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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    You know I always love your chicken photos--these as well, but this one really caught my eye.
    I agree! It looks soft and fluffy, I want to lie down and take a nap in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    You know I always love your chicken photos--these as well, but this one really caught my eye.
    +1 (beauty)

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    All Those Bottoms!
    (I like bottoms).

    Excellent stuff Bart.

    I'm afraid I made another slip up at Red dot cameras (they're so nice and helpful).

    My 80-200 f4 arrived the other day . . . such a lovely thing, and it works so nicely with the OMD as well.
    Thanks and congrats, indeed RDC seems to be a dangerous place to visit, next time you'd better bring a piece of gaffer tape ...

    It's a fine lens: a bit of a between the P100-300's range and probably not too heavy. Lovely samples !

    Weather here over the weekend was not too bad, but the wind was blowing like crazy.
    Not much fun and no way I could properly photograph any poppies ...

    Oh, be a good sport and check out Terry's Palouse 'crop duster adventure' photos !

    All the best.
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    Taken with Panny 100-300







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    Excellent bird shots Glenn
    Seems to me that the OMD is perfect for bird shots - I'd love to have a go with one of the longer Leica lenses (MF is not such a problem I'd say).
    Excellent anyway.

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    We were watching the crop duster do a pass in front of us and then loop around behind. To stay out of his way and up wind we moved further up the road. I guess to thank us the pilot did a fly over. Just as he was getting very close to us he turned on the smoke. I didn't realize what he was doing. Took the shot (look at lever of prop vs. my camera level - yikes) and thought he was spraying so I hit the deck and banged myself up a bit (knee and hip bruised and stiff). I have tons more shots to go through but these were a few of the group. Last one was a second smoke pass... fool me once...fool me twice? No.
    Fantastic shots Terry - even at 320mm (equivalent) that first shot looks like scary stuff!
    Hope the knee gets better soon . . . . lets see more shots!

    incidentally - did you use the Fuji or the OMD most?

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    320mm is pretty short when a plane is at eye level and moving towards you. At full size I can see a lot of detail on that pilots face .

    On this trip I shot the OMD only with zooms and the Fuji with primes. Many of the scenes called for long lenses and the 100-300 got more use than I expected. On the Fuji i really enjoyed using the 35mm with an ND filter and more wide open to do some of the more detail shots. Fuji would not have done a good job on the crop dusting sequence. Bottom line both cameras complemented each other and shooting two different cameras didn't get in the way.

    Here are some others

    old grain elevator











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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Glenn,

    One of the highlights of my trip to Iceland was a visit to see the puffins high on a cliff bringing back food to the young ones. So. I'm always drawn to puffin shots.






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    Excellent bird shots Glenn
    Seems to me that the OMD is perfect for bird shots - I'd love to have a go with one of the longer Leica lenses (MF is not such a problem I'd say).
    Excellent anyway.

    all the best
    Thanks, glad you like them. I've just bought an OM Zuiko 200mm f4 prime off ebay, haven't got it yet but looking forward to owning a 400mm f4 stabilised lens for 67! I'm also watching an OM Zuiko 300mm f4.5.

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    Glenn,

    One of the highlights of my trip to Iceland was a visit to see the puffins high on a cliff bringing back food to the young ones. So. I'm always drawn to puffin shots.






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    Thanks Terry, here's another Puffin for you:

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    Beautiful images... thanks for sharing them.

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    old grain elevator
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    The OMD with the Leica R 80-200 f4

    Well Brian - you did ask!



    I think the point of the OMD with these big lenses is really threefold:

    1. you don't have to stop down to meter or focus
    2. the grip makes handling really good
    3. the IBIS smooths both the viewfinder and the IQ

    one could wish for focus peaking - but it wouldn't make up for the rest.

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    Thanks Jono, it's not as big as I expected... quite manageable really, and the results you've shown are sublime.

