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snaarman
11th September 2008, 03:39 PM
OK - I admit that Image Stabilisation and Live view does what it says on the can! This was shot using my legacy Tamron 135mm f2.5 lens.
Focus using live view.
Hand held with IS at 1/15th second (!!)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/622/custom_tele.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8135)

Excellent start I think :)
Thanks to new member Pasterw for meeting up this morning and selling me the camera. I am well pleased already.

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I have plans to use the 510+Tamron to photograph my daughter in law's band Anna and the Odd Socks
http://www.annatabbush.com/
when they are support band for Cara Dillon in Bracknell at the end of October.
I did quite a bit of the photo for her website and first album. Maybe this combination will get us some good shots for the second album.
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Makonde
11th September 2008, 04:23 PM
Good stuff. Yes, the IS is really good on these cameras.

shirley
11th September 2008, 04:55 PM
Yes, I think the IS is very good. My best example was of the Dartford Crossing bridge taken at sunset whilst travelling in the car.
Hope you dont mind me adding the image to your thread

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/508/medium/Dartford-crossing.jpg

No I wasnt driving;)

HughofBardfield
11th September 2008, 05:04 PM
And the great thing is that you can use it with "legacy" lenses, of course!

I was sceptical until I got my E510 too... especially since slow shutter speeds have always been a problem for me. Nothing to do with all that beer I drank when I was young. Oh no. :)

snaarman
11th September 2008, 05:59 PM
So, happy with the IS and the LV. I would normally imagine a 1/250th lower limit for a 135mm (allowing for the 2x magnification factor) Thus 1/15th is -er- 4 stops improvement?? Mind, I wouldn't care to repeat it reliably

The 510 does look like a nice machine: Loads of menu tweaks (many of which I suspect we could have on the E400 if they had been so inclined). Just a shade bigger than the '400 but it still fits in my coat pocket with the 11-22, which is good news.

Now I would like to to a back to back comparison of the CCD in my E400 and the CMOS in the 510.

Pete

Makonde
11th September 2008, 06:43 PM
The literature claims four stops; I reckon you can rely on three, where IS seems very effective.

ndl0071
11th September 2008, 07:19 PM
Hi Pete

Welcome to the E510 club, A wonderful photographic tool, looking forward to some more examples.

Cheers
Neil

Scapula Memory
11th September 2008, 07:26 PM
Great pic and a testament to the IS on 510 at 1/15. About the guitar... there is a Seymour Duncan at the bridge and something different for the neck pick up? Guitars intrigue me especially if someone goes a messing! Do enlighten us :)

snaarman
11th September 2008, 07:40 PM
Great pic and a testament to the IS on 510 at 1/15. About the guitar... there is a Seymour Duncan at the bridge and something different for the neck pick up? Guitars intrigue me especially if someone goes a messing! Do enlighten us :)

(guitar bore mode)
Ah yes: Its my Yamaha Telecaster wot I customised a few years back. It has the SD pickup as you see, it also has a stacked humbucker at the neck (another name brand but I forget which). It has the usual 3 way switch, but I added a phase swap switch for the middle position. It was a cheap and cheerful buy, but its quite light and I like playing it. Blues mostly.
(/guitar bore mode)

OK, I uploaded a gallery of pictures I took as soon as I got the E-510 this morning.. Mostly inside Oxford's covered market: Here's one
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/647/x0809111506.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8139)

Zuiko
11th September 2008, 09:06 PM
(guitar bore mode)
Ah yes: Its my Yamaha Telecaster wot I customised a few years back. It has the SD pickup as you see, it also has a stacked humbucker at the neck (another name brand but I forget which). It has the usual 3 way switch, but I added a phase swap switch for the middle position. It was a cheap and cheerful buy, but its quite light and I like playing it. Blues mostly.
(/guitar bore mode)

OK, I uploaded a gallery of pictures I took as soon as I got the E-510 this morning.. Mostly inside Oxford's covered market: Here's one
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/647/x0809111506.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8139)

Terrific timing, capturing "the moment." Also very creative use of differential focusing and shallow DOF. A great image, regardless of whether it was taken on your new E510, E3, D3, EOS1DsMk3 or A900! :D

*chr

Scapula Memory
11th September 2008, 09:37 PM
Terrific timing, capturing "the moment." Also very creative use of differential focusing and shallow DOF. A great image, regardless of whether it was taken on your new E510, E3, D3, EOS1DsMk3 or A900! :D

*chr

Agree with you John :) Pete thanks for the explanation!