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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    The shots at 5.6 are pretty awesome, K-H.
    I'd like to buy lenses from outside Europe as well, but it's the hefty import duties that are holding me back.
    Prices here for the 300/2.8 in 43-mount hover around €4000

    Kind regards.
    Thanksl Bart. Well, new at B&H the 300/2.8 is $6,499.00.
    I got mine used from Korea for $3,100.00 plus shipping.
    For long tele shots, with the E-M1.2 and my lenses, the 43 and m43 system has finally left the competition behind, at least for me!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Thanks Peter for your very funny reply!

    After using the 300/2.8 for a few minutes handheld my arms are threatening to fall off.
    Yup, it's pretty heavy. Same deal as with APO-Telyt-R 280/4 or Vario-Telyt-R 105-280/4.2.
    Of course, those heavy weights I will be primarily using on a tripod or use for weightlifting exercises.

    The 150/2 SHG and 300/4 Pro I find easy to carry around and shoot handheld.
    I have to conclude though that my 2 SHG lenses seem to have a very smooth bokeh, much smoother than e.g. the 300/4 Pro bokeh.

    BTW, I bought both lenses used, one from Japan, one from Korea at considerable discounts.
    Both seem in good shape to me, now that I have used them for a bit.
    Those lenses are still in production and are pretty expensive new - too expensive for me.
    Over the years I seem to have been pretty lucky buying used.
    Keep in mind that the 2.8/300 is a real 2.8 lens, so the booked should be much smoother as you can open uo the aperture much more. And I think this even replicates ate aperture 4.0.

    I never thought about buying the 2.8/300 new, as that price is ridiculous. But I remember the advertisements of this lens some 10 years ago were all sounding like Olympus had done the pinnacle in lens design as well as manufacturing - state of the art as we say.

    Enjoy both lenses

    Peter

    PS: I BTW shot the Leica 4.2/105-280 for a while on the R9/DMR combo and while this was a heavy combo, the results were really awarding. Shot it also on a trip through death valley - this was a real great adventure ....
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Keep in mind that the 2.8/300 is a real 2.8 lens, so the booked should be much smoother as you can open uo the aperture much more. And I think this even replicates ate aperture 4.0.

    I never thought about buying the 2.8/300 new, as that price is ridiculous. But I remember the advertisements of this lens some 10 years ago were all sounding like Olympus had done the pinnacle in lens design as well as manufacturing - state of the art as we say.

    Enjoy both lenses

    Peter

    PS: I BTW shot the Leica 4.2/105-280 for a while on the R9/DMR combo and while this was a heavy combo, the results were really awarding. Shot it also on a trip through death valley - this was a real great adventure ....
    Thanks Peter for the feedback, much appreciated.
    Most of my lenses were bought used, especially those Leica classics, the lens you mentioned being part of that.
    I only got started with photography as a hobby around Christmas 2006.
    Back then I had heard the name Leica once or twice, but didn't know any of their history or products.
    My first 2 DSLRs were the Nikons D40 and D200, followed by D300 and D3. All 4 cameras still in excellent working order.
    So far I got one Leica camera, the M9 in 2009 and an interesting experience that was and still is.

    Interesting that you should mention your visit to Death Valley. For sure that's a real adventure.
    In June 2009 I picked up my daughter from College in Santa Cruz, CA.
    We travelled back via Yosemite, East Sierra, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon North Rim, Lake Powell, and Canyon de Chelly.
    As you can imagine Death Valley in mid June is already pretty toasty.

    Here is an image from the East Sierra that I like.

    Nikon D3 + 24-70/2.8 AF-S.
    The D3 was my favorite camera for a number of years.
    I liked the way it handled and the images it produced, including fairly high ISO.
    I finally replaced it with the D800E.


    Now back to the E-M1.2 and the 300/2.8 SHG prime with a shot of Bluebirds, an American Robin, and a Northern Flicker.

    E-M1.2 + 300/2.8 SHG @ f/5.6, ISO 500, 1/1,000s.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    I just updated my E-M1.2 to firmware version 1.1 with the OV3, after I first updated the software. During the update process one has to switch the camera off and on so that the settings can be saved and restored. Worked like a charm.