    Cheers

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    Terry, these are wonderful... really enjoying your recent work

    Thanks for sharing

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    Whilst I agree with Brian, this is so poignant - clearly it was a lovely airy house for someone not so long ago - very sad.

    Great shots Terry.

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    Diane, Terry, Arjuna, Bart . . . thanks for the kind words

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Leica/Panasonic 25 1.4 from a shoot last night.


    20120618-P6180237-Edit by jmmtampa, on Flickr

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    Has anyone got any samples or has tried the Panasonic 14-45mm lens (metal mount version) on the OMD. Any reason why it shouldn't be a good lens on there?

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    Jim - I like the shot a lot but check the sharpening (straight lines on sax look like jaggies) Could be an issue with flickr compressing things.

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    Yesterday in the Palouse. Not as crowded as you might think.

    Panasonic 45-175mm; 85mm; 1/500s @ f/7.1; ISO 800


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/160s @ f/5.6; ISO 2000


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/250s @ f/4; ISO 3200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/100s @ f/4; ISO 3200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/20s @ f/4; ISO 3200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 85mm; 1/500s @ f/7.1; ISO 800


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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Terry,

    Thanks - I just looked over the original and it doesn't look over sharpened, but when I look closely I can see a few issues with the Flicker copy. Maybe, Flicker, maybe the outgoing sharpening.

    Jim

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    Matt,
    Great shots especially the first b&w and the last one in color. I like it in both versions.

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    Just for fun - a composite of a Sony 5N background and an OM-D person. This was just a reasonably quick edit to show what could be done. It could use a bit of blending but I thought the look was fun with the golden sunset and similar sax coloring.

    Jim


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    Ed Tan, Ashwin Rao, Andy Holloway, and Ryan McGinty in the Palouse.

    Panasonic 45-175mm; 147mm; 1/1250s @ f/5.5; ISO 800


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 51mm; 1/250s @ f/7.1; ISO 800


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/1600s @ f/4.5; ISO 800


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 147mm; 1/200s @ f/7.1; ISO 640


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    Very Nice Matt - and I love your last landscape shot as well.
    I hope a good time was had by all?
    . . . and you didn't bump into Terry?

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    Thanks, still figuring out sharing images with Google+ so in case that doesn't work, here's a link:

    https://plus.google.com/photos/10200...94133566746705

    And over-use of the DRAMATIC filter on the OM-D with the 9-18mm


























    Dramatic tone does some interesting watch photos. This is with the Panny 14-45mm








    Accidentally forgot I had this thing on Auto-ISO while I was using strobes so half the shots were in ISO800. Also, I had been drinking, a lot. A lot of Chimays later.

    However, it looked pretty darn good for ISO800.

    The Panny 14-45mm also has such excellent macro capabilities I might skip out on the Panny 45 Leica for now.

    I do need a longer lens though for macro since you can clearly see me in some of the reflections. Perhaps we'll see how the Oly 60 does but that still might not be long enough.

    Full set:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/10200...07648615475233












    And one with DRAMA

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    Fast zoomlens fun with the OM-D
    mounted a Nikkor 80-200/2.8





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    Some more from the Palouse.

    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/200s @ f/6.3; -1/3 EV; ISO 200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/125s @ f/6.3; -1/3 EV; ISO 200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/200s @ f/6.3; -1/3 EV; ISO 200


    Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/100s @ f/6.3; ISO 200


    [IMG]Panasonic 45-175mm; 45mm; 1/400s @ f/6.3; -1/3 EV; ISO 200


    [IMG]Panasonic 45-175mm; 98mm; 1/400s @ f/6.3; ISO 200


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    With the 12-50. This is the bag for one of my light modifiers.

    At 3200 ISO


    20120617-P6170018 by jmmtampa, on Flickr

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    Jim: Terrific shot! I love a good cat photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Very Nice Matt - and I love your last landscape shot as well.
    I hope a good time was had by all?
    . . . and you didn't bump into Terry?

    all the best
    Jono: Thanks! A good time was had by all! We didn't see any other photographers? We were hoping to get Terry's crop duster to buzz us, but, no luck.

