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Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 2:58 pm
by imagemaster
For anyone wanting a versatile & light birding camera/lens combo, I highly recommend the Olympus EM 1 Mk II with the Panasonic/Leica 100-400mm zoom.

Very good AF for birds in flight, very high fps, silent electronic shutter, or mechanical shutter, plus many other options.

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Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 3:21 pm
by Neil V
Very nice image, thanks for sharing.

I am going to be upgrading my E-M1 to the E-M1.2 soon...do you happen to use any of the older original Four Thirds lenses? I have an Olympus 90-250 and want to know how all those 'extra' PDAF points improve focusing speed/accuracy...

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 4:05 pm
by imagemaster
Thanks.

No, I only have the P/L 100-400 and Olympus 60mm macro.

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 4:26 pm
by BirderBert
Great shot! I too am a huge Olympus fan and use the E-M1 + 300/4 plus TC-14 combo for most of my bird shots. I ended up buying a Canon 7D II + Sigma 150-600 Sport for Birds in flight as the Olympus E-M1 sucks at BIF. I was hoping the new E-M1 II would be a big improvement over the original in this regard. Looking forward to some of your BIF shots!

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 7:22 pm
by imagemaster
Never owned the Mk I, but the Mk 2 is a major improvement with AF over the Mk I.

I would say it is as good as a 7D2 or 1DX.

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Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 7:37 pm
by BirderBert
Nice shot Tony! How does the MK II perform in head on or diagonal BIF shots per this 7D II shot from Reifel:

ImagePintail Flight M3 by BirderBert, on Flickr

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 12 8:39 pm
by imagemaster
Thanks, Bert.

It works just fine. I have a 7D2 for sale if you are interested. Image

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 16 7:09 pm
by nealdoan
Great shot of the Killdeer, well done.

Re: Killdeer with EM1 Mk II

Posted: May 21 8:31 am
by featherweight
Gorgeous shot of the Killdeer with the purple flowers!