Action Shots of Birds

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by photoeagle, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. photoeagle

    photoeagle Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2015
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    Brad Harris
    Is shooting birds in flight difficult with 4/3?
  2. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    You mean like the one I attached?

    There is a Nature forum in which you find a long thread about shooting birds. Share Birds

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  3. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
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    Yes it is. You can get a snap sometimes as mcasan did above, waiting for a bird to take off from a perch, but snapping birds in flight is very difficult in m43 as the AF systems just aren't as sophisticated as their DSLR peers.

    An eagle or osprey, big relatively deliberate moving with a lead time, are much easier to capture than small birds flitting about.

    But this is an area of general weakness for current generation m43.
  4. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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    If you can get close enough, are tenacious, have patience, and can keep your focus target(s) on the subject you'll get more good shots than most. Additionally the focus system on Olympus and Panasonic cameras do not work like Nikon's or Canon's, so it takes some effort in learning how the system works best. On the other hand I have yet to hear of M4/3s photographer that can get the keeper rate that comes form using the best of Canon or Nikon equipment.
  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Damiano Visocnik
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