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Olympus Pen E-P2 The second Micro Four Thirds system camera from Olympus, this time with a clip-on high resolution viewfinder.

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E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Taken with E-P2 fitted with ZD 9-18mm plus adaptor. ISO 6400. PP in LR3 beta, sharpening 40 and luminance nr 90.

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Yes, it's certainly on the soft side, but all things considered it's remarkable.

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Thanks Ian. I have others in the same general location taken at ISO 2000 which are less soft (I can post if you wish) which goes to show that LR3 and the latest range of Oly cameras makes the fear of noise a thing of the past (in my opinion!).
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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Looks very good - can you post the same file without the sharpening and NR?
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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Your wish is my command - from the Raw file with noise reduction and sharpening set to 0.


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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

It is quite remarkable - you'd be happy with that result from APS-C, never mind micro 4/3...
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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Yes, that's pretty good. I actually prefer the second version. Good piece of kit by all accounts.

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

It's not as if it were particularly well lit - witness the 1/50 at f5.6 on ISO 6400. But the E-30 and E-620 should be similar as I understand they use the same sensor. Do they have different AA filters and/or processing engines? (Memo to self: take the E-30 to work next week and try it!)
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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

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It's not as if it were particularly well lit - witness the 1/50 at f5.6 on ISO 6400. But the E-30 and E-620 should be similar as I understand they use the same sensor. Do they have different AA filters and/or processing engines? (Memo to self: take the E-30 to work next week and try it!)
The Pens all have the new TruePIC V image processor and sensors with less anti-aliasing. The E-30 and E-620 (and E-450) have the TruePIC III+ image processor, one generation ahead of the E-3, E-520, and E-420.

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Thanks Ian. Well, it works!

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

The level of noise is appalling, as I have found with my EP-2 at ISOs above about 400. You can see it in the viewfinder. I had to use my EP-2 recently when my EM-1 was in for repair and I had forgotten quite how awful it was.

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Re: E-P2 photo at iso 6400

Hi there Harold!

It is surprising how peoples impressions change over a few years and a few generations of camera technology - what was more than acceptable 4 years ago becomes disappointing when compared to the latest and greatest. I tried my new E-M1 and my old E-30 with the same lenses and lighting at the olympus giffords circus meet - I couldn't get a single usable image with the E-30 due to the darkness of the tent but every image came out fine on the E-M1!

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Hi there Harold!

It is surprising how peoples impressions change over a few years and a few generations of camera technology - what was more than acceptable 4 years ago becomes disappointing when compared to the latest and greatest. I tried my new E-M1 and my old E-30 with the same lenses and lighting at the olympus giffords circus meet - I couldn't get a single usable image with the E-30 due to the darkness of the tent but every image came out fine on the E-M1!

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Good to hear that. However, where Live View Boost is switched on the review image will usually look good, even if significantly underexposed. I have had images, including many flash ones, look great in the camera and very dark on the PC (RAW files). This is something to watch. Harold
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