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Olympus Pen Lite E-PL5 The new and improved Olympus Pen Lite with the OM-D E-M5's excellenyt 16MP sensor and a touch screen that can face forwards for self-portraits.

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Wow

Well I bought one, an E-PL5, from SRS. I wanted the 60mm lens, but the more I looked at the PL5 + PM2 the more attactive they baecame. I settled for the PL5 because it had a couple of features I liked. I can't say enough about SRS, they are great. They have spent alot of time with me over the past few months as I would browse different things, (OMD, 60mm, E-PL5), just fantastic service.

I played with it around London learning until the battery died, (SRS gave me a charged one), then on the way home took this...

I'm getting a database error when I try to put the pic in. But it is a picture, (OOC JPG), of a pub, at night, that I thought I had the camera on ISO 6400, it was on MAX ISO, noise reduction off, and filter normal. I am stunned. Being used to the E-30 being speckled with noise at 3200, this camera is clean at 25600! WOW! I took one at 3200 too. I'll post both when I can for all to see.
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Re: Wow

Just had a look in your gallery and found the pic you are talking about - wow

Don't tell the tradionalists though - you should not be taking photies when there is no light

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Re: Wow

Hi.
This is the picture you want to share.


The "My Pics" link is broken (Ian knows about it and is working on it) so you have to do a copy/paste from your gallery. In case you don't know how this works here's the routine;
1/ Select the picture in your gallery and click on it for the full size image.
2/ Below this you will see the "copy code to display this etc." box.
3/ LEFT click on the code to highlight it and then press Ctrl+C to copy.
4/ In your post then RIGHT click where you want to put the image and click Paste.
Hope this helps.

The shot looks great.
As the E-PL5 has the same sensor as the E-M5 I'm afraid you're just going to have to get used to this sort of performance.

Enjoy

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Re: Wow

AWESOME no NOISE well some achievement eh
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Re: Wow

Thanks Peter.

Here is both for comparison sake, (3200 + 25600).





I have developed the ISO 3200 one a little, pulled the highlights back.
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Re: Wow

It is a very impresive camera, I havn't used my E5 since I got one, I have yet to see how it fare's with objects that are moving like Steam Trains etc. The site refuses to let me post any piccies-says I have too many on which I don't believe???????????????
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It is a very impresive camera, I havn't used my E5 since I got one, I have yet to see how it fare's with objects that are moving like Steam Trains etc. The site refuses to let me post any piccies-says I have too many on which I don't believe???????????????
I can only envy those with the camera.

PM Ian - he's usually most understanding to those with an abundance of images.

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Re: Wow

Now just to get it to work ok with the 50-200 SWD...practice, practice, practice. Then maybe I can give up the E-30, maybe.
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Re: Wow

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Now just to get it to work ok with the 50-200 SWD...practice, practice, practice. Then maybe I can give up the E-30, maybe.
The photos at the high ISO look really good, but I somehow think you will be disappointed with using the SWD 50-200 lens on the E-M5 (& PENs). The quality when in focus would have to be really nice, but AF, as I understand it, is fairly frustrating. There is still hope that later M4/3's bodies will be able to use these lenses properly. More camera manufacturers are using on sensor PD-AF (like Fuji & others) & maybe that might be the answer for Olympus yet. This might be possible in a model at the end of this year, but that is just speculation. I don't have any of the SWD lenses but the USM Sigma macro lens & that can't get focus on the E-M5 so it's reserved for my E30 only & that has not done much since I've had the E-M5.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

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Re: Wow

I don't think I will have much luck. The 50-200 just likes to search in and out then focus on what it likes. However, if I get it close to focus on the subject manually it will pick it up quickly. That kinda of suits the type of pictures I take with it. I bought it for airshows and races mainly. I think I can get way with manual focus to infinity with airshows, (hopefully they don't fly closer than 30ft), and focussing on a predetermined point for races. Had a problem with it and the E-30 at the Cosford airshow, it would lose focus on the plane and get the background or search for something, used C-AF and I think that was my problem. Never looked at the distance scale to see where it was.
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Re: Wow

Not looking to good for the 50-200mm, guess I'll keep the E-30.

Just found the shadow and highlight adjustment, (curves), that I didn't think it had.
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