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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


brian1208 Plus
12 10.8k 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 9:33PM
Paul, the 60mm f2.8 macro is the one I've been working with to see what it can do in addition to macro .

Its a cracker for birds in flight, running and standing about looking cute Wink

but much too short - hence my tongue in cheek comment above (and I see that my typo ridden keyboard has completely wrecked my input by losing a zero - that should of course be "200mm" not "20mm" - DOH! )

a couple more examples of what I'm talking about regarding the ability of the 60mm macro for birding

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Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
12 Oct 2012 10:55PM
That lens is starting to look like a ' must have'. Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 11:21PM

Quote:Paul, the 60mm f2.8 macro is the one I've been working with to see what it can do in addition to macro


Although its not quite as fast as the 75mm I can see this being good for portraits.
mdpontin Plus
11 6.0k Scotland
12 Oct 2012 11:25PM
Some amazing examples of what can be achieved with the new 60mm, Brian. Let's not forget that it needs somebody who knows what they're doing to get the results, though, as you've shown. I particularly like the Starling, and the Black-headed Gull doing Storm Petrel impressions (above).
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 11:33PM
Forgot to add you did a good job with that first gull pic Brian Smile
mdpontin Plus
11 6.0k Scotland
12 Oct 2012 11:52PM
I can see a potential problem in getting comparison shots between the E-M5 and the 5D. I'd forgotten that my photographic appetite was at a very low ebb before I bought the Olympus, and as a consequence much of my rediscovered enthusiasm has been inspired by using this camera. Today I was struggling - the creative juices seemed to have dried up, and the weather conditions were trying. So when I did manage to convince myself to get the camera out, it never occurred to me to try the 5D as well. Most of my efforts today were a bit point-and-shoot-y anyway. Oh well. Tomorrow's a new day, and all that.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.5k 2 Canada
13 Oct 2012 12:35AM
Great shots with that lens Brian, I'm reminded of one of my favourite photography quotes; "Most lenses are better than most photographers." I don't know who said it. That seems a lens that will keep the creative juices running for years, might have to jump the gun on this one.

Denny
StrayCat Plus
11 16.5k 2 Canada
13 Oct 2012 4:55AM
Variable Cracker on Leaves, no cropping, FL36 Flash used on TTL Auto;

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Panasonic 100-300mm, of course.Smile

Taken at one of my studios today.Wink

Denny
Paul_Anthony 3 442 4 Wales
13 Oct 2012 7:23AM
Loving your close ups and fauna images guys, the detail is fantastic.

Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?

Paul
brian1208 Plus
12 10.8k 12 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:43AM
Paul A, I'm not much of a Landscaper but here are a couple of shots from the Harbour yesterday that may give a clue how it can perform. I was beginning to see what I think is the first signs of diffraction softening at f10 so these are at f8

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Paul M - I agree, this is going to be an amazing if somewhat long portrait lens but its so sharp it could be very cruel and will need using with care (much like the 75 f1.8 in that respect I guess)

Denny, its good to have some creative space to try to fill isn't it. I don't think this camera is going to limit me for many years, if ever - its that good. We just need the longer (but still light and cheap) telephoto primes now.
That's an interesting looking Butterfly by the way, a woodland species I would guess?
Paul_Anthony 3 442 4 Wales
13 Oct 2012 11:12AM
Cheers, they look great.

Paul
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
13 Oct 2012 5:17PM

Quote:Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?


I have a bit, some using G2, some using OM-D.
13 Oct 2012 6:53PM

Quote:Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?

I have a bit, some using G2, some using OM-D.


I think my computer's gone on the blink......nothing's showing up.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.1k 6 England
13 Oct 2012 6:59PM
Yeh just go to my page by clicking me, saves cluttering the thread Smile
AnneWorner 7 620 43 United States
13 Oct 2012 8:19PM
Here's one landscape, with a bit of fiddling with hdr/NIK software. 45mm; f/5.0; ISO200; 1/1600

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