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Old Jan 11, 2014, 8:39 AM   #1
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Default E-M1 Australian Open Tennis (Qualifying)

Here are some shots taken with the E-M1 & Lumix 45-150 f4-f5.6 from the Australian Open Tennis Qualifying rounds.


















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Old Jan 11, 2014, 8:41 AM   #2
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Those are good shots
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All nice captures with the ball depicts action.
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Those are good shots
I agree; nice scenes of the fast action on a tennis court with good color and detail. Especially good are the ones where the players are off the ground and the ball is just before getting hit by the racket. Well done.
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nice shots TG, any doubt about sports photography with micro four thirds is erased by the EM-1
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Beautiful, colorful, sharp stop action. If you have the time I'd like to see a close crop of the ball and racket on the 5th one down from the top. Interesting to see how much deformation takes place when they come into contact with each other at that speed..
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Beautiful, colorful, sharp stop action. If you have the time I'd like to see a close crop of the ball and racket on the 5th one down from the top. Interesting to see how much deformation takes place when they come into contact with each other at that speed..
Have added a crop & 100% crop for you.



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.....hi Tom, These are really quite good and thanks for sharing.

How long have you been shooting the M1. Do you still shoot motorsports, I always have enjoyed your work at that.

How do you find the M1, I remember when you used the Canon, then the FZ. Good to see you here, please post more.

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.....hi Tom, These are really quite good and thanks for sharing.

How long have you been shooting the M1. Do you still shoot motorsports, I always have enjoyed your work at that.

How do you find the M1, I remember when you used the Canon, then the FZ. Good to see you here, please post more.

tnx, Bob
Thanks Bob, had the E-M1 for a couple months now sold my FZ150. Purchased the E-M1 & 12-50mm kit (12-40mm f2.8 was not available in Australia yet back then and Olympus had a redemption offer at the time for either the HLD-7 battery grip or 4/3 lens adaptor, took the grip).

Have purchased a few lenses as well M.Zuiko 75-300 II, M.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro and Panasonic 45-150mm (needed a lens under 200mm for the tennis as there is a lens restriction of 200mm and found a retailer which was selling this lens for half price). Have a FL36 flash which I used on my Panasonic LX5 & FZ150.

Like the E-M1 a lot, great build & features, love the large EFV, excellent image quality, the weight and how compact the system is (This was one of the reason for selling my DSLR kit as it was a pain carrying it around when I was out & about with my kids).

Anyway these shots were taken at a Kids Tennis day & there was Qualifying/Practice sessions after the event. Will be going to The Australian Open Tennis again and will have a bit more of a play (experiment) with the camera again.
Will be going to a few Motorsport events in the next couple months so I will see how the E-M1 goes.

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Thanks for the crops TG! I wouldn't have thought those ridged strings would give that much. Got me thinking. Should have known there'd be some slow-motion on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2wMP...=share&index=3
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