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Small Birds and a Squirrel

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Maczero, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Maczero

    Maczero Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Feb 13, 2010
    Fife
    The result of my MF practice with the old non-SWD 43 50-200 lens (which I am using instead of the 75-300 because of the low light levels and the need for high shutter speeds to capture highly active small birds.

    All the images were taken at Birnie Loch local NR.

    PC100007.
    E-M5    ---    147mm    f/3.2    1/500s    ISO 800


    PC100012.
    E-M5    ---    169mm    f/3.3    1/250s    ISO 1600


    PC100013.
    E-M5    ---    169mm    f/3.3    1/250s    ISO 1600


    PC100016.
    E-M5    ---    200mm    f/3.5    1/400s    ISO 1600


    PC100056.
    E-M5    ---    137mm    f/3.2    1/640s    ISO 200


    (A focus peaking near miss - I switched from that method later on)

    PC100065.
    E-M5    ---    200mm    f/3.5    1/640s    ISO 3200


    PC100075.
    E-M5    ---    92mm    f/2.9    1/640s    ISO 1600


    The 50-2200 is a great lens and I am really unwilling to give it up even though its AF performance is torpid and hesitant at best.

    Andrew
     
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  2. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    You got some great shots in spite of the challenges with the lens, Andrew. I love the expression in #1, and #4 is adorable.
     
  3. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    547
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    :thumbup::thumbup:

    Same reason I won't get rid of mine. It's the only reason I still keep a 4/3 camera body around, yet I can tolerate the painful AF on m-4/3 in most situations (but not all).

    Those are some beautiful shots, Andrew. I especially like #2, #4 and #7.
     
  4. syuhada

    syuhada Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Sep 15, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur
    Syuhada
    :bravo-009: nice captured, nice bokeh... love it
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Wow, beautiful shots! :bravo-009:
     
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