M43 vs dSLR for birds, focusing

Started Jun 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Brian Wadie
Brian Wadie Veteran Member • Posts: 9,304
Re: M43 vs dSLR for birds, focusing

having come from canon 7D / 5Dmk2 + fast L lenses to the EM-1 / EM5 bodies and a variety of lenses including the 75-300mk2 and 50-200 mk1 I would say from my own experience that the EM-1 with firmware v1.4 with the 75-300 or 50-200 +EC-14 are going to be the closest to your Nikon D7000, 300 f4 and 1.4 TC (haven't used the G4 so can't comment but reports look good)

Having said that, they will never be as easy to use for birding as your D7000 set-up but, with the right techniques, setting and much practise, they are perfectly capable of shooting small, fast birds in flight (down to the size of a Merlin in my experience but not good enough for Swallow or Swifts)

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