I have been so preoccupied that I nearly failed to recognize that summer is nearly at an end. This made attending the annual London Sky Drive my only photographic event of the summer. Here was a chance to see some rare aircraft in action, and to try out the new OM-1 body.
The weather was ideal, cool with variable cloudiness and the lurking threat of a thunderstorm to present my preferred sky conditions. I cannot imagine a worse background than a clear blue sky and an unfiltered midday sun. I alternated between the OM-1 and the E-M1X, both have the aircraft tracking focus mode in C(AF)+TR in low sequential.
The aircraft tracking mode on the OM-1 was rapid and flawless. It was less impressive in the E-M1X, which understandably has an earlier implementation of this feature. In the E-M1X it took longer for white rhombus’ to appear around aircraft and sometimes the camera became confused with prominent cloud structures or even people’s heads. Half pressing the shutter release causes the camera to focus on the most prominent aircraft. This mode allows you to frame the image in any manner you desire while the camera ensures the aircraft always remains in focus, anywhere in the viewfinder.