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Just a few observations.

Still getting to grips with the E5.Took me a while to work out how I wanted it set up via the new menu structure.

Just a couple of observations.

1,seems less prone to blow highlights than the E3.

2,12-60 seems to lock much better ie does not jump when the focus button is pushed again,this might be the 1.2 firmware update and not the E5.

2,really like the fact in live view you can blow the screen up by turning the focus ring on the lens.

4,the 50mm macro seems to lock much better.

I'm still learning.Just a few from this morning at St Johns church ,Loughton.





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Converted from Raw in Viewer2
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Re: Just a few observations.

Thanks Andy, I look forward to following your progress with the new camera.
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Re: Just a few obsevations.

Olympus' Toshi Terada san explained to me that there are improvements both in the AF algorithms in the E-5 as well as in the firmware updates to SWD lenses. Most E-5 users who have SWD lenses are reporting noticeable improvements in AF performance.

I honestly don't know if there is any difference in sensitivity performance of the sensor compared to the E-3. In other words I don't think that the physical size of the sensor photosites has improved, indeed as the E-3 is ten megapixels compared to the twelve of the E-5 the photosites might have wider tops. Assuming the that the E-5 sensor is basically the same as that of the Pens, according to dxomark ratings the sensors have the same dynamic range performance. But I think Olympus has improved the way it utilises the signal off the sensor and that is why people are reporting better dynamic range and noise performance (for both the E-5 and Pens).

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Re: Just a few observations.

PS isn't it embarrassing when you spell the thread title wrong and then can't edit it

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Re: Just a few observations.

I believe there is an interesting observation to be made of the indoor scene in the church, which I see is shot at ISO 3200. The E-5 has new sharpening algorithms especially for high ISO images that can target good edge details and preserve it well. But you can see in the ceiling that the detail is quite soft. There the noise suppression has sacrificed low contrast detail, while the altar area with its high contrast detail has been well preserved. Nevertheless, an E-3 shot would have been dominated by noise.

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Re: Just a few observations.

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Re: Just a few observations.

Andy thanks for these shots getting very close to making the leap.
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Re: Just a few observations.

Two more observation of features I like.

1,you can customise the DOF preview button,the focus point select button and one of the four way selection buttons and use them like the Fn button.

2,you can remove some of the inforamtion screen in both review and live view.So for example in review you can have just histogram,blinking highlights and the image.
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Re: Just a few observations.

Glad you are enjoying the new camera. The quality of the photos seems really good and I've got to say the first photo looks even sharper than I've seen St John's in real life! Can't wait to see your photos when you've got the hang of it! Do you give lessons?
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Re: Just a few observations.

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2,really like the fact in live view you can blow the screen up by turning the focus ring on the lens.
Can you give a page number of the manual for that please? I like the idea of the preview button being programmable too as MF would be a good option for that button, but that's the great thing with having a camera that can be customised in many ways. I can see where improvements have been made from the E30 (& E3), but I will just have to keep wishing for quite a while as I read about the features etc in the manual.

Nice shots for inside the church. It looks like you are going to have fun with it.
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