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    Snow and more snow-

    Been snowing since yesterday, going to get 12" on top of the 10" we already have. This was mid-afternoon today, with the heaviest snowfall yet to come-

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    Beautiful and cold!

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    C'mon: eat it while it's still hot !



    Hope you've finished you dinner ...
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    Two from the autumn with leaves still in the trees.



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    E-M1 with Leica 35 pre-asph 'Lux.


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    I'd moved to Southern California in March 1979 to attend school at UC Riverside. Never liked the place. My friends in New York had shipped my old Ducati 750GT out to me. Once school let out, I gathered up everything I owned, shipped what I couldn't carry to a safe haven, and jumped on the old Duc never to return to Riverside to live..


    Ektachrome 64 Slide captured with
    Olympus E-M1 + ZD 35mm Macro + Nikon ES-1 Slide Holder

    This is a photo of the Ducati and my traveling companion, Gerard the Giraffe, east of Barstow, stopped by the side of I-15 heading to Zion National Park, due south of Death Valley.

    I didn't notice that I'd assembled the front fender backwards until I changed tires in New York several weeks later...

    FYI: I don't remember what camera I was using on the trip. The ZD Macro + Nikon ES-1 slide stage with the E-M1 makes an 11Mpixel image of the 35mm slide.

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    From our holiday trip to Tennessee:


    Off to Oz
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    Trying out a used light modifier I purchased and the 12-40. Convinced my girlfriend to pose for me.
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    My son was practicing for an audition. Taken with Leica 90 Summicron.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    More from the holiday trip:


    Gatlinburg, TN


    Congress St. Savannah, GA


    John Wesley


    Sibling Shenanigans


    Illuminated Foot Bridge


    Falls near Sugarland Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park


    Great Smoky Mountains


    First Snow
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    On the morning of Christmas Eve 2013, I met up with a couple of friends just after sunrise to photograph in the Stanford University Quad. We wandered the Quad area for an hour and some. I used the Olympus E-M1 and a three lens kit—Summilux 25mm, Macro-Elmarit 45mm, Lumix 14mm + wide converter (10.5mm).


    Olympus E-M1 + 14mm + wide converter

    It was a free-form photo shoot without a project in mind, basically enjoying the light and looking at what was there in a small area around the Quad. I made 230 some exposures ... I've distilled that down to eighteen that I feel work together as a set. Please have a look at the Flickr set linked below and let me know what you think.


    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
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    What can I say, Godfrey. It's a fine set, very enjoyable !

    Kind regards.
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    Galactic Heroes, Sir Fur The leader
    Requested by the kids, animated by the fantastic stories of the Galactic Heroes, the wanted to see a proof
    a proof of existence. Their arguments so clean and direct: "You can do photos, so give us a real photo of them"
    Well, i did it and presented the leader of the Galactic Heroes: Sir Fur. The fighter for justice and freedom





    Olympus EM-1 + Zuiko 12-60,noNR
    ISO 200 @ f3.5, 1/200 second, some focal length...
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    I've returned to working on the photos I made in heavy fog on the morning of New Years Eve with the E-M1 and ZD 11-22.


    Olympus E-M1 + ZD 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5
    ISO 1600 @ f/3 @ 1/4000 @ 14mm fl

    Enjoy, and thanks for looking!
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    nice pic Godfrey.

    Here is one I took a week or so ago, RAW converted to JPG in camera

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    While on my evening stroll, I decided to try out one of the more whizzy features of the E-M1: SmartPhone Remote Control via WiFi. All I have to say is this: don't let anyone snow you into buying a remote trigger for this camera! They all pale in comparison to the Remote Control software for iOS and Android!

    To wit:

    10s f/8 @ ISO 100
    Jpeg image transferred to iPhone 5 and edited in Snapseed. Then uploaded to Flickr.


    Same image from RAW file via Lightroom 5 + Topaz Adjust.

    Since I didn't bring a tripod (silly me), I set my sling bag on the side of the fountain and once I was sure that the camera wasn't going for a swim or a swan dive to the pavement, I enabled WiFi on the camera and linked in with my iPhone 5. I dialed in the camera settings and touched the image on where I wanted the point of focus. I then touched the shutter release on the phone and presto! 10s image with zero camera shake and no tripod!

    I also snagged these shots the regular way:









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    The Tawny Frogmouth! A pair has taken up residence outside my cabin in Mudgeeraba, Queensland. EM1 with the Lumix 100-300 zoom on a tripod.


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    The Tawny Frogmouth! A pair has taken up residence outside my cabin in Mudgeeraba, Queensland. EM1 with the Lumix 100-300 zoom on a tripod.


