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    This was actually taken about three weeks ago, when the rivers were freezing over. They're solid now.

    OM-D E-M5, 12-50mm kit lens:




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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    I got myself (yet another, says my wife) new lens, from a Chinese manufacturer.
    The lens is called Venus, it's a 60/2.8 macro lens, capable of 2:1 reproduction.

    These are a few first shots with the e-m1


    (1:2)


    (almost 1:1)





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    Hi There
    Well, after spending time fiddling about with other cameras I finally got my E-M1 out of moth-balls again and took some shots . . . it really is a delight to use, and the lenses are just . . lovely.
    Today I went out with the 75 f1.8 and the 12-40. . here are some snaps..


    Matty with the 75 f1.8


    The Look Look with the 75 f1.8


    Poison with the 12-40


    Reluctant Model with the 75 f1.8


    Pencils with the 12-40


    Contemplation with the 75 f1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    [CENTER]I got myself (yet another, says my wife) new lens, from a Chinese manufacturer.
    The lens is called Venus, it's a 60/2.8 macro lens, capable of 2:1 reproduction.

    These are a few first shots with the e-m1
    Excellent results, Raf !

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    Chickens don't really have Characters. Well, at least, if they do you don't want to know about them.
    Whatever, it seemed to me to be a good challenge to try and do some character studies with chickens when the sun came out this afternoon. All of the pictures are taken with the Zuiko 40-150 f2.8 (what a lens)

    Here are the results:










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    There's no end to this back and forth over equipment, Jono...
    All these cameras are too darn good. :-)

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    Jono,

    maybe chickens don't have characters, but your shots of them do

    Maybe this is also to a small part because of the equipment you used ....

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Chickens don't really have Characters. Well, at least, if they do you don't want to know about them.
    Whatever, it seemed to me to be a good challenge to try and do some character studies with chickens when the sun came out this afternoon. All of the pictures are taken with the Zuiko 40-150 f2.8 (what a lens)
    I added a like ! I don't particularly like hens, but your pictures are great : you are doing wonder with that lens.

    Did you also get the 1.4 TC ? When you order it with the lens, you get it at half price, while without the lens it get very pricey. So I ordered the lens + TC already before Christmas, profiting that there was 10% off on all Olympus products at my favorite online seller.. This made for a very good price, but I'm still waiting for that combo.. Delivery has shifted and it is now supposed to arrive in mid February. Patience.. Patience.. I think that the TC aren't yet available, or are they ? May be a marketing trick of Olympus to sell their stuff more expensively at impatient photographers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    I added a like ! I don't particularly like hens, but your pictures are great : you are doing wonder with that lens.

    Did you also get the 1.4 TC ? When you order it with the lens, you get it at half price, while without the lens it get very pricey. So I ordered the lens + TC already before Christmas, profiting that there was 10% off on all Olympus products at my favorite online seller.. This made for a very good price, but I'm still waiting for that combo.. Delivery has shifted and it is now supposed to arrive in mid February. Patience.. Patience.. I think that the TC aren't yet available, or are they ? May be a marketing trick of Olympus to sell their stuff more expensively at impatient photographers.
    I ordered my combo back in October 2014 and received both mid December. What a wonderful lens - TC combo! It is definitely worth the wait (and the money).

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    Jono, your photos would have made most excellent illustrations for this piece of delight from my favorite director/producer:

    Werner Herzog Maintains a Deep Fear of Chickens

    I would note: chickens are living manifestations of death, bred only to be domesticated and killed. When we look into their eyes, we see the part of ourselves of which we are most afraid – our ultimate destination. Death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Jono, your photos would have made most excellent illustrations for this piece of delight from my favorite director/producer:
    HI Maggie
    Indeed - however:

    I would note: chickens are living manifestations of death, bred only to be domesticated and killed. When we look into their eyes, we see the part of ourselves of which we are most afraid our ultimate destination. Death.

    Not our chickens! - they're bred to live a happy and fulfilled life in our garden, giving our dog Caspar a proper mission in life (to hunt them down and kill them - but he fails) and to provide us with eggs!

    Apart from a little cockerel culling (3 is 2 too many!) they all live their allotted time.

