Yes.....Fast Action with E-M1 :)

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Yes.....Fast Action with E-M1 :)
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Lenses used : 8MMFE, 35-100 F2, 150F2 (some with EC20).

Pros: C-AF finally works, especially with the 35-100

Cons: the MMF is, for me, still the weakest point with big lenses.

Now, some pictures..

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Do you have IS set to initiate on the half-press of the shutter release? If so, press the release half-way to initiate IS, keep holding the release half-pressed to keep IS active and try manually focusing. That's always worked well for me, especially at longer focal lengths. It's amazing how still the finder can be kept at 200-300mm.

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Do you have IS set to initiate on the half-press of the shutter release? If so, press the release half-way to initiate IS, keep holding the release half-pressed to keep IS active and try manually focusing. That's always worked well for me, especially at longer focal lengths. It's amazing how still the finder can be kept at 200-300mm.

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Yes, the camera is set up to behave that way.I've setup the focus peaking also. The most difficult time to manually focussing was with the 150+EC20 (600mm equivalent).I was using a monopod too.

The movement of the focus ring is too "harsh".A micro movement of the ring results in a jump of meters in focussing.Anyway there was just one occasion I needed to manually focus.It was a jump where I cannot see the car approaching it, so didn't have any reference to focus or track on.

But other than that situation, C-AF worked fine (once locked). Tried even C-AF+Tracking (set up as NORMAL activity) and worked quite well too in some situation @ 6.5 FPS.

Overall, i'm quite happy with the camera.

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These are GREAT. Not only technically proficient, they really convey racing and the setting. Well done!

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These are great Paniko,

thanks for sharing. It is good to see someone using CAF and getting keepers with 4/3rds lenses.

Using a monopod helps in my opinion. I always use a tripod with my set up.

I am wondering if you can answer a few questions.

I am wondering if you have tried the 50-200mm SWD with the EM1 in CAF? Any good?

Also is the EM1 actually shooting at 6.5 fps in CAF as I have heard some users saying that the frame rate drops under 6.5 fps when using CAF and 4/3rds lenses on the EM1?

Also is their EVF blackout during continuous shooting? Are you able to follow the subject between frames?

Thanks Paniko.

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Lenses used : 8MMFE, 35-100 F2, 150F2 (some with EC20).

Pros: C-AF finally works, especially with the 35-100

Cons: the MMF is, for me, still the weakest point with big lenses.

Now, some pictures..

You can find more picture here : http://paniko.zenfolio.com/p508486251

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surfingmaltman wrote:

These are great Paniko,

thanks for sharing. It is good to see someone using CAF and getting keepers with 4/3rds lenses.

Thank you Rich!

Using a monopod helps in my opinion. I always use a tripod with my set up.

Totally agree. Especially when doing low angle shots as mines. 90% are done not more than 60 cm from the ground level.

I am wondering if you can answer a few questions.

I am wondering if you have tried the 50-200mm SWD with the EM1 in CAF? Any good?

Not yet.Sorry.

Also is the EM1 actually shooting at 6.5 fps in CAF as I have heard some users saying that the frame rate drops under 6.5 fps when using CAF and 4/3rds lenses on the EM1?

Did not measured it, but just "hearing" the shutter sound,seem that it goes down that number.But i can be wrong.

Also is their EVF blackout during continuous shooting? Are you able to follow the subject between frames?

That's one point where the EVF falls behind the OVF. When the subject is coming straight towards you

there's no problem at all. When you're shooting sideways and the subject is coming from the sides,that's when you need to use the "free eye" to get the timing right.

I was using the 8 mm an the cars where passing about 2 meter from me, going more than 100km/h.

Getting the time right was really hard. I must say that that situation was really frustrating.

8MM FE,1/160,F9,ISO200. FL50R manual 1/4

Thanks Paniko.

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Thanks Paniko,

that's a shame about the EVF blackout during continuous shooting.

Thanks

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surfingmaltman wrote:

These are great Paniko,

thanks for sharing. It is good to see someone using CAF and getting keepers with 4/3rds lenses.

Thank you Rich!

Using a monopod helps in my opinion. I always use a tripod with my set up.

Totally agree. Especially when doing low angle shots as mines. 90% are done not more than 60 cm from the ground level.

I am wondering if you can answer a few questions.

I am wondering if you have tried the 50-200mm SWD with the EM1 in CAF? Any good?

Not yet.Sorry.

Also is the EM1 actually shooting at 6.5 fps in CAF as I have heard some users saying that the frame rate drops under 6.5 fps when using CAF and 4/3rds lenses on the EM1?

Did not measured it, but just "hearing" the shutter sound,seem that it goes down that number.But i can be wrong.

Also is their EVF blackout during continuous shooting? Are you able to follow the subject between frames?

