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by Mike in O on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:51 am
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Has anyone had any experience with this product?  Will it work with FF 500 or 600 lenses with clearance?  It can be difficult to find subjects in the viewfinder with a 600 f4 Minolta and this looks pretty neat.
https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V329200BU000-Dot-Sight-EE-1/dp/B00STR9K1G
 

by DChan on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:40 pm
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I don't have it but I read that it works with any camera (even though Oly doesn't say it).
 

by P.W.Post on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:33 am
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I don't own one either. But, I recently met someone at a Hawkwatch who was using it with a Nikon 600mm lens. He liked it a lot. I tried using it and am thinking of getting one for my self. I tried a red dot rifle sight in the past, but could never get it to work.

Peter
 
 

by Mike in O on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 pm
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P.W.Post wrote:
I don't own one either. But, I recently met someone at a Hawkwatch who was using it with a Nikon 600mm lens. He liked it a lot. I tried using it and am thinking of getting one for my self. I tried a red dot rifle sight in the past, but could never get it to work.

Peter
 


I ordered it to try...will report.
 

by Lensmaster on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:22 am
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I Was going to get one for my OMD mkII but then thinking about it realized that one does not know for sure the bird is in focus so you may well get the bird in the sight but could be taking lots of OOF shots without knowing it .
Rob.
 

by Mike in O on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:49 am
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Lensmaster wrote:
I Was going to get one for my OMD mkII but then thinking about it realized that one does not know for sure the bird is in focus so you may well get the bird in the sight but could be taking lots of OOF shots  without knowing it .
Rob.

That is why your camera has auto focus...for a 600 lens on a crop sensor with the very narrow FOV, this sight has the ability to quickly find the subject.  I haven't tried it yet with BIF, but aiming was my primary purpose.
 

by Lensmaster on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:38 am
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So is the idea to use this to find the bird then use the camera's view finder ? That would seem like a good way to use it with a long FL lens .

Rob.
 

by Mike in O on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:26 am
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Lensmaster wrote:
So is the idea to use this to find the bird then use the camera's view finder  ? That would seem like a good way to use it with a long FL lens .

Rob.


That is the way I use it so far.
 

by DChan on Mon May 08, 2017 10:58 am
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Mike in O wrote:
P.W.Post wrote:
I don't own one either. But, I recently met someone at a Hawkwatch who was using it with a Nikon 600mm lens. He liked it a lot. I tried using it and am thinking of getting one for my self. I tried a red dot rifle sight in the past, but could never get it to work.

Peter
 


I ordered it to try...will report.



Any update ?? :)
 

by Mike in O on Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 pm
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I haven't tried in the field yet
 

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