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Daveart
1st February 2013, 09:49 PM
Just bought into m4/3rds yes the OMD EM5 with kit lens plus the 75mm f1.8, and while I was purchasing, one of the other assistance said have you told him of the new Promo offer from Olympus a 45mm f1.8 portrait lens+ battery and OR HLD 6 + battery just started today, may be Ian can confirm this as it was a bit confusing on the on hand it says 45mm lens + batt or HLD6 + Batt and on the terms and conditions it says 45mm f1.8 lens+ Battery+HLD6 +battery. plus there was no option to choose either.

Going to have a little play tomorrow.

PS any body got a good start up setting, can't find any thing in the menus referancing noise redutcion or noise filter settings for the jpeg's must be missing something somewhere.

Dave

Ross the fiddler
1st February 2013, 10:26 PM
I've splurged a little more & bought myself the HLD-6 for mine (it didn't come with any offer here). It's makes a great difference with it.

Here are two web pages for hints on setting up your E-M5.
http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusem5_settings
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9115179666/user-guide-getting-the-most-out-of-the-olympus-e-m5

Hope you have lots of fun with it all.

*chr

PeterBirder
1st February 2013, 11:18 PM
PS any body got a good start up setting, can't find any thing in the menus referancing noise redutcion or noise filter settings for the jpeg's must be missing something somewhere.

Dave

Well the good news is that the noise performance of the new Sony sensor in the E-M5 is so good you shouldn't need to use any noise reduction/filtering.

This thread of mine gives some examples. http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23026

Regards.*chr

PaulB
1st February 2013, 11:40 PM
follow this link http://olympus-omd-freelensgrip.sales-promotions.com/

Looks like it's lens and battery OR grip and battery, sorry. I'm sure you'll enjoy using whichever you pick!

Ross the fiddler
2nd February 2013, 01:11 AM
PS any body got a good start up setting, can't find any thing in the menus referancing noise redutcion or noise filter settings for the jpeg's must be missing something somewhere.

Dave

The noise filter is only applying to the jpeg & if you save both jpeg & raw, you will at least have the option to change that afterwards anyhow in a raw converter (OLympus Viewer 2 or other programs). Noise reduction is best left on Auto as it applies dark frame subtraction to long exposures to cancel out the effect from any hots pixels.

This is what's in the menu.

Menu * G - <=/Color/WB
Noise Reduct. Auto
Noise Filter Standard

Page 89 of the manual shows this.

Noise Reduct.
This function reduces the noise that is generated during
long exposures.
[Auto]: Noise reduction is only performed at slow shutter
speeds.
[On]: Noise reduction is performed with every shot.
[Off]: Noise reduction off.
Noise reduction requires about twice the time needed to
record the image.
Noise reduction turns off automatically during sequential
shooting.
This function may not work effectively with some shooting
conditions or subjects.

Noise Filter
Choose the amount of noise reduction performed at high
ISO sensitivities.

Sorry if I have got carried away with myself with all this, but maybe somebody else might find it helpful if you didn't need it.

Greytop
2nd February 2013, 11:54 AM
Congratulations on your new camera Dave *chr
Good advice here on noise reduction.
I shoot Jpeg + RAW all the time and 99% of the time work with RAW files sometimes using the Jpeg as a reference/backup. So for me noise (if it's bothersome) is attended to in PP.

Daveart
3rd February 2013, 07:26 PM
Many thanks guys, went out had a great time at gower' testing the newtoy out' got some great shots without trying and some much sharper than my e30 and couldn't believe how fast it focuses. I am goingnto love this camera, got the gripon its way and a mmf2 to try out on my 70 300 four thirds lens.

dave