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OM-D and some Action Stuff

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GaryAyala, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Youth Soccer:

    #1
    P7100222-L.

    #2
    P7100189-L.

    #3
    P7100179-L.

    #4
    P7100073-L.

    While I think I did okay, the camera, when compared to a dSLR, was not in the same league regarding C-AF. The C-AF on the Oly simply does not work, the images were shot with S-AF and the operator pumping the focus button. The EVF sucked when compared to a dSLR optical. but if one continued to follow the action with both eyes open, using the right when the EVF refreshed, and the left between refreshes, one could manage. This was five year olds, dunno if I could shoot something faster like seven year olds with the OM-D.

    The more I work with the OM-D, the easier it is to get the shots I want. Hopefully I'm only an update or two away from a viable C-AF.

    The DOF, as expected, is much more distracting due to lack of fast long lenses, multiplied by the small sensor, than my usual working dSLR's.

    Gary
     
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  2. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Wonderful, well captured!!
     
  3. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Gary, I've seen some of your soccer shots from the Canon and they're terrific. From your description, it sounds like the OM-D requires more thought and effort to use in similar circumstances. Extra work aside, how pleased are you with the results you're getting?
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    It definitely requires more thought an effort when I shoot soccer pictures of my son with my E-PL2 vice using my DSLR.......:redface:
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks Bill.

    G

    P7100009-L.
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    The IQ is great for my unsophisticated taste. I don't think I could have captured anything much better with a dSLR, after all these were five year olds, but it sure would have been easier and with much better bokeh.

    Gary

    P7100082-L.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Hopefully you have an EVF to go with the E-PL2.

    Gary

    P7100114-L.
     
  8. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Gary... I think you made the best of it very well, given the inherent limitations.

    There are applications where m4/3 shines and those where it does not. That's WHY we have different systems and different formats. :smile:
     
  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Great capture!
     
  10. Omni

    Omni Mu-43 Regular

    41
    Jul 21, 2012
    What lens(es?) did you use?
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Oh I agree Don ... I just had high expectations for retiring my dSLR's.

    Gary

    P7100103-L.
     
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    These were all with the Pany 100-300. I'm processing more images from different games shot with both the 100-300 and the Pany 45-200.

    Gary

    P7100125.
     
  13. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Gary, between the 100-300mm and the 45-200mm, which one do you find easier to handle for capturing this type of action in terms of nailing focus and getting the image that you want?
     
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    The 45-200 is a bit easier to use (frame and acquire focus) than the 100-300, but 300mm is capable of delivery an image with more impact than the 200mm end of the 45-200.

    The DOF of both lenses is quite distracting, I'm really looking forward for the fast 75mm and 35-100.

    Gary
     
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