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Old Dec 6, 2010, 10:58 AM   #11
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Yes, just having the blank sky probably helped a lot with these, but it is great seeing it at least does work this well. Lacking a true servo mode with dynamic tracking (and associated additional processor power) of the big pro rigs that still cost significantly more than the E5 means there's probably still a little lacking in the more complex scenes with multiple moving items the camera could latch onto.

I did note you had pretty good luck with your pups moving at a decent clip too though, so it definitely looks like things are improving. If we could only get Adobe to hurry up with their next final version update of ACR to include the E5 RAW files. It looks to me like we're looking at January at the earliest at this point. My "buy in" date is rapidly approaching and it looks like I'll be doing a lot of RAW+JPEG shooting and accumulating a lot of RAW files to be processed later.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 2:47 PM   #12
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Capturing a dark bird in focus like the eagle shots is often difficult. The fact that both you and the camera did so on quick notice after shooting at the sunlit gulls is even more impressive.
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My "buy in" date is rapidly approaching and it looks like I'll be doing a lot of RAW+JPEG shooting and accumulating
a lot of RAW files to be processed later.
You could hack your current ACR to change its camera recognition from the E30 to the E5 but that's only a good idea for folks who don't have an E30...

Adobe is definitiely working on it:

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=62400

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Ah! I see now E5 support is included in Adobe Camera RAW 6.3. Perfect timing.
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Ah! I see now E5 support is included in Adobe Camera RAW 6.3. Perfect timing.
And Lightroom.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...jsp?ftpID=4928

Northern Greg, have you seen this?

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...atform=Windows

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WoooHooo. Just what this thread needed.

I'm back to raw.

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I had faith in you.

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The power of RAW...!

Very good, Greg...!
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Hey Greg

Very very nice ! You know its really good to see these as I would never ever attempted anything like that with the E3. The focus looks spot on in all of the shots with the E5. Whats the hit rate like and were these in CAF or SAF mode ?

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Very very nice ! You know its really good to see these as I would never ever attempted anything like that with the E3. The focus looks spot on in all of the shots with the E5. Whats the hit rate like and were these in CAF or SAF mode ?

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These were in C-AF mode and using all the points. The E-5 is an improvement over the E-3. Keeper rate... I'm not sure. I'd say I deleted half, but its not just because of focus issues, so I'd say at least that amount.

The eagle series was six straight that the E-3 would never have done. It would have had to jump off focus during that long of a sequence. I was recording Raw and super fine jpegs, and buffer was only about that deep with all that writing.

Its still early, but I'm encouraged. It can, and will loose focus at times, but its far less frustrating than the E-3.
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