I walked the loop trail at the CJ Brown Overlook and tried out my new Op Tech USA camera harness. I have adapted it to use with one camera rather than 2, so that I can hike without having to hold on to my camera.
It worked quite well for my purposes, and attached to the lens tripod mount plate. This is important because attaching it to the camera can lead to breaking the lens mount on the camera; particularly with heavier lenses. The Olympus Zuiko 300 F4 Pro isn't heavy by any means (2.8#), but I wanted the ablility to support the lens and camera separately. This lets me change lenses without worries of dropping the camera or lens. Overall, it was very comfortable to hike with!
Here's a few images I shot with the Olympus EM5 Mark 3 and Zuiko 300mm. I am more and more impressed with the autofocus and sharpness of this lens each time I'm out. Because of the EM5-M3 crop factor of 2x; this lens is actually a 600mm equivalent.
|Golden-Crowned Kinglet. Olympus EM5M3, Zuiko 300mm F4, ISO 250, 1/400, F4.5. Spot metering, handheld.|
|Golden-Crowned Kinglet. Olympus EM5M3, Zuiko 300mm F4, ISO 250, 1/400, F4. Center Priority metering, handheld.|
|Golden-Crowned Kinglet. Olympus EM5M3, Zuiko 300mm F4, ISO 800, 1/2500, F4.0. Center Priority metering, handheld. This image was shot using the Olympus Pro Cap mode.|