andy thanks for posting it. It does sound like the G9 might go to the top of the list when reviewed but that doesn't make the EM1 mk2 any worse!
Depends on one's criteria for ordering the list: it's actually swings and roundabouts with a variety of capabilities compared with the M1ii: for example, its high-ISO noise seems not the be as good, and it is bigger.

I suggest waiting until some more of the real world, in-depth and properly independent reviews come out, e.g. Cameralabs' full version of this: https://www.cameralabs.com/panasonic-lumix-g9-review/
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

I'll probably read it when it comes out Mark but only out of curiosity really. I think I'm pretty settled with Olympus now.
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

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I'll probably read it when it comes out Mark but only out of curiosity really. I think I'm pretty settled with Olympus now.
Sure - it is helpful to keep up with comparisons done by the good reviewers, though, if only because so many people ask what they should spend their money on (I usually start by telling them to stick with the equipment they've got, and buy some workshops to learn how to use it properly!).
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Re: The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Wildlife and Bird Photography – 2017 Round-up

Since wildlife and bird photography are my main interests, I found this an interesting review, which concurs with my own impressions of the E-M1 Mk2. A couple of things disappoint me about the way MFT is evolving:

First, the major players (Olympus and Panasonic) have both started adding new extensions to the MFT standard that are incompatible with one another.

Second, the advantages of small size and weight, which originally attracted me to the system, no longer receive as much emphasis. For example, just after I changed from Nikon (mainly for weight reasons), Nikon introduced a new 300mm f/4 lens, which is much smaller and lighter than the Olympus version.

There is potential for MFT to gain a 'killer' advantage in the 'long lens' field (wildlife and sports) but it will need a stronger co-ordinated effort than is being made at present.
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