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    I would be interested to see how the Oly 40-150/2.8 compares to the Sony 70-200/f4 used on a A7II and A7r with the full sensor and in crop mode. Weight and size of these two zooms are about the same. Maybe Jono will do us the favor?
    Oh, and a comparison with the Fuji 50-140/2.8 would be nice as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    I would be interested to see how the Oly 40-150/2.8 compares to the Sony 70-200/f4 used on a A7II and A7r with the full sensor and in crop mode. Weight and size of these two zooms are about the same. Maybe Jono will do us the favor?
    Oh, and a comparison with the Fuji 50-140/2.8 would be nice as well.
    Everybody should be able to get what they want, BUT IMHO this is apples to oranges comparison - sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Jono, your photos would have made most excellent illustrations for this piece of delight from my favorite director/producer:

    Werner Herzog Maintains a Deep Fear of Chickens
    Ow Maggie, that's just plain morbid !
    When I look at a chicken I smell fried eggs and crispy bacon ...

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    Maggie, Bart
    Update on our chickens
    You may have noticed the point about the extra cockerels, there are 3 of them . . . well, Tom The Hat took them away today, and he has homes for at least 2 of them, so they'll go to somewhere nice and free-range with a new lot of hens (and no competition). . . . .the 3rd one might have to be his supper, but there you go.

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    You ought to take notice of 'Chicken Run', that'll teach you ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    You ought to take notice of 'Chicken Run', that'll teach you ...
    It's embedded in my soul Bart

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    Annna, I'm with you, patiently waiting for the combo. We obviously ordered after the first batch was sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    It's embedded in my soul Bart
    Good, then you also know that chickens do have characters ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Good, then you also know that chickens do have characters ...

    No Bart Cartoons of chickens have characters, not Real chickens (I thought you'd know the difference by now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    I added a like ! I don't particularly like hens, but your pictures are great : you are doing wonder with that lens.

    Did you also get the 1.4 TC ? When you order it with the lens, you get it at half price, while without the lens it get very pricey. So I ordered the lens + TC already before Christmas, profiting that there was 10% off on all Olympus products at my favorite online seller.. This made for a very good price, but I'm still waiting for that combo.. Delivery has shifted and it is now supposed to arrive in mid February. Patience.. Patience.. I think that the TC aren't yet available, or are they ? May be a marketing trick of Olympus to sell their stuff more expensively at impatient photographers.
    Hi Annna
    Thank you for the kind words - the lens is lovely - you'll adore it . . .
    I didn't get the 1.4TC - WEX were showing that they'd never had any, added to which a so really use that sort of an adapter . . . so I thought I'd just go for the lens.

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    I didn't get the 1.4TC - WEX were showing that they'd never had any, ...
    Availability of the extender is a little strange. I had one on order with Olympus direct US sales since announcement. They finally emailed me to say that the order had gotten stale and I needed to contact them to reauthorize it. That seemed clumsy, so I placed an order with B&H, which also listed it as a preorder. Three days later it was sitting in my postoffice box in Texas. Of course it is still a few weeks until my next visit to the US, the world's largest duty-free store, when I will get to start using it.

    The deal in which you get a discount for buying the 40-150 + extender is only offered in the Euro domain. I tried to get it in the $$ world, and just ended up confusing people.

    The extender seems to be intended for the critter-shooters who are presently enjoying the 100-150 end of things. So how many of you are shooting this lens at 40-75 mm?

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    Not a Chicken.


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    More Not Chickens. (E-M1, 40-150)
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    The extender seems to be intended for the critter-shooters who are presently enjoying the 100-150 end of things. So how many of you are shooting this lens at 40-75 mm?

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    Hi there Scott,

    turns out that I'm using the lens for approx. 75/25% at its longer/shorter end.
    For 'critters' you really want that extender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Not a Chicken.
    Maggie, I think he's day-dreaming of a nice juicy chicken ...

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Help, our backyard is on fire (maybe it is just Jono roasting his chicken)





    Both with the E-M1 and a Enna Tele-Ennalyt 400/4.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Help, our backyard is on fire (maybe it is just Jono roasting his chicken)
    You forgot -- Jono sides firmly with the "Chicken Run" outcome, where the chicken-cooking factory goes up in flames, and it's "poultry in motion!"

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    On the Other Cameras thread, it was asked which camera is you companion to the Sigma DP Merrill cameras. These little camera produce stunningly good photos in rather specific conditions and requires Sigma's own software to develop them. This frustrates many especially the slowness of the software but each file is around 50mb.

