Flies in Flight Test

This article features some handheld images from a recent flies in flight test I conducted in my backyard, and provides some related commentary.

Like any test session, my objective was to push myself and my camera gear so I could better understand my current capabilities, as well as identify opportunities for improvement.

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Cataract Surgery

One of life’s interesting events is to experience post cataract surgery clarity and colours. Over the past number of years my wife and I have had some discussions about the colour of clothing, paint, and a host of other everyday items. Suffice to say that we have had some pretty significant differences of opinion about the colours that each of us was seeing in the world around us. This was especially true of pastel colours.

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HHHR Flower Photography with 150-600

Recently I did some HHHR flower photography with the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm IS zoom, during a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

I concentrated my test efforts on close-up photography as the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom has a minimum focusing distance of 560 mm (~ 22 inches) on the wide end. The maximum magnification of the lens is 0.35 X on the wide end and 0.20 X on the telephoto end. Using teleconverters obviously extends the magnification further.

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Half Of The Story

Sometimes only getting half of the story can still produce some very interesting, action-oriented photographs. In the springtime birds are vying for mates, or protecting the partner that they already have. This can lead to some dramatic action, especially if large birds like geese or swans are involved.

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M.Zuiko 150-600 Hands-On Review

This M.Zuiko 150-600 hands-on review is the culmination of capturing a few thousand images with this lens over the past couple of months. And, writing a series of articles about my experiences. A summary of those articles, with accompanying links, is provided at the end of this extensive posting.

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Osprey at a Distance

During a couple of recent visits to Hendrie Valley I’ve had the chance to photograph an osprey at a distance, flying around the pond area.

These were ideal, real-life opportunities to see how the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom would perform capturing a medium sized bird in flight at distances of at least 50 metres (~164 feet) from my shooting position.

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