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  • Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

    At last, a review E-P5 and VF-4 finder has arrived. I only have it for a few days so if you have any questions about either, please don't hesitate! Post your questions here

    Ian
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    Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

    Jealousy is an ugly emotion, I hope you enjoy your new camera.

    Best wishes

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    • #3
      Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

      Yeah I've a question, still unanswered.
      Set ISO 200, ISO-bracket to the full +/-1 EV, RAW+Jpeg
      Take one shot.
      From this one ISO 200 frame you will get three identical (with different apparrent ISO settings) RAW files and, perhaps, three different Jpegs.
      Are these Jpegs reflecting the exposures of ISO 200, 200, 400 (as in e-M5 et al)
      or
      do they reflect the exposure of ISO LOW, 200, 400 as is 'possible' in the e-P5?

      Currently to get my tasty three Jpegs from each frame I'm stuck with the noisier sensors up to and including the e-pL1,
      to get three tasty Jpegs from the e-pL2 (& ilk) I have to set ISO 400 which is not workable as the higher jpeg is noisy at false 800 ISO.
      The e-M5 is alright with these levels as noise is excellent but exposure is way too bright from fast primes.

      The e-P5 may be back to useable ISO-bracket ... tell me.

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      • #4
        Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

        Genuinely interested if you could mount the VF-4 onto an E-M5 and see if a) it's much of an improvement and b) if it's practical to use.
        Stephen

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        • #5
          Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

          No specific questions, Ian, but very interested in your impressions.
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          • #6
            Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

            Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
            Yeah I've a question, still unanswered.
            Set ISO 200, ISO-bracket to the full +/-1 EV, RAW+Jpeg
            Take one shot.
            From this one ISO 200 frame you will get three identical (with different apparrent ISO settings) RAW files and, perhaps, three different Jpegs.
            Are these Jpegs reflecting the exposures of ISO 200, 200, 400 (as in e-M5 et al)
            or
            do they reflect the exposure of ISO LOW, 200, 400 as is 'possible' in the e-P5?

            Currently to get my tasty three Jpegs from each frame I'm stuck with the noisier sensors up to and including the e-pL1,
            to get three tasty Jpegs from the e-pL2 (& ilk) I have to set ISO 400 which is not workable as the higher jpeg is noisy at false 800 ISO.
            The e-M5 is alright with these levels as noise is excellent but exposure is way too bright from fast primes.

            The e-P5 may be back to useable ISO-bracket ... tell me.
            Does it matter if the conditions are overcast? Which lens would you like used and what aperture?

            Ian
            Founder and editor of:
            Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
            Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
            Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
            Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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            • #7
              Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

              Tiny question

              In the tech specs they say RC Flash Control has 4 Channels and 4 Groups

              Do the new FL 300R & 600R have and extra group, accessible by the E-P5
              Graham

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              • #8
                Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                Tiny question

                In the tech specs they say RC Flash Control has 4 Channels and 4 Groups

                Do the new FL 300R & 600R have and extra group, accessible by the E-P5
                I think that is three channels to control up to three external RC units and one channel representing the flash on the camera. But let me double check.

                Ian
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                • #9
                  Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                  Let me know if this was what you wanted:

                  http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/E-P5_ISO_bracket.zip (73MB)

                  6 files 3 JPEG and three RAW (the RAW files are different densities as well as the JPEGs). I used LSF JPEG setting and noise filter set to off.

                  Ian

                  Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                  Yeah I've a question, still unanswered.
                  Set ISO 200, ISO-bracket to the full +/-1 EV, RAW+Jpeg
                  Take one shot.
                  From this one ISO 200 frame you will get three identical (with different apparrent ISO settings) RAW files and, perhaps, three different Jpegs.
                  Are these Jpegs reflecting the exposures of ISO 200, 200, 400 (as in e-M5 et al)
                  or
                  do they reflect the exposure of ISO LOW, 200, 400 as is 'possible' in the e-P5?

                  Currently to get my tasty three Jpegs from each frame I'm stuck with the noisier sensors up to and including the e-pL1,
                  to get three tasty Jpegs from the e-pL2 (& ilk) I have to set ISO 400 which is not workable as the higher jpeg is noisy at false 800 ISO.
                  The e-M5 is alright with these levels as noise is excellent but exposure is way too bright from fast primes.

                  The e-P5 may be back to useable ISO-bracket ... tell me.
                  Last edited by Ian; 3rd July 2013, 03:58 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                    Downloading NOW, thanks a ton Ian!

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    Does it matter if the conditions are overcast? Which lens would you like used and what aperture?
                    Lenses & aperture are immaterial, overcast is fine, white fluffy clouds in a blue sky would be perfect though... although telling you NOW is a bit late

                    ...

                    Oh no, it really does do what my good old e-P2 does, giving three different Jpegs, one of which has a pulled-down exposure from the top of the RAW ...
                    This could be expensive 'cos now I want an e-P5.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                      Genuinely interested if you could mount the VF-4 onto an E-M5 and see if a) it's much of an improvement and b) if it's practical to use.
                      Yes, the VF-4 works on the E-M5 with the latest firmware but I don't think the eye sensor works and it looks to me like the resolution is interpolated up so fine details don't have smooth edges like they do when the VF-4 is connected to the E-P5. You do get the big spacious view, though and side by side with the E-M5 the difference is quite noticeable.

                      Ian
                      Founder and editor of:
                      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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                      • #12
                        Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                        Thanks Ian. Does it feel practical in use? In other words, is it a suitable upgrade for the E-M5?
                        Stephen

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                        Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                        • #13
                          Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                          Two questions:

                          1. What is the lowest ISO setting on this camera?
                          2. By your estimation (assuming you care either way ), do you think this is the base ISO?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                            The base ISO is 200; the sensor is the same Sony part used in the E-PL5, E-PM1 and the OM-D E-M5. However, there is an 'Extended' ISO option down to ISO 100. Not yet properly assessed ISO 100 performance but would probably expect a reduction in dynamic range and maybe some additional noise compared to ISO 200.

                            Ulfric seems very happy with the test images I linked to him earlier in this thread - by all means download them and check them for yourself.

                            Ian
                            Founder and editor of:
                            Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                            Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                            Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                            Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Yes! I have an E-P5 and VF-4 here

                              And so am I. Thanks for sharing. This may be tempting at some point. I don't often use ISO100 on my E-PL1 and E-30, but it occasionally does the job where the light is perfect, with no risk of blown this or blocked that.

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