    I also updated then my 75/1.8 to firmware version 1.2. I had neclegted to check its firmware version when I recently bought it new. Luckily the lens was mounted on the E-M1.2 when I updated the camera, so I found out that the lens came with the previous firmware version.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    I never tried this before the firmware update - so I simply don't know.
    However now, apparently, I can shoot C-AF Silent low at 18 FPS without filling up the buffer and slowing down.
    That's certainly the impression I got.
    What do you find?



    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO @ f/5.6, ISO 250, 1/1,000s.

    Comparing this shot with the 300/4.0 PRO lens (handheld) to the previous image shot with the 300/2.8 SHG lens (on tripod), both @ f/5.6, the bokeh of the SHG lens seems smoother to my eyes.
    No surprise there!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO @ f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1,000s, handheld.
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    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO @ f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1,000s, handheld.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1,000s, handheld.
    The facial expression of the Robin seems to match the proceedings.
    Eye-Focus probably did the trick!
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 3rd March 2017 at 10:48.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    A Blast from the Past - Spring 2015 • E-M1 + 75-300/4.8-6.7 II






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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    This seems to be year of Bluebirds and Cedar Waxwings - at least where I live.





    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    A short video clip of 3 Robins and 3 Cedar Waxwings.

    https://winklers.smugmug.com/KHW/Pics-by-Subjects/Cedar-Waxwing-videos/20170308-EM1230028-SHG-Backyard-Videos-7/i-whtnsgG


    Image extracted from video and modified with Auto Contrast.

    E-M1.2 + 300f2.8 SHG on tripod.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    A longer video clip of a Northern Flicker.

    https://winklers.smugmug.com/KHW/Pic...os-7/i-g59XZS3

    Image extracted from video and modified with Auto Contrast.

    E-M1.2 + 300f2.8 SHG on tripod.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 PRO.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    k-h,

    these shots show once lore how good the 4/300 really is!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    k-h,

    these shots show once lore how good the 4/300 really is!

    Enjoy!
    Thanks Peter. There is no doubt about the quality of the 300/4 Pro.
    But I don't mind showing my attempts of insanely difficult things to pull off.
    Sometimes video is far easier to get than images.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Here is my experience with Lexar 64GB 2000x and 1000x memory cards in the E-M1.2. When shooting only still images and no video, I had a few Picture Errors that ceased to happen after I formatted the cards with Lexar's Image Rescue 5 (IR5) app. Performance of the 2000x card in slot 1 easily sustained shooting at 18 fps without slowing down. Impressive.

    All this changed when I started shooting video, in particular C4K 24p @ 237 Mbps in slot 1. It would work for a bit, then I encountered Card Error. I could recover some images with IR5 but no videos. Both cards needed formatting. I have tried both cards in slot 1 and 2 with the result that the 1000x card can't even be mounted or formatted anymore on my Mac and is also not recognized by IR5. The 2000x card encounters errors in the slower slot 2 now, can still be formatted, but has become useless.

    BTW I had encountered a similar problem with 2 Lexar 64GB 1000x memory cards when shooting video with the E-M5.2. After encountering a card error both cards can't be formatted anymore either.
    I will try to get a REV B version of the Lexar 2000x card and see whether it can handle video in the E-M1.2 or E-M5.2. REV B supposedly addresses the incompatibility issue.

    I also have to find out whether there is a fix for the Lexar 1000x memory cards as I still have 2 of those cards unused and hesitate to use them in an OM-D camera. BTW all these cards work just fine in any of my Sony cameras.

    I have also ordered the SanDisk 64GB 280MB/s memory card that Olympus recommends. Does anybody have video experience with that card in the E-M1.2 or E-M5.2? TIA.

    K-H.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Evening walk with E-M1.2 + little tuna (150/2.0 SHG).

    I used the damaged Lexar 2000x memory card in the slow slot #2.
    Boy oh boy, the red buffer transfer light kept blinking and blinking.
    When the undamaged card was in the fast slot #1 the red light never came on.

    Watering the lawn already.


    Tiny Ant Hills (about 2" in diameter) built by tiny black Ants (about 2mm in length) are back now that the Sun is shining and ice and snow are gone.














