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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 09:38   #1
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em1 and METAbones

Hi Last week I spent a couple of hours in a hide taking photos of kingfishers using theory EM1 with metabones and sigma 500mm F4.5 shutter priority @ 1000. Hand held IS set to 500 mm. The lens is the sigma 500mm F4.5. Processed in iPhoto. The subject (kingfishers) was approx 30-40 metres away. Please check out these images @
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Considering the distance and small size of the subject I am quite pleased with the results, they are cropped. The Metabones is not the speedbooster model. Comments welcome
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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 12:01   #2
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Must be me but i could only find one Kingfisher image at this site http://www.wingsofnature.org/
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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 14:11   #3
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Found them! click on the 'bird (lanner falcon)' image out of the 6 representing fungi etc - takes you to a further selection and click on 'passerines' to get to the next index for kingfishers, excellent pics on the 'wish I had taken them' scale.

I miss not having a river round here - must get out my old OM 500mm f8 and see what I can do with that sometime, havn't tried it on an EM1 yet, in fact its last outing was on an E-1!.

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Found them! click on the 'bird (lanner falcon)' image out of the 6 representing fungi etc - takes you to a further selection and click on 'passerines' to get to the next index for kingfishers, excellent pics on the 'wish I had taken them' scale.

I miss not having a river round here - must get out my old OM 500mm f8 and see what I can do with that sometime, havn't tried it on an EM1 yet, in fact its last outing was on an E-1!.
Thanks found it,well worth a look.
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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 18:47   #5
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Must be me but i could only find one Kingfisher image at this site http://www.wingsofnature.org/
Hi Mike, glad you found them, the only problem is the EM1, is where BIF has a low keeper rate! I hope that weather allowing, to try the same set up but with the inclusion of a 1.4 converter. Giving me a 1400mm field of view. However I will use a hide clamp! Hopefully this will help.
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Old Sunday 10th April 2016, 18:57   #6
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Found them! click on the 'bird (lanner falcon)' image out of the 6 representing fungi etc - takes you to a further selection and click on 'passerines' to get to the next index for kingfishers, excellent pics on the 'wish I had taken them' scale.

I miss not having a river round here - must get out my old OM 500mm f8 and see what I can do with that sometime, havn't tried it on an EM1 yet, in fact its last outing was on an E-1!.
Hi Iveljay,these were taken at RSPB rye meads Herts
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Old Monday 11th April 2016, 06:53   #7
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Hi Mike, glad you found them, the only problem is the EM1, is where BIF has a low keeper rate! I hope that weather allowing, to try the same set up but with the inclusion of a 1.4 converter. Giving me a 1400mm field of view. However I will use a hide clamp! Hopefully this will help.
Kind regards Mike
Ime just thinking of moving away from a Nikon D7200 to M4/3 and was wondering if the 4k photo setting would help catch BIF,i know its only 8mb files but i only ever display on a pc screen,do you have a link for the exact adapter you use.
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Hi Mike,

I used to live up in Beds just the other side of the A1 to RSPB Sandy, lots of water and a number of Kingfishers, just didn't have your patience or 10 years ago a digital slr - trying to shoot kingfishers on 800 ISO film and a very limited max aperture was a challenge I didn't take up. Just sat watching them instead. If I was still up there things might be different.

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Old Monday 11th April 2016, 17:38   #9
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[quote=nikonmike;3383927]Ime just thinking of moving away from a Nikon D7200 to M4/3 and was wondering if the 4k photo setting would help catch BIF,i know its only 8mb files but i only ever display on a pc screen,do you have a link for the exact adapter you use.[/QUOTE

Hi Mike, I purchased mine from park cameras. Just to be sure I took in several EF lenses and tried them out in the shop. I think you should as well. I believe they do a Nikon version as well. The assistant was exceptionally helpful he uses OLYMPUS himself. If memory serves me well I think he was Aussie?. And was wearing an Olympus t-shirt. The link below is for the metabones site. This adapter does not have any glass does not reduce focal distance and does not alter/the F stop like the other metabones model

http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_EF-m43-BT2

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