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E-P3, 75/300 vs Squirrel

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    UPS got here today and this evening this little girl posed for me.

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    50% crop, 1/30th sec, tripod, f/8, iso 400, 300mm
     
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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I have to say. At my house we're at war with the squirrels, so I don't look on them fondly.

    That said. That is a terrific shot! Really nice detail, and crispness.

    Good stuff.
     
  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    They dig up my flower pots:mad:

    Great photo tho. Hand held?
     
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks. Yeah they are hell on paws. I was shooting birds but they were too far away and when the squirrel showed up I was glad to have something 'big' show up in the frame. :biggrin:
     
  5. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    When I first saw it, I immediately pictured it with the crosshairs of a weaver 3x9 variable scope on it.

    That's usually the glass I view them through....:cool:
     
  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks. No. I had it on a somewhat loose ballhead so I could follow action. I haven't tried hand held yet. :confused:
     
  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I gotta say, this is a sweet little setup. It's nice to have a nearly silent shutter again. I'm also pretty impressed with the IQ. Looking at images at 100% that could be printed as-is OOC makes me happy indeed. Really like the VF-2 as well. Feels right. Obviously getting used to the menu structure will take some time and remembering where changes can be made in a hurry is frustrating right now but I know these things take time.
     
  8. Haw some folks handle the squirrels:
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-d3rZZ-_M&feature=related]‚Ä™Ultimate Squirrel Launching Compilation‚Ĩ‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Some Canadians said their squirrels returned to ride again. As usual YMMV
     
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  9. BruPri

    BruPri Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Apr 13, 2010
    Seattle
    I'm considering an E-P3 and curious about your comment, nearly silent compared to what? (I have an E-P1, is it much different than that?)
     
  10. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sorry. I should have been more specific. :rolleyes: I just sold my Nikon D3 and that thing sounded like a bunched up logging chain tossed onto a concrete floor in comparison. :biggrin:
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Good to see you working the 75-300 :cool:
     
  12. BruPri

    BruPri Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Apr 13, 2010
    Seattle
    Well I'll be coming from a NEX5 which isn't much different from the Nikon but do want to get my hands on a 3!