    It looks like a Muppet!
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    Not a Muppet! But a feathered football. Actually, a Tawny Frogmouth, which name I love to say. RAW image processed in PhotoNinja. Seems to be rendering my ORFs with more detail than LR5. Olympus OMD EM1 Lumix 100-300mm.
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    It looks like a Muppet!
    Sure it does!

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    Today's offering of a Tawny Frogmouth not-muppet photo. Does anybody mind that I'm sneaking an EP5 shot into this thread? Olympus EP5, Lumix 35-100mm. 1/250, f/5.6, 1600. ORF converted in PhotoNinja.
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    I don't mind, Reverend.

    Testing out a new tripod (Adorama Carbon Fiber 3pod) tonight with some long exposures on the E-M1 around the City of Coral Gables, FL.

    Granada Fountain


    Biltmore Hotel


    Coral Gables Congregational Church


    Alhambra Lighthouse


    All taken with the brilliant M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 lens.
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    From a studio workshop I attended.
    12-40

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    EM-1 with 12-40

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    Yesterday morning's walk in the park was almost summer-hot temperature-wise, but the light was very harsh at winter angles, difficult to work with. Long lenses work better for me in these circumstances, and I went monochrome and mostly square as well ...













    All: Olympus E-M1 + M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Yesterday morning's walk in the park was almost summer-hot temperature-wise, but the light was very harsh at winter angles, difficult to work with. Long lenses work better for me in these circumstances, and I went monochrome and mostly square as well ...

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
    Hi Godfrey,
    The last one really caught my eye.

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    I like the mix of built environment and nature in these two. When one wants to show that kind of mix in our daily environment, composition often becomes a challenge, but these two work well in this respect.

    That 75mm is great isn't it ? Why did you need to add an A7 ? I was tempted too, but didn't out of the fear that my lovely MFT outfit (and whealth of native lenses) would remain in a cupboard. Plus I already have a Canon 6D that would be more or less redundant with the A7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Yesterday morning's walk in the park was almost summer-hot temperature-wise, but the light was very harsh at winter angles, difficult to work with. Long lenses work better for me in these circumstances, and I went monochrome and mostly square as well ...







    All: Olympus E-M1 + M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.

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    Thanks Doug!

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    I like the mix of built environment and nature in these two. When one wants to show that kind of mix in our daily environment, composition often becomes a challenge, but these two work well in this respect.

    That 75mm is great isn't it ? Why did you need to add an A7 ? I was tempted too, but didn't out of the fear that my lovely MFT outfit (and whealth of native lenses) would remain in a cupboard. Plus I already have a Canon 6D that would be more or less redundant with the A7.
    And thanks Annna too!

    The motivation behind acquiring the Sony A7 is simply that I have these lovely Leica R and Nikkor lenses ... While I use them adapted to the E-M1 occasionally, I find the native mFT and FT lenses are more suited to this camera. These lenses are too nice to go to waste, they need a 24x36mm format camera to get the most out of them IMO. Since there are no Leica R digital cameras, and I don't have any Nikon DSLRs to adapt the Leica lenses to, I figure the A7 body may work for both. And the larger format is better for pinhole/zone plate photography too.

    I'm eager to see how it works out, but don't mistake it: the E-M1 is my primary camera now, and will get the most use.
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    Nice shots Godfrey. Quick question: what is your recipe for B&W conversion? I noticed a slight tint to the shots, but I cannot put my finger on it.
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    Nice shots Godfrey. Quick question: what is your recipe for B&W conversion? I noticed a slight tint to the shots, but I cannot put my finger on it.
    Thanks Carlos!

    The rendering is part of a workflow process which I'll describe.

    I have about five or six LR B&W conversion templates I developed myself to use as starting points. Each of them is somewhat different but uses a similar idea pattern: a reduction of saturation across the color channels with differing luminance curves in the HSL panel coupled with a set of starter Tone Curve settings ranging from mild to pathological. I'll sometimes import a batch of photos, make five virtual copies, and apply a different one of the presets to each to see what is exposed with each.

    Once I have a basic rendering that lets me see in the eye that I was shooting with in a given session, I do grade and pick to limit the choices down to the "interesting" picks in the set. Those move into a Collection so I can focus on them.

    Once there, I tune and tweak each image so that the entire set is roughly equal in tonal weight and luminance. I do my final grade and pick at this point, do the finish editing. I have a selection of warming presets, from very light to very heavy, implemented with the Split Tone panel. I apply one if I feel that a tone adds to the visualization of my intent.
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    Kudos for the effort you put into your B&W workflow! No wonder they look so good!
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    I have experimented with various B & W conversion workflows over the years, including lightroom or photoshop presets. After trying/acquiring Silver FX pro I quickly determined that using any other process was a waste of my time. It makes conversions very easy and, IMHO, does an excellent job, generally better than I can achieve using another workflow and 3x as much time/effort.
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    +1 for Silver Efex Pro

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    A friend asked me to take some photos of his model train setup before he took it down for the year.