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    E-M1.2 + 150/2.0.
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    Re: They don't make 'Em like they Used to

    I took my M-1 with the 4/3 11-22 out for a quick run today. Here's a test shot on the way outside, to see if the battery was full and everything working. Straight into afternoon sun, subsequently with 95% highlight compression and 95% shadow uplift, in Capture One.

    P3161759 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    Some flower shots in the next post, with this combination.

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Thanks Scott.
    I love old lenses - be they from Leica, Minolta, Nikon, or Olympus.
    Great image of an inviting family room.
    C1P10 does a great job for me as well.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    More with OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 4/3 11-22

    P3161769 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    P3161771 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    P3161785 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    I don't know if it is finally getting the exposure right, or a property of the sensor, but that last shot captures the edge-of-gamut blue of the lupines (we call them turmosim) better than I have been able to with Fuji or Leica SL.

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    Thanks Scott. Terrific colors. It must be a combination of lens, sensor, white balance, and exposure. The E-M1.2 impresses me as well in that context.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    More with OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 4/3 11-22


    I don't know if it is finally getting the exposure right, or a property of the sensor, but that last shot captures the edge-of-gamut blue of the lupines (we call them turmosim) better than I have been able to with Fuji or Leica SL.

    scott
    Great colours!
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    Deer at Bandelier.


    Crop.


    E-M1.2 + little tuna 150/2.0 @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 1/250s.
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    E-M1.2 + little tuna 150/2.0 @ f/5.6, ISO 4,000, 1/250s.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Seven Pages in and Over One Year Ago - I've lost track of why this thread is titled "... Peculiarities" !!??

    Is it because the quality of so many of the images are peculiarly excellent?
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Here is my experience with Lexar 64GB 2000x and 1000x memory cards in the E-M1.2. When shooting only still images and no video, I had a few Picture Errors that ceased to happen after I formatted the cards with Lexar's Image Rescue 5 (IR5) app. Performance of the 2000x card in slot 1 easily sustained shooting at 18 fps without slowing down. Impressive.

    All this changed when I started shooting video, in particular C4K 24p @ 237 Mbps in slot 1. It would work for a bit, then I encountered Card Error. I could recover some images with IR5 but no videos. Both cards needed formatting. I have tried both cards in slot 1 and 2 with the result that the 1000x card can't even be mounted or formatted anymore on my Mac and is also not recognized by IR5. The 2000x card encounters errors in the slower slot 2 now, can still be formatted, but has become useless.

    BTW I had encountered a similar problem with 2 Lexar 64GB 1000x memory cards when shooting video with the E-M5.2. After encountering a card error both cards can't be formatted anymore either.
    I will try to get a REV B version of the Lexar 2000x card and see whether it can handle video in the E-M1.2 or E-M5.2. REV B supposedly addresses the incompatibility issue.

    I also have to find out whether there is a fix for the Lexar 1000x memory cards as I still have 2 of those cards unused and hesitate to use them in an OM-D camera. BTW all these cards work just fine in any of my Sony cameras.

    I have also ordered the SanDisk 64GB 280MB/s memory card that Olympus recommends. Does anybody have video experience with that card in the E-M1.2 or E-M5.2? TIA.

    K-H.
    I got in touch with Lexar and now have RMA numbers. Once they receive my defective memory cards it will take them 2 to 3 weeks to mail me replacements.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    Seven Pages in and Over One Year Ago - I've lost track of why this thread is titled "... Peculiarities" !!??

    Is it because the quality of so many of the images are peculiarly excellent?
    Thanks Ian. Of course, that's it.
    Also please have a look at the previous post.
    There definitely are discussed some peculiarities if not of Olympus cameras directly, but of memory cards.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Time for a PECULIAR image!!! ... a bull with many coloured horns
    There's an OOF bird's eye in there too

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    I posted this on another forum, but it also fits here.

    So I try to be brief. When shooting raw images in the E-M1.2 with Lexar 64GB 2000x memory card in the fast UHS II slot 1, I had occasionally in-camera errors. Those errors ceased to appear almost completely after formatting the card first on my Macintosh with Image Rescue 5 (IR5) and then in the E-M1.2. The camera would shoot 18 fps with C-AF Silent low for as long as I pressed the shutter button fully down without slowing down. What a joy. In many burst mode short and long sequences I shot way more than 10,000 images without any significant issues. So far so good.

