h2otara

Joined on Dec 24, 2012

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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h2otara: Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Hi Nic - thanks very much! There is a photo of my system in the Mirrorlessons article about 1/3 of the way down. I have the 20mm/f1.7 on the camera, and shoot with it wide open behind the scope, using a Digidapter to attach it to the scope. I keep the power on the scope to 25x for the best resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

h2otara: Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Thanks so much Nic! I don't have a blog, but I have a Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds and a Vimeo site http://vimeo.com/channels/taratanaka Everything is either digiscoped with a GH4, GH3, GX1 or G1, or shot using the GH4 + Nikon 300mm f2.8 ais lens, all using manual focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)

Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)

Exposure seems really slow to adjust - has anyone else noticed this? I am renting this camera and trying it out for digiscoping. Yesterday was my first day with it and I had the Canon EF 40mm on the camera, and they were mounted on a Swarovski STX 85 scope; I was shooting in manual focus. My biggest challenge was that I was shooting white birds on a dark background, and with the zebras set to 100% the camera was very slow to adjust to changes in exposure - panning across the dark water and then getting the white bird in the viewfinder. At first when I got the bird in the frame, it would have zebras covering it, to the point I couldn't see the bird, and then they would slowly (maybe over 1 1/2 sec) fade out and the camera would adjust. This was also visible in the histogram. Here is a sample image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds/23032231414/in/dateposted-friend/

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 03:48 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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