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Copyright ©2006, Jens Birch
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Yea! The E-1 still going strong!

Without >5 fps one just have to push the button at the right moment. Easier said than done but not impossible with some excercise.

As in the other shot "Splash", all three AF points were engaged in C-AF but the exposure was set manually in advance in order to not let the masses of water fool the meter.


Cheers, Jens.

Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Action shots
Uploaded: 12-Sep-2006 06:55 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/1000
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal length: 103 (206) mm
Lens: ZD ED 50-200/2.8-3.5
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Daylight
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 676x900

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The Swirl looks spectaculair. I personaly prefer de composition of this picture.
Very well done
Hans Koren.

Hans Koren at 19:02 CEST on 12-Sep-2006 [Reply]


Fantastic shot Jens - you might like to know the wetsuit is made in Australia. LOL....regards bevellee

Bevellee Bryceson at 05:35 CEST on 13-Sep-2006 [Reply]

Exposure versus Focus

Adrie Hubregtsen wrote:
> Hi Jens, Ash if you decided to set the exposure on manual, why don?t you use the OM 300 mm
> whit 8.0 aperture??? Greetings ADRIE. Great action shots by the way.

Hi Adrie,

note that there is a big difference between setting the exposure (aperture and exposure time) manually and setting the focus manually.

In this situation, I set the aperture and exposure time in advance because I wanted to make sure that the guy should be correctly exposed. By the way, f/8 would have given an exposure time of 1/250 second which is too long for action shots, in particular handheld at long focal length.

On the other hand, the action was very fast so I would have had small chances to focus manually. That's why I used C-AF.

Cheers, Jens.

Jens Birch at 20:39 CEST on 13-Sep-2006 [Reply]