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    Thanks Doug!



    And thanks Annna too!

    The motivation behind acquiring the Sony A7 is simply that I have these lovely Leica R and Nikkor lenses ... While I use them adapted to the E-M1 occasionally, I find the native mFT and FT lenses are more suited to this camera. These lenses are too nice to go to waste, they need a 24x36mm format camera to get the most out of them IMO. Since there are no Leica R digital cameras, and I don't have any Nikon DSLRs to adapt the Leica lenses to, I figure the A7 body may work for both. And the larger format is better for pinhole/zone plate photography too.

    I'm eager to see how it works out, but don't mistake it: the E-M1 is my primary camera now, and will get the most use.
    Reading you, you got an A7 for the same reason i didn't get one :-) : apparently my 21 & 28mmm Zeiss Contax G lenses won't perform very well on it. They will not only get magenta corners, but also smeared corners. I'm rather happy using the 45mm and 90mm on MFT bodies (the 90mm makes a great 180mm and the 45mm is stunning (much sharper than my 45mm F1.8 Olympus). But i would have liked to use the 21&28mm as the wide angle they are. The 21mm in particular was stunning on film. But the A7 clearly won't play well as a digital back for the Zeiss glass i have. Too bad for me, but better for my wallet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    Reading you, you got an A7 for the same reason i didn't get one :-) : apparently my 21 & 28mmm Zeiss Contax G lenses won't perform very well on it. They will not only get magenta corners, but also smeared corners. I'm rather happy using the 45mm and 90mm on MFT bodies (the 90mm makes a great 180mm and the 45mm is stunning (much sharper than my 45mm F1.8 Olympus). But i would have liked to use the 21&28mm as the wide angle they are. The 21mm in particular was stunning on film. But the A7 clearly won't play well as a digital back for the Zeiss glass i have. Too bad for me, but better for my wallet..
    Funny, that. :-)

    A mount adapter showed up yesterday. I fitted the Summicron-R 90mm to the A7 in the few moments I had free. Snapped a couple of test frames. It fits surprisingly well, the balance is no more off than my M4-P+90/2 was years ago. Focuses smoothly and easily. I might want the grip for use with 135 and 180 mm lenses. The E-M1 is lighter, faster, more responsive handling ... Kind of the difference between working with the Nikon FE2+MD-12 vs Leicaflex SL in film camera days.

    This is going to be fun!

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    Hibiscus bud, Queensland, before a rain. OMD EM1; M.Zuiko 75mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    Reading you, you got an A7 for the same reason i didn't get one :-) : apparently my 21 & 28mmm Zeiss Contax G lenses won't perform very well on it. They will not only get magenta corners, but also smeared corners. I'm rather happy using the 45mm and 90mm on MFT bodies (the 90mm makes a great 180mm and the 45mm is stunning (much sharper than my 45mm F1.8 Olympus). But i would have liked to use the 21&28mm as the wide angle they are. The 21mm in particular was stunning on film. But the A7 clearly won't play well as a digital back for the Zeiss glass i have. Too bad for me, but better for my wallet..
    The 45 and 90 are Zeiss? The 75/1.8 m.Zuiko is really awesome, the 45/1.8 m.Zuiko (rumored to be actually designed at Konika) is not as sharp, but looks very nice as well. How do yours compare? But I have not heard anyone happy with full frame support of 28, 24, 21 and 18(!!) lenses except those using the M9, M240 and that bizarre Ricoh unit that takes an M bayonet mount. And those (well, we) still grumble... I have an ancient Canon thread-mount 19/3.5 that no present digital platform can get a good picture from, yet it focuses on an M rangefinder so I would like to use it.

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    The 45 and 90 are Zeiss? The 75/1.8 m.Zuiko is really awesome, the 45/1.8 m.Zuiko (rumored to be actually designed at Konika) is not as sharp, but looks very nice as well. How do yours compare? But I have not heard anyone happy with full frame support of 28, 24, 21 and 18(!!) lenses except those using the M9, M240 and that bizarre Ricoh unit that takes an M bayonet mount. And those (well, we) still grumble... I have an ancient Canon thread-mount 19/3.5 that no present digital platform can get a good picture from, yet it focuses on an M rangefinder so I would like to use it.

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    Soon as the adapter gets here, I'll test the Ultron 28/2 on the A7. I've heard it does well. Similarly, I've got an Elmarit-R 24/2.8 on the way that I'll test on the A7 too.

