Messier Object

Lives in Peter is in Sydney Australia
Joined on Mar 6, 2011

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  • Replied in Gambels quail
    I do the same I also see a more stable viewfinder image with the OS with my 100-400 at 400 and with my 300mm prime. I too switch OS on when needed. I'm more worried about damage to the OS mechanism ...
  • Walter, I accidentally broke the foot on my RDS when, in a darkened room, I grabbed the RDS mistaking it for the upturned foot of my 300mm f/2.8 lens. The camera + lens stayed put and I had the RDS ...
  • Replied in None
    but I think you need to buy them all to be happy :-) I only use 4/3 lenses, and I have every Olympus 4/3 Prime lens except the 25mm pancake. I have an eBay watch on it, I often see cheap ones in ...
  • Replied in Depends
    Danny, I was doing some PP on a BIF the other day and I swear that when I zoomed right in on that shadowed under-wing area I saw that there was a studio test chart stuck to the bird's wing. I ...
  • Brian, may I suggest that it's because 1. Your subjects are at considerable range, greater than 50m and relative to that range the camera's focus distance does not change by much during a sequence. ...
  • A very entertaining little video, and an excellent showcase of some beautiful Aussie birds. Peter
  • Almost missed your post Ron. Good shot of the starlings - I like the composition especially with the 2 leaves denoting the season. The Woodie looks like a young bird, but I'm not familiar with ...
  • Replied in Gambels quail
    Cute birds Oly and nice shots. I'd be happy to have them in my yard. Which EF adapter are you using ? If Metabones have you noted the behaviour of the Lens stabilisation - runs continuously Peter
  • I already had the F2.8 and buying the F4 made little sense to me. You mentioned reach and your scope . . . the F2.8 has the EC20 and that gets you to out to  600mm at f/5.6. How does that compare ...
  • Yes, in my experience the E-M1 Mk II sensor at the same ISO and exposure settings exhibits more noise than the 7D Mk II. Birds are my main photographic subject and Shutter Speed is the primary ...
  • well captured Sanjay. The last shot is my favourite Peter
  • Keep in mind that the EF lens is a full stop faster at 400mm than the Panasonic 100-400mm, and if wildlife is your subject that extra stop can be a big advantage. I dismiss talk of the EF lens not ...
  • Great shots Makarand ! I love the buzzard image. Re DPP, I hardly use it. It doesn't have a correction brush tool, so any noise reduction you apply will be globally to the entire image. for jpg ...
  • A good day indeed Dennis. Cute juvi Azure, and well captured eagle BIFs Peter
  • Beautiful heron images Harvey. I agree that softer light makes for better feather details, and the lower light levels of evening work very well, and that's when the FF sensor has a big advantage. Peter
  • Another beautiful image ! Peter
  • Replied in Kruger Eagles
    Captured a few months back in the game reserves bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park. We spotted many eagles but none were close, and extreme cropping needed in PP to get reasonable sized ...
  • C-AF requires a focus point to be on continuously your target. Re-composing could mean that your centre points move off the target. S-AF with a target like a bird that's moving around on a perch ...
  • Replied in E5 vs Em1
    The only known 'issue' with the E-30 was if you had Auto Gradation enabled  when shooting JPG. The camera had a tendency to boost shadows too much resulting in a noisy look. It also has a strong ...
  • More than a year after the E-M1.2 was announced, and still no major upgrade or feature enhancements. If Oly had a fix for the poor Tr performance you'd think they would have given it by now. IMO ...
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