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Hi all, I have recently switched over from my trusty E-510 to the E-M5. I decided to go out boxing day to a location that I like to shoot when itís foggy, the images looked pretty good on the screen but when I uploaded them and zoomed in the noise was really bad. Am I missing something? How should I have my settings for optimum output?

I was using the Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm lens, would this have contributed?

I will go and try again with the standard pancake lens that came with it.

Itís very likely that I have something set on low quality but I have read through the PDF and I am sure Iíve set everything for the best quality

Any settings, tips or input much appreciated

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Re: Noisy images

Can you post some examples? What ISO were you using?
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Re: Noisy images

Hi Iíve just compared the images same kind of setting ( foggy) between the two cameras in similar settings. The Ď510 ISO was 400 which looked okay and the EM5 was ISO1000! I think we may have discovered the problem? Though the images were a bit dark still? All the excitement of a new camera I think!
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Re: Noisy images

You might have got away with iso800 but yes I think you found your problem iso400 should have looked much better and without any blown highlights too!
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Re: Noisy images

That lens never did me favours in low light......OK in good daylight tho'
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Re: Noisy images

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Hi Iíve just compared the images same kind of setting ( foggy) between the two cameras in similar settings. The Ď510 ISO was 400 which looked okay and the EM5 was ISO1000! I think we may have discovered the problem? Though the images were a bit dark still? All the excitement of a new camera I think!

High ISO and underexposure will lead to very poor noise performance it is one of the worst combinations.
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