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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by photoeagle, Feb 15, 2016.
Is shooting birds in flight difficult with 4/3?
You mean like the one I attached?
There is a Nature forum in which you find a long thread about shooting birds. Share Birds
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.
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.
I find it very difficult to get BIF with M43
BIF: Birds in Fight (not "L")
Bush turkey and magpie fighting over "turf"
Birds in fight_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
maybe I should choose my lenses a bit more carefully?
Bell&Howell assembly_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr