My Oly 150-400 does Costa Rica too (Image heavy)

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My Oly 150-400 does Costa Rica too (Image heavy)

I did Costa Rica trip last week with my new Oly 150-400 lens. I'm uploading some sample images. I'm not necessarily posting my best pictures but the goal is to post pictures in different scenarios (with TC, low-light, rain, busy background etc.). I've not done any processing except converting from RAW and cropped unwanted stuff from couple of images and limited the resolution to 2048 along the longer edge.

I've done tropical birding trips earlier with my big tuna (ex: Brazil )so was really excited to try out this latest offering from Olympus. Here are some of my observations:

  • The lens performs exceedingly well when the light is good.
  • In low light, you still get nice crisp details and color rendition. But sometimes, when the light is low, I'd still be able to shoot using F2.8 aperture on my big tuna which is not possible with this pro zoom.
  • Additionally the 4.5 aperture also results in deeper depth of field so background doesn't really melt.
  • The lighter weight is such a blessing. In one of the locations, a white-collared manakin suddenly made an appearance below the deck. I was able to quickly spring into action and let out a burst and captured the image. All my friends lugging heavy full frame gear were too slow to react due to weight of their respective systems.

I'll write much more detailed review later.

Resplendent Quetzal

Golden-browed chlorophonia

Red-headed barbet

Eyelash viper

Keel-billed toucan

White-throated mountain gem

Snowy-bellied hummingbird

Northern Emerald toucanet

Golden-hooded tanager

Green honeycreeper

Long-tailed silky flycatcher

Red-legged honeycreeper

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