DockDogs Competition w/ EM-1 and ZD 50-200 SWD (FYI - Photo Heavy Post)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Phocal, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
    • Like Like x 25
    • Winner Winner x 5
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Some cracking shot there!! Thanks for posting.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  4. VooDoo64

    VooDoo64 Mu-43 Veteran

    240
    Jul 17, 2010
    Zagreb - Croatia
    Davor Vojvoda
    Beautiful pictures and thank you for them because now I will give up buying 40-150 PRO and remain on 50-200 which is quite excellent in image quality, 40-150 PRO is 4-5 times more expensive than 50-200 non-swd and is not that much better - for tone 40-150 PRO I can buy 12-60, 50-200, ec-14, Sigma 150 Macro and 45 f/1.8, it's like the whole system or one excelent lens
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Did we lose the "nominate for feature" button? Because this post needs to be bumped to top page.

    Great set, and great explanations. Makes me want to think about about that setup for action!
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  7. marz

    marz Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    132
    Jul 5, 2011
    Pyrenees, France
    Marcel
    Superb, love the photos as well as the subjects...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Jan 10, 2014
    Miami
    David
    Nice photo set! Thanks and good proof the quality on the 50-200mm is very good. I also think 33% is pretty darn good for first time out AND doing action like this.

    The one of the Boston terrier looks oh so sad lol. I used to have one of those dogs and every book will tell you that they don't like water and will stay away. I don't think dogs read books tho because mine practically lived on my boat and would jump off into the water every chance he got lol! He loved the water!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

    947
    Nov 25, 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    Ken
    Stellar work, my friend. They need to hire you as the official photographer of the event. Yesterday. You got the goods!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  11. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

    174
    Jan 28, 2014
    Vancouver
    Peter Campbell
    loved them all. that was terrific to look through. Nice work.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Don't overlook the 40-150 f4-5.6. For the unbelievable prices at which you can get one, especially used or refurb, it is a great lens. Outdoors it has performed great for me. I'm sure the
    Pro is better, but you have light, fast, and great IQ covered if you add the little guy to the 50-200. Then you can save money to put towards that 300mm. The Pro can then be the long term upgrade if you decide you need it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
    • Like Like x 1
  14. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Great photos! Also appreciate you posting your experiences
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    great shots and good news for me as I have the 50-200 swd and an e-m1arrives next week.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Would the 50-200 SWD work well on something like the GX7, or is the GX7 missing the phase detect?
     
  17. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
    • Like Like x 1
  18. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    Oct 30, 2014
    Great shots. Love watching dock diving dogs - they look they have so much fun.

    :bravo-009:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    l
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Very nice photos, great clarity. My #2 dog would be great at this, but there is little water and no docks around me.
     
    • Like Like x 1