surfingmaltman

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  • Replied in Examples
    Your welcome. Thanks Don.
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    If the spray is in the same zone of focus or close to the same focus plane of the subject then this spray would actually assist the the AF system. Having a small aperture helps increase the depth ...
  • P.S: Forgot to add. Market penetration is not slow. Oly haven't marketed to this group till recently. A large number of these types of shooters use high quality primes and Panasonic went with a ...
  • Just quickly. I don't think Panasonic and Olympus are surprised but have been proactive and I suspect see this as an opportunity. Seems the products they have created recently aim at this market? ...
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    I can see how the default AF set up involving button pressing and scrolling would make changing the AF arrangement on the EM1 cumbersome. I'd encourage you to try a one button press customisation. ...
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    Hey Ian, can't say I have experience with the E5. Did have an E3 though. yes achieving focus can sometimes be a little slow for the EM-1. it's good that you have an E5 then. The only way I can ...
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    In my opinion 3x3 is better than single point especially for acquiring initial lock or requiring if the AF lock breaks due to interference. At times though I don't have the luxury of being able to ...
  • Sure Max, Understand. I think the challenge with the Em-1 is initial focus lock can be a little be slowish at times. So if it loses that lock due to something passing in front then reacquiring may ...
  • I agree with Skeeter with regards to shooting surfing linked below. Em-1 mk1 can get distracted by foreground objects but that CAF focus lock he mentions is the key. turn the CAF focus lock off and ...
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    Hey Maxiso, some examples here. Shot in mixed light. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1327809943906352.1073741926.196036333750391&type=1&l=c646ee975d I use Em-1 Mk1 in CAF mode with ...
  • Agree, One housing to work with the kit I already have would be simpler. Ric
  • Thanks for the link looks good but no pistol grip. i can't justify 2 housings and not really that interested in picking up a housing for small surf. Thanks though.
  • Yep. Pistol grip would be nice. I have not seen any yet but would consider a housing if there was a pistol grip. RicHo
  • Thanks for the correction Tord. Appreciate it, It is your thread.
  • thanks Pete for the reply. Not talking about optics here but age of AF tech. Well lets wait and see. Like I said though if people are getting great results as you say with the E-M1 then this is ...
  • Hmm those lenses you speak of are 12-13 years old now. AF is a combination of both camera and lens. I gave a strong example. Most other scenarios are not as severe as this one though. If you want ...
  • Peter it appears that you are assuming that AF technology is more about the camera body than the lens? The 150 and 300mm Oly's are using AF technology the is more than 12 years old. A lot older ...
  • I have used this lens with an E3 so can't comment on E5 with and without EC20. On the E-M1 I use it with and without the DTC. Nice feature. If there is a clear line of sight there is not much issue ...
  • Replied in Surfing examples
    Use this lens for surfing. Goes well. Plenty of examples here. https://www.facebook.com/The-Light-by-the-Sea-196036333750391/ Only uses PDAF on the E-M1 so can struggle a little at times in poor ...
  • Replied in Keep at it
    I'd encourage you to keep at it. There is learning curve with the Oly CAF that I have had to go through and it took a while. I am not using the 300mm but I am using the 50-200mm with an adaptor ...
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