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IainMacD
27th October 2013, 09:36 PM
I am watching all the E-M1 activity on here with keen interest and would love to have the option of getting one, but it won't be happening anytime soon. So this weekend I had a couple of short trips and ended up using the E-5 beyond the limits I had used it previously.
Firstly, ISO 1600, a doddle if you have an E-M1 or E-M5, but I don't like 400 on the E-5. I have used Lightroom to clean up the noise with some loss of detail and a bit of 'plasticising' (I may have made that up! :)); please tell me how this might have been processed better:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1126/20131026-untitled-RA2688131.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/67008)

The second limit I pushed was today while out with the camera club in the rain. I know it is supposed to be weatherproof but I have only previously used the E-5 in drizzle, today it got a real soaking with rainwater pouring over it to the extent I couldn't read the screen, it didn't let me down I still managed some shots:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1126/20131027-Guisachan-RA278881.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/67004)

Happy to take feedback on these and will post a few more in Foto Fair in another thread.

photo_owl
27th October 2013, 11:10 PM
stag looks pretty good to me as presented!

Imageryone
27th October 2013, 11:16 PM
Looking very good for the higher Iso , Iain, did you have noise reduction switched on?

David Morison
28th October 2013, 06:56 AM
The stag looks brilliant, especially in the noise and sharpness department. The colour looks a little off, I think the orange luminance could do with reducing - Red Deer are not usually as light as that from my experience.
Number two looks good as well, I've had the same experience in rain with the E5 - viewfinder misting up due to so much water around.

David

IainMacD
28th October 2013, 09:11 PM
The stag looks brilliant, especially in the noise and sharpness department. The colour looks a little off, I think the orange luminance could do with reducing - Red Deer are not usually as light as that from my experience.
Number two looks good as well, I've had the same experience in rain with the E5 - viewfinder misting up due to so much water around.

David

Thanks David, you were right about the Deer colouring so I went back to Lightroom, tweeked the exposure and white balance et voila! version 2:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1124/20131026-untitled-RA2688132.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/67025)

IainMacD
28th October 2013, 09:14 PM
Looking very good for the higher Iso , Iain, did you have noise reduction switched on?

No noise reduction, I didn't have time to change anything as I saw this fellow late and he was already legging it!

timg
28th October 2013, 09:34 PM
The stag shot looks fine to me Iain and to be honest, I wouldn't have even given it second though if you hadn't mentioned about noise reduction! Out of interest, is it a crop and what noise settings did you use in Lightroom?

I always find that exposing to the right works better at higher ISOs rather than underexposing and boosting in post...

timg
28th October 2013, 09:36 PM
tweeked the exposure and white balance et voila! version 2:

Definitely looks more natural!