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Bagrphotography

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I suppose I should throw a few images up too.
This is from a couple of weeks ago at a circuit a couple of hours away from here.
 

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Hi folks.
Long time reader, first time poster. ;)

I did a thing - I photographed some rally cars, doing Rally things. Darn.

3 lenses used. Apart from the people that can see the EXIF, do you know what lenses they are?
 

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Still making the most of the racing available before spectators are excluded from circuits as infection rates start to rise again. This time another trip to Oulton Park to watch some bikes on a bit of a cold day.

I've cured my GAS but now have GABS (Grab a Bargain Syndrome) and with the recent "free" f1.2 lens offer have traded my G9 for an EMI ii. As my muscles struggle with the cold I took my 70-300 as the main lens for a lighter weight kit. The weather was kind enough to provide bright sunlight and overcast clouds to let me test out the new camera and a good opportunity to see what I'd got.

I'm very impressed with the camera's handling and blown away by the CAF and its ability to prove, to me at least, that the 70-300 is a very good lens (actually a 10 on my GABS scale). Depending on what I do with the "free" lens this is my best value motorsport kit ever.:yahoo:
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Still making the most of the racing available before spectators are excluded from circuits as infection rates start to rise again. This time another trip to Oulton Park to watch some bikes on a bit of a cold day.

I've cured my GAS but now have GABS (Grab a Bargain Syndrome) and with the recent "free" f1.2 lens offer have traded my G9 for an EMI ii. As my muscles struggle with the cold I took my 70-300 as the main lens for a lighter weight kit. The weather was kind enough to provide bright sunlight and overcast clouds to let me test out the new camera and a good opportunity to see what I'd got.

I'm very impressed with the camera's handling and blown away by the CAF and its ability to prove, to me at least, that the 70-300 is a very good lens (actually a 10 on my GABS scale). Depending on what I do with the "free" lens this is my best value motorsport kit ever.:yahoo:View attachment 849978View attachment 849980View attachment 849979View attachment 849986View attachment 849981View attachment 849983View attachment 849982.
Some great pictures there @Kae1 great to be at a track again !
Would have been there but so far to travel
Just one observation - your number 81 bike 2nd from end - rider has very blown out white crash helmet - all detail has been lost and it stands out against the rest of the scene - this isn’t a criticism as I often have the same problem but worth looking at a solution ?
Not sure if it’s inherent dynamic range limitations or processing but something to consider as I say I have had the same issue almost always with white crash helmets both with M43 and with Fuji XT3 even when the rest of the bike and rider and scene are well / correctly exposed ?
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Rob
 

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Bloody nice stuff Kae.

Ok.. so.. Panasonic G9 to OMD EM1 mk2. Good? Bad? Bloody fantastic swap over? Worth the change? Easier to focus/keep focus? More keepers?

Not looking forward to when I (have) to replace my gear.
 

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Just one observation - your number 81 bike 2nd from end - rider has very blown out white crash helmet - all detail has been lost and it stands out against the rest of the scene - this isn’t a criticism as I often have the same problem but worth looking at a solution ?
Not sure if it’s inherent dynamic range limitations or processing but something to consider as I say I have had the same issue almost always with white crash helmets both with M43 and with Fuji XT3 even when the rest of the bike and rider and scene are well / correctly exposed ?
Thanks Rob for the kind words.
Looking at the picture again I can see what you mean. I'm only shooting Jpegs which could be a reason. I'll have a play with the processing and see whether I'm able to do anything about it, but might be beyond my skill set!
 

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Ok.. so.. Panasonic G9 to OMD EM1 mk2. Good? Bad? Bloody fantastic swap over? Worth the change? Easier to focus/keep focus? More keepers?
Thank you for the kind words.

This has been only the second outing for the EM1 ii but I'd decided even after the first outing that I got on with it better than the G9.

First of all the personal factors - I found the handling better, as it is a little bit lighter (I am using an L bracket with the EM1 rather than a battery grip with G9), plus I coped much better with the EVF (I had to lift the G9 slightly higher than my usual position for the EVF to work - I don't have this problem with the G80/90). I found the EM's focusing improvement significant - however, I may need to temper that again with the way I had to hold the G9 rather than the ability of the G9.

Second the camera - The focus is the best I've ever had. I am getting more keepers and have a choice of the best shot rather than just the one with best focus. Whether it's true, or wishful thinking, but I believe that it is also better at finding a quicker/sharp focus with the 75-300 - a lens which I'm liking more and more. It has also shown some sharp (for me) results with the Panasonic 100-400 too which were better than I'd managed with the G9
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When I got the G9 it was £300 cheaper than the EM1 ii plus I got a free grip/battery/25mm 1.7 lens/SD card so that was a good buy at the time. I managed to take over 50,000 images with it and it is still a very nice camera. I still love the G80/90 and will keep it as my second body but IMO the EM1 ii is in a different league. I still think I would have struggled to convince myself to spend the money on the EM1 ii twelve months ago but with the lower price plus free 1.2 lens at the moment I've even convinced my wife that it's a good deal!

So, as you can tell I'm more than happy with the EM1 ii and the change is worthwhile.
 
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