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The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

More shots taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 processed from camera JPEGs in Lighroom 4. All hand held.



Lara poses in the late evening sunshine. ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/125th, 26mm (52mm equiv.) m.Zuiko 12-50 f/3.5-6.3 ED



The inevitable swan. ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/1250th, 132mm (264mm equiv.) m.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 ED



A Moorhen that thinks it's invisible. It was starting to get dark and this is less than half the original frame. ISO 3200, f/6.7, 1/250th, 300mm (600mm equiv.) m.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 ED



A closer view of the reskinned Kodak building - really getting dark now. ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/30th, 12mm (24mm equiv.) m.Zuiko 12-50 f/3.5-6.3 ED



Finally, the new bridge from the Kodak building complex and to the right the infamous Hemel Magic Roundabout. The photo is deceptively bright - it's actually twilight. ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/15th, 12mm (24mm equiv.) m.Zuiko 12-50 f/3.5-6.3 ED

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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

The ISO handling is superb, but the lack of sharpness is somehwta worrying.....
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

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The ISO handling is superb, but the lack of sharpness is somehwta worrying.....
Lack of sharpness...???
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

Yes, the swan and the first shot are not sharp - you can't tell me you think they are?
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

Must be my tired old eyes, but they look sharp to me. Admittedly, I'm only viewing on the iPad just now...
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

They all look pretty sharp to me too. Certainly lack of sharpness didn't spring to mind when I looked at them.
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

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Yes, the swan and the first shot are not sharp - you can't tell me you think they are?
Yes, they look OK to me Danny. I guess closer inspection could be warranted, but for web based shots, they look fine to me.

Besides, there's no way Oly would make a camera and lens combi that isn't capable of producing sharp images, so what surprised me more so was your worry about Oly's lack of sharpness.
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

The more "real world" photos I see taken with the 12-50 the happier I am that I've ordered one. Looks like a useful gp lens and beggar the nae-sayers!
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

I'm basing this on Ian's previous studio model shots - if you compare them, the two shots I mentioned above are not sharp at all. I'm not meaning to rock anyone's boat, but on the given evidence above, I don't like what I see at all! If my opinion offends anyone on here, I'm sorry for that, but this forum is open and freindly enough to let us voice our opinions opnely, so I hope I haven't stepped on anyones toes....
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

Hey Danny - no probs here matey... your are fully entitled to your opinion.

I can see where you are coming from if you compare these with Ians previous model shots - but that's not an issue I feel you need to be worried about re the camera model. Ian might have had not such an excellent day

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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

I'd have to disagree with that Danny, in no1 you can even see the cotton weave in the denim jeans and the detail in the sandstone rock.

No 2 is just that contrasty that it is destroying most of the detail that is probably there.
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

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I'd have to disagree with that Danny, in no1 you can even see the cotton weave in the denim jeans and the detail in the sandstone rock.

No 2 is just that contrasty that it is destroying most of the detail that is probably there.
Agree...I tried doing just a minor sharpen on No1 and the trees looked horrible.

Love everything about No1 and the pov of the building.
Wow some high iso's on these...where's the noise....lol
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Re: The E-M5 has more to offer from the late evening canal stroll

No probs Danny for me I was just curious as to what you were seeing that I wasn't.
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Agree...I tried doing just a minor sharpen on No1 and the trees looked horrible.

Love everything about No1 and the pov of the building.
Wow some high iso's on these...where's the noise....lol
There is a lot of depth of field in No.1 so the trees, despite being quite far relative to the subject, are still relatively sharp. But of course they are not totally sharp. I don't see this as a lens fault.

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I'm basing this on Ian's previous studio model shots - if you compare them, the two shots I mentioned above are not sharp at all. I'm not meaning to rock anyone's boat, but on the given evidence above, I don't like what I see at all! If my opinion offends anyone on here, I'm sorry for that, but this forum is open and freindly enough to let us voice our opinions opnely, so I hope I haven't stepped on anyones toes....
I don't think you're rocking anyone's toes. If you felt that some of the shots were lacking sharpness, then you are entitled to say so.

As I said, I've only had chance to view them on an iPad, and probably won't see them on a full screen until I finish this shift on Monday.

My comments on the usefulness of the 12-50 are not aimed at anyone on this forum; rather at those on a certain other site who base their opinions on test charts and pictures of gnomes in studios, rather than on what most people photograph!
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