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StephenL
19th April 2012, 12:03 PM
Snaarman was wondering how the 45mm performed on the E-M5. Well, here are 3 high-iso shots (10,000 iso) with that lens, followed by a portrait of Dibnah with the m4/3 40-150mm lens. All are out-of-camera jpegs, totally unprocessed apart from resizing for the forum.


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/em5-4190020.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/em5-4190019.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/em5-4190016.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/em5-4190008.jpg

theMusicMan
19th April 2012, 12:15 PM
What...!!!:eek::eek:

10,000 ISO.... holy cow!!!!

Says it all really.

timg
19th April 2012, 12:23 PM
What...!!!:eek::eek:

10,000 ISO.... holy cow!!!!

Says it all really.

pretty much what I was thinking! :D

pault
19th April 2012, 12:47 PM
Steven, impressive indeed. Can I ask what settings you use,sharpness, contrast, saturation, gradation, and picture mode.
I tend to use RAW with the settings turned down and adjust later.
Many thanks
pault

StephenL
19th April 2012, 01:11 PM
I've given up on raw until Adobe get their act together. These were in-camera jpeg, large/fine, colour mode Natural, noise filter off, gradation normal, contrast 0, saturation 0, sharpness -2. As I said, no adjustments in pp whatsoever except resizing in Lightroom, unless LR applied any NR etc as a default. I think LR was set to sharpen for screen in the export dialogue.

To be honest, I think I'd be hard pushed to improve on a raw file, although I'm sure those with more expertise than me could do.

davidfarquhar
19th April 2012, 01:11 PM
I love the way the noise is just a fine grain, bit like using film I guess. By the end of today I think I'll be the owner of 2 fine M4/3 primes, if only I had a camera to try them on..

Ian
19th April 2012, 01:14 PM
Noise can get pretty bad at ISO 25600 if there are large areas of darkness in the frame, but if you are shooting mid-tones and need to get the shutter speed up to freeze action in dim light then even ISO 25600 is just about usable :)

In fact it's not necessarily the noise grain that is the problem, but a degradation of dark areas in to a blue haze.

Ian

snaarman
19th April 2012, 01:20 PM
Thanks for that Stephen.

I think the decision is made. I shall pass on the 12-50 as I have that range covered twice already. I will get the 45mm instead when my E-M5 is ready, and put my ZD50 macro up for sale (sadly).

Pete

pault
19th April 2012, 01:25 PM
Steven, thanks for setting info. Am going to give them a try
Many thanks
pault

Zuiko
19th April 2012, 01:39 PM
Stephen, these are not only a great demonstration of the abilities of this camera and lens combination but also excellent pictures from an artistic point of view. Very nice indeed! *chr

snaarman
19th April 2012, 03:01 PM
Don't look unless you have your credit card ready

http://www.londonstreetphoto.org/olympus-45mm-review/

P

inkyblue
20th April 2012, 01:59 PM
Vey nice. Can't wait for mine now

Phill D
20th April 2012, 08:04 PM
Holey moley shots like that at iso 10,000 !!!!!! just shouldn't be posted I'm gonna have to cut up my credit card I daren't order one :(

rparmar
23rd April 2012, 06:29 PM
Good job I'm broke. Or is it? :confused:

crimbo
23rd April 2012, 07:13 PM
Sorry Stephen ... I had to look at the EXIF
Camera Maker: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: E-M5
Lens: OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8
Image Date: 2012-04-19
Focal Length: 45mm (35mm equivalent: 90mm)
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25)
ISO equiv: 10000
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Stephen Lee
Copyright: Stephen Lee
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 (Windows)

no ...no I will not go for a system change...I will wait... I can wait I must wait for the E-7

Now what can't Oly do compared to the big boys...
....what was that about taking a Cannon to a wedding....

StephenL
23rd April 2012, 07:22 PM
Did you not believe me? ;)

CRANSTALL
23rd April 2012, 08:35 PM
Your preaching to the converted mine just need to turn up from SRS now for me to be happy Olympus make wonderful kit but seem to be a bit slow getting them in to the dealers!!

PeterBirder
23rd April 2012, 09:04 PM
Your preaching to the converted mine just need to turn up from SRS now for me to be happy Olympus make wonderful kit but seem to be a bit slow getting them in to the dealers!!

The demand for the E-M5 has been overwhelming. I read somewhere that Olympus Uk are saying that pre-orders are larger than for any previous product launch.

Regards.

crimbo
23rd April 2012, 10:12 PM
Did you not believe me? ;)

I didnt want to believe you......sorry*sob

rparmar
23rd April 2012, 10:17 PM
....what was that about taking a Cannon to a wedding....

Some sort of a military tradition?

:D

Greytop
23rd April 2012, 11:04 PM
Let me see... I sense you're quite pleased with this new E-M5 Stephen :)

Did you go black or silver?

StephenL
24th April 2012, 06:33 AM
Some sort of a military tradition?

:D
Beats a shotgun!

StephenL
24th April 2012, 06:33 AM
Let me see... I sense you're quite pleased with this new E-M5 Stephen :)

Did you go black or silver?

Silver - and I'm glad I did. Pop that silver 45mm on it and you'll see why *yes

brianvickers
24th April 2012, 07:16 AM
where are all the pictures from you proud E-M5 owners?