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^^^^ Nice shots Bob! I wonder if Carp are good eating? Lol. Question, one thing I struggled with my EP-3 was trying to keep from blowing highlights. Were you shooting into the sun for these photos? Also, why the + EV? Is that a way to try and keep from blowing them? I had some great shots in Ireland at the Cliffs of Moher with my EP-3 and 7-14 but was forced into shooting directly into the sun for most so had no choice but to blow them. I converted most into B&W which helped some but am wondering what's the best way to deal with that scenario especially since it's hard to use filters with the 7-14. Any thoughts?
Thanks. I'm sure there are those who would try eating those carp. They were huge!
I wasn't shooting into the sun at all. In fact, it was a cloudy, sometimes rainy day. The OM-D has great dynamic range and recovers highlights extremely well. So the +EV is a way to "expose to the right" using the theory that more information is stored in the higlights than in the shadows. Lloyd Chambers has been doing a lot of testing with the OM-D and believes it can handle two full stops of 'over exposure' to help retain shadow detail. While I haven't gone that far, I've been playing around with up to +1.3EV and so far, I like the fact that I can recover highlights far better than recovering shadows. Of course, it will depend on the dynamic range of your composition. If shooting into the sun, I doubt I would go for any over exposure and in fact, typically under expose by up to two stops (-2.0EV). Of course, HDR is a better way to go overall. While the OM-D handles shooting into the sun pretty well, it's not nearly as good as my 5DIII with Zeiss glass.
That's good to know. I had no idea it was easier to recover highlight detail with the EM-5. I probly would know if I actually read most reviews by competent people or even kept my gear longer than a week
I know what you mean. Exposing to the right is actually true for any digital camera but your mileage will vary depending on camera, sensor, scene and so on . . .