The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Birds in Flight Ranked

A few months ago, our reader Alfredo suggested an idea for an article. Since we test the autofocus performance of many cameras at the same red kite feeding station, why not publish a list of all the cameras we used with their keeper rate score for birds in flight? I …

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Panasonic G9, Birds in Flight and Firmware 2.0

Many of our Micro Four Thirds readers have been asking me to test the latest firmware version of the Lumix G9 for birds in flight and I finally found the time after the holiday break. I rented the camera for a weekend, along with the Leica DG 200mm 2.8 lens …

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Photographing Birds with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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– Written by Thomas Stirr

It’s been a little over six months since I’ve been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. During this period I’ve had the opportunity to photograph a range of birds with this camera and the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom lens along with the M.Zuiko MC-20 and MC-14 teleconverters. This article shares an extensive selection of photographs of birds-in-flight as well as static birds, and provides some thoughts on the OM-D E-M1X.

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Sony A7 III, A7R III, A9 Settings for Wildlife and Birds

Since moving to Wales, I’ve started to take advantage of the nature around me, not only for landscape photography but also wildlife and birds. The latter is without a doubt the genre I’ve focused on more than any other thanks to the repetitive autofocus tests I’ve done at my favourite Red Kite feeding station in Bwlch Nant Yr Arian.

I also had the chance to take other wildlife pictures with various mirrorless systems, and I thought I might put all that I’ve learned to good use.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Firmware 3.0 and Birds in Flight

Update: the article now includes an in-depth video tutorial with all the settings to configure as well as an analysis of the performance of the E-M1 mark III. You’ll find the video and a step by step guide with images at the bottom of this article.

The OM-D E-M1 II is an impressive camera in many ways, but there is one area that has always disappointed me, and that is the autofocus performance.

It was a good step forward from its predecessor, the original E-M1, but not enough to stay ahead of the competition. In fact, many mirrorless models, including mid-level products such as the X-T20 and the a6300, offer better performance.

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