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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
22 Nov 2012 1:14PM
Sorry, but what's an EQDB?

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Nov 2012 1:18PM

Quote:Sorry, but what's an EQDB?


Equipment Database . Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Nov 2012 1:20PM

Quote:I've just come back from a great session shooting some wild sailboard action and playing with the CAF mode.

I owe an apology to Mr Olympus for having made rude comments about CAF, under the right conditions its works superbly!



So what did you do differently, Brian? Or was it just specific conditions in which CAF works well?
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Here's a pic of my OMD with some lenses I've used for night shots:

dscf9026.jpg



with the Panasonic 14-45mm: (13 sec | f/8.0 | 45.0 mm | ISO 200)
http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/OMD-EM5-3968/highres/PB200001_1353454921.jpg

with the Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 (15 sec | f/8.0 | 50.0 mm | ISO 200)
http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/OMD-EM5-3968/highres/PB200007_1353454128.jpg

with the Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 (3.2 sec | f/5.6 | 135.0 mm | ISO 200)
http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/OMD-EM5-3968/highres/PB200013_1353454466.jpg

Be interested to see other people's night shots Smile
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:08PM
Brian.....Great sailboard shots....are you using focus point groups, or single point for these?
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:26PM

Quote:I've just come back from a great session shooting some wild sailboard action and playing with the CAF mode.

I owe an apology to Mr Olympus for having made rude comments about CAF, under the right conditions its works superbly!

So what did you do differently, Brian? Or was it just specific conditions in which CAF works well?



I think first and foremost it was the conditions, then the fact that I was trying it on subjects that were filling a larger proportion of the frame and finally, maybe I was able to give the system longer to lock on as I know this subject well and was able to predict, then track the action as it began.

Roger, all single point, full sized focus

I've just finished going through over a thousand shots and its fascinating to see how the consistency of focus improves from the moment I switched from SAF+M mode to CAF. I could nail single shots in SAF but trying to follow the action at 4fps always resulted in some lost focus whereas with CAF less than 10% were lost in action. (mind you, if I didn't get good lock to start with, they were all OOF! Wink )

To say I'm delighted is an understatement (even if I am knackered with both the windy shooting conditions and the mammoth processing blitz Grin )
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:42PM
If you have the interest, time and energy to look at a lot more of these I've put a selection of some of the better ones up on my website here

Makes me tired just looking at what they are up to! Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Nov 2012 7:02PM
Just had a look at the ones you've posted on here, and also on your own site, Brian. Wow........... I wish I had a camera that could do that! Wink

Great pics - but your own skill and experience must play a part. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Nov 2012 7:06PM

Quote:Here's a pic of my OMD with some lenses I've used for night shots:



Quote:Be interested to see other people's night shots


Thanks Josh Smile

Though it would more than likely get a better response being posted here, under its own thread.

http://www.ephotozine.com/groups/evil-csc-m4-3-users-and-meets-764
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 7:27PM
Joshwa, here's an example of a night shot from a coach using the 12-50 kit lens

M25 on a dark, wet night
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 7:29PM

Quote:Just had a look at the ones you've posted on here, and also on your own site, Brian. Wow........... I wish I had a camera that could do that! Wink

Great pics - but your own skill and experience must play a part. Smile



As you know CB - I've got a "Great Camera" and that makes all the difference (and the more I use it the better it gets! Tongue )
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 8:04PM

Quote:Here's a pic of my OMD with some lenses I've used for night shots:

Joshwa, have you had a chance to compare the image quality of the 50 1.4 against the new 45 ? (My son's got one I might be able to persuade him to part with, but I'm not sure if it's worth buying the adaptor).
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
22 Nov 2012 8:13PM
Roger, I haven't tried legacy lenses on the OM-D, but I did use many of them on the PM1, and where they haven't been designed to correct problems inherent in digital photography, CA becomes a big problem. I found that even cheap M4/3 lenses outperformed originally expensive film lenses. It isn't that the optics are not top quality, they're designed for a different system, and it shows. That's not to say that it isn't loads of fun to use those old lenses and see what interesting results you get.

Denny
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Nov 2012 9:04PM
I got rid of my legacy lenses in the end. As Denny says they're not designed for digital. However, some people use them for a certain 'look' - or so they say! Grin
Gudgeon e2
7 128 England
22 Nov 2012 11:27PM
I see that 'Digital Camera' have done a comparative review of 8 macro lenses in this months issue (2 Canon, 2 Nikon, 1 Sony, 1 Tamron, 1 Sigma and the Olympus 60mm.
The Olympus was the outright winner. Smile

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