some birds with em1.2 and 300f/4

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Got the 300 f/4 on loan from olympus india just to try my hands on and found it really good at some point . Yet I am more used to the traditional cameras for long lenses or focal length trying to find the best setting suites for those local birds.

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@atomicmak great shots, the second shot and the running pelican especially. What would your normal set up be and what did you prefer (and dislike) in the Olympus kit in comparison?
Honestly speaking I have had this lens for test on the season over when the lake dried up. My experience with this combination so far for the perched birds in considerable distance this is really great kit. But when it comes to the motion I feel the camera needs some really good capabilities to freeze the subject.

More so over EVF is advantage at some point it is dis-advantage also as when it comes to fast subjects you are lacking speed on evf compare to the camera can handle situation so there is a miss spot. People have been getting really good results and I agree with those who are regular shooters but In my country where you find birds at their safe distance it becomes difficult for skulters and fast moving birds to photograph as it takes fraction of time to lock on and freeze. There are times when slow flying subject in safe distance you get really good results even cropping the frame.

In overall impression I loved the combination but still I feel it would take time to compete with traditional FF and APS-c DSLRs in particular this zone. The statement is to be considered specially when I compare low budget zoom lenses like sigma tamron in 150-600 range and APS-C bodies not the FF+Super Tele.
 

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I would surely mention here that possibilities have not been favorable with time I had with this lens. So may be if I get used to certain things may improve as this is completely different experience than what I am used to shooting birds with CANIKON FF+SuperTele like 600, 800mm along with tc hand holding.
Check out the http://www.wildart.in/ we few birders locally try to work on INDIAN birds.
 
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Rainy and overcast today. Was glassing the other side of the ship channel and spotted a rather large bird perched in a tree about 4-5 hundred yards from me. At first I thought it might be a Bald eagle but naw, it was probably a large Hawk or some other predator. If anyone can id from the poor image please do.
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Could you beg, borrow - loan a E-M1X? That would be as good as you can get Olympus AF and this lens. Comparably an awful lot of reach with Olympus and the best IBIS of the bunch adds advantage.
 

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Could you beg, borrow - loan a E-M1X? That would be as good as you can get Olympus AF and this lens. Comparably an awful lot of reach with Olympus and the best IBIS of the bunch adds advantage.
Yes I am expecting the Em1X soon as it arrives in INDIA to test again with the Lens. And about the IS i dont know if that helps in good lighting condition or confuses the AF system ..
 

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Yes I am expecting the Em1X soon as it arrives in INDIA to test again with the Lens. And about the IS i dont know if that helps in good lighting condition or confuses the AF system ..
No in good lighting it wouldn't, but judge how often are you shooting the 300mm @ 1/200th or so? I do that a lot...in my little side yard, here in little Indiana lol.
 

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Rainy and overcast today. Was glassing the other side of the ship channel and spotted a rather large bird perched in a tree about 4-5 hundred yards from me. At first I thought it might be a Bald eagle but naw, it was probably a large Hawk or some other predator. If anyone can id from the poor image please do.
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My guess is osprey.
 
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