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These are so very nice.
Sharp, clear and detailed, but the subjects are what make it.

Curious are these raw files?
Also do you handhold or tripod?
I'm still finding my EM1 2 and 100-400mm doesn't give results I'd desire for shots like these and your previous ones
 

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Allan these are exceptional. Beautifully photographed.

Do you shoot raw?
I've been playing with recording both, but haven't seen I can improve on too many, but I'm still playing with such
 

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These are so very nice.
Sharp, clear and detailed, but the subjects are what make it.

Curious are these raw files?
Also do you handhold or tripod?
I'm still finding my EM1 2 and 100-400mm doesn't give results I'd desire for shots like these and your previous ones
Thanks, yes these are processed from raw. Everything is hand-held - I can't imagine trying to move around with a tripod...
I've had quite a bit of practice with the 100-300 II prior to the 100-400, so I'm fairly used to having such a long, slow lens - get close, keep ISO down, but maintain decent shutter speeds.
 

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Allan these are exceptional. Beautifully photographed.

Do you shoot raw?
I've been playing with recording both, but haven't seen I can improve on too many, but I'm still playing with such
I always shoot large superfine JPEG in vivid mode and Raw with all my Olympus cameras. I look at the images with Irfanview to see how I'm going to process in PS. Usually a very light noise removal and a very, very light sharpening as I shoot at ISO1600, f6.3 and A mode with camera IBIS switched off and use the lens IBIS instead. Hand held EM1.2 as well.
Hope this helps.
 
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Thanks both for your detailed replies. Very much appreciated.
I don't use a tripod, but did take one to see what difference. None.
I'm either still getting movement or it's just not sharp over longer (30 metres) distances.
I'll do some checks on very heavy tripods (surveying ones) and see what I get.

I'd intended doing same anyway to test sharpness and depth of field.
Will revisit this in a concerted effort and report back.
 
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Yes I agree on atmospherics, and reflecting now, it's been HOT and even though I've been in cooler evening the ground is still radiating heat.
I'll put off my tests today as it's hottest forecast for yonks!
Again I appreciate muchly the input thanks
 

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Yes I agree on atmospherics, and reflecting now, it's been HOT and even though I've been in cooler evening the ground is still radiating heat.
I'll put off my tests today as it's hottest forecast for yonks!
Again I appreciate muchly the input thanks
I can't talk, since I'm not a morning person, but mornings are better - the ground hasn't warmed up yet.
 

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I probably should have heeded my own advice - these were shot using S-AF as for whatever reason on this hot day the PDAF kept missing focus.

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Those Cormorants are excellent.
Beautiful detail and sharpness.
And at 400mm.
The light certainly is a big factor IMO.
Thanks. Not sure the light was very helpful actually, it was mid-afternoon on a hot, hazy day. The sky looked like this due to the smoke from across the Tasman (also shot using this lens):

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