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    A small holiday place in NZ, almost empty in early winter.
    The first two, E-M1 with m43 75-300mmII.
    The last three, Panasonic G5 with ZD8mm FE in very different lighting conditions.
    Some wild life, NZ Dotterels, one basking fur seal and a penguin, but I was not happy with the images, mainly because I did not wish to disturb them.
    A very nice pair of cameras to cover the field taking hardly any bag space.
    Cheers,
    Don


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    All very nice Don. I especially like the first one. The colors pop. Question. What are the tide ranges there? I see what looks like names on the rocks.
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    Number 3 speaks to me (surprise!) I love all the textures and vibrant color. Great shots!
    All that I share with you is purely my personal perspective based on my own experiences. Feel free to constructively criticize my opinions and my photos, please!
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    Thanks Rob and Mike.
    The beach shelves down quickly so there is always water there. The name on the cliff at the top is recent and would have been a challenge.
    Don

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    Lovely spot, Don. I particularly like the two shots with the low sun and cliffs to the right. Looks like you and the dogs had a fun day!
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    Hi Nate, love that place at dawn. Dogs go wild!
    Thanks,
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    Nice shots, Don.

    I recently got the 75-300 II, and like it much better than the Panny 100-300.
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    Hi Ken, nice to hear from you, and I hope all is well there.
    Your comments comparing lenses is interesting. Is there a difference in image quality, or does the Oly lens focus better on the Oly body? Also, have you compared the lens OIS with Oly IBIS?
    Cheers,
    Don

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    Hi Don,

    Between a lot of travel since we last talked, and purchasing a high-end machine shop and moving it and its people to ours, I have not had/made time to do a nice controlled comparison between the two lenses. So far, I can just say that the 75-300 II just feels better that the 100-300. It is a little lighter, a tiny bit faster, and is noticeably wider. I did some focus adjustment on one E-M1 body just before last trip, using LensAlign, and it wanted +10. That is quite different from most reports, including yours. I still had trouble locking focus on moving subjects, but that was before the last FW update, which I have not done yet. I hope to post some shots of the SE Alaska trip soon. I installed LR 5.x and began shooting JPG + Raw. I shot so many frames, and downloaded them, but have not taken the time to learn to process them. Too much to do and too little time. Off to HI again next week. Cindy is fine, and asked me to say hi to you two.
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    What a lovely day to be there. Solitude . . . highly underrated and in insufficient supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddaside88 View Post
    What a lovely day to be there. Solitude . . . highly underrated and in insufficient supply.
    Nice thought Diana Not your screaming holiday park sort of place, thank goodness.
    Don

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    These are all really nice Don, looks like a beautiful place.. that last one with the dogs I like a lot, missed where you added the FE lens so was wondering how you got that effect with the 75-300
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimUSNY View Post
    These are all really nice Don, looks like a beautiful place.. that last one with the dogs I like a lot, missed where you added the FE lens so was wondering how you got that effect with the 75-300
    Thanks Jim, nice to hear from you.
    I like the 4/3 FE on the E-M1. It's small enough that I don't feel tempted to get the Panny m43 version. And of course fast focus is not important with the style of shooting using it, but it is not too slow.
    Cheers,
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    All nice, Don. I really like the second one. Too bad there are so many idiots like ELLIS around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    All nice, Don. I really like the second one. Too bad there are so many idiots like ELLIS around....
    Hi Daniel. We have been going there for years and Ellis is a new one. Soft rock, must have roped down for his small claim to fame.
    Don

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