Tag Archives: OM-D E-M1X

M.Zuiko 150-600 with MC-14

This article shares some images captured with the M.Zuiko 150-600 and MC-14 teleconverter, and provides some personal observations about using this combination.

I spent a few days working with this combination, mainly experimenting with photographing birds in flight as I thought this would be the primary interest of readers.

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Goose Aggression with 150-600

Goose aggression is quite common during most times of the year and can be heightened during the mating season. Last week I was out getting in some practice with my M.Zuiko 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 IS at Forty Mile Creek, when an unexpected burst of goose aggression occurred.

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M.Zuiko 150-600 with MC-20

I recently did an M.Zuiko 150-600 with MC-20 teleconverter handheld field test at 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby. Many of the launch videos for the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 zoom lens done by OM Ambassadors, made specific mention of the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter… and the possibility of achieving 2400 mm efov reach.

The question that begs to be asked is how realistic is it to use the MC-20 with the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm, especially when that lens is fully extended? And… is this possible to do that handheld? This article shares my observations using this combination. It is not intended to represent a definitive assessment… only my first hand experience.

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M.Zuiko 150-600 BIF First Impressions

This article discusses some of my M.Zuiko 150-600 BIF first impressions, and shares a selection of bird-in-flight images captured handheld with this lens. Some of which were captured at 600 mm (efov 1200 mm). Also included are some perspectives on the weight of this lens.

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M.Zuiko 150-600 Focal Range Test

This article shares some handheld images from an M.Zuiko 150-600 focal range test done recently at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. The objective of this posting is to illustrate how using the extreme focal lengths (i.e. wide and telephoto) of our zoom lenses can impact our compositions…  depth-of-field… and the number of pixels on subjects.

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Focus Stacked Butterfly Images

This article shares a small selection of in-camera focus stacked butterfly images captured handheld at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory.

My wife and I had not been to the facility for quite a while. After buying our yearly memberships we decided to spend a few minutes composing some images.

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Practicing BIF with Mallards

During the past few days I’ve been practicing my BIF handheld technique with mallards at Forty Mile Creek in Grimsby. The spring birding season is fast approaching, so getting in some practice sessions in advance is absolutely critical.

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BIF Shooting Style Adjustment

I went out today to experiment with a BIF shooting style adjustment so I could evaluate the feasibility of using a heavier lens for my bird photography. Like a number of other Olympus/OM System camera equipment users the new M.Zuiko 150-600mm f/5-6.3 IS super zoom has piqued my interest.

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it’s in our NATURE

it’s in our NATURE is a very interesting phrase that has various interpretations, and also may be significant from a marketing perspective. In a recent M.Zuiko 150-600mm f/5-6.3 launch video, this promotional message ended with the phrase it’s in our NATURE. Watch the video until the very end to see this positioning statement.

In my view, this was no accident, but rather an important step forward in the strategic positioning of OM Digital Solutions camera business.

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Winter Lakeside Scenes with HDR2

Yesterday I drove along the southern shore of Lake Ontario and stopped at a few locations to capture some winter lakeside scenes with HDR2 (high dynamic range). There was a good amount of snow and ice along the shore of the lake, coupled with some very harsh sunlight. So, I decided to do some test images using my E-M1X’s HDR2 technology.

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