Intro by Skip Cohen
It's another Mirrorless Monday, and good buddy Mark Toal was recently in Alaska. So many of us have been on business trips to incredible locations, but rarely had the time to truly appreciate the area we're in. Well, Mark just had half a day to explore. He had a LUMIX G9 with him, and the image of an eagle is an excellent example of the focus accuracy that abounds in the Panasonic family of cameras.
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by Mark Toal
I recently traveled to Anchorage, Alaska for work, and only had a half a day free to explore outside of Anchorage. I’m not much of a nature or wildlife photographer and there isn’t much other than nature and wildlife in Alaska, so I took the advice of a co-worker and went to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, not too far south of Anchorage.
It was warm and sunny by the time I arrived so most of the animals were not moving much or in the shade. I found this angry looking Eagle that was recovering in a cage with a fairly tight mesh fence. I set the focus on my Lumix G9 to a very small single point and tried to focus through the fence. It took a few tries, but when it locked on the Eagle with the Leica 200mm lens the cage disappeared and I got my one wildlife photo from Alaska.
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