Small and professional, Olympus E-M1 Mark III bird shooting experience
This article is from Jiayou Online
I got the Olympus E-M1 Mark III body on April 1, 2020. It is fresh and curious. Refer to the Olympus used in the past. It has the most powerful autofocus performance. This experience is equipped with a 300mm F4 lens, which can get the equivalent of 600/4, and a 1.4x extender, but achieve the equivalent of 840/5.6.
One. Surprise for the first use
Compared with the large body that has been used in the past, this Olympus machine gives people a small and exquisite feeling in the hand , Especially easy. Because it is equipped with an outstanding 7.5-stop body anti-shake performance, I can’t wait to hold it in my hand and look for a target outside my window.
E-M1 MarkIII +300mm+1.4 Teleconverter Exposure Compensation+1 f5.6 1/400sec
It’s also a coincidence that a very active sparrow couple appeared. The spring when everything is reviving, the season of love makes The male bird becomes extremely active, and the female bird is also the most beautiful. They sometimes chase and play in the dense forest, and sometimes comb each other’s feathers. A crisp shutter sound, a 121-point full-area cross phase detection autofocus sensor, high-speed focus and 18 frames per second autofocus/auto exposure tracking continuous shooting function makes people’s eyes shine bright, and can accurately capture every happy bird All kinds of high-speed shooting ideas can be realized in an instant.
E-M1 Mark III body including battery net weight 580g, PRO 300/4 IS F4 lens 1270g, total 1850g, this weight allows me to Coping with any environment, whether it’s a walk in the park, a long journey or the wilderness, you can take it with you. This is really a revolutionary advancement in bird photography.
As long as the sun is shining and the unit is on vacation, I will take the camera to the nearby park to stroll around. From a distance, I see a fantail sand cone, habitual memory action. Picking up the camera is just a few snaps, because the E-M1 Mark III has up to 7.5 stops of 5-axis anti-shake, which makes handheld capture more free and expands a new space for photography. It can also be used without a tripod. Obtain high-quality pictures. 300/4+1.4 extender, sensitivity ISO 500, shutter 1/320s, aperture F6.3, obtained a habitat version of the bird image, the bird body is partially cut out and the bird’s eyes and shadows are also detailed.
High image quality can be obtained without a tripod In the picture, even with the shutter 1/320s, the bird’s eyes are clearly visible. The fuselage has built-in five-axis image stabilization with lens stabilization, and can provide up to 7.5-stop safe shutter. In the case of insufficient light, you can safely reduce the camera shutter speed to shoot, which frees players from heavy equipment.
E-M1 MarkIII300/4+1.4 Extender f/6.3 1/320sec ISO 500
The light in the eyes is still sharp after partial cropping of the bird body
E-M1 MarkIII+ 300/4+1.4 teleconverter f/5.6 1/4000sec ISO 800
I saw a female Northern Redtail while strolling in the park Entering the bush, maybe it was too close to it, and it was hiding in it. At this time, I was very interested. I thought I would not go if you didn’t show up. After a while, the restless personality betrayed its hidden body. I got a close-up portrait with the shutter speed. The tolerance of the E-M1 Mark III is also great, and the details of the dark parts can be restored in the later stage. This is another place that surprised me.
North Red Tail Sister Lu
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4+1.4 Teleconverter Exposure Compensation+1.3 f/5.6 1/320sec ISO 800
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4+1.4 Extender f/5.6 1/250sec ISO 400
E -M1 MarkIII+300/4 exposure compensation-0.7 f/4.5 1/400sec ISO 200
E-M1 Mark III body 18 high-speed continuous shooting per second, and the “professional capture” function can record The 35 photos before the shutter is pressed, this guarantee is a great boon for bird photographers. The so-called world kung fu is fast and unbreakable. With this high speed and pre-shooting function, you are not afraid that you will not be able to seize the opportunity. When I wanted to shoot a flying version of a bird, I adjusted the sensitivity to ISO 500 and the shutter speed to 1/400s, so I easily got a starling flying version.
