Who Says µ4/3 Can't Shoot Sports?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GaryAyala, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    More Soccer (I hate those threads which start with "Who Says" ...):

    OM-D w/ P100-300 @ 300mm, 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 400

    OM-D w/ P100-300 @ 228mm, 1/2000, f/5.2, ISO 400

    OM-D w/ P100-300 @ 300mm, 1/2000, f/6.7, ISO 400

    OM-D w/ P100-300 @ 234mm, 1/2000, f/6.7, ISO 400
  2. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Not exactly sports, but definitely sporting. 1st two with the 12mm, second two with a tak 50mm.
  3. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
    Gary, did you do PP on those? On my monitor, they all look like there's too much saturation in the red. But maybe it's my monitor...
  4. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2012

    in mine, too...
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yes, but didn't touch saturation. They are very red due to the uniforms and late afternoon sun. I should de-saturate a bit. Thanks for the tip.


  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Good stuff Big John. The third one looks like he jumped through the hoop backwards.

  7. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
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    They do look very red. :biggrin:
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yup, it even does indoor sports... ;)


    Or winter sports...

  9. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    It ain't easy, but it can work ...





    E-M5 w/ 35-100mm @ f/2.8
  10. Ramirez

    Ramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Wow! Great shots!
  11. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Thanks. It helps when you can pre-focus on the goaltender. :thumbup:

    Gary: what method are you currently using for focusing the E-M5 in sports? I remember you talking about using the fn1 button as the AEL/AFL, which was set to AFL only, and then pumping it to focus as you tracked. Is that still what you are doing or did you find something that works better?
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm using both. Fn1 will cramp my hand after a while so I switch to the shutter release when my hand starts to tighten up.
  13. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    I don't see any bullfighting, mountaineering, or motorsports.
  14. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
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  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    We're waiting for your contributions for those subjects.

  16. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
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  17. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
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    it's even been better in Shooting Sports..
    hope this will add to the subject.



  18. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
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    High School Football
    Pretty Severe Crop
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  19. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    As many of these shots show, there's a lot more to shooting sports that players / cars / animals / whatever moving toward or away from the camera. There are lots of sports shots that don't require Nikon D4 or Canon 1Dx class auto focus.

    m43 can shoot sports just fine. The real lack isn't the lack of PDAF, or sensor size. The real problem is the lack of fast telephoto lenses.