This article features an M.Zuiko 75-300 II Pro Capture H image run of a sparrow taking flight. This sequence was shot with the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II wide open at f/6.7, and with the lens fully extended to 300 mm (efov 600 mm). A shutter speed of 1/2500 was used, along with ISO-1600 (Auto-ISO setting used). Exposure compensation was set to -0.7 step. I was situated 4.3 metres (~14 feet) away from the subject bird.
I used my standard Pro Capture H settings for this image run. Pre-shutter Frames was set to 15, as was my Frame Count Limiter. I shot at 60 frames-per-second.
Let’s have a look at 11 consecutive frames from this M.Zuiko 75-300 Pro Capture H image run. All are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping done to them.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
The M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II is a small, lightweight, cost effective, and very competent zoom lens. Shooting at f/6.7 was actually beneficial with this image run as it provided additional depth-of-field which was important when positioned in close to the subject sparrow.
Being able to confidently capture 11 consecutive images of a small, fast sparrow taking flight using Pro Capture H mode, is a testament to the technology packed into various Olympus OM-D cameras. These images were created from full resolution RAW files. The 11 images in this article were captured in a total of 0.183 seconds.
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. All photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping done to them.
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