Venus in Transit E-M5 Panasonic 100-300mm

Started Jun 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jeff Semprebon
Jeff Semprebon Forum Member • Posts: 82
Try EV Compensation - Re: Venus E-M5 100-300mm

I agree that manual focusing is a pain. I was able to do well enough with my E-P1 using exposure compensation in aperture priority mode. I think it was about -1.0 or -0.7 to deblur Venus and the edge of the solar disk.

Definitely needed a tripod using a 500mm/5.6 mirror lens w/ 1.5x teleconverter (2x filled the view a bit too tightly, and probably the 500mm alone would have been better to reduce time readjusting position and remove a bit of looseness from the setup).

Photos were not best, but even the E-P1's much-derided viewscreen made it easy to show my children the beginning of the event (before New England's ubiquitous clouds took back control of the sky).

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