    Then I tried shooting videos up to the time limit (less than 30 minutes) set by the camera. That's when I encountered "Card Error" in the E-M1.2 with my Lexar 2000x card. With IR5 I could recover some old images but never video files. After formatting the card would also fail in the slow UHS I slot 2' so became useless to me. I then tried a Lexar 64GB 1000x memory card in both slots, slow and fast, until the card got so corrupted that it couldn't be formatted any longer either in-camera or by the Mac. That reminded me of last summer when the same corruption had happened with two Lexar 64GB 1000x memory cards on my E-M5.2 while shooting the same lengthy videos.

    So, a few days ago I got the SanDisk 64GB 280 MB/s memory card that Olympus recommends in their table. I shot raw images and long videos with it on both my E-M1.2 and E-M5.2 without encountering the "Card Error" message. So that card doesn't cause the same severe problems that the Lexar cards did. So my two cameras with the SanDisk card in them are quite useable. They may still have other little quirks that should be able to be addressed in future firmware updates. But both cameras appear to be basically sound. Today I should receive a SanDisk 64GB 300MB/s memory card that I expect to work as well in both cameras.

    In this forum was already pointed out that Lexar had acknowledged that their 128GB 2000x memory card caused the problems in the E-M1.2. They now have addressed the problem through issuing REV B of that card. I am assuming they will do the same for their other cards. Anyway I have obtained an RMA number from Lexar and mailed them for replacement with the corrected cards two 64GB 2000x and four 64GB 1000x memory cards. Lexar says it will take them several weeks to send out the replacement cards. BTW I still have several 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Lexar 1000x memory cards that work just fine in my Sony cameras that use UHS I slots. No particular problems encountered there.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Here is a 1s video clip, using the 64 GB Sandisk 280 MB/s memory card

    https://winklers.smugmug.com/KHW/Pic...Disk/i-V7WJw68

    from which I extracted these frames.











    E-M1.2 + big tuna 300/2.8 SHG.
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    White-breasted nuthatch looking up.


    Looking around.


    Feeding on a morsel.


    E-M1.2 + 300/4.0 Pro
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    Please go here

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/top...474/1#13974322

    to see Eye-AF sort of working for a cat's and a hummingbird's eye.
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    ISO 6400


    ISO 1250


    ISO 320


    Olympus E-M1.2 + MC-14 + 300/4.0 Pro.
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 25th March 2017 at 22:46.
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    E-M1.2 + MC-14 + 300/4 Pro
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    Olympus E-M1 Mark II hidden menu for shutter count

    • While pressing menu button, turn camera on.
    • Release menu button, press menu button again, go to Setup Menu, Screen Brightness.
    • Press right button, press info button, press okay button.
    • Press up, down, left, right, shutter, and up button.
    • Press right button, now you are at the page with the info for shutter count.

    Here are the numbers from my camera. (as of 2017.04.05)

    MS: mechanical shutter
    003691
    S: Flash fired
    C: manual sensor cleaning
    U: ultrasonic sensor cleaning (effectively how often you turned the camera on)
    001075
    B: Number of actuations with IBIS switched to on
    027696

    Amazing, I haven't used the mechanical shutter in quite a while. No need to really.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    April 1 Snow Shower --> No Apricots and Plums this year.









    E-M1.2 + little tuna 150/2.0 SHG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    April 1 Snow Shower --> No Apricots and Plums this year.
    Very sorry, K-H.
    When was the last time you had home-grown apricots and plums ?

    All the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Very sorry, K-H.
    When was the last time you had home-grown apricots and plums ?

    All the very best.
    Thanks Bart. If memory serves me right, 2 or 3 years ago. But last year we got apples. The apple tree blossoms appear several weeks shifted relative to the other two. Oh BTW we had snow again 2 days later on April 3, 2017. Spring weather around here is pretty unpredictable and often very windy. Native shrubs and trees know better and wait with their blossoms until late Spring frost and snow have subsided.
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    Say, K-H, what will be happening at Bosque del Apache in late June? I have some business then in Socorro that leaves a few hours free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Say, K-H, what will be happening at Bosque del Apache in late June? I have some business then in Socorro that leaves a few hours free.

    scott

    Well Scott, there will be some local wildlife like this
    https://whitenikonimages.smugmug.com...l-Apache-2017/
    captured by a friend of mine in early March.

