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Old 30th May 2016
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Re: just got e5

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Hi all iv now got 12-60 swd lens & 50-200 swd lens
They should serve you well then. I would have loved to have had both while I was using my E-30 & only bought the 50-200 SWD lens last year after my daughters wedding where the E-30 was used by a friend & that lens would have made a great difference at the time but I got it primarily to use it on my E-M1 (with an adapter) & have recently added the 12-60 SWD lens as well. At least the purchasing prices are much better than 'new' now.

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Re: just got e5

Great !
You need to get EC-14 then you have a complete PRO kit which can cover all needs: landscape, macro, wildlife, sport...etc.

I am using the same system now, except the TC. I have EC-20 instead of EC-14.
E-5 is in deed a very performant camera.
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Re: just got e5

Try the Ex-25 with the 50-200mm, and here is how to start.
Turn the E-5 to manual and the lens to 50mm and closest focus without the Ex fitted.
Then move the camera backwards and forwards until you have focus and note the distance between lens and camera.
Now fit the EX and do it again, you will notice the lens is much closer to the subject than before, and the image is much bigger.
A very simplified way to start, but you can progress from there. Enjoy your trip.
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
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Old 21st July 2016
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I love my E-5. One of the fantastic features is that you can set up 4 sets of settings for different purposes. Unfortunately you cannot rename these from MySet 1, MySet 2 etc, so you have to remember what that are! (Or keep a note.) I have MySet 1 for landscapes, MySet 2 for Portraits, MySet 3 for long exposures and MySet 4 for birds.

For Landscapes, I set the exposure for each shot manually using ISO 200. I will sometimes then take a test shot and check the preview with the histogram and flashing zebras. I then increase the ISO without changing the shutter/aperture settings. This amplifies the signal coming directly from the sensor so I get more details in the shadows with less noise than increasing the blacks/shadows in Lightroom and it does it without blowing out the highlights. I just then reduce the exposure in Lightroom. This sounds counter-intuitive, but it works.

The level gauge is really useful for landscapes, switch it on near the bottom of menu under the cogs, then sub-menu D. You have to scroll down to find it.

David Busch's book, mentioned earlier, is really good. The one thing it forgets to mention is the One Touch White Balance feature. Check out page 69 of the E-5 Instructor manual.

I hope that helps.

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