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timd1230
4th October 2013, 06:24 PM
Straight from camera JPG's - This is NOT good quality photography just a couple of quick test shots

The first pic had wrong metering mode - 5th Pic is iso 25600 - the gallery is set up to allow download of original jpg and to display the exif

http://driverphotography.zenfolio.com/omd1

Chevvyf1
11th October 2013, 08:15 PM
Straight from camera JPG's - This is NOT good quality photography just a couple of quick test shots

The first pic had wrong metering mode - 5th Pic is iso 25600 - the gallery is set up to allow download of original jpg and to display the exif

http://driverphotography.zenfolio.com/omd1

Great to see :) thanks for sharing :)

I have to ask, is that an IBM Golfball typewriter in the background ?

brian1208
17th October 2013, 01:24 PM
Specifically for Ian but may be of interest to us all, some time back you commented on the sharpening haloes on some of my images and I have been having a look at the original .jpg files straight out the camera, as imported to LR5 with no auto processing.

Based on these it looks as if the built in lens specific sharpening profiles are over-sharpening the .jpg files for the 75-300 mk1 as the haloes can be seen on some of them with no added processing and not handling the CA removal too well either

I'm looking at some images from this morning, shot with sharpness set to -1 in camera and can't see the same haloing, even when I push the sharpness and detail slider in LR5

It would be interesting to see if others are seeing this and if it is specific to the 75-300 or applies to other Olympus lenses too?

brian1208
18th October 2013, 10:06 AM
I got around to digging out my Tamron 500mm mirror out this morning to have a go at manual focusing (off the monopod as its poor light and my shakes are still apparent)

First off, the larger viewfinder is a dream for this (even without focus peaking set on for manual focus)

The IBIS system sounds louder with this lens on the EM-1 than it does when I use it with the EM-5 (although its silent when I use it on the standard m4/3rds lenses).

ISO 6400 is just about usable (I did say the light was bad :) )

this shot is one of my standard focus test structures, a junction box on a fancy aerial about 120 ft away on a neighbours house - ISO1600

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/manual-focus-iso1600-500mm-aerial-junction_1382090485.jpg

this is a small headed dahlia from about 12ft away, ISO 6400

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/chrysanth-with-iso6400-manual-focus-500mm_1382090483.jpg (http://<a href="http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/chrysanth-with-iso6400-manual-focus-500mm_1382090483.jpg" target="_blank">http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/chrysanth-with-iso6400-manual-focus-500mm_1382090483.jpg</a>)

and this, also ISO6400 from about 15ft from the door of my wife's studio (her - keep out sign :) )

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/manual-focus-iso6400-500mm_1382090486.jpg

Xenon
18th October 2013, 10:32 AM
this shot is one of my standard focus test structures, a junction box on a fancy aerial about 120 ft away on a neighbours house - ISO1600

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/manual-focus-iso1600-500mm-aerial-junction_1382090485.jpg



Thanks again for sharing your first impressions and shots, Brian.

Just to advise the "junction box" is, in fact, an antenna rotator assembly :)

Paul.

brian1208
18th October 2013, 10:41 AM
thanks Paul, I learn something new every day - does that mean its an even more fancy Aerial system? ;)

Ian
18th October 2013, 10:43 AM
Specifically for Ian but may be of interest to us all, some time back you commented on the sharpening haloes on some of my images and I have been having a look at the original .jpg files straight out the camera, as imported to LR5 with no auto processing.

Based on these it looks as if the built in lens specific sharpening profiles are over-sharpening the .jpg files for the 75-300 mk1 as the haloes can be seen on some of them with no added processing and not handling the CA removal too well either

I'm looking at some images from this morning, shot with sharpness set to -1 in camera and can't see the same haloing, even when I push the sharpness and detail slider in LR5

It would be interesting to see if others are seeing this and if it is specific to the 75-300 or applies to other Olympus lenses too?

Are you using the Normal picture mode and what have you set the noise filter too?

You shouldn't be seeing halos...

