DonParrot

DonParrot

Lives in Germany Hildesheim, Germany
Works as a Journalist
Joined on Sep 19, 2010

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    Thanks Rick.
  • Well, I remember an Olympus official - I think it was Toshi Terada himself - saying in an interview half a year prior to the E-M1 launch that they are not terribly fond of the on-sensor PDAF and ...
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    Well, Roel, I really don't understand what's going on there. Have been using the E-M1 with the 50-200 SWD for shooting dog action since last autumn and was absolutely happy with the performance ...
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    Well, at Olympus they claim it's the best zuioko zoom ever built - so better than the FT SHGs and according to some graphics I'm not able to read it even outperforms the 150 2.0 - according to ...
  • Hi Ohio shooter, the E-M1's C-AF with the 50-200 SWD is highly competitive. The problem is that Olympus still are nit willing/able to give us an AF field that remains visible in the burst mode ...
  • Thanks for the explanation, Lambert. I fully agree.
  • Ah, thanks. And yes, I also hoped for using it with my 75 1.8.
  • Well... if you want to use the 50-200 on the E-M5 I'd seriously recommend using the non-SWD version. It also doesn't AF fast but it's not a pain in... as the SWD version is. On the other hand, the ...
  • Well, it took me quite a while to find out how the GH4 ticks. The main difference to my Oly cameras: you have to have the sharpness in the plus area, not in the minus. Now I'm rather happy with my ...
  • Thanks, Aberaeron, you're absolutely right - although PPing the Panny JPEGs is more difficult than dpong so with the Oly JPEGs as you haven't got the L-SF JPEGs. So, you have to be far more carful ...
  • No I didn't as I can't use it at the dog racetrack. There, you are lying - for instance - at the end of the home straight on the left side and you have to slightly pan to keep your AF field on the ...
  • Hi Aberson, at a time I had iResolution at 'extended' to see the effect but apart from that, I thought I'd better try the other settings before letting an automatic decide what amount of ...
  • Hi Rens, it's not about sharpness or details as a whole. You can reduce and increase them in both cameras to your own liking. But did you take a look at the pic I posted further up? The section ...
  • That's exactly what I wanted to hear. And you're he first to have written this. Gives me new optimism. Well, I think that I'm on a good way, colourwise. Detail-wise... well, I hopefully will get there.
  • Hi Vesku, have been shooting running dogs for years, now. 1/2000 even is enoigh for the fstest sighthounds (greyhounds) but for mine, 1/1250 is more than fast enough.
  • hi Jay, yes, that's what i arguably will have to do. I thought that this will be the case - but you never know.
  • Yes indee, James. Or, more precisely, far too long. I fear you are right. But i am ready to do so as long as I know that i will get what I want. But aApparently, the entire Panny camp is shooting ...
  • Hi Vesku, thanks for your input. NR is already down to -5 and I've already tried different sharpness values. What about intelligen resolution and intelligen dynamic. Would you recommend to try them ...
  • Thanks for your support but nope, I don't mind the colours. I already got the GH4's JPEG engine to deliver - roughly - the colours I want. What I'm looking for are the details in a dog's fur. ...
  • Created discussions Need GH4 JPEG-engine help
    Hi, recently added a GH4 to my gear for my action shooting at the dog racetrack. Being an 98-percent JPEG shooter (please no JPEG vs. RAW discussion) I'm trying since 10 days to squeeze the same ...
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