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andym
4th May 2012, 02:03 PM
I've had it two and a half day and not seen the sun.Thought I'd post a few from this morning and air a few thoughts so far.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040296.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46036)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040291.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46035)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040288.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46034)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040249.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46032)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040281.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46033)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P5040229.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46031)

All at ISO 400 apart from the inside of the church which is ISO 1600 and all with IS 1 on and the 14-150mm.All shot in Raw.

Very impressed with the viewfinder particularly the fact that you can over lay the live histogram and adjust to it before the shot is taken.Seems quite accurate and very easy to get the exposure correct.
On the E5/3 you could do this in live view but it was so small I didn't take any notice of it.
As I have my camera set in manual focus mode 3 and auto focus with the fn1 button I have it set to magnify on the turn of the focus ring,combined with the ability to have IS preview with a half push of the shutter button make manual focus very easy.This is really very handy for use with my 4/3 lenses.
I like the fact you can get the SCP up in the view finder and change setting as you shoot.
Wish I could get Myset on the FN2 or rec button though,only seem to be able to assign it to fn1 which I need for auto focus.
Can't get Home point to work on either fn1 or rec,something I use on my E5.

My 4/3 lenses all auto focus but it's a bit hit and miss and slow so prefer to manual focus,something I use quite a lot anyway.

As you can probably tell I'm impressed with the camera and also the 14-150 which I'll use as my walk round lens.

Ps it fits in my bag so well for walk around I'm not sure how much I'll use the grip when it turns up.

Graham_of_Rainham
4th May 2012, 02:18 PM
All good images (as ever), but the first one is very good.

I like the way the flowers seem to mimic the raindrops. Very clever composition.

Where is the church *???

andym
4th May 2012, 02:22 PM
Where is the church *???

Hi Graham

It's St John's in Loughton.Just up the road from me.

Are you coming on next Friday evenings walk down the river??

StephenL
4th May 2012, 02:29 PM
The 14-150 is a nice lens. Wish I hadn't sold mine now, but then I've already got too many lenses!

snaarman
4th May 2012, 02:41 PM
Those are much nicer images than my first attempts, but like you I am very impressed with the E-M5.

I want to get the grip fitted. It's so small with the 45mm lens that it hides in the bottom of my small Lowepro bag.

As for the neglected E-PL3. With no lens fitted it is now impossible to find in the dark corners on my large Lowepro. I think it is sulking.

Pete

Graham_of_Rainham
4th May 2012, 05:20 PM
Hi Graham

It's St John's in Loughton.Just up the road from me.

Are you coming on next Friday evenings walk down the river??

Thanks Andy, it looks interesting.

Yes, I have every intention of attending, and very much looking forward to it.

*chr

PeterBirder
4th May 2012, 08:46 PM
An excellent set Andy. The first two are outstanding.

Useful observations on the use of the EM-5. I'm still waiting for mine,ordered a silver one, stupid boy.:rolleyes:

Regards.*chr

Kiwi Paul
4th May 2012, 10:03 PM
It's a very under rated lens, performs far better than it should as Andy's pics so clearly show.

Paul

George Dorn
4th May 2012, 10:18 PM
Useful observations on the use of the EM-5. I'm still waiting for mine,ordered a silver one, stupid boy.:rolleyes:

Regards.*chr

I share your frustration *ohwell

andym
4th May 2012, 10:24 PM
I share your frustration *ohwell

Are you getting the 12-50 with your OM-D?I can't believe you gave up that 14-150.


Ps have you seen the Fnords yet?

Ross the fiddler
5th May 2012, 12:56 PM
Beautiful images & that lens does very well. Is that the M.ZD lens?

While I wait for my silver E-M5 I have time to read everybody's comments & hints & actually take time to wade through the manual (PDF) to hopefully be reasonably prepared for when it arrives.

Thanks for showing these lovely photos.
*chr

andym
5th May 2012, 01:37 PM
Beautiful images & that lens does very well. Is that the M.ZD lens?

While I wait for my silver E-M5 I have time to read everybody's comments & hints & actually take time to wade through the manual (PDF) to hopefully be reasonably prepared for when it arrives.

Thanks for showing these lovely photos.
*chr

Thank you,yes it is the M.ZD lens.Got it second hand from another forum member as a light weight all purpose walkaround lens.
Seems to work nicely,mind you I went out the the M 4/3 adaptor and my old Mk1 14-54.I can only say Wow to the results.
With the magnified viewfinder its very easy to get spot on manual focus.

I'll try some of my other lenses over the next few days.

George Dorn
5th May 2012, 03:41 PM
Are you getting the 12-50 with your OM-D?I can't believe you gave up that 14-150.



Oh yes, the 12-50 is too good to miss for the extra cost over a body alone. Although the 14-150 is likely to have the better image quality, I feel that the lens shelf would be a touch too crowded with both lenses on it :o Olympusmarket seem to have a lot of refurbs at around 280 delivered if I miss it too much. The other branded camera might just have to be sold then!

When we silver body owners are basking in full on retro glory, you ten-a-penny black body types will be jealous!

...Eventually...


Silver kits are appearing in the East on eBay, so I hope they will soon arrive with Olympus Europe soon.