E-M1 MarkIII300/4+1.4 extender f/5.6 1/4000sec ISO 800
E-M1 MarkIII +300mm f5.6 1/640sec iso400
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4 Exposure compensation-2 f/5.6 1/800sec ISO 800
三. Car shooting
Before using this machine, I heard that this machine is positioned as a bird-watching record model. In my opinion, this is an underestimation. With this set of equipment, 20.4 million effective pixels, a continuous shooting speed of 18 frames per second, and a unique 5-axis 7.5-speed anti-shake system in the industry, these can be compared to other brands of high-end bird shooting equipment.
Jiangxi Poyang Lake is my beautiful hometown. It is a plain landform with wide land and long roads. Many works were shot in the car. Compared to pure handheld shooting, car shooting will be easier. There will be more opportunities. Bird watching and shooting birds know that wild birds are afraid of people but not cars, so driving wild photography will win many opportunities. Olympus M4/3 system is restricted by the small bottom, it is difficult to have higher pixels, but this E-M1 MarkIII has a very useful 50 million handheld high-pixel shooting function, which is very helpful to the resolution , At the same time, the dynamic range of the synthesized photos is also greatly improved.
It takes luck to shoot birds in the wild, Olympus equipment I was overjoyed to take a picture of a fringed sandpiper that I hadn’t seen in 20 years. Of course, it also requires extraordinary eyesight. When I was driving, I saw a bird with a strange plumage and extraordinary temperament-the face-changing king fringed sandpiper appeared in front of my eyes. Because I was driving, I was very close to the bird, and it didn’t mean to fly away, so I Simply remove the teleconverter and only use the 300/4 lens to shoot. The bird feathers in the lens have clear textures, long red feet, and breeding feathers on the head. It is a fascinating bird.
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4+1.4 Extender f/5.6 1/4000sec ISO-800
E-M1 MarkIII +300mm f5.6 1/400 iso-1000
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4+1.4 f/7.1 1/1600 sec ISO -800
Four. Stay on the spot for shooting
The waterbirds I photograph the most are waterbirds. Their personality is that they have a wide field of view and are difficult to approach, except for driving while shooting. , I also like to camouflage and wait for the shooting, first find the bird, step on the spot, and then pretend, although this will increase the workload of a lot of shooting.
A tent, a set of machines, a box of lunch, and a bottle of water are all day.
Old people often say that you should never try to search for Maxima. The best way to get a Chollima is to cultivate a good meadow, and there is no worries about the Chollima not coming with young grass. The same is true for bird shooting. The so-called “shutter for three seconds, all depends on the previous seven minutes”. Set up the tent, keep quiet, and leave the rest to luck. For me, this always makes me gain.
E-M1 MarkIII 300mm+1.4 Teleconverter Exposure+1.7 f5.6 1/400sec iso-1200
Fantail Sand Cone
E-M1 MarkIII+300/4+1.4 extender exposure compensation-1 f/6.3 1/1000sec ISO- 500
Oriental White Stork
M1MarkIII 300mm+1.4 extender f5.6 1/500sec iso-200
E-M1 MarkIII 300mm+1.4 extender f5.6 1 /500sec iso-250
E-M1 MarkIII 300mm+1.4 Extender f5.6 1/1600 iso-500
A few days of outdoor shooting experience, I define E-M1 Mark III as: “Professional, compact, high A weapon for shooting birds”. Because the E-M1 Mark III has a 7.5-stop body with 5-axis anti-shake, it makes handheld capture more free and expands a new space for photography. It can also get high-quality pictures without a tripod. It makes me never have to The weight-bearing tripod + telescope lens shooting system was relieved, allowing me to take pictures of birds and watch birds with ease.
The highly acclaimed high-pixel mode has also been further upgraded. The richness and saturation of the color of the picture, the overall sense of layering, and the level of detail are all very good. I am a bird watching, bird shooting and bird protection player who is like a treasure, no matter whether it is in the city park or the wilderness, I can easily shoot with it. There are many other wonderful functions in this body. Due to the different shooting themes, I will not show them one by one here.
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