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jamaljan 16th March 2014 09:25 PM

How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
I've recently purchased an old E-P1 and am trying to understand the camera setting these day. I understand that the lower Aperture setting will make the background blurred but when I try this setting in the camera am not getting the desired result.

I hope its possible with the 14-42mm lens?


Any advise plz.... :confused:

Zuiko 16th March 2014 09:36 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
Unfortunately the 14-42mm is not the best lens for out of focus backgrounds. The best chance of achieving it is to use the largest aperture (f5.6) at 42mm and move as close to the subject as the lens will focus. It will also help if you place your subject in bright light against a dark background in the shade.

Buying another lens with a larger aperture is the best solution and the cheapest option would be a manual focus 50mm f1.8 legacy lens with an adapter. The most cost effective Micro Four thirds native lens is the Olympus 45mm f1.8.

jamaljan 17th March 2014 03:10 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 284799)
Unfortunately the 14-42mm is not the best lens for out of focus backgrounds. The best chance of achieving it is to use the largest aperture (f5.6) at 42mm and move as close to the subject as the lens will focus. It will also help if you place your subject in bright light against a dark background in the shade.

Buying another lens with a larger aperture is the best solution and the cheapest option would be a manual focus 50mm f1.8 legacy lens with an adapter. The most cost effective Micro Four thirds native lens is the Olympus 45mm f1.8.

thanks, it seems to work but i'm not getting my desired results, maybe its because of the camera/lens that am using...

jamaljan 17th March 2014 03:17 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
a question....how to take Bokeh pics of fast moving children :rolleyes:

Zuiko 17th March 2014 03:18 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
Why not post some pictures of what you are trying to achieve in "Looking For Improvement" so that members can give you more detailed and specific advice? :)

Zuiko 17th March 2014 04:50 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
Here's a great example, posted in another thread by StephenL. 40mm at f7.1 and this is what you can get by focussing close. :)

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...d=1#post284926

Alexco 19th March 2014 11:36 PM

Re: How to Shoot with Blurred Background
 
EP1 Isnt the best camera for fast moving subjects, because it suffers from shutter lag.

In close u can drop backgrounds out a little bit with the 17mm lens which i think was made for this camera.


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