Ian

Xenon
18th October 2013, 10:47 AM
Hard to tell exactly without seeing more of the antenna, Brian.
It's suggestive of a Radio Amateur VHF / UHF directive array, which rotates to the required direction, and has "gain" in the direction it's pointed, and rejects off of the back and sides of the "beam" :)

In another life I was active in this area, but too many other interests got in the way, and with the advent of mobile phones, internet etc. I felt the moment had passed...for me at least.

Being able to send and receive morse at 30 wpm doesn't mean much any more, but it was fun in it's day! ;)

brian1208
18th October 2013, 10:50 AM
Thanks Ian, the shots that are showing halos with zero post processing were shot in "Normal" with all setting at factory default

Reducing sharpness to -1 removes the halos and allows me to sharpen in LR5 with very little effect on sharpening halo for quite a significant slider movement, ie: it seems much less sensitive

I am only sure of this effect with my 75-300 as I haven't taken the time to look at other images from different lenses that closely.

As a result, my .jpgs are now set to -1 on sharpening as my standard setting

(I have LR5 set not to apply any auto processing on import)

cazhug
19th October 2013, 09:49 AM
Hi everyone,
i don't usually post on any forums,but thought i would join the learning curve of the EM-1.Disclaimer,i am not a photographer,more a dog walker with camera and sadly lacking in pp skills.
I've had the camera a week now with a "cheap" adapter and i use the bigma.Due to weather and sciatica i,ve been limited in usage.
Ive not found any of the problems mentioned on here so far.
Anyway a couple of pics.The goldfinch is at 500mm f8 iso 400 from about 6 metres and the nuthatch is at 50mm f4 iso 3200 from about 4 feet.
Both are approximately 50% crops.

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1684/nuthatch_a.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1684/goldfinch_a.jpg


Neil

Phill D
19th October 2013, 12:12 PM
Beautiful, especially that second one Neil.

Chevvyf1
21st October 2013, 10:11 AM
Crackin images :) and Welcome :)

Zuiko
21st October 2013, 10:20 AM
Nice to see you joining in with a couple of really impressive pictures, Neil. :)

StephenL
21st October 2013, 10:26 AM
Lovely Goldfinch.

brian1208
23rd October 2013, 05:40 PM
One of my favourite Surfing shots from this afternoon, managing to capture the moment just before he finally lost contact with his board. Shot off Boscombe Pier

I still can't see the EXIF (even though it was included with the image file) so here is some info:

ISO800, f8 for 1/1000th sec, hand-held 6fps, 234mm with CAF (I think). its around 70% of the original frame



http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Surfer_losing_his_board_EM-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/66848)

brian1208
29th October 2013, 07:42 PM
Its only been a few days since my EM-1 went AWOL and I still have my EM-5, but I'm really missing The One.

Chevvy's query about shooting the EM-1 under water reminded me I had this shot sat in the archives so I'm posting it partly to ease the pain of separation but also in the hopes it may raise a little smile.

A sudden change in wind direction rolled this poor Solo helm completely out of his boat and I managed to capture him in the final stages of losing it :)

ISO640 with f5.6 for 1/1250th sec with the 40-105 R2 at 150mm (I was actually on a bird shoot, hence the settings)

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/solo-capsize-1_1383075398.jpg

Chevvyf1
29th October 2013, 07:47 PM
Brian, nice image :) have you given him a copy ?
Have you sent your ONE back to Olympus or taken it back to the Dealer ?

ps have 6 booked for 7th Dec :) and all so very looking forward to that Bop day :) I am hoping to capture a green Rainforest Frog too :) ... maybe on another date :)

brian1208
29th October 2013, 07:59 PM
Have you sent your ONE back to Olympus or taken it back to the Dealer ?


