Needing Help w/ OMD E-M1 AF Tracking Tips for Moving Subjects

Started May 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
CrisPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,464
Re: According to Thom Hogan, go back to Nikon

wildlifr wrote:

Thom's quote:

"FWIW, I spent two weeks recently in the Galapagos with the Fujifilm, Nikon, and Olympus kits I described. From that experience, I would absolutely go with the Nikon if this hypothetical situation applied to me today. Again, Fujifilm left me wanting at the telephoto end, and big time. The Olympus was a challenge to get keepers with on fast moving bird action (the Fujifilm probably would have been, too, but I quickly avoided the 55-200mm lens because of that).

On the other hand, for the scenic work and when I was doing animals-in-environment shots, both the Fujifilm and Olympus did well. Some may even prefer their JPEG rendering. However, looking at IQ after raw conversion, I’d still rate the D7100 as the keeper. I’ll have more to say on this soon...

With 24mp (actually about 22mp with this crop), there’s incredible detail in the birds features, and no visible noise despite using ISO 800. But here’s the kicker: that’s shot 3 in a sequence of 8. All in focus. The best I could do with the other cameras was 2 of 8 in focus."

Others have much more luck /better settings than Thom. Or he had very very wild animals

In a sequence of 15 shots the first two are slightly blurred and the others are sharp. My keeper rate is easily above 70%.

DonParrot has even better skills and higher keeper rates. Search for his latest threads here ...

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