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  1. #1521
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    Driving along the river I noticed a couple of kingfishers so I zipped home and grabbed the E-5 and Bigma. These buggers always stay far off and if you try to follow them they just fly off. I waited for about an hour but they never got closer than 100-150 feet. Still managed a few decent shots.
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  2. #1522
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    That's actually not bad for a Lo-Fi picture. I'll post some sometime but haven't been feeling up to it recently. Doesn't help that it's also the absolute bottom of photo season here. Actually it could be good if the weather ever worked out on weekends, but in the past two years this season has flopped every single time I head out.

  3. #1523
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    Two with the Olympus 15mm body cap lens. This thing is extraordinarily small and light and cheap, doesn't drain the battery as fast as autofocus lenses, and has contrast through the roof. Everything else including sharpness, not so much.

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    And one with 12mm f/2.0. This lens on E-M5 is amazing. Here is a shot at f/2.0, ISO1600, no flash. Focus, white balance and exposure came out perfect with no later fiddling by me. And it looks like ISO200 from most 4/3 DSLR's.
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  4. #1524
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    Darn it Raven, I really don't want to have to switch over to m4/3, but I keep seeing photos like yours that make me think. Still not a fan of losing the optical view finder.

  5. #1525
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    I agree the micro system is definitely getting a lot better and really small with that lens.
    Nice shots too.
    Around every picture there's a corner & round every corner there's a picture
    - the fun's in finding them

  6. #1526
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    A few more, then I'm off to China again for a few weeks. As good as this sensor is, it's still hard to get both the foreground and the Milky Way properly exposed and un-grainy. Here are a few redoes of shots from this summer, I think they are much better now. Still looking to improve though (this lens is the Rokinon 7.5 fisheye, which sadly only gets to f/3.5 but is otherwise ideal for the purpose)

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  7. #1527
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    Raven,

    Have you considered investing in a really long day at the same spot so you can take a day time photo and then the night time ones to merge? It would mean sitting next to the tripod reading for a long time.

  8. #1528
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    Excellent star shots Raven. That EM5 is working pretty well.
    Around every picture there's a corner & round every corner there's a picture
    - the fun's in finding them

  9. #1529
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    Raven,

    Have you considered investing in a really long day at the same spot so you can take a day time photo and then the night time ones to merge? It would mean sitting next to the tripod reading for a long time.
    I have but so far haven't had patience for the wait or the computer time. However some time I will get out at twilight to get the foreground at same expsoure as the sky but under cool indirect light, then catch the milky way in the background. It would be easy for this to look fake without care though.

  10. #1530
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    Nice sun on the feeders today. One of our winter visitors, the pine warbler, was posing. I really like the 50-200, it is a lens I would miss if I changed systems from 4/3rds.
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