During a recent visit to our daughter’s home I spent a few minutes photographing fur babies. My daughter and her husband have three dogs…. Wayne, Wawa and Casper. It is sometimes a bit of a challenge to catch them remaining still for any length of time… so I made the best of the situation!
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I haven’t used my M,Zuiko 45 mm f/1.2 prime lens very often since acquiring it. I’m very happy that I had it with me as the lighting was quite dark. I took the opportunity to shoot wide open at f/1.2 and was pleased with the resulting images.
I also had my M.Zuiko PRO 12-40 mm f/2.8 zoom lens in my camera bag. This also came in handy as it gave me a bit more depth-of-field when shot wide open.
The stellar IBIS on my Olympus OM-D E-M1X also contributed when shooting successfully at slower shutter speeds like 1/20 and 1/15 of a second.
During past visits I tried photographing fur babies with my Nikon 1 gear but had very little success given the lighting conditions. There is no IBIS with Nikon 1 camera bodies. All of the 1 Nikkor prime lenses do not have vibration reduction. This combination makes using 1 Nikkor primes handheld at slower shutter speeds less than ideal.
Using a constant aperture f/2.8 PRO zoom and a 45 mm f/1.2 prime lens made a world of difference. As did the IBIS performance of my E-M1X.
Photographing fur babies when they are in cooperative moods is a welcome occurrence.
Each of my daughter’s fur babies has their own personality. There is always a bit of bedlam when we first arrive.
After a few minutes things settle down and my wife and I are accepted as members of the fur family.
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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