    The snow geese and sandhill cranes will be returning in October/November.

    Are you visiting Socorro proper or the relatively nearby VLA site?
    If the former, the latter with its many radio telescopes is certainly worth a photography visit. Good luck.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    ....

    Are you visiting Socorro proper or the relatively nearby VLA site?
    If the former, the latter with its many radio telescopes is certainly worth a photography visit. Good luck.
    Both, if time permits. But I have taken pictures at the VLA and ALMA sites in the past: aui_in_chile_2008 Photo Gallery by scott kirkpatrick at pbase.com ,
    aui_in_chile_2011 Photo Gallery by scott kirkpatrick at pbase.com , radio_astronomy Photo Gallery by scott kirkpatrick at pbase.com , and especially
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/133969...57664133999216 (ALMA, now in full operation).

    BTW, the pictures of deer, turkeys, and hawks at Bosque del Apache suggest that not all the action there is migratory.

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Here are 3 shots with my Olympus big tuna 300/2.8 SHG FT lens - that I bought used - with an AutoFocusMicroAdjustment in the E-M1.2 of AFMA = -3.


    f/2.8


    f/3.2


    f/4.0


    E-M1.2 + 300/2.8.


    In the feathers of the front bird in the last image a moiré pattern is visible, indicating a sharp lens with feathers in focus.
    Using f/3.2 seems a good compromise to keep ISO low and shutter speed high to counter subject motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Here are 3 shots with my Olympus big tuna 300/2.8 SHG FT lens - that I bought used - with an AutoFocusMicroAdjustment in the E-M1.2 of AFMA = -3.

    In the feathers of the front bird in the last image a moiré pattern is visible, indicating a sharp lens with feathers in focus.
    Using f/3.2 seems a good compromise to keep ISO low and shutter speed high to counter subject motion.
    Thanks for that info about the 'AFMA', K-H.
    At what distance did you came to the -3 adjustment ?

    TIA

    PS the birds look a bit disappointed: isn't the bowl empty ?

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    Thanks Bart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks for that info about the 'AFMA', K-H.
    At what distance did you came to the -3 adjustment ?

    TIA
    I get the same answer for 5, 6, 8, or 11m. Easiest to use is 5 or 6 m.
    For 11m and 14x magnification it's pretty hard to focus precisely with a tripod, regardless the head one uses.
    I use C-AF and 14x magnification when focusing and exposing to minimize the size of the focus box and attempt to place it precisely.
    That's important when shooting a sloped target sheet.

    Best focus for my lens is for an AFMA between -3 and -4.
    So -3 seems a tad better than -4 for my lens.
    If I don't correct I have to stop down to f/5.6 to get the focus point into the DOF.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    PS the birds look a bit disappointed: isn't the bowl empty ?

    Best regards.
    Yup, you are correct. Not completely empty though. But the birds have to reach way down.
    After I took the images tonight we filled up a handful of water dishes to the rim!
    We always put fresh water in first thing in the morning.
    But now that the weather is warmer the water doesn't last all day.
    Also all kinds of birds use the water dishes to take a bath.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Just tested and adjusted both my 300/4 (-3) and 150/2 (-8) on a tripod at approx. 6 mtr distance to the LensAlign FCS.
    As we say in Holland: "meten is weten"...

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Forgot to say that I'd noticed my lenses ever so slightly back-focused.
    Now they're just slightly ahead, let's see how that turns out in practice.

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    Thanks Bart.
    You can always pull back the AFMA a smidge so that your lens is spot on.
    Test wide open. Then stop down 1 f-stop for sharpest image. Good luck!
    Final test on a real subject. If that nails it then one is done.



    I had the feeling my other tele lenses were spot on.
    But I should test them as well to be sure.

    My four FT lenses 50-200/2.8-3.5 SWD, 90-250/2.8, 150/2.0 and 300/2.8 each now has its own original Olympus FT to MFT adapter that stays with that lens.

    Following Roger Cicala of lensrentals fame
    https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/201...om-relativity/
    zoom lenses should be particularly interesting.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Using my EM1.2 and 2.8/40-150 very often for portraits lately

    2017-03-27_0046.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

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