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27-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Nikkor TC-TC300 2x Tele and Nikkor 300ED f/4.5 from 1979 - giving a combined effective focal length of 1,200mm. Live view magnifies to 14x, so manual focus is an absolute dawdle.
This was HAND HELD, leaning against the side of my house. In-body 5-axis image stabiliser logic was set to 1,000mm (longest). This is also a 100% crop - straight out of the camera. I think I've found my solar eclipse kit.
27-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Looks awesome for handheld and no sharpening!
27-07-2012, 09:08 PM
'Mazing Al. I could see the image jittering in the viewfinder with my slight movements, but the IS just locked on to it on depression of the shutter button. Fan-flippin-tastic. :D
I'm thinking that when I get the remote next week it'll be even better on a tripod. No mirror slap either.
27-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Very impressive Chris.
27-07-2012, 10:07 PM
Very impressed with the results you continually obtain with the OM-D!
Been seriously considering upgrading my much loved D200 but, having a capable camera that is not such a chore to haul around, particularly when out and about with the family is very appealing. Also like the unobtrusive way these mirror-less cameras it can be used. And I can still play with the DSLR when I want to play photographer.
Wish the Nikon 1 V1 had faster lenses, not in the same league as the OM-D, its smaller chip and relatively slow lenses strangle its capabilities somewhat but, is considerably cheaper and has had some favourable reviews by those that have actually used it.
27-07-2012, 10:29 PM
They are pretty stealthy Deeno. The shutter has to be heard to appreciate how quiet it is. It's less than a half the volume of my 5D-II's shutter noise. At 9fps it still sounds quiet.
27-07-2012, 11:41 PM
An Aussie appraisal !
Check out the 6 sec hand held exposure
Found this Nikon D800 Vs E-M5 Video shootout
28-07-2012, 05:07 AM
Great review Rally, thanks. Once you get past the 90 seconds of drivel, he does show it pretty well. A six second hand-held shot -pretty special!!! The second video really shows how good the OM-D's video is compared to the full-frame Nikon.
28-07-2012, 01:25 PM
28-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Excellent Chris :) I love these boundary-pushing images :)
28-07-2012, 10:35 PM
Thanks Tom :) I agree - they're fun because they shouldn't be. LOL :)
Nice work Chris
That's a great image for handheld and a nice looking setup.
29-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Sharp as - impressive little camera.
29-07-2012, 09:33 AM
Thanks Ric & Marc. I'm still waiting for an opportunity to mount it at prime focus on a polar aligned scope. Not sure what results I'll get, but hopefully something usable.
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