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Cool Elizabeth and ISO 3200!



It was dark - this was taken at 1/30th, f/6.3 using the ZD 40-150 Mk2 (@150mm) and the MMF-1 Four Thirds adapter last night at Elizabeth's school during an annual music production.

I used Studio 2.3 for most of the processing of the RAW file, then exported to LR 1.4 (using the kids' home computer!) as an exif TIF for some final adjustments mainly to the black levels.

I think we can safely say that Olympus has finally cracked high ISO!

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Re: Elizabeth and ISO 3200!

Just for comparison, here is the camer JPEG, resized to 800 pixels wide in PS using Bicubic Sharper:



It's a little flat and the colour balance is on the yellow side, but noise is simply not an issue any more

The camera noise filter was set to 'Standard'.

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Re: Elizabeth and ISO 3200!

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I think we can safely say that Olympus has finally cracked high ISO!
Looks great - I agree. I'd still like to see some comparatives with the D300 - if it is at that level, FT users can finally rightly claim to have camera bodies that can compete on level terms with Nikon and probably surpass Canon (in the cropped format).

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Looks great - I agree. I'd still like to see some comparatives with the D300 - if it is at that level, FT users can finally rightly claim to have camera bodies that can compete on level terms with Nikon and probably surpass Canon (in the cropped format).

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When I tested the E-30 against a Nikon D300, I felt that the D300 had the edge at high ISO. I have access to a D300, so I plan to revist the comparison, this time with the E-P1. It looks promising!

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Re: Elizabeth and ISO 3200!

That does look very good

I think if you had put it up blind and asked what ISO it was taken at I think most people would guess at say 400

Does Studio 2.3 process E-30 file any different by the way

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That does look very good

I think if you had put it up blind and asked what ISO it was taken at I think most people would guess at say 400

Does Studio 2.3 process E-30 file any different by the way

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You can apply art filiters to any RAW files, whether or not the mode was used at the time of shooting (only for cameras that support art filters).

I haven't compared the RAW output quality.

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When I tested the E-30 against a Nikon D300, I felt that the D300 had the edge at high ISO. I have access to a D300, so I plan to revist the comparison, this time with the E-P1. It looks promising!

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Thanks - that would be interesting!

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Re: Elizabeth and ISO 3200!

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Looks great - I agree. I'd still like to see some comparatives with the D300 - if it is at that level, FT users can finally rightly claim to have camera bodies that can compete on level terms with Nikon and probably surpass Canon (in the cropped format).

Andy
I have been looking at comparisons here:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

The D300 looks cleaner, but there seems to be more sharpening applied to the E-P1 pictures.

And - yes - Oly seems to have succeeded with DR (E30 and E620) and is about to catch up on ISO, so now I am waiting for the successor to E30, then I am going to upgrade from E510!

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