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bppowell
bppowell e2 Member 122123 forum postsbppowell vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 4:20 PM

Has anyone had a go with the EM1, the spec does not seem much better than the E5 but they say the image quality is a lot better.

Barry

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 7:08 PM

Barry, I've had one (well, actually two, the first had to be replaced) for a few months now.

Its a superb tool (although there is a bit of a problem for some of us having the odd lock-up now and then)

I've rambled on about various aspects of it in my blogs and got a load of images in my website, have a look if interested (details under "about" )

Highly recommended (my EM-5 spends most of its time stuck in its back in my wardrobe these days, sulking because it never gets taken out)

I'm getting excellent results with motor sport, water sports, BIF work etc and, for me, the ergonomics are spot on

Last Modified By brian1208 at 26 Dec 2013 - 7:10 PM
bppowell
bppowell e2 Member 122123 forum postsbppowell vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 8:12 PM

Thanks Brian, you have some good in flight shots. I really like the last image in the first album, some sort of warbler I think.

I have had the E5 for a while now so it nearly time for me to invest in a newer model Smile

Paul_Anthony
6 Jan 2014 - 3:26 PM

My fiancee, taken in the studio yesterday.

OM-D EM-5 + Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8. Just the single light used... Smile

Last Modified By Paul_Anthony at 6 Jan 2014 - 3:27 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 3:59 PM

A lovely shot of a lovely lass, I like the subtle play of light and shade you have used Paul, nice bright eyes too

Paul_Anthony
7 Jan 2014 - 7:22 PM

Here is another of Louise, same set up... except instead of having a softbox as the single light, this one is using a honeycomb grid in a single reflector dish as the main light with a reflector behind her to bounce a little light back.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:26 PM

I think I like this one even more, for me it has the feel of a Renaissance portrait, beautiful modelling of the shoulders and neck in particular

I like using the grid for this sort of shot, sometimes with a barn door to control where the light spill goes

Last Modified By brian1208 at 7 Jan 2014 - 7:28 PM
Paul_Anthony
8 Jan 2014 - 8:41 AM

And another, there are only 5 of Louise in total... Smile The Panasonic 35-100 really is a great lens for this kind of work..... Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 9:03 AM

This one doesn't have the impact of the other two for me Paul, I feel that the lighting is a bit flat and harsh on the right side of the face.

I do like the detail you have shown in the fabrics though

I agree about the 35-100 though, its a cracking lens for head and shoulders work in the studio

Paul_Anthony
8 Jan 2014 - 11:17 AM

I agree Brian, the lighting isn't as dramatic as the previous two. I took the images to get a selection of images for a promotion we will be running in the studio shortly.... Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:53 AM

it would have been interesting to use the same lighting with a white backdrop, making it more of a high key shot

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:03 PM

One of my favorite camera`s for portraits is my little Fuji x10 Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:13 PM

and why not Paul, what works for you is right for you Grin

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2014 - 12:28 AM

I love using my Panasonic LF1 for all sorts of stuff, including video. But the E-M5 is for the money shots..... although the money is very little. Lol! Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2014 - 2:44 AM


Quote: And why not Paul, what works for you is right for you Grin

Obviously there is a big difference comparing photo`s at 100%, but printed to A4 or viewed at 1000 pixels on a screen you would be hard pressed to see much of a difference Smile

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