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DavidJ1609
9th July 2013, 04:39 PM
Hello,

It's been a while, but I managed to get on the roof of my building and at least snap a few shots with my new 75mm-300mm MKII.

This is just an exercise in the FOV for those debating what the lens can do regards reach. I bought it primarily for landscapes or occasional city detail shots.

The wide picture is 12mm, then the 75mm is the first overlay, and the 300mm the second. All handheld. IS on.

I hope this is useful to someone. (Note, I shifted my view as I didn't plan this, so the building in the 75mm is in a different place, but the background horizon is overlaid properly.

12mm
http://photos.davidrayden.com/cache/weblinks/291c4595adf3b7385e51fc2b6d2f82275ad7bad0.jpg
75mm
http://photos.davidrayden.com/cache/weblinks/9fdea952aa3dad3fa4458c469dd5b3bd9f998103.jpg
300mm
http://photos.davidrayden.com/cache/weblinks/d16c8be9cf8d1ab9eff6e3213f64b8951eb54a87.jpg


I hope to get out and shoot someday! Work is time consuming.

David.

OM USer
9th July 2013, 06:14 PM
Nice representation. Thanks.

Falk
11th July 2013, 11:12 AM
I have nothing to do with m4/3 but I find this very impressive, not only the image quality, but the difference in focal lenght and how you put it all together.

Thanks, Falk

DavidJ1609
12th July 2013, 01:38 PM
Thanks. I much prefer to overlay on another view. I'm surprised more people don't do this in reviews - it's easy to do.

PeterBirder
12th July 2013, 02:00 PM
Many thanks for this David, very useful.

I've just bought the m75-300 and it's a cracking lens, still exploring its capabilities.

Nice to hear from you. As far as lack of time is concerned it doesn't get any better. Since being retired I constantly wonder how I ever found time to go to work.:D

Regards.*chr

Graham_of_Rainham
12th July 2013, 02:03 PM
Impressed that you can see the suspension cables on the tower cranes.

Imageryone
13th July 2013, 12:29 PM
Very interesting post, good to see how well this lens performs. Very succinct presentation too. Thanks.

DavidJ1609
14th July 2013, 12:30 PM
Nice to hear from you. As far as lack of time is concerned it doesn't get any better. Since being retired I constantly wonder how I ever found time to go to work.:DRegards.*chr
I'm having to learn to time-keep and prioritise better; sticking to task lists etc. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel, I hope.

Impressed that you can see the suspension cables on the tower cranes.
Maybe the light from behind helps, but yes, it's impressive!

Very interesting post, good to see how well this lens performs. Very succinct presentation too. Thanks.
Thanks. I'm a visual learner, and this makes far more sense to me than simple lines on a picture.

Regards,

David.

tommy781
22nd December 2013, 08:39 AM
thanks for this photo, simply and clear!

StephenL
22nd December 2013, 09:13 AM
Very informative, thank you.

brianvickers
13th February 2014, 10:19 PM
Very useful thanks…especially as I'm considering this lens.

Ulfric M Douglas
14th February 2014, 08:19 AM
Old thread with a revive from Brian,
but it's prompted me to comment.

The first picture illustrates the awesome Olympus 12-300mm travelmegazoom ... or would, if such a thing existed.

Ross the fiddler
14th February 2014, 10:55 AM
Old thread with a revive from Brian,
but it's prompted me to comment.

The first picture illustrates the awesome Olympus 12-300mm travelmegazoom ... or would, if such a thing existed.

It is well done & the 75-300 Mk II lens is a worthwhile lens too (especially for the price). My latest bit of fun & convenience has been with the Stylus 1 with a lens with the same FoV as the 14-150mm. Maybe I should try the same for it's ability from 6mm (same as 14mm) to 64.3mm (same as 150mm) but with the 2 X Digital Converter to get the same as the 300mm since it is reasonably effective. Could be a good exercise (if Olympus haven't done it already).

brianvickers
14th February 2014, 11:03 AM
Ross...that would be good to see!

Ross the fiddler
14th February 2014, 11:38 AM
Ross...that would be good to see!

Rats! Now I'll have to do it! :rolleyes: :D That's OK. I'd love to, but it might take a little while to get to a suitable scene for the best effect (just trees across a valley won't quite have the same effect :rolleyes: ). Which free or cheap program would allow me to overlay like this (as I don't have Photoshop or anything else like that)?

*chr

brianvickers
14th February 2014, 12:44 PM
As you are so kind to offer I think you are allowed the concession to not overlay but simply present the shots side by side.....any scene will do...even an indoor.

Ulfric M Douglas
14th February 2014, 05:36 PM
... Stylus 1 with a lens with the same FoV as the 14-150mm. Maybe I should try the same for it's ability from 6mm (same as 14mm) to 64.3mm (same as 150mm) but with the 2 X Digital Converter to get the same as the 300mm since it is reasonably effective.
Yeah that would be cool.

But where to find skyscrapers and a hilly horizon?
Up here we only have the hills ...

StephenL
14th February 2014, 05:54 PM
Yeah that would be cool.

But where to find skyscrapers and a hilly horizon?
Up here we only have the hills ...

Thought the Co-op in Hexham was fairly tall ...

Ulfric M Douglas
14th February 2014, 08:21 PM
No. The Co-op in Newcastle is magnificent and tall.
It has splendid internal steel architecture.

Hexham has a 16th-Century tower Gaol, mind. And an Abbey. hmm, Hexham would be perfect actually.

DavidJ1609
17th February 2014, 12:23 PM
Rats! Now I'll have to do it! :rolleyes: :D That's OK. I'd love to, but it might take a little while to get to a suitable scene for the best effect (just trees across a valley won't quite have the same effect :rolleyes: ). Which free or cheap program would allow me to overlay like this (as I don't have Photoshop or anything else like that)?

*chr

I'd do the overlaying - no problem. *chr

[Edit]
If you want free image editing software, then try these great open-source alternatives.
http://www.gimp.org/ - Linux, Windows, and OS-X
http://www.gimpshop.com/ - Gimp made to feel more like Photoshop - Linux, Windows, and OS-X
http://www.darktable.org/install/ Linux and OS-X
http://www.lightzoneproject.org/ - Linux, Windows, and OS-X

Ross the fiddler
17th February 2014, 12:52 PM
I'd do the overlaying - no problem. *chr

[Edit]
If you want free image editing software, then try these great open-source alternatives.
http://www.gimp.org/ - Linux, Windows, and OS-X
http://www.gimpshop.com/ - Gimp made to feel more like Photoshop - Linux, Windows, and OS-X
http://www.darktable.org/install/ Linux and OS-X
http://www.lightzoneproject.org/ - Linux, Windows, and OS-X

Thanks very much for the links. I have installed Gimp in the past but never got very far in using it, but the Gimpshop sounds interesting with a single window operation etc. I need to learn to make use of layers & I hope this can do it for me, but I might wait until I have the Win 8 updated to 8.1 to not complicate things any further than I have now & next, I need to find a suitable location for best effect, plus I should take both cameras (Stylus 1 & E-M5) for similar shots to compare the outcomes.

DavidJ1609
17th February 2014, 01:14 PM
Thanks very much for the links. I have installed Gimp in the past but never got very far in using it, but the Gimpshop sounds interesting with a single window operation etc. I need to learn to make use of layers & I hope this can do it for me, but I might wait until I have the Win 8 updated to 8.1 to not complicate things any further than I have now & next, I need to find a suitable location for best effect, plus I should take both cameras (Stylus 1 & E-M5) for similar shots to compare the outcomes.

I'd still be happy to do it for the sake of speed! :-)