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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I disagree. A great deal* of excellent photography, especially photography of people across several genres (documentary, travel, street, fine art), is done at higher ISO values and lower shutter speeds under conditions where a tripod is neither convenient nor practical and where ultimate image quality is a minor contributor to the the quality of image.

    *Far more than implied by your qualifiers such as "generally"
    I think he lost me at rookie mistake. There are no rookie mistakes when the light you are given and the scene (movement) dictates your exposure. That is unless of course you are trying to shoot ghosts.

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    "where ultimate image quality is a minor contributor"

    See, we agree completely!

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    This is exactly the point where prior forum experience, mostly at DPReview, has taught me to let it go .

    Let's get back to some Fun with the OM-D!

    A few more dogwoods in bloom:



    Flickr is doing weird things to the file on resizing. The original size version shows none of the evident odd artifacts.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Flickr is doing weird things to the file on resizing. The original size version shows none of the evident odd artifacts.
    The "weird" things (CA) are still there in the large file. The lens isn't up to the task, perhaps? In any event, are you happy with the composition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The "weird" things (CA) are still there in the large file. The lens isn't up to the task, perhaps? In any event, are you happy with the composition?
    The "weird things" I was referring to are the perfectly straight, vertical and horizontal dark gray lines, most visible just to the sides of some of the white petals against the lighter green background in the displayed, resized image.

    As for my composition, I don't love it. I bypassed it when I posted a couple dogwoods earlier in this thread. However, I found the picture pleasing enough to post as I was looking to post something to get us back to Fun with the OM-D rather than continuing to about the utility of high ISO at lower shutter speeds.

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    I do not see any such problems, Amin.

    Check your monitor (perhaps lower the contrast a notch or two?)

    I brought up the composition aspect since you were talking about image quality, etc.

    I agree, less talk and more focus on photography itself is good for everyone.
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    I can see it Amin, vertical line just to left of centre, upper part of the image.

    Flickerized!

    Agree, more photos less aggro... this should be our oasis from all that

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    I don't see it either tho. I see a section of OOF blur that's straight-ish ("vertical line just to left of centre, upper part of the image"). But that's in the big file too. <shrug>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I do not see any such problems, Amin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    I don't see it either tho.
    I figured it out. Seems to be an issue with the latest build of Chrome for Windows. The artifacts don't show up in IE, Firefox, or Safari on the Mac. They do show up in the latest version of Chrome on multiple displays across different PCs at both my work and home.

    Here you can see an affected portion of the image. Chrome is on the left, IE in the middle, Firefox on the right:



    There are faint, straight, dark horizontal and vertical lines in the Chrome version only. There are other reports of JPEG artifacts in Chrome:

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Nor the latest build of Chrome for Mac either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Here you can see an affected portion of the image. Chrome is on the left, IE in the middle, Firefox on the right:



    There are faint, straight, dark horizontal and vertical lines in the Chrome version only.
    Okay, I know it's (very) early in the morning, but i see no problems here, Amin.
    All three look more or less the same to me: no vertical and or horizontal lines in the Chrome version to be seen
    I even turned up/down the brightness (iMac), still no luck.

    Do I need a new system or glasses now ...

    Kind regards.
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    Bart,
    this only affects Chrome for Windows. No issues on the Mac.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Carlos, the left panel image Bart showed is a screenshot of Chrome on Windows, so the artifacts should be visible regardless of where you view it (Chrome on Mac, Safari, Firefox, IE, etc).

    Here is a toasted version with the artifacts circled in red:



    If you can see them in the toasted version, go back to the version Bart quoted, and I'll bet you see them there as well.

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    Lovely! Who won?

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    Kicks (the 14-yr old cat) beat Saar (the one yr old Golden Retriever) by a fierce attack to the nose and much hissing.
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    LR 4.1 is here and I can play with OM-D raw files.



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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    almost finished my prototype grip for the OMD. expect to post a pic tomorrow:

    details:
    does not block access to battery or card
    has integral thread hole for tripod mount, on lens centerline;
    has integral base profile to fit RRS clamps
    all metal construction, will be in production asap (2weeks) target price $150
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    John, so the dovetail is already built in.

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    yes, but it runs the long length, not a problem

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    almost finished my prototype grip for the OMD. expect to post a pic tomorrow:

    details:
    does not block access to battery or card
    has integral thread hole for tripod mount, on lens centerline;
    has integral base profile to fit RRS clamps
    all metal construction, will be in production asap (2weeks) target price $150
    Which color will it be ? will it fit well with the black/silver body too ?

    TIA for your answer.

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    made from aluminum, can be black or clear anodized, my body is silver, either looks good, I prefer black. pic up soon!
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    the production unit prototype, black anodized, shown attached to RRS tripod head




    just on the camera; note grip allows the second finger to rest on top for accessing the dial with the forefinger free to trip the shutter




    the grip itself
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    bottom view, showing battery door is accessible, extra 1/4-20 hole for standard tipod mount, centered on lens.
    these are going into production next week, should be ready to ship june 6


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    hey jlm.. could you post a top view mounted on camera? thanks!

