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Fox Friends in the yard this morning.
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Saw a couple humpbacks again this evening. Wrong lens and poor light but still great to watch.

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After cruising on the surface for a few blows you can tell when they are going to dive when they do this... and then they are gone for ten minutes and may come up anywhere.

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A lone steller sea lion on the Hein Bank marker buoy - San Juan County, WA
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Saw a couple humpbacks again this evening. Wrong lens and poor light but still great to watch.

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After cruising on the surface for a few blows you can tell when they are going to dive when they do this... and then they are gone for ten minutes and may come up anywhere.

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Nice encounter! My wife and I saw two pairs of humpbacks in Haro Strait in the afternoon while out on the water. Always a joy to see these magnificent creatures - thanks for sharing.
 
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Olympus 150-400mm- 7500.00 - Not that great,
Rosette Spoonbill.
Almost got him .............close but no cigar. Next time.
Spot metered.
Soft AF. I don't like this lens.
Bird was right on top of me. This????????????????? SOFT?
Really Olympus?
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Olympus 150-400mm- 7500.00 - Not that great,
Rosette Spoonbill.
Almost got him .............close but no cigar. Next time.
Spot metered.
Soft AF. I don't like this lens.
Bird was right on top of me. This????????????????? SOFT?
Really Olympus?
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Do you recall the shutter speed you used? It’s a shame it’s a bit blurry/soft, because otherwise these are LOVELY. But I wonder how much that can be blamed on the camera AF or shutter speed and not the lens? I personally like to be around 1/1250 for BIF, but that’s me.
 
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Do you recall the shutter speed you used? It’s a shame it’s a bit blurry/soft, because otherwise these are LOVELY. But I wonder how much that can be blamed on the camera AF or shutter speed and not the lens? I personally like to be around 1/1250 for BIF, but that’s me.

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I cannot figure out the problem........
Every shot came out soft.
 
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Olympus 150-400mm- 7500.00 - Not that great,
Rosette Spoonbill.
Almost got him .............close but no cigar. Next time.
Spot metered.
Soft AF. I don't like this lens.
Bird was right on top of me. This????????????????? SOFT?
Really Olympus?

I have the EM1-mk3 and also find that the camera misses focus more than I would like. I don't see a whole lot of difference between lenses. Especially with BIF. I have always assumed that this is a camera body processing issue. With more processing power and good algorithms, a camera could lock on tight and miss focus less often but we are just not there yet. Apparently the top end Sonys are very good at this.

I assume that when the camera does hit focus you are happy with the lens.
 
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I have the EM1-mk3 and also find that the camera misses focus more than I would like. I don't see a whole lot of difference between lenses. Especially with BIF. I have always assumed that this is a camera body processing issue. With more processing power and good algorithms, a camera could lock on tight and miss focus less often but we are just not there yet. Apparently the top end Sonys are very good at this.

I assume that when the camera does hit focus you are happy with the lens.
Absolutely. When the camera hits focus, the images are stunning and color rendition is excellent. ( See egret photos a on page 130)
 
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If at first you don't succeed.
E-M1X - 150-400mm Pro. - Spot metered- 1/2000s/ ISO160- F4.5
Still not as good as I'd like it to be.
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Bird was over 110 yards away before she took flight and flew right over me.
Of course this is a crop. Image was shot at 1000mm using the built in 1.25 teleconverter.
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We don't often see these monitor lizards (goanna), as they tend to stay away from people-places - this was in national parkland. It was on the track but scuttled up the gum tree when it heard us coming. Cross posted another version on the amphibians thread.

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If at first you don't succeed.
E-M1X - 150-400mm Pro. - Spot metered- 1/2000s/ ISO160- F4.5
Still not as good as I'd like it to be

Bird was over 110 yards away before she took flight and flew right over me.
Of course this is a crop. Image was shot at 1000mm using the built in 1.25 teleconverter.

That's motion blur, not out of focus. That's not a lens issue. Something's going on in the camera that's causing your issues. Weird interactions with the image stabilization maybe?
 
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That's motion blur, not out of focus. That's not a lens issue. Something's going on in the camera that's causing your issues. Weird interactions with the image stabilization maybe?
I AGREE.
Something is wrong.

I THINK YOU NAILED IT!!!!!!!!!!
Why do I need image stabilization while shooting like this at high shutter speeds? The IS is eating resources while not needed, which in turn ( in theory) draining performance?
It cannot possibly follow my movements ( but it tries) because this kind of thing happens fast and you're moving the camera all over the place trying to frame the bird!
Scenario: I'm on the bird with near perfect focus............the image stabilization is trying to follow, at the split second that the shutter wants to flip, then, image stabilization say's " wait...........then the shutter flips as IS is still moving?
We will see tomorrow. I am going to figure this out. Might take a bit................but I am going to figure it out.
I never had a lens like this before. The problem is probably me.
 
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If this was shot with an EM1X with bird AI then it should have been OK. But if there was no Bird AI who knows without EXIF showing. The right foot seems to be in fair focus.
Bird AI in olympus camera's , is useless. It will bracket a bird, then lose the bird. The bird in flight will be 50 feet in front of the focus point.
Continuous AF with cluster is far better. Much faster.
 

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@LightSpeed I proved to myself that my FTs 50-200 at 200mm gave strange and replicable artifacts at SS over 1/1000 on my E-30 with IBIS on. Turn IBIS off at SS over 1,000th and the artifacts disappeared. Both handheld and supported.

Your problem looks to be similar.
I was actually wondering which IBIS mode was turned on. The one in all directions, or the one that allows for panning vertically or horizontally. I recall several different methods when I had the X. I would definitely recommend a little trial and error with which one is selected, if at all.
 
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E-m1x - 150-400mm pro.......ISO1600....F4.5 - 1/2500s
Shot at 800mm. - Bird was over 100 yards out.
Wish could have gotten this better , but it was early this morning and little light.
I think I figured out the problem I was having. Now I love this lens. lol.
Anyways, I have a few more from this morning.
Hope you guys are well.
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