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    E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Taken this morning with the E-400 + 14-54mm, processed from a burst of 9 shots through PhotoAcute, finished in LightZone.



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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Love it......sombre & elegant.....sets the mood

    Brian :
    A question RE: Olympus
    Been musing over all the 4/3 olympus shots here at GETDPI
    To my eye the e420 seems a tad flat (?under exposed by nature) in comparision to the E1 / E3 (noticed this more in the recent 'cat' safari expedition)
    Even your last two 400 shots have a touch more magic
    (your recent flower & parrot shots were divine though /420

    WHAT'S YOUR VIEW ?
    All the Best, H

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Thanks Helen,

    a lot of what you're seeing on line has been affected by PP choices... the Olympus jpeg engine is actually extremely good - but most people seem to prefer going RAW and applying their own visual preferences (myself included!)

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Here's another church on the way home this morning... same E-400 + ZD 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 - single shot.



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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Brian, these are terrific shots with the Oly. Which I hate to see because the more I see from that camera, the more I like it. And I really don't wanna let my mind go there because my wallet pocket will be required to follow.

    One small thing on these two shots in particular. The sharpening seems just a tad heavy. They're vibrating a bit more than is comfortable to my eye. Maybe it's just me. Thanks for sharing them.

    Tim

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Hi Tim, yes the sharpening is quite strong on these... I think I've been spending too much time around the Sigma crowd!

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Tim, yes the sharpening is quite strong on these... I think I've been spending too much time around the Sigma crowd!

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    Aha! That explains it. Just keep in mind the sage advice; "To thine Oly self be true".

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    LOL, if it's not oversharpened... they complain it's soft!

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Brian,
    Both images are awesome.
    My respect for the Oly kit zoom increases!

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Brian

    I liked the B+W church yard shot.

    Not too overdone with the HDR as in some shots.

    Very natural, and more like the way our eyes see a contrasty image.

    The overdone HDR images usually contain a bright halo around darker objects which identifies them as (to me) over processed images.

    Martin

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Thanks Lili, these are with the old weather sealed kit zoom for the E-1 (the ZD 14-54mm) - the new 12-60mm SWD is even sharper, but it's not cheap...

    Here's an example of the 14-42mm kit lens on the E-400

    E400, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
    1/30s f/5.6 at 42.0mm iso100


    There's a review of the 14-42mm kit lens here :
    http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/...2_3p5-5p6_o20/

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    Re: E-400, B&W through PhotoAcute...

    Thanks Martin, I hate the overdone HDR look too... glad you like this one.

    And Tim, I've reloaded the 2nd church image with much less sharpening applied. Hope you like it?

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