Visualising whirled peas,

Mrs T
5th May 2012, 04:41 PM
The second and fourth shots stand out for me, but all are good.

Amanda

brianvickers
5th May 2012, 04:51 PM
Thanks for sharing these, No3 is my favourite...like them all though.

DekHog
5th May 2012, 06:17 PM
When we silver body owners are basking in full on retro glory, you ten-a-penny black body types will be jealous!


....but have you seen how horrible the silver looks with the grip on it? :p

George Dorn
5th May 2012, 06:23 PM
:D well the chance would be a fine thing.

StephenL
5th May 2012, 06:46 PM
Those of us who already have the silver camera and the black grip can only state, from first-hand experience, how good it looks! :p

George Dorn
5th May 2012, 07:16 PM
Oh, I thought the silver body was in short supply compared to the black ones.

Now I don't know whether to feel encouraged or deflated.

steverh
5th May 2012, 07:49 PM
According to the Olympus rep I spoke to at London Camera Exchange in Bristol this morning, pre-orders were about 80% for the silver one, whiich explains the supply problems.

I'm very happy with how my black one looks! :D

Incidentally, I spoke to a customer who is getting rid of his C***n 7D and lenses and had just bought the E-M5 based on size, weight and performance.

George Dorn
5th May 2012, 07:52 PM
Hmmm - little used 7D or new primes....

CRANSTALL
5th May 2012, 08:52 PM
Lovely photo,s but what are you process,ing the raw files with as my lightroom 3 wont even recognize the jpg files

andym
5th May 2012, 10:08 PM
Lovely photo,s but what are you process,ing the raw files with as my lightroom 3 wont even recognize the jpg files

Hi

I'm using Silkypix which I like but a lot of people seem to not.I've always liked the conversion.
I've got Elements 10 to which there has just been an update to ACR 6.7 which will open E-M5 ORF's.
Not sure if your version of Lightroom will support this,others will know.

Ross the fiddler
6th May 2012, 01:25 AM
....but have you seen how horrible the silver looks with the grip on it? :p

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder & I behold the contrasting effect with it to be beautiful. ;) See here (http://www.technobuffalo.com/news/you-down-with-om-d-olympus-om-d-em-5-micro-43-is-here/attachment/olympus-om-d-em-5-silver-grip-lens/) for a sample & won't it look just perfect with any of the silver lenses too. *yes :p :D

I'm afraid I'm reduced to looking at life sized images (printed to size on a word doc. :o) of the camera while I languish impatiently waiting for my silver kit (& black lens) to arrive.

StephenL
6th May 2012, 06:31 AM
Lovely photo,s but what are you process,ing the raw files with as my lightroom 3 wont even recognize the jpg files

You can either download the trial of LR 4.1 RC2, or use the latest DNG converter.

LR3 should import the Jpegs, though.

Bikie John
6th May 2012, 10:42 AM
Lovely photo,s but what are you process,ing the raw files with as my lightroom 3 wont even recognize the jpg files

I upgraded ACR to 6.7 because Photoshop told me it was available, and now PS will open the E-M5 raw files quite happily. But for some reason I have yet to figure out, Lightroom 3.6 is still using the old version of ACR which won't. And when LR checks for updates it says none are available.

Can anyone explain this? I would expect PS and LR to share the same raw module. If I can't figure it out I will have to get on to Adobe support.

As Stephen says the latest pre-release version of Lightroom 4, LR 4.1 Release Candidate 2, does support E-M5 raw files. LR 4 has better controls than 3 as well.

Ciao ... John

StephenL
6th May 2012, 12:30 PM
I'm afraid that Adobe will no longer issue upgrades to LR3.x as it's now considered by them as obsolete and they only support current products. LR4 has now been out quite a while, and indeed you should be able to find a copy at a good price. In my view it's well worth the upgrade even without E-M5 support (which will only come "officially" when the beta version has completed testing). But for now you can download the beta version for free, but it will expire once it becomes official.

Bikie John
6th May 2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks Stephen. I have LR 4 and uprated it to 4.1 RC2, but have been a bit hesitant to commit to if fully as it didn't integrate with Photoshop very well. Now that PS runs with ACR 6.7 they seem to co-operate much better, I just haven't had much chance to play with it properly yet.

I was just surprised that LR3 didn't reflect the upgrade to ACR as I thought it was a common library shared between PS and LR. It seems not, from further digging on Adobe's website and forums it looks as if LR has its own internal copy of ACR.

Oh dear, I thought I had escaped this sort of acronym overload when I got pensioned off a couple of years ago!

Ciao ... John

Kiwi Paul
6th May 2012, 01:18 PM
What do you men Stephen, LR4 is an official release, I've bought it and if you update to LR4.1 then you get OM-D supported too.

Paul

Bikie John
6th May 2012, 02:13 PM
I think Stephen is saying that the currently available "official" Lightroom 4 does not support the E-M5. If you upgrade it to 4.1, which is currently pre-release, it does. And very nicely too :)

Ciao ... John

CRANSTALL
6th May 2012, 07:31 PM
Thanks for all the replies to my question about lightroom and raw looks like it,s upgrade time again!!!!!!! just when i had figured out how to use it !!!! and thats why i got rid off all my Nikon gear for these never mind i did a job today and even the jpg only are great