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Old May 22, 2012, 2:25 PM   #1
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Default Duck pictures with E-PL1 and Panasonic 45-200mm

Armed with the VF2 electronic viewfinder, I went out to the lagoons nearby to test it. The verdict is very positive: I am no long blinded by the strong sunlight and able to see what I am shooting. For fast moving subjects, the E-PL1 is too slow for this purpose. It works well for ducks who are sitting still.
I need to spend more time learning to use this camera to be an efficient user.
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Old May 22, 2012, 2:49 PM   #2
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For fast moving subjects, the E-PL1 is too slow for this purpose. It works well for ducks who are sitting still.
I need to spend more time learning to use this camera to be an efficient user.
Nice ones WCKSer
I got the same impressions with my E-PL1, VF-2 and FT 70-300
Very Good for slow stuff.
I also need some work with moving objects
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Really nice photos; well done. My favorite is #3 for the details and the excellent reproduction of the color hues of this species of duck.
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Ditto on that.
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Really nice photos; well done. My favorite is #3 for the details and the excellent reproduction of the color hues of this species of duck.
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Thanks for the comments, Steven, Fred and James! This camera is now declared good enough to be used for vacation shooting. Although not good for fast moving subjects, but it works well for still shoots and the color rendition is good.

I notice the shutter lag increased with the VF-2 attached and it blackout momentarily after the shutter button is pressed.

By the way, the last picture are the back sides of 3 Canadian Geese. I guess they look like bigger ducks from behind.
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