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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.
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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
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
My fiancee, taken in the studio yesterday.
OM-D EM-5 + Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8. Just the single light used...
A lovely shot of a lovely lass, I like the subtle play of light and shade you have used Paul, nice bright eyes too
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.
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
And another, there are only 5 of Louise in total... The Panasonic 35-100 really is a great lens for this kind of work.....
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
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....
it would have been interesting to use the same lighting with a white backdrop, making it more of a high key shot
One of my favorite camera`s for portraits is my little Fuji x10
and why not Paul, what works for you is right for you
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!
Quote: And why not Paul, what works for you is right for you
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
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