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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


AnneWorner Plus
7 620 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 7:04PM
That's what I was thinking too!

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Gudgeon 8 128 England
29 Nov 2012 8:56PM
Brian, does it take a better image if you paid for it rather than got it as a freebie? Wink
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 11:08PM
I should blooming well hope so! Tongue
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 11:58PM
If you ever wished your OM-D had focus peaking, here is something that might interest you

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/25/olympus-om-d-em-5s-art-filter-works-nicely-as-a-focus-peaking-feature/
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.5k 6 England
1 Dec 2012 12:02AM
The OMD already has it, but its deactivated for now.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/what-firmware-updates-would-you-like-to-see-100477

But if you need focus peaking, its probably time to give up photography Smile
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
1 Dec 2012 7:56AM
Spent some time at my favourite river site this morning, and fyi, the batteries don't last very long at -14C ambient temp.Tongue I also learnt that I freeze much quicker than I used to. Keep them in an inside pocket next to your body; you can even restore a bit of useful life in them with some body heat. For all those who joked about my 5 batteries, this is why I have them.Wink
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.5k 6 England
2 Dec 2012 6:05PM
Has anyone got the macro close up lens that fits the 14-42 II, I understand the 14-42 and 45mm share the same bayonet fitting, the 14-42 hood will fit the 45mm so the close up lens should fit as well.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
4 Dec 2012 10:37PM
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StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
4 Dec 2012 11:18PM
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Watch yer back!

Panasonic 100-300mm
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
4 Dec 2012 11:26PM
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Olympus 14-42mm and Olympus FL36 Flash.
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 11:26PM
I spent a few hours at the Hawk Conservancy Trust today experimenting to see if I could use CAF mode to get better shots of birds of prey in flight.

Under the rather poor conditions that prevailed (it looked "bright" but I was needing ISO800 and f 5.6 - f7.3 to get sensible shutter speeds of around 1/800th +/- when ideally I would prefer ISO200 with f8 and speeds of 1/1600th +) I couldn't get CAF to provide anything of use.

SAF + M on the other hand allowed me to get a fairly good "keeper" rate although because of the aforementioned poor light + the fact that I shot in .JPG (not RAW as usual - all part of the experiement) the image quality is not so hot (but the focus is good even with fast moving birds), I was shooting with 9 point focus grid and centre weighted exposure metering at 4fps.

So long as the first shot was focused it seemed to hold focus between shots quite well (but didn't correct an initially misfocused shot in subsequent frames)

Here are a few after much cropping and post-processing (as I said - IQ is not good )

Lanner Falcon at speed

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Saker turning over into a stoop

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Snowy Owl flying toward me

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Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.5k 6 England
5 Dec 2012 1:09AM
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 7:30AM
seems a bit early in the cycle for Panasonic to be giving such a large cash back, I wonder if sales are below target?
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.5k 6 England
5 Dec 2012 9:53AM
They just want to sell more GH3`s Smile
5 Dec 2012 10:42AM

Quote:I found this nice deal on the 35-100, 30% cash back.
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The offer was limited to the first 50 applicants.....I think you'll find they've all gone ! Sad

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