This short article discusses the practical considerations of using the in-lens IS of the M.Zuiko 100-400 IS, and shares some sample images. I appreciate that some folks do ‘testing’ and report their percentage of keepers in articles of this type. The skill set of photographers when shooting with long telephoto zoom lenses can vary significantly. It’s my view that reporting keeper rates is more about the skill of the photographer than the capabilities of a particular camera or lens… so I don’t bother with such ‘statistics’.
This short article shares a selection of handheld waterfowl images captured at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were taken with an E-M1X using its Bird Detection AI subject tracking mode, in conjunction with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom, and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
As a follow up to an earlier posting, this article features images of ducks in flight at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X with its Bird Detection AI subject tracking. The rest of the gear set-up included an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
This article shares some photographs of ducks performing water landings at 1600 mm efov. These images were captured handheld using an E-M1X (in Bird Detection AI mode) fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom and the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
This article shares some experimentation I did in post processing when revisiting HHHR bird images. I’d like to thank one of our readers, Brian Bullock, for providing the creative spark for this posting. These photographs were captured at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Yesterday I went out to Hendrie Valley for 2 hours to test the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI function, capturing photographs of small, perched birds. I returned home in a state of stunned amazement. I have never captured so many usable images of small birds, so easily, so confidently, and so quickly in my life.
This article provides my first impressions about using the E-M1X’s Bird AI for birds in flight, as well as sharing a selection of sample photographs. Unfortunately the selection of birds at this particular time of year is limited.
One of the toughest image focus challenges for a camera is when a bird is flying straight into the lens. This article shares a series of 9 consecutive photographs of a gull flying straight into the lens of my E-M1X when I was using Bird Detection AI to acquire focus.
This article features a selection of 14 consecutive images of a male mallard being overtaken in mid-air by a female. What makes this series remarkable was the the Bird Detection AI on my OM-D E-M1X was able to maintain focus on the male mallard even though the female flew past it in the foreground.
Since selling my full frame camera gear back in July 2015 I’ve had the opportunity to use a few different smaller sensor birding equipment options. Continue reading Smaller Sensor Birding Equipment Options