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  • Micro Four Thirds for Wildlife?

    Posted by Gaurav Patil on December 16, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Hello everyone,

    I’m trying to upgrade my camera for wildlife photography from the Nikon d5300 as I find the autofocus to be struggling in low light, slow burst rate and lot of noise in high iso a problem to my photography.

    I’m considering two very different options and would love to know your thoughts or experiences with these gears.

    Option 1:

    Nikon d500

    This is perfect as I’m currently using a Sigma 150-600 Contemporary Lens for my D5300. I don’t have to purchase a new lens for this combo. D500 is an excellent camera for action but the only downside is that it is quite heavy and I want to add a vertical battery grip as well to make things worse for hand held photography because I’m not a huge fan of tripods.

    Option 2

    Olympus Em 1x

    This is a micro four thirds camera. Pros are that it has already got a vertical battery grip, lighter in weight, much better weather sealing, better image stabilisation, fps and is a mirrorless camera!

    However, the cons are that of any micro four thirds sensor that the high iso performance isn’t great and the bokeh effect is hardly present.


    I really like the micro four thirds system. I want to use the 100-400mm lens with it but the idea of having a lot of noisy images and huge depth of field is bothering me.


    Even though they are not as good as say the d500, how bad is it really? How good is the autofocus compared to d500? Which option would you recommend for a person who’s only interested in wildlife photography? Any other budget Nikon/Olympus options? Please let me know. Cheers!

    Gaurav Patil replied 5 months, 4 weeks ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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