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Rooky007
1st November 2012, 09:23 PM
Ok Ive have jumped onto the OMD Wagon and I am very impress with the camera it soo much lighter and the images of landscapes and macro have been jaw dropping compare to what i got out of the 7D

But taking images of the little one been a bit tricky but I know it possible as i have seen many good photos of kids taken with this camera.

So any of you know what settings I should use and best lens for this. The free lens should be on it way as my application been accepted

brian1208
1st November 2012, 10:57 PM
Glad you are enjoying the new tool, its quite a revelation the first few times you use it isn't it :)

When you get the 45 f1.8 use that as its very fast focus and sharp from wide open.

I always stick with SAF+M for all my shooting, action or otherwise with the Grand-children . Shooting at 6fps will help also if they are really whizzing

I stick with Aperture priority and put it on Auto ISO (unless they are really moving fast when I use Shutter Priority and get the shutter speed up in excess of 1/640th)

(I also sometimes use the Oly 9-18 with the grand-children, very useful for Trampoline Action) )

Some thoughts on this from me here : http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/article/the-em5-and-action-shooting-3175

and some pics here:
http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/gallery/olympus-em5-does-action-shots-14243

Rooky007
2nd November 2012, 05:56 PM
Glad you are enjoying the new tool, its quite a revelation the first few times you use it isn't it :)

When you get the 45 f1.8 use that as its very fast focus and sharp from wide open.

I always stick with SAF+M for all my shooting, action or otherwise with the Grand-children . Shooting at 6fps will help also if they are really whizzing

I stick with Aperture priority and put it on Auto ISO (unless they are really moving fast when I use Shutter Priority and get the shutter speed up in excess of 1/640th)

(I also sometimes use the Oly 9-18 with the grand-children, very useful for Trampoline Action) )

Some thoughts on this from me here : http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/article/the-em5-and-action-shooting-3175

and some pics here:
http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/gallery/olympus-em5-does-action-shots-14243

Hi,

Thank you for the very useful information and this will help... What about indoor of our daughter thou as wont be able to get shutter at 1/640th indoor. Outdoor is fab but indoor being a pain with kit lens at the moment

Rooky007
2nd November 2012, 06:52 PM
Seems like need a fast prime for indoor hope the new 45mm do the trick. Thinking of a panny 14mm or 20mm too

brian1208
2nd November 2012, 07:37 PM
What about indoor of our daughter thou as wont be able to get shutter at 1/640th indoor. Outdoor is fab but indoor being a pain with kit lens at the moment

either use flash or push the ISO as high as you can and experiment to find the lowest shutter speed you can get away with.

Indoors she can't be moving that fast surely? :)

Any system has realistic limits, even this one :D

Rooky007
2nd November 2012, 07:40 PM
either use flash or push the ISO as high as you can and experiment to find the lowest shutter speed you can get away with.

Indoors she can't be moving that fast surely? :)

Any system has realistic limits, even this one :D

I recken the lens as I have come from a Canon set up with Lens at 1.4 and 2.8 that why i got indoor shots better at the moment ive only the kit lens and the 40-150 so I guess I am use to fast primes.

What other lens should I look at that are fast and wont break the bank.. The 45mm 1.8 is somthing I am looking forward to :) What others should I consider?