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Linda G 10-25-2018 11:23 PM

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My husband's hobby is photography and he invested in an older Olympus OMD 10.

I took it for a few spins but not in the studio and loved the light weight of it. I've used it at many of the high school football games we photograph and really like the quality of the images.

We purchased a little bit newer model, the OMD 5MII

I decided to call in a lady who lets me practice and try out the Olympus with the strobes.

I'm not going to lie, I spent a lot less time in Lightroom with these files than I did with the Nikon D750 and D800 files. The color is really amazing.

Linda G 10-25-2018 11:24 PM

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MICRO 4/3's!

Mr. Pickles 10-26-2018 11:11 AM

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Was going to say, M43, but you got it.

Olympus colors have always been pretty well done. Not sure if you shot them in JPG or RAW (ORF). The JPG's are pretty well done, sometimes a bit too over the top on sharpening. With the ORF's in LR I set them to Camera Natural instead of Adobe Standard and they change a bit. Then adjust from there.

But these are very well done. Nice colors and the lights/darks are well done too. Sharp looking too. He has mentioned that M10 and the new to you all M5mkII, says you have it under lock and key, but I don't remember what lenses you got afterwards. Maybe you shot these with the 12-40 or the 40-150.

But excellent work on these.

shadowman 10-26-2018 07:02 PM

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I used to own an Olympus m4/3rd (EPL1) and while it was a nice camera the response time was too slow for my comfort, with studio shots like yours it would've been a capable camera, for sports shooting it was inadequate. Hopefully your camera is an all around system. Nice captures.

Linda G 10-26-2018 08:42 PM

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Mr. PIckles, it was the 40-150. I had brought the shorter lens but did not use it. I brought our 14 - 42 but did not use it. I use raw and process in Lightroom. I have the camera set to the portrait setting and even if I forget to take it off, am not displeased when I use it for other things.

We have a 12 - 40 on order!

Shadowman, I use this for sports, high school football and am very pleased with it. I do not have any of the images on this computer but you can see some here: https://www.facebook.com/WichitaNort...035042?__xts__[0]=68.ARCTlKKxFA7As4GiYdQv-q6i-dw5VI2kvNgMWj7QA6LZ8GIA8gCHb9aWt8sxVS9o2OviYh4AE4j T2FKGidEvFWGaEvRv4JVVUzPjbnJRoJaYnt0Ukf-qbFSI4PPr29sMmyiRJJg5kd5fNXacKdGF3oVi2dsjyz67etlAZ U4Z74g4m-hDY4USwoSBm-mVEh45WRYMyiAV-vBOSCvRxo1DRdy71U0&__tn__=-R

I got irritated with the camera having the playback and had to find out how to disable that since the playback was in the viewfinder, too. I could not see what was going on after hitting the shutter!

I took this panorama this morning and processed it in Lightroom only.

I've been playing with a new program called Luminar and like some things about it and am looking forward to their upgrade which is supposed to have a killer feature for skies but overall, I prefer Lightroom.

Thank you all for the feedback and conversation!

pandora 10-27-2018 03:58 AM

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Superb portraiture of your lovely model, and colorful autumnal pano. Having recently added the OMD-E M5 Mkii to my kit, I can fully share your enthusiasm, Linda. :afro:

Also, recent threads, Laughing Kookaburra, and Shy Rosella illustrate the M5 Mkii's stellar performance and IQ, coupled with the 40-150mm F2.8 Pro + X1.4 converter.

Melbourne Gals
demonstrates the flair of the lightweight MFT 14-150mm, F4-5.6. It is a versatile, general purpose lens, ideal for travel and cheeky street photography.

pandora 10-27-2018 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by shadowman (Post 2399142)
I used to own an Olympus m4/3rd (EPL1) and while it was a nice camera the response time was too slow for my comfort, with studio shots like yours it would've been a capable camera, for sports shooting it was inadequate. Hopefully your camera is an all around system. Nice captures.

The OMD M5 Mkii auto focus is lightning fast. It can shoot RAW files at either 5fps, or 10fps continuously until the card is full.
It shoots stunning 1080 HD movies at 60fps, which can be edited in Olympus Viewer3 that comes bundled with the camera.
The in-body 5 axis image stabliser eliminates camera shake, full splash resistant weather sealing lets you shoot in rain (if you like that sort of thing).

Linda G 10-27-2018 11:58 AM

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Thank you, Pandora, I'll check those out!

Shooting in rain. Actually kinda hate it but LOVE the results. In other words, the next day I love going through my images. heh.

I've always been interested in video but not ever investigated. Now might be my time!

shadowman 10-27-2018 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pandora (Post 2399151)
The OMD M5 Mkii auto focus is lightning fast. It can shoot RAW files at either 5fps, or 10fps continuously until the card is full.
It shoots stunning 1080 HD movies at 60fps, which can be edited in Olympus Viewer3 that comes bundled with the camera.
The in-body 5 axis image stabliser eliminates camera shake, full splash resistant weather sealing lets you shoot in rain (if you like that sort of thing).

Thanks for the information, another thing that I remember was the frequent change of software, first there was ib which suddenly stopped working, then Viewer 3; if I still had the camera or decided to buy another I would probably just use a DNG converter though.

pandora 10-27-2018 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Linda G (Post 2399157)
Thank you, Pandora, I'll check those out!
Shooting in rain. Actually kinda hate it but LOVE the results. In other words, the next day I love going through my images. heh.
I've always been interested in video but not ever investigated. Now might be my time!

Shooting in rain can be fun, especially in summer if you don't mind getting soaked to the pelt!

I'm not into videos either, but mentioned it for others that are. They are such huge files to share.

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Originally Posted by shadowman (Post 2399158)
Thanks for the information, another thing that I remember was the frequent change of software, first there was ib which suddenly stopped working, then Viewer 3; if I still had the camera or decided to buy another I would probably just use a DNG converter though.

Sounds as if your Olympus experience goes back a few years. Micro Four Thirds technology has come a long way as Linda's portraits portray.


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