yousaf465
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Spotting With Micro 4/3

Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:34 am

Is Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 good enough for aviation photography or I should go for Canon EOS 700D or wait for Canon EOS 70D ?
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RE: Spotting With Micro 4/3

Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:30 pm

'Aviation photography' could mean many different things, but you can be sure that a GH3 is plenty good enough to get images accepted here. Most of my images in the db were taken with a G1. I think that the biggest disadvantage versus the SLRs would be the low light performance, but that might or might not matter to you.

I would question, though, if a GH3 is the best Micro 4/3 choice if aviation photography is your main goal. The GH line puts a lot of emphasis on video performance, so the G line will probably give you most or all of the still image features for significantly less cost.
 
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RE: Spotting With Micro 4/3

Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:45 pm

I'm a great fan of micro 4/3 - I have an Olympus 4/3 and have owned the G1 and GH1. But, currently where they suffer for aviation photography is in continous focus. Tracking a moving object is much less reliable than with even a budget DSLR (though this is getting better with each new model).

On the plus side, their tiny lenses are great for shooting through fences, and with a 2x crop factor you get good reach.

I think if I were forced to choose between a DSLR and M4/3 for aviation, I would go with a DSLR, though if you are shooting mostly statics or side on approaches, an M4/3 will be fine.

Note that m4/3 has been developing very rapidly, so it would be worthwhile going for a newer model if possible.

Cheers,

Colin
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RE: Spotting With Micro 4/3

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:28 am

these are some of the photo I took using my a Samsung Galaxy S2. Distance for first shot ~1000ft and last 2 was ~600ft. So which lens and camera I should use ?

http://i.imgur.com/XAk96kn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fKlwuuQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QgAwwDX.jpg
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RE: Spotting With Micro 4/3

Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:05 am

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