    My companion camera is the OMD E-M1 as it takes over where the Sigma stops. I love the low light capability and the excellent Olympus lenses, especially the 75mm f1.8 Perfect for theatre. I also have the 25mm Voigtlander f0.95 which can see in the dark.

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    Same 75mm f1.8 lens but an E-M5




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    And a pic with the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95. Extremely cold, so, it was a very quick snap!

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    Bark can be so colorful ...

    E-M1 with 12-40/2.8 Oly lens





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    I have lovely eyes, don't I ?



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    From a walk in the forest ...



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    From my last trip to Yosemite mid-January 2015


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    Looking up at what will be a train line, 100 m above me.



    5 shots with E-M1, 12-40/2.8 at 40, f5.6, PTGUI

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    hi Jono

    That's an impressive bunch of chicken portraits.

    We've kept a small number of chickens in our suburban back garden for a few years now. We get them from a battery chicken rescue centre, all plucked and concentration camp victim-like and free range them as best we can. I can't say I'm great fan of chickens as pets but there's something about seeing these creatures escaping from their tiny cages into daylight for the first time and - hesitatingly at first, but then with increasing confidence start to re-find their instincts and start pecking and scratching.

    They are curious creatures, always checking out stuff but a bit thick to be frank.

    The biggest problem we have is there are big families of suburban foxes living in the gardens either side of us and they sun themselves on top of the Eglu chicken house!

    They don't seem to live too long - a couple of years after release seem to be about normal which means we always seem to be burying corpses. I don't how that compares to free range chickens.



    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
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    Indeed - however:

    I would note: chickens are living manifestations of death, bred only to be domesticated and killed. When we look into their eyes, we see the part of ourselves of which we are most afraid our ultimate destination. Death.

    Not our chickens! - they're bred to live a happy and fulfilled life in our garden, giving our dog Caspar a proper mission in life (to hunt them down and kill them - but he fails) and to provide us with eggs!

    Apart from a little cockerel culling (3 is 2 too many!) they all live their allotted time.

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    Testing lenses at breakfast time is apparently a little too much to ask...



    E-M1, 11-22/2.8-3.5 @18 mm

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    The path through the snow:



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    OM-D E-M5, 45mm/f1.8:









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    From a recent walk in natural reserve 'Doode Beemden', essentially (very) wetlands ...





    With E-M1 and 12-40/2.8

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    I posted some shots taken with the 40-150/2.8 Pro zoom lens using the 1.4x telextender over in the "Guess I could live with this lens" thread. Here's one more:



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    Re: Resolution vs background bokeh

    After playing around for a while with my new 210/4 macro lens, I wondered how it compares with my usual flower-grabber, the 60/2.8 Olympus macro. So here's a comparison. First the 60 macro:



    The 40-150 (or as set up yesterday the 56-210) Pro zoom gets close enough to focus on objects this size or a little smaller. But the sharpness apparent in the shot above seems a bit better than the telephoto zoom. However, look at the distracting handling of the background lines and contours against the sky. The telephoto does a nicer job of smoothing these out:



    My gold standard for Olympus macro was the Zuiko 50/2.0 which sadly I don't have any more. Here's a nice example, shot with the E-1 about ten years ago:



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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    And they wonder why we nicknamed Scarlett my 3 year old Granddaughter snot face.

    I'm sure it will be a bone of contention in future years and I'll just say the Bogyman took it.


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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    a 2-shot (horizontal) panorama from the E-M1 with the 12-40/2.8 lens
    Stitched in Photoshop (reposition mode)



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    Re:Here's what 84 MPx can do

    While we don't have barrios like Rio (see the recent 10K video on YouTube shot in timelapse with an 80 MPx PhaseOne), we can pack 'em in, too. This is the Nachlaot ("homesteads") neighborhood of Jerusalem, where building started in the 1870s. Each white barrel on a rooftop marks one family unit.



    Six shots with the 40-150/2.8 at 70mm and f/8. To view the file at full resolution, go here.

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    The woodpecker ate my tree:



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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    I re-processed some old files from the OM-D5 I was using about 2-3 years ago. This was 5 raw files stacked in PhotoAcute3 to produce a 64 MP dng file which was then used to produce a 40 MP jpeg. A 50% downsize of the latter was exported to flickr and is shown here (click for larger image). I'm looking forward to seeing how the new OM-D5II single shot HR version will compare to the manual stacking I did with the old camera.

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