BIF with EM 1 II + 300mm

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dv312
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BIF with EM 1 II + 300mm

BIF

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drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,873
Re: BIF with EM 1 II + 300mm

dv312 wrote:

BIF

Learn Japanese !

At my age, I will be happy as long as I can still understand English.

Nice images, but I am not sure the bird was changing distance by all that much.  I want to see what it does with the bird flying very quickly toward the camera.

Of course if I understood Japanese, maybe I would actually know how quickly the bird was moving toward the camera.

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I think the kingfisher is actually hovering before diving. They sometimes do this when they misjudge an initial dive, then hover and either dive again or pull out altogether.

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Denjw wrote:

I think the kingfisher is actually hovering before diving. They sometimes do this when they misjudge an initial dive, then hover and either dive again or pull out altogether.

I think you are correct Dennis - hovering before dive - and not a good demo of BIF capture.

also it looks like the first 6 shots or so have the camera locked on the background. If the photographer was experienced with BIF shooting he would not have released the shutter unless the camera had lock on the bird, Maybe he was shooting in the pro capture mode and the first shots are pre-release.

It's  frustrating waiting for an experienced bird shooter to review the camera. Maybe Oly is keeping it out of the hands of anyone who can do a side-by-side with a D500 or 7D2

A pity Panasonic is not using PDAF. It would be nice to have a 2nd option with 4/3 lenses

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Messier Object wrote:

Denjw wrote:

I think the kingfisher is actually hovering before diving. They sometimes do this when they misjudge an initial dive, then hover and either dive again or pull out altogether.

I think you are correct Dennis - hovering before dive - and not a good demo of BIF capture.

also it looks like the first 6 shots or so have the camera locked on the background. If the photographer was experienced with BIF shooting he would not have released the shutter unless the camera had lock on the bird, Maybe he was shooting in the pro capture mode and the first shots are pre-release.

It's frustrating waiting for an experienced bird shooter to review the camera. Maybe Oly is keeping it out of the hands of anyone who can do a side-by-side with a D500 or 7D2

A pity Panasonic is not using PDAF. It would be nice to have a 2nd option with 4/3 lenses

Peter

Wish I had a Babel fish ... good find

T'would be nice to know what fps and what focus pattern was in use - the first few frames certainly would have missed a centre single or a central 5 box, probably even a 9 box.

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