    Ryan McGinty was a local Moscow, Idaho, photographer the Ashwin met online. He very generously met us on Monday afternoon and took us to some great backroad places. He's a great guy, and an excellent photographer. Here's his Flickr site: Flickr: Ryan McGinty's Photostream

    We were headed back to Moscow after giving up on the sunset at Steptoe Butte, when Ryan suddenly put on his turn signal, and headed off the highway, up a dirt road. A look in the rear view mirror confirmed that he was headed to high ground to catch the sunset that we'd given up on. After a 10 minute, 40 mile an hour chase, we arrived just in time to capture it. The downside was that all of the 'good' restaurants had closed by the time we headed back, and, we ate at Applebee's. It was still worth it.

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    I had never heard of the Palouse, but it sure looks like a great place for photography, and it's beautifully rendered by the pictures of Terry and Matt !

    Thank you both, for making me knowledge of geography better
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    Matt, Thanks for the comment on my cat. He was having a great deal of fun with my bag.

    Like Rafael I had never heard of the Palouse but it certainly seems like a fantastic place to photograph based the shots that you and Terry took. I especially liked the last one in your series.

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    Jono: Thanks! A good time was had by all! We didn't see any other photographers? We were hoping to get Terry's crop duster to buzz us, but, no luck.

    Ryan McGinty was a local Moscow, Idaho, photographer the Ashwin met online. He very generously met us on Monday afternoon and took us to some great backroad places. He's a great guy, and an excellent photographer. Here's his Flickr site: Flickr: Ryan McGinty's Photostream

    We were headed back to Moscow after giving up on the sunset at Steptoe Butte, when Ryan suddenly put on his turn signal, and headed off the highway, up a dirt road. A look in the rear view mirror confirmed that he was headed to high ground to catch the sunset that we'd given up on. After a 10 minute, 40 mile an hour chase, we arrived just in time to capture it. The downside was that all of the 'good' restaurants had closed by the time we headed back, and, we ate at Applebee's. It was still worth it.

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    Matt, nice series! Steptoe Butte I found really deceptive at sunset. You are high enough up to get some cool shadow and interesting terrain but for the most part it seems too high. As the sun drops the shadows actually start to become overwhelming and encroach too much on the shots. You lose perspective that those are big hills down there and the ground level seems to go to flat light well before the actual sunset. I wish we had gone down from Steptoe early and chased the light on the hills.

    We were based in Colfax so your Applebee's was a step up from the options in town - Subway.

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    Ain't she gorgeous ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Ain't she gorgeous ...

    So OM looking. Takes you back Doesn't it?
    I'm holding on, waiting to see what Panasonic and Canon come up with before I move. But it's getting difficult, luckily I suffer from China syndrome so that's a help.
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    Lovely shot Bart

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    So OM looking. Takes you back Doesn't it?
    I'm holding on, waiting to see what Panasonic and Canon come up with before I move. But it's getting difficult, luckily I suffer from China syndrome so that's a help.
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    Hi David
    it feels pretty good as well - very solid. I can't really see what the others could offer to tempt me away - nearly two months now, and I like it better every day.
    . . . . . as we're doing OMD porn, I'm sure you'll exclude me for posting this one again:
    From the sublime to the ridiculous? I think so (not as good a shot as Bart's either)
    this is with the Leica R 80-200 f4 (Kyocera manufacture from around 2000)



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    You are haunting me with that lens....trying to save my pennies in case something else catches my eye. I'm easily distracted.
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    Ridiculous ? It can always get worse ...



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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    I don't want any of these lenses. (I keep telling myself that anyway).

    Anyway great pictures, especially Bart's shot without one of those red dot things I keep saying I don't want. (sorry I originally attributed the photo to the wrong person)

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    I notice that in all of these photos the 2 part grip is being used. I was hoping to not use it if I succumb after Photokina. With something like the PL 25/1.4 (I'm rarely a tele shooter though the 12-35/2.8 may be on my wish list for larger lens)would you feel it still would be better ergonomically with the grip?? IQ think I might like the grip but ot the battery/portrait part. I shot with a grip for many years on a DSLR so do know the advantages.