It went to Olympus Service Centre in Portugal DHL yesterday. I should have it back within a working week (so hopefully by next Tuesday)

As for giving the helm a copy - he was on the other side of the Harbour so I had no contact with him

Hope you enjoy the shoot, Miles does a good job

brian1208
3rd November 2013, 05:19 PM
Going through my files I found a series shot using the Olympus 9-18 on the EM-1, nice sharp and detailed images at ISO100

This one is ISO100, f8 for 1/500th sec at 9mm

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/images/sites/21/gallery/original/9mm-1-500th-sec-iso100-f8-wimborne_1383499035.jpg

StephenL
3rd November 2013, 05:35 PM
Lovely, smooth, colours with stacks of detail. Anyone who says that ISO100 shouldn't be used needs to go back to their Nikons!

brian1208
3rd November 2013, 06:28 PM
Thanks Stephen, I thought it had a nice open feel to the colours and the detail.

Even at 100% that blue sky was nice and smooth too, something that isn't always the case with the EM-5 at ISO 200 I find

Chevvyf1
4th November 2013, 09:02 PM
Hi Brian, I thought this was Christchurch - but its not ! :(
FAB image :) lots of clear detail and what a lovely lens :) ... not a bad body wither :) :) :)

brian1208
4th November 2013, 10:36 PM
Its Wimborne Chevvy, another lovely little town down here in Dorset :)

OM USer
4th November 2013, 11:05 PM
I like that picture of Wimborne. Nice colours. Ages since I was there. Is the market still going strong?

brian1208
5th November 2013, 04:50 AM
Thanks, yes, its still going strong http://www.wimbornemarket.co.uk/

Chevvyf1
5th November 2013, 08:31 AM
Its Wimborne Chevvy, another lovely little town down here in Dorset :)

Yes Wimborne ia fab little village - great Church ? Minster I think :)

Have put it on my "photo 2 do list" *chr

Just back from a very windy Isle of Wight weekend ... wet too (at night with red recycled grape juice ... :rolleyes:)

brian1208
8th November 2013, 07:43 AM
just seeing if this will work (to keep Ian happy :D )

EXIF should be viewable


(its bonkers, if I upload this image to other sites the EXIF is maintained but putting it up here it doesn't show)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/10737620596_1741c1e337_o.jpg

OK, let's try this

to read the EXIF look here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75445098@N04/10737528905/in/photostream/

right, a quick and simple two step process that fits in with my current work flow and lets others see the image, then, if they want, go to flikr to see the exif data

bilbo
8th November 2013, 08:22 AM
The exif data is in the image and can be read directly with Opanda exif viewer, for example.

brian1208
8th November 2013, 08:30 AM
Thanks Brian, this way I hope to satisfy all viewers *chr

Chevvyf1
8th November 2013, 01:01 PM
Brian, a FANTASTIC IMAGE ! Nick looking said "theres a chap in Winchester today, selling his images like this" :) I wonder if 'tis you ?

Interesting, so it depends on the VIEWER APP used :) if exif is seen - or not :) - I did, dare to say "... perhaps this 4m strips out the exif" ages ago and got pooh! poohed ! :( ... because I could not see my own exif ...

This is why I have been uploading to Flickr too - also because others can then view more detail to compare how images are captured by the ONE :)

brian1208
8th November 2013, 01:07 PM
Glad you liked it chevvy, there are a load more here

http://imagesfromnature.foliopic.com/gallery/thruxton-race-meet-12-10-2013-19933

Nope. wasn't me at Winchester today, we tend to stick closer to home

brian1208
8th November 2013, 04:52 PM
This is why I love the EM series cameras and my 1 in particular, the colours of Autumn as a result of a transient warm glow at sunset on the Dwarf Acers in my back garden, hand-held at 1/15th sec


(Some of these started out as traditional Bonsai Acers and were planted out 17 years ago when we moved here. They are now around 40 years old)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/10744362794_ba78c7cfe6_o.jpg

for those who can't view the EXIF in the image its here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75445098@N04/10744362794/meta/

Chevvyf1
8th November 2013, 06:25 PM
Brian, Exquisite colours blending harmoniously as Nature intended

funny seeing this - we were at Hilliers Art Exhibition and Tree Lodge for a picnic with our 6 yesterday :) and I captured a few of these Acers etc there :)