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Old Mar 11, 2018, 9:16 AM   #1
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Default First motorsport shots with E-M1 II

Had my first outing shooting motorsport with the E-M1 II at the Phillip Island Classic. Very impressed with the C-AF performance speed & accuracy, defiantly a big improvement over the E-M1. Was a really good testing session using mechanical & electronic shutter with singe and sequential low modes (C-AF 10fps mechanical, 18fps electronic).
The electronic shutter is great with very minimal blackout compared to mechanical with the only disadvantage being possible rolling shutter effect.


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Old Mar 11, 2018, 6:54 PM   #2
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With the 100-400mm Panny-Leica?

Very nice!
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Thanks Greg, all taken with Panasonic Leica 100-400 except for 11 & 12 taken with Olympus 40-150 Pro.
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Were these after the upgrade to the 2.0 firmware? I'm still experimenting with the 300mm f4 M. Zuiko, but not enough to have anything substantial to post yet.

Just curious how you are working the stabilization with the lens, especially in the 300-400mm range, body or lens. I have a feeling they'll never work out the sync-IS between Olympus and Panasonic with the different types of systems they use (DFD vs. PDAF). From what I've read some get better results using the body IS while others prefer the in-lens OIS system.
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Were these after the upgrade to the 2.0 firmware? I'm still experimenting with the 300mm f4 M. Zuiko, but not enough to have anything substantial to post yet.

Just curious how you are working the stabilization with the lens, especially in the 300-400mm range, body or lens. I have a feeling they'll never work out the sync-IS between Olympus and Panasonic with the different types of systems they use (DFD vs. PDAF). From what I've read some get better results using the body IS while others prefer the in-lens OIS system.
These were taken with the 2.0 firmware. No IS was used on any of these shots, I generally don't use IS for action shots as from what I believe and have read there is no benefit with IS when shooting moving subjects and IS primary use is for static subjects at slow shutter speeds. If anything the IS can actually create blurry images with moving subjects.
I do use a mono-pod with long focal lengths when the situation lets me and can pan with one but normally pan by hand. I have tried the IS with action photos on the E-M1 but just found it strange didn't liked it when it kicked in, to me it seemed to slow down the C-AF performance.
Have tried the panning modes but didn't seem like there was any major benefit to me, used IS with long focal lengths (Panna 100-400 @ 400mm) at airshows which did help with camera shake when trying to keep a fast moving jets in frame.
With the 100-400 I use OIS as from what I understand it works better with long focal lengths compared to IBIS (one of the reasons the 300mm f4 Pro got OIS)
I know IS technology has improved a lot and know a lot of photographers do use it for moving subjects and will experiment with it in a couple weeks when I go to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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.......wonderful set Tom. I believe these are your best yet that I can recall; always your motorsports images are GREAT but these are beyond that (IMO).

Thanks & I am looking forward to the F1 photographs.
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Fantastic set Tom, you nailed focus and the right shutter speed in all the shots.

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Tom,

THose are a really good selection of shots .. they look tack sharp and great to see that the C-AF is able to track and hold focus esp on the head on shots.

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Thanks for looking & the comments everyone
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