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For Pete's sake

Snaarman was wondering how the 45mm performed on the E-M5. Well, here are 3 high-iso shots (10,000 iso) with that lens, followed by a portrait of Dibnah with the m4/3 40-150mm lens. All are out-of-camera jpegs, totally unprocessed apart from resizing for the forum.








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Re: For Pete's sake

What...

10,000 ISO.... holy cow!

Says it all really.
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Re: For Pete's sake

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What...

10,000 ISO.... holy cow!

Says it all really.
pretty much what I was thinking!
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Re: For Pete's sake

Steven, impressive indeed. Can I ask what settings you use,sharpness, contrast, saturation, gradation, and picture mode.
I tend to use RAW with the settings turned down and adjust later.
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Re: For Pete's sake

I've given up on raw until Adobe get their act together. These were in-camera jpeg, large/fine, colour mode Natural, noise filter off, gradation normal, contrast 0, saturation 0, sharpness -2. As I said, no adjustments in pp whatsoever except resizing in Lightroom, unless LR applied any NR etc as a default. I think LR was set to sharpen for screen in the export dialogue.

To be honest, I think I'd be hard pushed to improve on a raw file, although I'm sure those with more expertise than me could do.
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Re: For Pete's sake

I love the way the noise is just a fine grain, bit like using film I guess. By the end of today I think I'll be the owner of 2 fine M4/3 primes, if only I had a camera to try them on..
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Re: For Pete's sake

Noise can get pretty bad at ISO 25600 if there are large areas of darkness in the frame, but if you are shooting mid-tones and need to get the shutter speed up to freeze action in dim light then even ISO 25600 is just about usable

In fact it's not necessarily the noise grain that is the problem, but a degradation of dark areas in to a blue haze.

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Re: For Pete's sake

Thanks for that Stephen.

I think the decision is made. I shall pass on the 12-50 as I have that range covered twice already. I will get the 45mm instead when my E-M5 is ready, and put my ZD50 macro up for sale (sadly).

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Steven, thanks for setting info. Am going to give them a try
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Re: For Pete's sake

Stephen, these are not only a great demonstration of the abilities of this camera and lens combination but also excellent pictures from an artistic point of view. Very nice indeed!
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Don't look unless you have your credit card ready

http://www.londonstreetphoto.org/olympus-45mm-review/

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Vey nice. Can't wait for mine now
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Re: For Pete's sake

Holey moley shots like that at iso 10,000 just shouldn't be posted I'm gonna have to cut up my credit card I daren't order one
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Good job I'm broke. Or is it?
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Re: For Pete's sake

Sorry Stephen ... I had to look at the EXIF
Camera Maker: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: E-M5
Lens: OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8
Image Date: 2012-04-19
Focal Length: 45mm (35mm equivalent: 90mm)
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25)
ISO equiv: 10000
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Stephen Lee
Copyright: Stephen Lee
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 (Windows)

no ...no I will not go for a system change...I will wait... I can wait I must wait for the E-7

Now what can't Oly do compared to the big boys...
....what was that about taking a Cannon to a wedding....
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