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Old 04-17-2012   #41
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Charlie Brown & Snoopy, the Seattle night shots are solid, and Johann's shots are wonderful (I especially like the one in color) but honestly the image quality does not look any better than the ground breaking Nikon D90 (2008). So in some ways I'm thinking it's a big improvement for micro 4/3s sensors but still behind the APS-c sensor. I'd expect the 4/3s to catch up pretty soon. Definitely within the next couple of years.

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At 1/40 f2.5 ISO 1600 -0.3 panny 20 1.7, this was a quick focus w/o the AF focus assist

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What lens was used for this?
All the shots that I posted were taken with the Oly 12-50mm. It was raining pretty heavily at times that morning and having the entire set water resistant was somewhat reassuring. At one point, I was dabbing water drops off the front of the lens.
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So, here are some examples taken at 6400 ISO, at the Seattle Coldplay concert, last night. These were all with the 12-50mm lens. These are lowly JPEGS converted from RAW, using the Lightroom 4.1RC2. This release candidate contains the RAW converter for the EM-5, but not documented. To say I'm impressed with the capabilities of this camera, is an extreme understatement! The AF under these conditions was extremely quick, with no apparent shutter lag (see shot 5).





























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Larry, those are mighty impressive shots.

And I'm not just talking about the camera or the folks on the stage.
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I can echo that statement! Really great shots sir.

Were those sooc? I see you said that they were converted, but was there any post color or contrast or etc tweaking there?
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I can echo that statement! Really great shots sir.

Were those sooc? I see you said that they were converted, but was there any post color or contrast or etc tweaking there?
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These were straight conversions from the Lightroom 4.1RC2 install that I did last night. Direct import, with a JPEG output, the only tweak was limiting the pixel dimensions to 1000x1000. I'm using AdobeRGB for the camera. The shots were made using spot metering, with typical exposure compensation of -2 stops.
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I've finally almost caught up on processing some recent photos, including those I shot during my week with the E-M5. Here are some of my favorites, all with the 12-50mm lens.
















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Just received the OM-D today. These shots are with 20/1.7, shot in RAW+Jpeg Fine (with factory standard image tuning) then the Jpegs transferred to iPhone via Eye-Fi (OM-D is "Eye-Fi Connected") then to iPhoto via Photo Stream. Quick basic tuning done in iPhoto on some photos, but no noise reduction or drastic PP applied. MINI, coffee table and kitty shots are at ISO 1600.









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Looking good, the panny 20 1.7 and OMD seems to be a perfect combo.
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Nice bokeh and high ISO performance there Sug - from a m43 camera : who would have have though that was possible

Hope you as happy with it as I am.
Next time there's a SF meet we can compare the aesthetics of black vs silver bodies.
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Just received the OM-D today. These shots are with 20/1.7, shot in RAW+Jpeg Fine (with factory standard image tuning) then the Jpegs transferred to iPhone via Eye-Fi (OM-D is "Eye-Fi Connected") then to iPhoto via Photo Stream. Quick basic tuning done in iPhoto on some photos, but no noise reduction or drastic PP applied. MINI, coffee table and kitty shots are at ISO 1600.
THAT is ISO 1600?
Goodness, if this thing is not selling like hot cakes in winter, I don't know what people are smoking.

Sug, what do you mean by "Eye-Fi" connected?
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Looking good, the panny 20 1.7 and OMD seems to be a perfect combo.
Yeah it is really great, but I foolishly sold mine when I got out of m4/3 system last time, and this is my friend's copy. I should be getting my 45/1.8 back from that friend shortly so I'm looking forward to the results with the equally impressive 45mm.

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Next time there's a SF meet we can compare the aesthetics of black vs silver bodies.
Love to check out the silver body. I personally prefer the leatherette covering of the silver one tho I wanted the black body. Aki-asahi is working on the new coverings for the OM-D so I might try that in the future. So far I am very impressed with the OM-D.


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THAT is ISO 1600?
Goodness, if this thing is not selling like hot cakes in winter, I don't know what people are smoking.

Sug, what do you mean by "Eye-Fi" connected?
It's quite good for this "tiny" sensor huh? Picasa does rather aggressive compression so the details are lost in the photos above, but I can see myself using @1600 regularly without hesitation.

Eye-Fi card works on most cameras, but those specifically designed cameras can turn on/off the wireless function of the card from camera menu, and can stay on until the transfer is over. I've been shooting with RAW+Jpeg and directly transfer the Jpegs to my iPhone. RAW files are backed up to HDD once in a while just like you'd do with negative strips for later use. I am quite a big fan of computer-less workflow for casual digital photos. iPhone and iPad can do quite a bit and I don't have to deal with cables are removing the card from camera.
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looks promising. i'd love to see shots with M-mount glass with adapter, especially wide angle, to see if it has the smearing and other issues the X1 Pro experiences.
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looks promising. i'd love to see shots with M-mount glass with adapter, especially wide angle, to see if it has the smearing and other issues the X1 Pro experiences.
m43 has been having smearing problems since its launch - long before the Xpro1.
Wide M lenses suck on m43 and with the crop a 21mm wide becomes a 42mm standard of mediocre performance.
This is now rather irrelevant now as m43 has a good spread of native wide prime lenses : 12,14,17 and 20mm.

