Olympus Wildlife

I am three weeks into the Olympus Pro Loan Scheme and am already excited about the potential of such a lightweight kit that also punches way above its weight with the addition of the 600mm full frame equivalent of the 300mm F4. The silent shutter and much lower overall weight meant I could stalk and approach to within a few metres of cuckoo and keep shooting with no disturbance to this wonderful bird. Pro Capture live, which buffers shots even before you fully press the shutter enabled me to get a damselfly as it took off and redstart heading into the nest to feed. Flight shots are starting to look good as I get to grips with the menu system after years with Canon, but so far, am loving it - even able to use the 7-14 pro to come within about a centimetre of an emporer moth and get all that wide angle context around it - same with raft spider and the very rare wood white butterfly at roost. I feel utterly excited by the potential so far - and big thanks to Olympus UK. Watch this space!! And look at the landscape shots in my Olympus landscape gallery. My sequence of hare being attacked by a rabbit appeared in the Times and Metro both in print and online and in the Mail Online. And one of my cuckoo shots is one of the lead photos in a four page feature I am writing for Amateur Photographer on sharpening wildlife photos and I am developing a new feature with digital camera magazine. I wanted to show that this smaller system could take on the big FF systems with their heavy lens. With my hare suckling leveret shot, silent shutter, low weight, amazing IQ has all contributed to one of the highlights of my photographic career.
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