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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 4:12PM
For the first time I can safely say the autofocus is fast enough Smile

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Oct 2012 5:00PM

Quote:For the first time I can safely say the autofocus is fast enough Smile


What lens(es) were you using, Paul? Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 5:56PM
The 12-50mm, the 45mm, the 19mm 2.8 EX, and the lensbaby 2.0(manual focus)
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 6:21PM
Roger, whichever flash you get, the 36 or 36R, be careful with the little wheel for tightening the unit to the shoe, I've broken 2 of them now, my present one, and one I had for the E510 years ago. It happened while walking around with the flash on camera in both cases.

Brian, what about the 600R, is it a dinky plastic fitting?
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 6:24PM
I think that if you have a good panning technique, you can pretty well handle any outdoor sports with available kit, and all but the worst lighting inside. What do you think?

Denny
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 6:27PM
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 6:40PM
A lot is simply down to technique, too much technology could slow you down.

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 7:21PM

Quote:Brian, what about the 600R, is it a dinky plastic fitting?


Its a locking lever much like that on the latest canon flashes. (I used to hate the wheel that was on the earlier ones and on my Sigma 500 I was always worried I would overtighten it)

The 600R needs to be pushed in until it clicks, else it won't work properly
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 8:46PM
Thanks Brian.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 9:28PM
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mdpontin e2
10 6.0k Scotland
14 Oct 2012 11:07PM
Has anybody had a play with the "Art Filters" modes on the E-M5? I was wandering about in some fine Scotch Mist (i.e. classic west of Scotland fine rain) this morning, and decided to try a couple of them out. This was taken using "Dramatic Tone":

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Seems to live up to its name. Quite good as a bit of harmless fun, I think. Smile (No post-processing other than a simple resize to post in the forum.) I didn't take the identical shot without the "filter", but the following is a part of the same subject from almost the same vantage point, and without any in-camera (or post-process) modifications, for comparison:

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Oct 2012 11:19PM
I think you can shoot RAW + JPEG, using art filters - so you have an unadulterated version, if you want that, as well as the arty one. Smile
mdpontin e2
10 6.0k Scotland
14 Oct 2012 11:21PM
Yes, I think you're right CB. I was in RAW-only mode though, so only got the JPEG.

Oh and in case you were wondering...that's not a photo of the place I was staying! Wink
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 11:27PM
I think you can apply any art filter in-camera to any RAW , or is it jpeg image, after you've taken it.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
15 Oct 2012 12:52AM
I shoot in RAW and you can apply the art filters to the image and process either as a tiff or a jpg.

Denny, that flower you have is a lantana - I have it in my garden Smile

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