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  • #16
    Re: Olympus Air A01

    It is something I considered for travel and carrying without the need for a bulkier unit.

    There are two on ebay at the moment. The 14-42 EZ lens is a good candidate to fit for general use
    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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    • #17
      Re: Olympus Air A01

      Will it work with a DJI Osmo

      https://store.dji.com/product/osmo-mobile-3?vid=83721
      OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

      I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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      • #18
        Re: Olympus Air A01

        Originally posted by peak4 View Post
        A bit like this you mean?
        An old Soviet Zenit Fotosnaiper gunstock, with a home made Arca style clamp; seen here fitted with an E-M1 Mk2. 300mm F4 and a Red Dot Sight
        ...

        YES that's very much what I was envisaging, but you've done a very impressive and much more professional job than I could ever manage!
        I had not heard of Fotosnaiper and think it unlikely I can get one here.
        I have been contemplating converting a small crossbow, like this one and learning how to design and 3D print parts to fit it together, OTOH I might just end up printing the whole thing as I may want it to fold up more compact.

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        • #19
          Re: Olympus Air A01

          Originally posted by alfbranch View Post

          That's an interesting site too. They have an OSMO PRO model that holds a cinema camera, and I know professionals get jigs to mount a cameras on their shoulder. There is a lot of interesting stuff out there worth digging deeper.


          In another thread here I was reading about Olympus auto focus tracker on new cameras and I suppose with digital technology cameras will diversify for specific purposes than was ever possible with film.

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          • #20
            Re: Olympus Air A01

            Originally posted by Angelica View Post
            YES that's very much what I was envisaging, but you've done a very impressive and much more professional job than I could ever manage!
            I had not heard of Fotosnaiper and think it unlikely I can get one here.
            ..................
            It's normally spelt as Photosniper on English speaking websites and Ebay
            Try THIS SEARCH but there's none listed on ebay.au at the moment.

            See also THIS WIKI
            Best Regards
            Bill

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            • #21
              Re: Olympus Air A01

              Oly Air + Oly 45mm f/1.8 on the beach at sun rise this morning.
              1/4s exposure at ISO 800, so there is a little bit of motion blur and noise to be expected.

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              • #22
                Re: Olympus Air A01

                Rawtherapee Digital Camera Profile.
                The colors from raw images were all coming out very bland, yet the jpeg from the camera looks fine



                The "matched curve" raw image:


                See how the default "Camera Standard" color management of Rawtherapee was obviously not right for the Oly Air.
                There wasn't a digital camera profile for the Olympus Air but choosing color management of Olympus XZ-1 seems to produce more reasonable results on the color but then there seems to be less contrast on the cliff face. I will have to look into it further, but maybe other Olympus camera owners have suggestions?

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                • #23
                  Re: Olympus Air A01

                  I'd imagine the RAWs would be like the PEN series.
                  Best wishes

                  Wildwood

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                  • #24
                    Re: Olympus Air A01

                    I find that no one profile suits all. A lot depends on the subject and I usually find I have to do some tweaking to make the image match my perception of the original scene. One advantage of digital is that I find I can still 'feel' the original scene, when I make the adjustments later the same day.
                    Mike
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                    • #25
                      Re: Olympus Air A01

                      Originally posted by Angelica View Post
                      Rawtherapee Digital Camera Profile.
                      The colors from raw images were all coming out very bland, yet the jpeg from the camera looks fine



                      The "matched curve" raw image:


                      See how the default "Camera Standard" color management of Rawtherapee was obviously not right for the Oly Air.
                      There wasn't a digital camera profile for the Olympus Air but choosing color management of Olympus XZ-1 seems to produce more reasonable results on the color but then there seems to be less contrast on the cliff face. I will have to look into it further, but maybe other Olympus camera owners have suggestions?
                      I think that there's less contrast overall on the last image, not just on the cliff face.

                      Try pumping up the 'vibrance' in the first image.

                      Jim

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                      • #26
                        Re: Olympus Air A01

                        RAW is just a starting point. It's not as easy as using a camera JPEG but you potentially get better end-results. It's a mistake to just expect RAWs to be better by default without any work added.

                        Remember, camera JPEGs started life inside the camera as RAW data.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Olympus Air A01

                          Originally posted by Angelica View Post
                          Oly Air + Oly 45mm f/1.8 on the beach at sun rise this morning.
                          1/4s exposure at ISO 800, so there is a little bit of motion blur and noise to be expected.

                          I think the focus is out more than there being motion blur. The dog's hind quarters are in focus rather than its head.

                          Does the app let you tap the focus point on the screen?

                          Ian
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                          • #28
                            Re: Olympus Air A01

                            Originally posted by Angelica View Post
                            Rawtherapee Digital Camera Profile.
                            The colors from raw images were all coming out very bland, yet the jpeg from the camera looks fine
                            It seems to me that there's more to worry about with the image than colour balance and contrast. It seem very soft to me. Maybe as your set-up seems to be very light, that it's camera shake.

                            Are you able to put the original raw in a 'cloud account' so some of the experts here (not me, though I'll have a go!) can have a go at it?

                            Jim

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                            • #29
                              Re: Olympus Air A01

                              Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                              It seems to me that there's more to worry about with the image than colour balance and contrast. It seem very soft to me. Maybe as your set-up seems to be very light, that it's camera shake.

                              Are you able to put the original raw in a 'cloud account' so some of the experts here (not me, though I'll have a go!) can have a go at it?

                              Jim
                              Indeed, the pictures are in general not as sharp as I expected. The camera was on a Manfrotto tripod as low and stable as it would go, being operated by wifi and there was just a light breeze so no real reason there would be camera shake. It could be that I'm not using it right, OTOH both the lens and the camera are second hand so there may be a defect I'm not aware of.


                              If anyone does want to have a look, I have put the ORF file here: https://angelica.x10host.com/public/PA062015.ORF

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                              • #30
                                Re: Olympus Air A01

                                Originally posted by Ian View Post
                                I think the focus is out more than there being motion blur. The dog's hind quarters are in focus rather than its head.

                                Does the app let you tap the focus point on the screen?

                                Ian

                                It does focus on where I touch and I'm pretty sure I touched on Lucy's (the dog) head, yet judging by the focus on the sand I agree it's definitely not there. It was still quite dark and this picture is 1/4s exposure f/1.8 with ISO-800. Perhaps the camera struggles to do it's auto-focus thing in poor light?

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