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Old May 24, 2012, 1:19 AM   #1
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Default Snowy Egret pictures with the Panasonic 45-200mm

The Egret pictures came fairly well but not as good as the ones I shot last week with Canon DSLR. I don't know if me, the E-PL1 , the lens or all three combined together.

Anyway, one nest has a baby chick (picture #3).
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Difficult lighting conditions from what I can tell. The bird being white caused some highlight clipping (of course the small m4/3 sensor does not help in terms of DR). I see a lot of PF as well. Which lens were you using? It looks like a MF lens by the lack of resolution in some of the pictures.
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Tullio,
It is a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6.
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Yeah, I missed the subject title, sorry about that. I'm surprised by the results to a certain extent. Perhaps you need to use spot metering so that the bird is properly exposed and/or knock the exposure down a bit (-0.3 or even -0.7).
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Tullio,
Thanks for the comment! I have tried this camera and lens combo a couple time and didn't come away with very good results. I got the feeling that the E=PL1 is too slow for fast moving objects.
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It is slow indeed. That's one thing I disliked about it. The other was its poor quality, low res LCD.
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Tullio,

Take a look at the Egrets I posted on the Wildlife forum today:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...re-egrets.html

They were taken with a Canon DSLR which is not really a fast camera but has a good sensor. It makes a difference.

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Nice shots but they can't be compared with the EPL1 shots. The lighting condition was much different. However, the EPL1 would have struggled trying to capture those birds in flight.
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Not even my new EF-2 helped to catch a flying Egret. The E-PL1 is good for landscape, portraits and traveling. But for the birds, I have to resort to my DSLR. I still have not learned enough about the E-PL1 yet, perhaps, I will get a little better in times.
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Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
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The limitation is not on the photographer but on the camera. The AF on the EPL1 is slow (a bit faster with Lumix lenses) compared not just DSLRs but newer m4/3 bodies as well. I have the EPL1 and the G3. The G3 is lightening fast in comparison. I can easily catch objects in motion with it.
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