olympus 150-400 does Bhagwan (many images)

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Girish vaze Regular Member • Posts: 142
olympus 150-400 does Bhagwan (many images)
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I finally got a chance to shoot with the 150-400 in good conditions. I am very very happy with the lens. Its super sharp across all focal lengths and even with the 1.4x on top of the 1.25x.

you can see better resolution versions of these photos on https://www.flickr.com/photos/191715835@N06/albums/72157718228493027

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Dale108
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Re: olympus 150-400 does Bhagwan (many images)

Nice set.

Dale

Girish vaze wrote:

I finally got a chance to shoot with the 150-400 in good conditions. I am very very happy with the lens. Its super sharp across all focal lengths and even with the 1.4x on top of the 1.25x.

you can see better resolution versions of these photos on https://www.flickr.com/photos/191715835@N06/albums/72157718228493027

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MjMac Forum Member • Posts: 76
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Very nice images Girish. The lens looks like a great fit with the EM1X.

Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 19,815
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These are lovely Girish, and the results @ f:4.5 are very promising in that users will be able to use the lens in poor conditions with confidence. Zoom range seems ideal for filling the frame from distance.

I'm guessing folks with preorders are getting quite antsy.

Cheers,

Rick

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Joe Lynch Senior Member • Posts: 2,332
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Excellent examples!  Thanks for posting.  Yes, I am one of the antsy pre-order people.

Joe

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martinhb Contributing Member • Posts: 627
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Great shots, love the one of the seagull & the crystal clear water droplets hanging in the air.

Certainly an inspiration for others who have this lens on order.

Keep on smiling.

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Opseuman Regular Member • Posts: 468
Wonderful collection !
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A good sampling of static and dynamic subjects.

This lens really will be a game changer for M43.

Still waiting patiently for my copy of the lens but in the meantime I am enjoying viewing these .

Thanks for posting.

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good stuff Girish.

thanks for posting.

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as always,
thank you fellow DPR members for your kind words and encouragement.

faunagraphy
faunagraphy Contributing Member • Posts: 595
Names of these birds
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Looks like a great lens, significantly better than the 100-400. But I can't help but think that the 300mm f4 is visibly sharper. This lens is about as sharp as a 300mm f4 with a teleconverter.

For those who are curious, here are the birds in these photos:

Gray Heron and White-Breasted Kingfisher.

If the Gray Heron reminds you of the Great Blue Heron, it's because they're closely related. This bird is a winter visitor to India.

Indian Pond Heron

Peregrine falcon

Black-headed gull (winter plumage - it only has a black head in summer, when it is back home in Europe)

Woolly-necked stork ... gorgeous bird, eh?

Mottled Wood Owl

Common shrike

Unsure ... probably a Short-Toed Snake Eagle

Not sure who the bird on top is. A Pariah Kite would have a forked tail ...

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DLBlack Forum Pro • Posts: 15,159
Wonder Photos

I enjoyed your photos. I am looking forward to getting this lens. I pre-ordered it on the day of the announcement. So I should get it anytime. Until then I will enjoy your photos from this lens.
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Doxa750 Contributing Member • Posts: 633
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Girish thanks for sharing very nice set.  I really enjoy your photos.

Cheers

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Carol Darby Contributing Member • Posts: 651
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Thanks for sharing another wonderful collection of images Girish. I am devouring all posts about this lens, especially yours. Keeps me happy while I wait probably months for mine.

I am viewing on my phone so look forward to seeing larger versions on my computer tomorrow.

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GEwart Contributing Member • Posts: 525
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Pictures look superb on Flickr, congratulations.

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BanditBiker Regular Member • Posts: 486
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Lovely images, thanks for sharing. I wonder when this lens will be readily available - I guess I will get a lot of time to learn the EM1X in the meanwhile

regards,

-ramu

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jpfotog
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Fantastic pictures Girish.  I've been hoping to visit Bhigwan  for at least a decade. The lens does seem to perform really well.

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JasonTheBirder
JasonTheBirder Senior Member • Posts: 2,088
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Wonderful images and beautiful birds. I would like to suggest that for some of the slower birds like pond heron, you may have been able to get away with a slower shutter speed and get cleaner images. 1/1600 is quite high for still or slow-moving birds.

rashid7
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I'd love to have the close-up of the hawk on rusty perch, printed large on my wall!

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Carol Darby Contributing Member • Posts: 651
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Hi Girish,

I have since been able to check out the images on Flickr. Thanks so much for including the link.

How do you find that combination of camera and lens with birds in flight? And do you use bird AI? I find bird AI helps a lot but I miss focus quite often with birds in flight. I am currently using the Panasonic 100-400. It is quite a nice lens but it can sometimes hunt quite a bit. Are you finding the 150-400 is very responsive in locking in focus in both still and flying birds?

Thanks
Carol Darby

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MarkDavo
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Dear Girish,

Thanks for posting these impressive images.

Thanks to Anupamkatkar for the identification.

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OP Girish vaze Regular Member • Posts: 142
Re: olympus 150-400 does Bhagwan (many images)

its perfect with the em1x wrt balance. not so much with the em1m3

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