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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


rogerfry e2
9 524 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 3:56PM

Quote:I think he meant the spider! Grin Tongue

I'm getting old! Sad Sad

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 5:37PM
nope, I meant the lens Roger ('tis CB that's slipping, not you and me Grin )
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Oct 2012 5:56PM
Thanks for looking Brian. Thanks Roger, and thank your wife for me. I'll confirm it next time I see the horticulturist at the conservatory.Smile

Denny
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2012 6:58PM

Quote:I meant the lens


Why? I'm not aware there are QC issues with this lens.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2012 7:24PM
I must say then lens/sensor combo seems to lend itself well to extreme cropping. Here's a pic taken in a churchyard today. The detail photo is about 7% of the original (long sides) and is a 100% crop. Image was handheld... would have been even better with a tripod obviously. 1/25sec at f2.8, ISO 1600.

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 7:41PM

Quote:I meant the lens

Why? I'm not aware there are QC issues with this lens.



me neither, it was simply a pleasantry CB (you shouldn't be so serious about your kit Wink )
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Oct 2012 7:45PM
Tha man is obsessed.Wink
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Oct 2012 7:46PM
Darn keyboard. I'm evolving into a Scot here.Wink
rogerfry e2
9 524 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:58PM
Another spider.....definitely in need of some urgent web repairs!

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AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
20 Oct 2012 9:28PM

Quote:I don't know this flower. Anne? Brian?


The flowers are shaped like many salvias - but this isn't a plant I've seen before.
rogerfry e2
9 524 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 10:00PM
I've only just noticed that the poor old spider above is missing two legs. Very un-observant of me, and maybe explains why the web is a bit of a mess!

I got so carried away looking at the detail, that I missed the detail -(or should that be de-leg) Sad
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2012 10:37PM

Quote:you shouldn't be so serious about your kit


I'm not................. I'd cast it away without a care in the world, if need be - like I did my Canon 5D Mk II + 5 lenses, including 3 'L' ones! Grin

It's just your comment seemed odd.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2012 10:56PM
Anyway - have a yummy looking meal! Tongue

Actually it's the bottom of a pine cone. Image width is about 15mm in reality. DoF is very shallow as you can see despite use of f11. No crop.

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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 11:40AM
A sequence to show how the EM-5 can capture sporting action (warning, the light was dire so these aren't "good" images, just a play to show how one can "capture the moment")

I've read somewhere that shooting at 3.5 fps with single point SAF is a good way of capturing this type of action so gave it a go, it seems to work OK keeping good focus throughout (but with movement blur in the latter stages - did I mention the light was dire? Smile )

All are crops of around 60%

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(Rather than committing 1k or so on the new 35-100 f2.8 I've got myself a copy of the Oly 40-150 R to see how useful this range is. I'd read that it was a bit faster focusing than the 75-300 so hope it may prove useful for my BIF work. The light was so bad I had no real chance to play with that yet, but so far it looks to be a pretty good price vs performance option)
rogerfry e2
9 524 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 2:36PM
Nice action series Brian....you need a steady hand to keep the focus area over your main subject if they're fast moving! -(what magnification do you use for the focus point?..I find 10x or 14x seem to be my normal choice).

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