For the fun of it , Sony 70-400G on Oly EM5

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Ron Co Senior Member • Posts: 1,566
Re: For the fun of it , Sony 70-400G on Oly EM5

davestravelgear wrote:

Nice shooting Ron,

My E-M5 hasn't arrived yet, but I have been thinking about how to get more reach for birds and wildlife, and have to say (especially as they are from a monopod) this looks promising!

Tasmania is one of my favorite places in the world to visit, as I have friends on a small farm down in Grove near Huonville, amazing birds and lots of weird wildlife (even if they are mostly absent during the day which is quite frustrating!) certainly an eye opener to what we normally see in the UK!

I hope you are safe from the ongoing fires that are raging at the moment? (my friend is working with the fire department right now fighting them) and keep up the good work testing lenses, I am looking forward to seeing what else you can come up with!

All the best, Dave

Thanks Dave

Tasmania has its good points and a few not so good at present, if only there was a part of the world where idiots were not present , all our worst fires were "accidents" meaning stiupid people doing stupid things when common sense says they should not be doing them -- but that is another story

we were lucky ,so far , no fires less than about 10 km from us to date, but it was not fun watching the valley fill with smoke day after day and knowing what others were going  through, and the terrible suffering of the wildlife and forests   . Your firends place was closer to the worst fires than us , hope they were OK

We have a lovely relationship with the wallabies etc which visit us nightly  for the food we offer them , we do not try to make contact or tame them just enjoy seeing them up close ,even if it is often in the dark ,now and then an individual will break the pattern as recently and visit during the day that is always great , we have wombats here but have only seen them in front of the house once -at 3 am!!_ quolls often visit , brush tailed possums also but mainly pademelons and Bennetts wallabies and during the day we have our family of native hens that are more fun than a pet dog they are so attentive ,cannot step outside without them rushing up to us , lovely stuff for wildlife to feel that confident with us .Alenka laughs I can be outside with an axe cutting firewood and the birds are standing right beside me fearless, most Tasmanians think of the native hen as a scatterbrained crazy road runner but they are really intelligent and  very social wonderful to watch interacting

OK bored you long enough off to the pond once more to try a few morning shots - I have a 500mm mirror lens I want to try again

I think you will enjoy your Oly  but if you read my other reply they are not perfect either (none are)

regards and best


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