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An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

I would welcome feedback on these two:



No vignette added




Post crop vignette in LR3 added.

Which is better - with the vignette or without?

Olympus OM-D E-M5, m.Zuiko 45mm (90mm equivalent) f/1.8 @f/4, ISO 1600, 1/30th second, hand held, mono conversion from camera JPEG. Only chroma noise has been filtered - no luminance noise reduction. I have dealt with some minor facial blemishes - it was right at the end of the day in quite dim artificial lighting (hence ISO 1600) and this was one of the models from the Olympus stand at Focus on Imaging yesterday as she was waiting to go home

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

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I would welcome feedback on these two:

Post crop vignette in LR3 added.

Which is better - with the vignette or without?
Olympus OM-D E-M5, m.Zuiko 45mm (90mm equivalent) f/1.8 @f/4, ISO 1600, 1/30th second, hand held, mono conversion from camera JPEG. Only chroma noise has been filtered - no luminance noise reduction. I have dealt with some minor facial blemishes - it was right at the end of the day in quite dim artificial lighting (hence ISO 1600) and this was one of the models from the Olympus stand at Focus on Imaging yesterday as she was waiting to go home

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I can't say I can see much difference (although there is a small amount of vignette in the second one), but I like the close cropped portrait of this lovely smiling lady. It looks like she didn't mind smiling for you at all.

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

I actually didn't realise she was a model until after I took the picture; I simply asked politely if she minded her photo being taken. I quickly realised she was very professional and she later explained everything. I will make a print and bring it tomorrow for her.

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

The first shot gets my vote, prefer the brightness and impact of this one. That 45mm lens looks superb ! would be great to see one or two similar shots taken with the 12-50mm, if you get a chance.
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

The vignette is just too subtle to have much effect. What it does do is slightly tone down the brightness of the OOF highlights in the top and bottom right corners which is useful, but that could have been done selectively by other methods too. A very nice shot, though.
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

Nice portrait Ian, not sure about the vignette as it is hardly noticeable, perhaps setting the effects tool to paint might have made a difference.

I'd be interested to see the colour version.
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Nice portrait Ian, not sure about the vignette as it is hardly noticeable, perhaps setting the effects tool to paint might have made a difference.

I'd be interested to see the colour version.
Here you go:



I think this might be better than the mono. All I did was switch from mono to colour in LR - the colour view before I adjusted the mono version (in mono) wasn't as good as this

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

I don't have a lot experience with high iso's, but I think the camera and lens have dealt with the light conditions very well, plenty of detail and great tones

The latter version is the better imo.

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

Thanks Ian and the colour one is the better one for me.
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

I likeh the first mono one. The colour in the background seems to distract a bit.
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

First impressions.....very sharp lens!! I like both colour and B&W but the coloured image brings more detail of the young ladies face....
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

I like both of them.

And the lens bokeh is pretty nice
I'd love to see a shot using the Nokton f0.95, but that's probably asking a bit much...
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I'd love to see a shot using the Nokton f0.95, but that's probably asking a bit much...
I'm sure that if you sent one to Ian he'd gladly test it for you!
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Re: An OM-D E-M5 portrait from Focus yesterday

Tis great for 1600 ISO. The lens looks a cracker.
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