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Getting to grips with the OM-D/EM5


brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 7:02PM
I got the lens hood that came with the oly 9-18 and that fits the 12-50 as well. I got a cheap Jessops screw in rubber job for the 75-300 and am still debating what to do with the 45 f1.8 (saw a cheap "knock-off" hood on the web which I'm thinking about.)

I like to use the hoods as much for lens protection as anything else

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Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
4 Aug 2012 7:26PM
Luckily for me I had a 37-49mm step up ring knocking around, I already had plenty of 49mm hoods to choose between.
rogerfry e2
9 509 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:33AM

Quote:I got the lens hood that came with the oly 9-18 and that fits the 12-50 as well. I got a cheap Jessops screw in rubber job for the 75-300 and am still debating what to do with the 45 f1.8 (saw a cheap "knock-off" hood on the web which I'm thinking about.)

I like to use the hoods as much for lens protection as anything else

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These are good, and quick delivery.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 11:31AM
As far as I am concerned this camera + the Oly 75-300 is bonkers! Smile

I struggle a bit to capture birds in flight yet whilst having coffee this morning I spotted a bee flying around our Clematis Artic Queen. With nothing better to do I thought I would see how it focused on the bee at 300mm, through the double-glazed window (rather grubby)

It nailed it not once but in four separate, refocusing shots (four diferent approaches to the flower)

[center point, magnified 10X focus point,single shot AF using f8 with ISO400 and 1/800th sec]

I love this kit! (couldn't have done it with my 5Dmk2 + 70-300 LIS) Grin

bee-in-flight-crop.jpg



bee-in-flight-though-conservatory-window.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Aug 2012 2:20PM

Quote:These are good, and quick delivery


I can`t fault JCC, I`m using there adapter and hood for the x10.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Aug 2012 2:24PM

Quote:As far as I am concerned this camera + the Oly 75-300 is bonkers!


LOl I still can`t work out why you were getting pre flash, I just woundering if turning of the focus assist lamp makes any difference.

Mine is still set to "on" in the menu and I get no pre-flash, it just fires without delay.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:19PM
No idea Paul, I can only report what I experience (I'm no longer in the busines of problem analysis and solution - me brains gone since I retired Smile )
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 9:40PM
just checked out of interest, mine is also set "On" Paul
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Aug 2012 10:40PM
Mine is still on only because I have`nt yet sussed how to switch it off Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 11:09PM
its one of the 95 or so menu settings Paul, what's holding you back? Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Aug 2012 11:13PM
Smile

From what I`m seeing so fare the OM-D has a lovely dynamic range, far better than my G2, that`s for sure.
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
6 Aug 2012 12:39AM
My E-620 also has a sneaky menu - I think I'm ready for my OM when it arrives......
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
6 Aug 2012 1:33AM
So its on the way Smile
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
6 Aug 2012 12:34PM
Yep Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 2:01PM
I know I've been saying that the EM5 + 75-300 is not so good at Birds in Flight but this morning I had a chance to get a different perspective. We were wandering past our local Heronry bemoaning the fact that most of the nesting adult pairs seemed to have departed when one of this year youngsters decided to "buzz" us during a practice flight. (I'm not sure who was most startled, him or us Smile )

I missed a couple of shots as he was too close but grabbed this one with one-shot AF, centre focus point (minimised) and ISO 400

heron-juvenile.jpg



It does seem that if the bird is big enough and dark against the background this combo can handle it

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