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Welcome to my Malaysian Birding Blog. I migrated to blogspot.com as my blog at multiply.com closed shop in 2012. I wish to showcase all Malaysian birds that I have photographed whether here or overseas. My countdown of lifers started in 2005. Coming to May 2020 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
539/688 species of birds of Malaysia in photos.

My shooting gear was a EF400mm f4 DO lens and Canon 7D body which to me is the ideal setup for mobility and bird chasing at that time. Eventhen the weight over my shoulder is more that 5.5 kg. As of June 2016 I have also acquired a Fuji XF 100-400mm OIS lens to complement my travelling cum birding trip overseas. The Fuji X-T2 is now in hand ; the weight over my shoulder is much lighter now by 30%. In December 2018 I acquired the Nikon Coolpix P1000 as supplementary camera for distance shooting of 3000mm.
Meantime I am hoping Sigma or Fuji will come out with with a 200-600mm lens for my Fuji body. As for a new body I will only consider an upgrade when the megapixel hit 30..........

I am a weekend birder. Do feel free to drop me a line at mikebirding@gmail.com and I see whether you can tag along in my outings. My usual day trip is just an hour ride away to Hulu Langat, Lancang, Kemensah, Krau, Awana, Hulu Kali, Gombak Ole Road, Fraser's Hill , Bukit Tinggi and KSNP & Coastal Sg Janggut Jeram side of the coast . Overnite trip to Merapoh & Cameron, Air Hitam and further north to Kuala Sidim is a seldom affair but for lifer we travel. Panti in Johor is another good birding site that I yet to go. Then there are the Borneo birds of Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia which I seriously much go to chalk up more lifers. This I did in 2018 to Sepilok Sandakan and Kinabalu Park. Next Danum and LahatDatu.......

WARNING Birding is an addiction once you started its hard to stop. The wifey and children are now birding widow and orphan.

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Monday, 2 March 2020

Avian Photo Gear - Migrating to Olympus from Fuji

Should I be changing to the Olympus  OMD system when their 150-400mm lens is available? That is the question in my mind now. Olympus though have a smaller 2x crop factor sensor have surpassed Fuji in term of features and reach of 800-1000mm. IQ from both the cameras are in par from my perspective in favor of Olympus ............... contemplating the temptation to switch.


Extract from NewCamera

Fuji X-T4 vs. Fuji X-T3

Lens MountFUJIFILM X4FUJIFILM X3
Camera FormatAPS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
PixelsEffective: 26.1 MegapixelEffective: 26.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution6240 x 41606240 x 4160
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:91:1, 3:2, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor Size23.5 x 15.6 mm23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw, TIFFJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth16-Bit14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-AxisNone

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mike, good thoughts for the system. But why do you need 32 mp for birding? As announced, Fuji will come up with telephoto lenses soon. So it good to see how do they want to penetrate into sport and action photography. The 150-400 mm Olympus lens, if it is available, will not be cheap either. So the best bet is still 500 mm PF Nikkor which is in stock at YL for RM15,800, which is on the crop sensor you can get 750 mm. All the best Mike.

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