1. maarten.dhaese

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    E-M1II + 12-40 f/2.8 - ISO 25,600:

    [​IMG]20181205_201247_100 by Maarten D'Haese, on Flickr

    Struggled with flash in the venue so ditched the flash at some point and went for extremely high ISO - not recommended if you can avoid it. Also the camera struggled to lock focus in next to no light.
     
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  2. Skyline

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    I had to put up another fox as the other day we was in Greenwich park and the fox came out. I'm sure it's recognising us now. We called it over and over it came. We had some dog and cat treats for it. The thing that was different this time was, it was an arms length away. It was happy with us but very of edge with anyone else walking past. This tine I took about 3 pictures than just sat there with him. He was with us for a bout 20 minutes before a loud group came by and scared him of. Until next time Mr Fox :)


    EM10ii and Sigma 60mm

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  3. Slyelessar

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    Taken today at Chartwell. Em-1 MKii. 12-100mm Pro.

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    WOW! Wow wow Slyelessar! Thats such a surreal image. It really struck me as soon as I scrolled over it. What is the leaf in? It looks like mud?
     
  5. Slyelessar

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    Cheers!

    Actually it is in pond water. A really big pond at Chartwell, and oddly the leaf just hit the water and didn’t create any ripples, apart from what you see.
     
  6. alfbranch

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    Well I would have risked a slower shutter speed to lower the ISO myslef
    How low can you go at 38mm?
    I would also use MF.
     
  7. alfbranch

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    This is an hour on my E-M1 the sky is what the camera produce I created the reflection from the sky the water was not still enough

    [​IMG]Buttermere startrails by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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    Love this. Which lens and was it a wide aperture? I was planning a similar shot - except not over water, in the summer when on holiday - typically it was cloudy all holiday :banghead:
     
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    Flickr says it's the Oly 12-40 @3.5
     
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  11. gad-westy

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    Well I hate to quote my own post but anyway...

    Tried the lens out last night at a local event and I'm over the moon with it. I have no doubt that a side by comparison with the Olly 25mm would show up some shortcomings but for less than £50 new you almost expect something unusable or toy like and yet the image quality is really quite nice. Plenty sharp enough wide open and nice bokeh. Corners are probably not perfect but it'll never get used for anything where that matters. I'm pleased as punch.

    Only other gripe worth mentioning is that because the aperture ring is de-clicked and because the the small size of the lens dictates that the focus and aperture rings are close together, I have found myself changing the aperture without realising. It's not that obvious in the VF either as sometimes adjusting aperture can bring stuff into focus as you increase DOF so you think everything is hunky dory until you realise you've just tried to shoot a portrait in the dark at f/16! Anyway, now that I'm aware of that, I'm training myself to hold the focus ring in a way that keeps my sausage fingers away from the aperture control. Seems to be working.

    Highly recommended if, like me, you like messing around with MF lenses or, again like me, you don't really need a fast prime so hard to justify the £200 ish for an Olympus option.
     
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    Nice i always get aeroplanes spoiling my attempts.

    i see you use live composite, was it set to 1 second?
    Thanks
     
  13. alfbranch

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    I set the delay between shots the minimum can't remember what that is atm
     
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    PICS!!!
     
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    Has anyone in this thread got any experience of using a auto trigger for water droplet photography with Olympus cameras ?
     
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    Well, TP gallery appears to have crushed any sharpness out of these and I noticed that I missed focus slightly on the one of my daughter but now I've got the excuses out of the way....

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  17. damianmkv

    damianmkv Uh oh, a fruit basket!

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    I’d say that’s pretty good, especially when you consider the price
     
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    Nice, I’d say that’s a good result and £50 well spent. Great first shots.
     
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    damianmkv Uh oh, a fruit basket!

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    Got a bit frustrated with manual focus today. Went to Brighton for an hour or 2 and found that focus peaking worked well on solid structures but not so good on my son. Probably got 3 shots maximum that were reasonably in focus

    Wondering if it's worth the hassle. Given the right light and background, the Helios can be great but it's not great for my typical shooting i.e. It's too long and I want to take great portraits with it but...
     
  21. gad-westy

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    Got to say I find it quite hit and miss too but I never really grew up with MF so it doesn't come naturally to me at all. One thing that I've found helps me a little is to not try to nail focus with the lens itself but to get it close nice and quickly and then move the camera in or out a little to get the last bit of adjustment. It means that your composition changes a little so sometimes need to leave a little crop room for later but I find it easier to get accurate focus that way (not that my keeper rate is particularly high anyway!). I find the peaking itself reasonably accurate, or at least it is if the lens is wide open, the more stopped down I go, the harder it is to judge critical focus although it maybe matters less at that point. I guess you could try zoom too but if your son stands still long enough to make that work, then he's very different to mine!

    And then lastly, if all else fails, you could use the crazy FPS speeds and do a spray and pray technique, shooting as you adjust focus front and back. Not clever and you'll get 20 bad images for every good one but you might just nail one that you love.
     
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    Peaking is merely a rough guide for me, I don't tend to rely on it too much. I trust my eyes more, use MF zoom to focus
     
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  23. Slyelessar

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    Taken in Kent yesterday on my EM-1 MKII with 12-100mm F4 IS PRO:

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  25. the black fox

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    Studio Shoot
    OMD-em5 MKII M.zuiko 45mm f1.8
    iso 500 ,s/s 1/90th f1:1.8

    [​IMG]Sara by Philip Higgins, on Flickr
     
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