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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 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 Plus
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 13 16.3k 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 Plus
11 15.9k 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 Plus
11 15.9k 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 13 16.3k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 6:27PM
Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 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 Plus
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 Plus
11 15.9k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 8:46PM
Thanks Brian.
StrayCat Plus
11 15.9k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 9:28PM
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mdpontin 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 Plus
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 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 Plus
11 15.9k 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 Plus
7 620 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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