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Old Jul 31, 2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Went fishing this morning and, as usual, had the E-30 with me. For some reason, this morning I stuffed the EC-20 telecon into the bag and off we went.

It was a good thing that I did bring it along because we spotted 3 of these contraptions in the sky flying above the shoreline. I managed to get a few shots
with this one turning out to be the best- not great- just the best that I was able to get this particular morning.
E-30 with 50-200mm ED lens + EC-20 telecon
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 2:07 PM   #2
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That looks cool, nice catch. I want to do it but worder about the power to weight factor.

Excuse my ignorance, what is the EC-20 telecon?

Oh and I took a strole though your smugmug last night, the osprey files. Really good stuff.
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That looks cool, nice catch. I want to do it but worder about the power to weight factor.

Excuse my ignorance, what is the EC-20 telecon?

Oh and I took a strole though your smugmug last the osprey files. Really good stuff.
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Hi Ken,
Yes, I know about the weight factor. At 225lbs, I don't think I'll be taking a ride on one of those soon.

The EC-20 is Olympus' 2x teleconvertor for digital lenses

Thanks, for taking a look and much appreciate the kind words.


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That's right, I know that..!
What, you think I don't know that????
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Cool! Nice shot Zig. The EC20 isn't easy to use. The magnification starts getting pretty darn extreme out there at the long end with that lens. Looks fun, but like Scouse, I would hesitate myself unless the rig behind me had a little more thrust than this one!
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Cool! Nice shot Zig. The EC20 isn't easy to use. The magnification starts getting pretty darn extreme out there at the long end with that lens. Looks fun, but like Scouse, I would hesitate myself unless the rig behind me had a little more thrust than this one!
Thanks Greg,
It's too bad that I didn't have the presence of mind to take a shot using the 50-200mm at 50mm without the EC-20. I think it would provide better perspective of just how far away this fellow was from the boat.

One of my main concerns was to maintain a high shutter speed. This shot was taken at 400mm focal length (w/EC-20). Combine that with the fact I was sitting on a boat that was bobbing up and down because of 1 to 3 ft waves. And, well you get the idea. I didn't want motion blur to spoil the shot.
That's why I took this image in manual mode, which allowed me to set the ISO to 400, then set the shutter speed up I think it was 1/3200sec.
IS was enabled.

All in all, it came out better than I thought it would.

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That is actually powered paragliding, para sailing is when you are hooked to a boat and have a round parachute.
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That is actually powered paragliding, para sailing is when you are hooked to a boat and have a round parachute.
Thanks for the correction. I knew that I didn't have the term right. But, figured someone would let me know.

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nice catch Zig, I seen al ot of those in Florida when I was in the navy. Always wanted to try it, think it is a little safer than ultralights.

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