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I notice that in all of these photos the 2 part grip is being used. I was hoping to not use it if I succumb after Photokina. With something like the PL 25/1.4 (I'm rarely a tele shooter though the 12-35/2.8 may be on my wish list for larger lens)would you feel it still would be better ergonomically with the grip?? IQ think I might like the grip but ot the battery/portrait part. I shot with a grip for many years on a DSLR so do know the advantages.
    For the smaller lenses you don't really need the grip. For larger and heavier (Leica) it is very handy. Like you I thought I would only use one part grip. I prefer either no grip or full grip not just half. Half changes the way you hold the camera just enough for me not to like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I notice that in all of these photos the 2 part grip is being used. I was hoping to not use it if I succumb after Photokina. With something like the PL 25/1.4 (I'm rarely a tele shooter though the 12-35/2.8 may be on my wish list for larger lens)would you feel it still would be better ergonomically with the grip?? IQ think I might like the grip but ot the battery/portrait part. I shot with a grip for many years on a DSLR so do know the advantages.
    Hi Diane
    Mostly I use the half grip with larger lenses, but the full grip looks better in snaps of the camera with R lenses . With the kit lens and anything smaller I don't use the grip at all. I think the ergonomics are best with the naked camera. I don't think I'd use it with the 12-35.
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    Ridiculous ? It can always get worse ...

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    Matt, nice series! Steptoe Butte I found really deceptive at sunset. You are high enough up to get some cool shadow and interesting terrain but for the most part it seems too high. As the sun drops the shadows actually start to become overwhelming and encroach too much on the shots. You lose perspective that those are big hills down there and the ground level seems to go to flat light well before the actual sunset. I wish we had gone down from Steptoe early and chased the light on the hills.

    We were based in Colfax so your Applebee's was a step up from the options in town - Subway.
    Terry: Thanks. I agree with you. I think the lighting effect of the sunset was stronger down lower then it would have been at Steptoe. As a 'photo' op site, I think Steptoe's over-rated. Cool views, though. We ate breakfast at the Top Notch, Monday, on the way in, and had lunch at the espresso/sandwich place across the street on the way out. Missed the Subway!

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    How many hours do I have to wait for the obvious next step, the 180 cron or the Zuiko 250mm f/2.0
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    The Palouse.

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    Hi Diane
    Mostly I use the half grip with larger lenses, but the full grip looks better in snaps of the camera with R lenses . With the kit lens and anything smaller I don't use the grip at all. I think the ergonomics are best with the naked camera. I don't think I'd use it with the 12-35.
    All the best
    I always use the grip even when using the Pana 20mm lens and feel the camera sits much better in my hand. the only disadvantage I see is that the second wheel (which I have set for exp comp) is not so good to reach.

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    Terry: Thanks. I agree with you. I think the lighting effect of the sunset was stronger down lower then it would have been at Steptoe. As a 'photo' op site, I think Steptoe's over-rated. Cool views, though. We ate breakfast at the Top Notch, Monday, on the way in, and had lunch at the espresso/sandwich place across the street on the way out. Missed the Subway!

    Cheers, Matt
    Top Notch was my favorite spot in town.

    Agree on Steptoe being overrated EXCEPT if you have very clear atmosphere and a long lens to pick out scenes. I was shooting with the 100-300 at 300 for a number of shots. I didn't post this shot before because I wasn't thrilled with the color and the overall way it turned out. However if you google Palouse you will see this tree in a few different Palouse photos and realize how much the people "went to town" on their processing.

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    Fantastic work from all the photographers in the 'Palouse'. Incredible landscape work.

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    However if you google Palouse you will see this tree in a few different Palouse photos and realize how much the people "went to town" on their processing.


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