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    top view...I'm away for a bit, so more pics may have to wait
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    i did spend a bit of time shaping and contouring the grip for a good fit and workability, using the Nex and Lumix as examples, and trying it out on a variety of hand sizes

    looks like i can offer them for $110
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    OMD and 12- 50mm kit lens. It was very dark so used 2000 ISO, I didn't have a tripod. Any camera I have had up to this point and the shot would have been junk. Seen larger and all the detail is crisp and the tonal range is smooth and rich, hence going for a high key treatment to show it off. Post processing with Silver Efex Pro 2.

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quick bokeh test of the Zuiko OM 50mm f/1.4 and I tried out the Spot H metering.
    Shot wide open.


    Spot Metering &amp; Bokeh Test by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Back home now . . but echoes of Cornwall are still resonating.

    Carn Euny:









    Nanjizal:








    Emma's motor




    Exif intact . . . if the lens says none . . .then it's the Leica R 60 elmarit

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    I confess to a little bit of selective desaturation here:


    OM-D, 45mm/1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    bottom view, showing battery door is accessible, extra 1/4-20 hole for standard tipod mount, centered on lens.
    these are going into production next week, should be ready to ship june 6


    Really like it!

    Please send link how to order!

    Many thanks

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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    This is a double post a couple OMD macros with the Leica 60mm

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/4-3rds...rit-macro.html



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    Think I need to get one of these 60mm Leica macro lenses

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    Here are my initial thoughts on the OM-D:
    -feels nice and solid in the hand specially with the upper part of the handgrip (which I plan to use all the time); For my taste just the right size to feel like a real camera
    -with the weather sealing and sturdy built this will be my "outdoor in rough conditions or bad weather camera"
    -user interface seems fine to me-even though still too many options and buttons for my personal taste
    -nice snappy fast AF
    -usefull range of the 12-50 - even though I wish it was slightly faster-and they should have included the hood in the price
    -the sound of the ibis...I think I got used to it
    -I still had the 20/1.7 from earlier m4/3 time (and my wife still has a gh1) and must say the 20 is a great focal length for my taste. Plus small, plus fast. Could become my favortite lens for the om-d.
    -IQ-looks fine so far but I really dont have enough experience yet
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Back home now . . but echoes of Cornwall are still resonating.

    Carn Euny:


    One of the best I have seen! Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    One of the best I have seen! Beautiful!
    Thank you Vivek - only one or two foxgloves out - but they're so majestic!

    It's great to suddenly (almost out of nowhere) to have a camera with a good selection of lenses.

    The little 25 f1.4 is certainly no slouch.

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    My "Fun with the Olympus OMD" just started off.
    Not much to show for yet, but here's a comparison to the K5.



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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Darn it, ever since the MM work where someone complained about sharpening artifacts and moire I've been seeing it everywhere!

    That's a particularly interesting comparison shot - the Pentax looks really nice there... I don't think I'll be using the grips that often on the E-M5, but useful with larger lenses.

    Cheers

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    Here's one from today. I visited our railway station as I wanted to exchange some money. Lo and behold, the government has bought one of the well known Weeping Girls sculptures by Laura Ford (UK) and placed it in one of the areas where people pass on their way to the trains:


    I may be a complainer always wishing for something more but I carry around my E-M5 daily having fun with it. The image above is taken with the micro version of the Panasonic 25/1.4, wide open.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    My "Fun with the Olympus OMD" just started off.
    Not much to show for yet, but here's a comparison to the K5.



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    So! you got a chrome one - congratulations.
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    As tradition has it, manuals are to be avoided.
    So I set off today in that spirit only to find the camera playing tricks on me.
    Decided not bother too much and just fired away.
    Here a some with the PL 45/2.8











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    Bart,
    Love the snail and the iris....sad to say I haven't gotten out yet today. Busy playing with flowers here.....

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    More macro....
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Bart,
    Love the snail and the iris....sad to say I haven't gotten out yet today. Busy playing with flowers here.....
    Thanks Terry, the weather has been dreadful here today.
    Though the camera might be weather-sealed that doesn't apply to me I'm afraid.
    Have fun with the flowers and I take it you're shooting them, not arranging them, right ?

    Kind regards.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks Terry, the weather has been dreadful here today.
    Though the camera might be weather-sealed that doesn't apply to me I'm afraid.
    Have fun with the flowers and I take it you're shooting them, not arranging them, right ?

    Kind regards.
    Well I don't really have a garden here in the middle of the city so I have to cope with the flowers I bought at the market yesterday . The sunshine is real...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    More macro....
    Terry, I don't care: I love macro !
    Beautiful shots and fantastic colours and detail.
    It's that 60/2.8 macro, right ?

    All the best.
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    Re: Fun with the Olympus OMD

    Yup,
    All with the 60 macro....it is a keeper. Easy to focus and for the most part (except for some of the tiny detail) I don't need to magnify with the lens.

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    Definitely a keeper--for sure. Loved them and Bart's too. I have the 45/2.8 and though breezy conditions and sticking around the farm (where I should have been able to find more macros LOL) played with mine too--but on a G3.

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