The EC-14 is very convenient and sharp with objects that are up to 30 meters away. Focus in good light is fast and accurate. When I think about returning to Africa (post pandemic) I think about taking the 50-200 and EC-14 because in 95% of wildlife safari conditions, animals are so close to the vehicle you don't need more than 200mm and when you do you can always drive closer or pop on the EC-14. The EC-20 is not fast to focus in the best light and you need a very steady hand or a tripod to get sharp shots with it. Probably better to use the EC-14 and crop IMHO. I wish Olympus would make a 50-200 f2.8 to 3.5 in m43 format with fast focus and usable C-AF.This is fantastic Steve (as are the others in the 'Birds' thread)... the EC-14 is definitely on my want list!
Beautiful picture...Yesterday, we hit a daily record high of 90* F which is rare for my region in May. The Eastern Screech Owl that nests in a tree in the backyard was out all day. Although I'm no expert it didn't seem distressed but was panting and breathing thru its mouth. My daughter's dog does the same thing during hot weather. Maybe it helps some kind of cooling procedure ? No owlets seen this year and I'm beginning to feel time is running out for that.
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