    The M.Zuiko 75mm is just superb on the E-M1. :-)

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    The 45 and 90 are Zeiss? The 75/1.8 m.Zuiko is really awesome, the 45/1.8 m.Zuiko (rumored to be actually designed at Konika) is not as sharp, but looks very nice as well. How do yours compare? But I have not heard anyone happy with full frame support of 28, 24, 21 and 18(!!) lenses except those using the M9, M240 and that bizarre Ricoh unit that takes an M bayonet mount. And those (well, we) still grumble... I have an ancient Canon thread-mount 19/3.5 that no present digital platform can get a good picture from, yet it focuses on an M rangefinder so I would like to use it.

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    I read that the 75mm F1.8 was made by Sigma (they had a patent for exactly the same design as the Olympus). Yes it is an extraordinary lens, i love it.

    Yes, the 45mm F2 and 90mm F2.8 i was speaking of are Zeiss Contax G lenses. I had a Contax G2 outfit during film times. On film FF the 45mm was sharper in the corners, but on MFT the 90mm makes a very nice longer tele. With the Contax G2 the focus was a little hit and miss during film times. With MFT and MF i never have that problem. That lens is very light and i love using it on MFT.

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    Last night was date night for me and the Mrs. As I am psychologically incapable of going anywhere without a camera, I took mine. The wife is understanding as I am still alive and kicking. We went to a "gastrobar", aka restaurant & bar, called Bulla (pronounced "booyah") in Coral Gables. Decided to take a couple of shots with the OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 to give the camera a round in bad lighting conditions. I must say the focus peaking worked quite well - Sony level, in fact. And then when I went to process the images. I tried a little trick that I got in a newsletter the other day: importing the images into Lightroom and processing them in DxO Optics Pro. This had the added benefit of the new PRIME noise reduction engine which is leaps and bounds better than LR's noise sliders. Take a look and tell me what you think:


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    They seem quiet... I'd love to see a comparison, side by side with LR's dragger.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus E-M1

    Quote Originally Posted by stephen.s1 View Post
    They seem quiet... I'd love to see a comparison, side by side with LR's dragger.
    Don't know what you mean by "quiet" but I will happily run both off for your perusal later this evening. BTW, routing the image via DxO Optics Pro means you get the optical correction as well (if the lens is noted in the EXIF data).
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    em1 and panny 8mm fish 3.5 process in camera "Dramatic tone"

    Testing out a Panny 8mm fisheye on my E-M1... so far so good.
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    Now that's one of the more appealing fish-eye photos I've seen lately!

    I was looking at the new lenses Olympus announced. I wonder how the new BCL 9mm f/8 fish-eye performs ... for about $100, it would be worth a go! :-)

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    Soon as the adapter gets here, I'll test the Ultron 28/2 on the A7. I've heard it does well. Similarly, I've got an Elmarit-R 24/2.8 on the way that I'll test on the A7 too. ...
    Scott,

    Paul used the CV 21/4 on his A7r, a lens known to not work particularly well with full-frame sensors, and showed this picture from it:

    Fun with A7/A7r thread - CV 21/4 landscape

    Even if a lens doesn't work perfectly on the format, I think you can use it and get nice photographs. You should give that old Canon 19mm a try! :-)

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    thanks Godfrey, that was one of the first shots I fired with the 8mm panny. This lens is on loan so, still considering if it is worth the $$. The 9mm pancake option does sound very attractive especially the price and small size, but the cons is that there is no autofocus for artistic closeups, it does not focus as close as the panny, and being an f8.0, it would not be suitable for indoor use.

    My other option would be to consider the rokinon or Samyang 7.5mm fish, but that is slightly heavier than the panny, and again has no autofocus.

    choices choices.... what shall I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    thanks Godfrey, that was one of the first shots I fired with the 8mm panny. This lens is on loan so, still considering if it is worth the $$. The 9mm pancake option does sound very attractive especially the price and small size, but the cons is that there is no autofocus for artistic closeups, it does not focus as close as the panny, and being an f8.0, it would not be suitable for indoor use.

    My other option would be to consider the rokinon or Samyang 7.5mm fish, but that is slightly heavier than the panny, and again has no autofocus.

    choices choices.... what shall I do?
    Well, I don't know what you should do, but I've found AF with a fisheye is often pretty bad and usually ended up focusing manually anyway, even when I needed focusing. Most of the time, I'd just stop down to f/5.6 or f/8 and work the DoF.

    Indoors ... use a tripod or fit bounce flash illumination to cover the field of view.

    There are many ways to cook this cat. =*^)

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