That's one point where the EVF falls behind the OVF. When the subject is coming straight towards you

there's no problem at all. When you're shooting sideways and the subject is coming from the sides,that's when you need to use the "free eye" to get the timing right.

I was using the 8 mm an the cars where passing about 2 meter from me, going more than 100km/h.

Getting the time right was really hard. I must say that that situation was really frustrating.

8MM FE,1/160,F9,ISO200. FL50R manual 1/4

Thanks Paniko.

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very dynamic and nice separation with the fast lens, i like em lots

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Hey Paniko,

Not sure if you know this already but I'll say it in case it helps you.

I found this thread on setting the EVF refresh rate to high.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52624687

It seems this helps to eliminate evf blackout in sequential shooting.

Or perhaps you already had this set up?

Thanks

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surfingmaltman wrote:

These are great Paniko,

thanks for sharing. It is good to see someone using CAF and getting keepers with 4/3rds lenses.

Thank you Rich!

Using a monopod helps in my opinion. I always use a tripod with my set up.

Totally agree. Especially when doing low angle shots as mines. 90% are done not more than 60 cm from the ground level.

I am wondering if you can answer a few questions.

I am wondering if you have tried the 50-200mm SWD with the EM1 in CAF? Any good?

Not yet.Sorry.

Also is the EM1 actually shooting at 6.5 fps in CAF as I have heard some users saying that the frame rate drops under 6.5 fps when using CAF and 4/3rds lenses on the EM1?

Did not measured it, but just "hearing" the shutter sound,seem that it goes down that number.But i can be wrong.

Also is their EVF blackout during continuous shooting? Are you able to follow the subject between frames?

That's one point where the EVF falls behind the OVF. When the subject is coming straight towards you

there's no problem at all. When you're shooting sideways and the subject is coming from the sides,that's when you need to use the "free eye" to get the timing right.

I was using the 8 mm an the cars where passing about 2 meter from me, going more than 100km/h.

Getting the time right was really hard. I must say that that situation was really frustrating.

8MM FE,1/160,F9,ISO200. FL50R manual 1/4

Thanks Paniko.

De Nada!

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Very cool - I especially like the ones where you captured the rally cars nearly head-on; it's almost intimidating, coming right at you. I'm guessing you had a longer focal length and there was a turn right before they would run you over ;).

Liked these very much.

edit: you got some very nice high-speed, freeze-motion with dirt kicked up in the air. Have you tried any slower shutter speed, panning shots?

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surfingmaltman wrote:

Hey Paniko,

Not sure if you know this already but I'll say it in case it helps you.

I found this thread on setting the EVF refresh rate to high.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52624687

It seems this helps to eliminate evf blackout in sequential shooting.

Or perhaps you already had this set up?

Thanks

Nope, didn't had this option on. Just turned off Focus peaking and turned on the high refresh rate.

Next time i'll see if things get better.

Thanks for the tip!

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Almost used always F2.0 on these, so yes the separation is an effect that i was looking for.

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RightRudder wrote:

Very cool - I especially like the ones where you captured the rally cars nearly head-on; it's almost intimidating, coming right at you. I'm guessing you had a longer focal length and there was a turn right before they would run you over ;).

Yup! I was with the 150 F2 (sometimes with the EC20 on) or the 35-100 F2.

I had a PANIC moment when shooting straight in front of the jump. A Subaru Impreza lost control for about 100 meters after that little (but fast!) jump. I was almost sitting on the ground with the camera on retracted monopod  with 150+EC20.When I saw the car coming straight to me, i've just had the time to stand up and run away leaving my Tamrac Expedition 8 full of lenses on the car line.

Luckily the car got back to the track and me an a bunch of other photographers had a histeric laugh....

Liked these very much.

edit: you got some very nice high-speed, freeze-motion with dirt kicked up in the air. Have you tried any slower shutter speed, panning shots?

Thanks!...having tried that with the fisheye on a fast corner with 1/160 and the FL50 on camera for helping to freeze the car, but didn't liked much the results. The car looked too far with the FE, so next time i'll try with the 7-14 or maybe the 14-35 to see if things get better.

That was my first "job" with the new camera.So hope things got to be better next time

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Gidday Paniko

Nice to see that sharpness, specially with such a fast-moving target!

Liked this one, in particular:

http://paniko.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v96/p760472921-5.jpg

Was this using your f/2 150 + EC-20?

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Gidday Paniko

Nice to see that sharpness, specially with such a fast-moving target!

Liked this one, in particular:

http://paniko.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v96/p760472921-5.jpg

Was this using your f/2 150 + EC-20?

Well done, mate

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Nope, that was with the 150 alone.

At f4-f5.5 the 150-EC20 combo it's too soft for my tastes...and C-AF does not work as well as with the 150 alone. Have to try with the EC14 next time or maybe stop down more the combo.That would surely help with C-AF...
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