Thorgrem: Great field test. Seems like m4/3 is up to the task of shooting such a difficult to shoot sport.
I'm with you Daniel. 75mm and 12-40 are my favourite lenses for this sport.
pkosewski: Ah... the "eyes are sharp" thing.I looked at some shots in the gallery. We are talking about DoF of 2-3 meters. It's not really about nailing focus as getting something in focus or being totally lost. Players are isolated very well...As such, 20% rate of "being totally lost" is quite a lot. Especially at 5 fps.
I'm pointing this out because Olympus is planning to release the 300/4 and600mm FF equivalent is not exactly a general-purpose lens. With this quality of focusing I don't think it will win over many nature photographers...
I'm certainly going to be using the 300 handheld, and waving it around like a maniac. :D
Sure TimT999. That can be done. In an event like roller derby, where the crowd is often closer to the skaters than you are, you could do that with, say a 200mm f2 or faster.
I'll let you get on with that.
Most derby photogs I've seen prefer the 70-200 f2.8, and if they want to isolate a skater use lighting, rather than trying to rely on DOF to knock out the background.
brycesteiner: This is seriously considered a sport?
I tihnk Bryce is possibly ignorant of the history of Roller Derby, and is thinking of the long extinct "sports entertainment" version.
Bryce, time to update your knowledge. You're only 30 years out of date.
Great video DPR people. Get well soon Allison.
biza43: These actually make sense, it's just a downsize from their similar range for DSLRs. Believe or not, I have yet to find a good backpack that can take my E-M1 and lens, plus a small laptop, plus a variety of miscellaneous stuff, for travel.
This might be it, finally.
I'm in a similar situation. I am going to try using a good laptop backpack (STM Drifter) and use a padded cell for the camera gear.
Duchamp, I think you may prefer a shopping trolley to your car. I mean, they both have wheels, and the shopping trolley is much smaller.
Great post. I've been doing the same down here in Australia. The Great Southern Slam is coming up next weekend so my OM-D's are going to be busy. (45 teams, 3 days) :D
Possibly bornite, or peacock ore. It's a copper sulphide.
The gold bit may be chalcopyrite.
This could be an amusingly sneaky "camera of the year".
Can we have an M4/3s version for LOLs. :D
Docmartin: No doubt, the EM-1 is a great camera! However, for those (like me) who want to continue working with the gorgeous FT Pro lenses, the EM-1 will still no replacement for the outdated E-5. I truly believe that FT lenses cannot be used on ANY MFT body without serious IQ loss until a better adapter than the current MMF2/3 is available. The material/build-quality of the MMF3 will for sure cause misalignment, flex and movement. Just have a look at Roger Cicala's findings and their discussion here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3553373
Tele centric lenses, as I mentioned. And, of course, the thousands of user reports and examples.
Or you could look at the results of people doing just that.4/3s lenses are telecentric. There's little reason to assume that Cicala's findings apply to that adaptor and lenses.
Jogger: Id like to see a continuous series of photos with the 75/1.8 at 1.8 of a runner running towards the camera.. .or maybe the 35-100/2.8 at 2.8 and 100mm. Just spot focus on the bib number and fire away.
The CAF samples so far have not proven anything. Also, what is the point of 9fps without focus.. .when would you ever use that?
I use 9fps regularly. You need some imagination.