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jfinite
Registered: Aug 18, 2007
Total Posts: 8290
Country: United States

jojomon11 wrote:
Very nice jfinite! No. 1 for me

What lens did you use?

Phil


Hey, thanks Phil, lenses were:
1 - 35-100/f2
2 - 50/2
3 - Pana 25/1.4



tol1l1yboy
Registered: Apr 13, 2006
Total Posts: 160
Country: United States


Blue Mosque Interior by =Tom=, on Flickr



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7581
Country: United States

Try Viveza. It's about the only Nik tool that I use. Great for localized correction, and the Structure slider is good for boosting clarity and detail.

juju1958 wrote:
Thanks Nate A.
Bobby thanks, I downloaded the Google Nik software for a trial. Mostly interested in the Silver efex pro. I tried the Colour Efex on this one, for which I was more impressed with than the Silver Eex. .Nothing that could be not be done in Cs6, but probably a bit quicker to the results and only subtly different from what I had achieved in Cs6.

The silve Efex I was not so enamored by, as what it appears to do is, not different than what can be done in Cs6 but by using a different route and terminology . I am sure someone could expand on Nik's differences only having had a few days with it and the trial only lasts 14days or so.
Having said that I would get the set if I could get a hard copy rather than the download.(old fashioned)



dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 339
Country: Spain

Two shots, one for sky (ISO 3200, 30 secs), one for the rest (ISO 200, 251 secs)


Noche en la Isla por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
M.Zuiko 9-18 . 9mm . f4



optycoal
Registered: Mar 26, 2010
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

Great photo!

Is the reason the sky is at ISO 3200 so you don't get star trails?

dukenukem wrote:
Two shots, one for sky (ISO 3200, 30 secs), one for the rest (ISO 200, 251 secs)


Noche en la Isla por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
M.Zuiko 9-18 . 9mm . f4



m43ari
Registered: Mar 29, 2013
Total Posts: 5
Country: N/A

More from Portugal: in order, pan 7-14 4.0, oly 75 1.8, pan 25 1.4, pan 25 1.4



CalW
Registered: Mar 26, 2005
Total Posts: 2063
Country: United States

My favorite subject recently -- my Granddaughter The OM-D E-M5 gives me the best dynamic range I have ever worked with. The Oly 75mm and the Pany 25mm are both incredible lenses.



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
Total Posts: 2490
Country: Canada

I just have to day that there's some inspiring photos in this thread! Keep it up. Still lovin' my E-M5 with all the little silver primes too - just nothing inspiring me lately.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8305
Country: Canada


The Winter House by Mawz, on Flickr
DG Summilux 25/1.4



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4723
Country: United States

juju1958 wrote:
Thanks Nate A.
Bobby thanks, I downloaded the Google Nik software for a trial. Mostly interested in the Silver efex pro. I tried the Colour Efex on this one, for which I was more impressed with than the Silver Eex. .Nothing that could be not be done in Cs6, but probably a bit quicker to the results and only subtly different from what I had achieved in Cs6.

The silve Efex I was not so enamored by, as what it appears to do is, not different than what can be done in Cs6 but by using a different route and terminology . I am sure someone could expand on Nik's differences only having had a few days with it and the trial only lasts 14days or so.
Having said that I would get the set if I could get a hard copy rather than the download.(old fashioned)



The major, overarching advantage to using Nik are their control points, which are basically "smart masks". You can do some very interesting things when you start utilizing them.


Also, Nik filters take practice and a lot of times, you'll want to use them in conjunction with regular CS masking or layer opacity changes (don't use Nik's own masking, the interface sucks)


Silver Efex -- Basically really good for making nice presets or playing with color channel sensitivities in addition to pretty fast (and efficient) toning of the image, etc.

It's not like one couldn't do this in PS, but it's a hell of a lot faster in Silver Efex. Also, the "structure" tool is pretty nice, though it's also found in Vivezia.


An example of what I'm talking about:

Color Efex has a filter called "Sunlight" which can be hard to use at times, though it can gives some good results with practice. It's almost like a combined tonal contrast (another Color Efex filter that takes practice) and glamour glow combined with a temperature modification, etc. Anyway, a global filter was too much and changed the image in a way I didn't want.

On this image (Pany GX1 with Minolta 35-70) I used a control point to apply the effect just to the hydrant. Sure, I could have used a PS mask for the effect, but it's much quicker to use the control point in Nik. This effect was different than JUST using Tonal Contrast, as it adds a bit of lighty-depth that Tonal doesn't.


Minolta 35-70 and GX1 (3) by J L Smith, on Flickr

Here's another shot from the same outing - Sorry this isn't OMD (traded mine a while back) but I love the bokeh of the Minolta 35-70 too much to just let it sit in my flickr


Minolta 35-70 and GX1 (2) by J L Smith, on Flickr





dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 339
Country: Spain


Pechugas de Pollo al Horno por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
Sigma 30mm . 1/80s . f/2.8 . ISO 400 . 30 mm



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 775
Country: United Kingdom

Oly 75mm

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OLD POST by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



Ssnycshoot
Registered: Nov 27, 2010
Total Posts: 159
Country: United States

is there anyway to make the focus box smaller on omd?



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7581
Country: United States

Yes. Tap on the LCD screen to bring up the focus box. On the right side of the screen you should see a magnification slider that you can move up (to reduce the box size) or down to change the size of the focus box.

Ssnycshoot wrote:
is there anyway to make the focus box smaller on omd?



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8305
Country: Canada


English Dessert by Mawz, on Flickr
DG Summilux 25/1.4



mugenpowr
Registered: Jan 21, 2010
Total Posts: 163
Country: United States

Model: Kristin Morgan
Lens: Olympus 45mm F/1.8



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7581
Country: United States

Beautiful shot of a beautiful model.

mugenpowr wrote:
Model: Kristin Morgan
Lens: Olympus 45mm F/1.8




rextilleon
Registered: Jun 22, 2003
Total Posts: 794
Country: N/A

I have been looking at these OMD pics, and without a doubt they are among the best I have seen. I have been looking for a mirrorless camera and have looked into the Sony, Fuji, Panasonic etc, but the quality of these images has sold me on OMD. Hope to have one soon and to post some of my pics here!

Great work! Great tool!



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 775
Country: United Kingdom

rextilleon wrote:
I have been looking at these OMD pics, and without a doubt they are among the best I have seen. I have been looking for a mirrorless camera and have looked into the Sony, Fuji, Panasonic etc, but the quality of these images has sold me on OMD. Hope to have one soon and to post some of my pics here!

Great work! Great tool!



Rex , what I found with the OM-D, it it is fun to use, which in turn helps the picture making process.

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3 by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr


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_C080070d by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr


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Chair by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



owyhee
Registered: May 10, 2008
Total Posts: 463
Country: United States

Rex , what I found with the OM-D, it it is fun to use, which in turn helps the picture making process

Juju very well said. The fun factor of the OMD and the m43 lenses has made me take more photographs which in turn has improved my photograph and resulted in better images.



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