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    Default some new

    first one, Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) iso500 1/800s
    then western jackdaw (uncropped) (
    Corvus monedula) iso640 1/640s, a Parus palustris (uncropped) (our kind of chickadee) iso640 1/800s and then a common house martin (Delichon urbicum) iso800 1/250s
    Thanks for watching and hopefully, enjoy :-)

    (all om-d and celestron 80ed 600mm f7.5 astro telescope, and tripod)

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    Those are stunning.

    One day I need one of these scopes in lieu of a 300/2.8

    Hey, what's the minimum focusing distance on yours. Any idea?
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    Stunning shots, #1&2 being my favorites. I like the fact that you haven't included the whole bird, but enough to show what is important, and it adds strength to the shot IMO. I am very impressed that you have what seems to be a very shallow dof, but the eyes are tack sharp. Great stuff caurt.
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    Many thanks to you all.

    @KHatfull: The minimum focusing distance depends on the length of the extension tube one uses. I commonly use one that is 80mm, and can extend it 20-25mm more (by pulling it out and lock it again) So the minimum I'm able to get focus at is around 5-6 meters, which is good for small birds. The starling and jackdaw where to big to fit the frame from where I stood.

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    @Guy: Yes, I wish there were more dof at close distances, since it's hard to get the eyes in focus, while manually focusing at it's belly :-).
    Many complain about 4/3's having too much (greater) dof. I could not live with less :-)

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    Nice shots Caurt, always love seeing what you do with that scope... A lot nicer having that little body on the scope now right? I know my telescope and drive motors appreciate not having a heavy E3 attached, although I could never use mine for Birds.. I did just buy an 80MM or 90 MM telescope that I havent messed with yet.. still need to get a few attachments if its even possible.. I bought it because I needed the hand control for my bigger scope and it was just about as cheap to buy the scope with one included, as it was to buy it it alone
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