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Any multi-exposures from E30?

Has anybody taken any multi-exposures shots with the E30 or other models? It's something I have tried briefly, but never really made any purposeful photos.
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Re: Any multi-exposures from E30?

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Has anybody taken any multi-exposures shots with the E30 or other models? It's something I have tried briefly, but never really made any purposeful photos.
If you mean exposure bracketting - lots of us use that technique, probably too much. I shoot with the e-3, but I don't think the implementation has changed much across the models.

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Re: Any multi-exposures from E30?

I think Ross might mean the Multiple Exposure facility, whereby multiple (up to 4) frames of pictures can be saved as a single image. Page 51 of the manual.

No, I've never tried this (yet!).
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Re: Any multi-exposures from E30?

Hi Ross

I also have not done this. A bit like the image filters, I would happily have a camera that dispensed with such 'in camera processing' in favour of an E-30 that has the same physical/hardware attributes (size, weight, articulated screen) together with better ISO and 7 frame exposure bracketing... oh, and I'd like a cheap, fast prime a la the nifty fifty of the Canon (in Oly terms a 35-40mm f1.8 prime that comes in at around 100)... and a cheaper UWA lens with rear filters (ie the 7-14mm being offered for ca. 600 but with the ability to still use an ND110 type filter on the rear element as the design will never accomodate front filters).

That said, I would be interested to see some examples of the multi-exposure in practice (the example in the manual of a big cat fused with a human face doesn't excite me).

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Re: Any multi-exposures from E30?

If I really needed to do multi exposure (several shots on one frame), I would combine them in Photoshop (using layers and "Lighten" mode I guess) because you can always remove some or all of the shots.

Once you have done it in the camera however, you can't go back...

Same reason I would shoot in colour and convert to B+W in the computer rather than shoot B+W in the camera.

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Re: Any multi-exposures from E30?

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If I really needed to do multi exposure (several shots on one frame), I would combine them in Photoshop (using layers and "Lighten" mode I guess) because you can always remove some or all of the shots.

Once you have done it in the camera however, you can't go back...

Same reason I would shoot in colour and convert to B+W in the computer rather than shoot B+W in the camera.

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I think you can still go back & use all the RAW files (assuming you are saving JPEG & RAW). The example using the moon as part of the image is one good one, but should be against a dark sky to effectively combine the other photos. If you have taken some good shots of the moon with its placement being in various places & saved them (copied to) the XD card, they are then there to use for some interesting overlays using live view for compositional allignment. Just think, a flash exposure of a lovely nude against a dark background could be creativly used similarly. Ah, my evil mind is at work again.

Another thing that would be good is a multi-flash function with Olympus flashes, but this can be done manually or the multple exposure feature could be used too. This following photo was done using my E520 & FL50 flash hand held, manually firing (set to manual).


A stronger flash level could have been used here.

I'd still like to see some creative multiple exposures done with the E30 built in feature. I believe other later model cameras include this feature too.
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