If you want to use M lenses, the Ricoh GXR has offset micro lenses and was specifically designed to work well with M glass.
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a fews from London, Yesterday, direct jpegs and PL 25 lux.


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25 PL lux, 45 zuiko, 35 nokton 1.4, again, jpegs directly:


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bruno, i really like your color street shots. could you please tell me what 25 PL Lux means? and what lens did you use?
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25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux-DG f1.4 lens, I venture.
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i guess that answers both questions, thanks!

larry, let me ask you a question: why did you use adobe rgb vs Srgb?
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Some from the OM-D + PanaLeica 25/1.4:


Mavis by The Johann Espiritu™, on Flickr


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Where are you all getting your OMDs? Mine has been on order for weeks!
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i guess that answers both questions, thanks!

larry, let me ask you a question: why did you use adobe rgb vs Srgb?
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My understanding of Adobe RGB vs SRGB is that the Adobe RGB will provide a wider gamut. It is preferable for printing, SRGB is preferable for screen display. I'm greedy, I want the most information. With PS or Lightroom, I can always convert to SRGB. This is the same mode that I used with my Oly E-510 also.
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... umm, I ordered mine from the Oly US store, about 20 minutes after it was officially announced (with overnight shipping!).
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darn

thought i would have the first cat pic.

you can tell from gabby's pupils how dim the ambient light is..



ISO1600, f/1.6, 1/30, PL25mm
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Gabby's a cutie.

Busy with work and haven't had chance to really go out and shoot, but here are a few shots with Oly 45/1.8 this time. All are SOOC with standard image settings, fine jpeg transferred via Eye-Fi to Photo Stream to iPhoto to Picasa. All three are at @ISO1600.







I love this lens, but so tempted to add the PL 25/1.4...
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Oddly, they've been available in Manila since the end of March - and cheaper than on Amazon too (about US$1,200 with the kit lens). This is not usually the case, but hey, I'm not complaining!
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I'm breaking my mind... Anyone knows about activate the live view while I'm using aperture mode or manual mode?
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I'm breaking my mind... Anyone knows about activate the live view while I'm using aperture mode or manual mode?
if i understand what you're asking, press the button on the right side of the viewfinder.
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Gabby's a cutie.

I love this lens, but so tempted to add the PL 25/1.4...
Thanks, Gabby is a sweetheart. Love your last cat pic, nice DOF. For my shooting, I actually like the wider DOF of m43. I often shoot in low light situations where I'm struggling with shutter speed and ISO, so I'm inevitably shooting with the lens wide open with too thin DOF for closer subjects. With m43 I'm pretty sure I won't only have one eye in focus, yet I can still have some OOF area.

I'm happy with the PL 25/1.4, but to be honest I still use the 20/1.7 just as much if not more because it's smaller. I haven't observed a huge difference, I haven't had time to look at the extreme corners at 200%, lol.

PS, got mine last week having pre-ordered on the first day available. From what I'm hearing the silver ones in particular are coming out slowly, but even the black ones aren't stocked much anywhere.
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thanks larry. i will give adobe rgb a try.

re the panny 20/1.7, i dont know why it gets less love than the 25/1.4. qualitatively, i dont see enough of a difference to justify the price disparity. and, just as a matter of personal opinion, ive always found 40s more versatile than 50s...
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I also got mine at the same time. Unusually cheaper than the current prices in US.

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Oddly, they've been available in Manila since the end of March - and cheaper than on Amazon too (about US$1,200 with the kit lens). This is not usually the case, but hey, I'm not complaining!
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thanks larry. i will give adobe rgb a try.

re the panny 20/1.7, i dont know why it gets less love than the 25/1.4. qualitatively, i dont see enough of a difference to justify the price disparity. and, just as a matter of personal opinion, ive always found 40s more versatile than 50s...
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People's heads tell them that 1.7 isn't fast but 1.4 is... I believe... which is ridiculous, but one's mind plays tricks sometimes. Honestly though, I've seen nothing but love for the 20mm panny.
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I sold my 20/1.7 and got a 25/1.4, the focusing speed improvement is significant. Don't see any difference in sharpness (I shoot mostly at f2). But the 25/1.4 does seem to have more pop to its image, could be color/contrast. While the 20/1.7 looks really sharp but a little flat. The hood on 25/1.4 is ridiculously large though, so I use a vented hood instead. Overall I like the 25/1.4 better and think the $200 price difference is justified. I am more of a 50mm person than a 35mm person so that might be why I feel this way.
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