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Capturing Birds in Action. photography using mirrorless and micro 4:3 cameras.

Feliz Año Nuevo!

I've been using the Sony A7R III for a while now and, while I love it, wanted something lighter for travel. The OM-5 does not disappoint. It's a micro 4:3 system which is significantly more compact than the Sony, and the image quality is remarkable. Over the holidays I spent some time on Lake Chapala and at the beach in Manzanillo, Colima. I used the OM-5 at the lake and the Sony at the beach. The lens I had on the OM-5 was the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3. The lens for the Sony was the Sigma100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens. I love both set ups for different reasons. The OM-5 is much easier handheld whereas the stability of a tripod keeps the heavier Sony steady.


Bird photography using mirrorless and micro 4:3 cameras.

  1. White Pelicans in flight. OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 400 mm f/6.3 1/4,000.

  2. Whimbrul on the beach. SONY 7RM3A. 400 mm f/22 1/250.

  3. Night Heron. OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 400 mm f/8 1/1,000.

  4. Brown Pelicans overhead. Apple iPhone 14 Pro. 9 mm f/2.8 1/900.

  5. White Pelicans. OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 400 mm f/22 1/1,250.

  6. Juvenile Night Heron photo bombed by a Great Blue Heron. OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 400 mm f/8 1/1,000.

  7. Brown Pelican on top of the wave (Amy's favorite). SONY 7RM3A. 333.1 mm f/22 1/1,600.

  8. Great Egret in flight. OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 400 mm f/10 1/3,200.

  9. Brown Pelican riding the wave (my favorite). SONY 7RM3A. 400 mm f/22 1/1,600.

  10. Great Egret long neck.OM Digital Solutions OM-5. 213 mm f/10 1/3,200.

What's your favorite?



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