OM-D & PEN Images
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kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
Total Posts: 4459
Country: United States

Not on mine, never heard it rattles after I've turned it off.

cputeq wrote:
kewlcanon wrote:
Turn off the Fulltime-AF option to avoid rattlesnake on PL 25.

That may help but it doesn't completely alleviate it. I have had that option disabled since day one of my OMD but I still occasionally get rattlesnake.



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 747
Country: United Kingdom

FlyPenFly wrote:
Juju, what is your post processing technique?


As little as possible. Shoot Raw, import to LR, where I use curves and graduation if needed and CA removal . Export tiff 16bit 300dpi to Cs6. In Cs6 I use darkroom techniques , such as burn and dodge, local levels ,curves and saturation. Saturation is where I think you can make the greatest changes. One colour alteration whether hue,vibrancy or saturation will and does alter every other colour and contrast. This is where colour balance can help as well. In fact it is possible to alter the luminance, and contrast as much as needed through the saturation layers, using individual colours. Then re-size the image which is most often re-sampled bicubic sharper. Resizing is done as said with re-sample ticked, 72dpi and then set in what pixel dimensions I want. I rarely sharpen images even though I have sharpening off in camera and noise reduction off. I never apply noise reduction. Resizing the image deals with the noise if there is any.
Having said all this each and every image is approached as a different image and what treatment suits one, rarely if ever suits another taken on a different day, or time of day or location. Only time I ever use presets are for images taken at the same time , in a set, from the original image. It is always starting point if I feel lazy. I don't use others presets, they dont seem to help at all in how I photograph.
Probably not everyone's way, but it is the only way at the moment I know through trial and error, as I fumble along.



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 747
Country: United Kingdom

kewlcanon wrote:
Not on mine, never heard it rattles after I've turned it off.

cputeq wrote:
kewlcanon wrote:
Turn off the Fulltime-AF option to avoid rattlesnake on PL 25.

That may help but it doesn't completely alleviate it. I have had that option disabled since day one of my OMD but I still occasionally get rattlesnake.



Have my full time AF turned off and it does rattle. But I have got used to it. Glad to hear at least yours does not rattle.



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 4669
Country: United States

I never gave the 'rattlesnake' a second thought. It doesn't effect my outcome and I just treated it as the lens, camera combination. The lens is among my favorite on the OM-D.

Well, this past Saturday, it was 70 degrees in Minneapolis. This morning, the story was quite different!!!



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5434
Country: United States

45 1.8...



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15819
Country: Germany

I also get the chatter, and it doesn't bother me at all. A little odd that Panasonic and Olympus can't exchange information a little better, but whatever.



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6848
Country: United States

The true meaning of Potty Break, in PA. Thanks SANDY.
Harry Palmer



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4567
Country: United States

Harry,

I'll betcha I know a political party who'd license your "Potty Break" image



joanlvh
Registered: Oct 19, 2008
Total Posts: 1380
Country: United States

I really like rji2goleez's snow pictures, thanks



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6848
Country: United States

anthonysemone wrote:
Harry,

I'll betcha I know a political party who'd license your "Potty Break" image

Hi Tony.
Thanks, that was at Green Lane Park today. Happy our day- today.
Cheers
Harry



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4567
Country: United States

Happy "our day" back to you, brother.

tony



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5434
Country: United States

I did a quick comparison out of curiosity yesterday between the OM-D and the 5d2....

OM-D, PL 25 1.4 @ f/1.6.....






5d2, Canon 40mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8....







The OM-D stacks up very well against the 5d2 here. I was closer to my "subject" with the 5d2 which enhances the DOF differences. At 100% the PL 25 is at least as sharp (if not sharper) than the Canon 40mm f/2.8.

Oh, and shooting with the OM-D has taught me that I often prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio for portraits (although I usually prefer 3:2 for landscapes).


juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 747
Country: United Kingdom

Found a FED-4 in a charity shop today. The lens has a M9 ltm fitting for which I have a M39 to E-M5 adapter. Focal length is 53 f2.8. Gave it a punt and although it is a wee bit lose it does at least work. Took a quick snap indoors to give it a try and will get out at some point to give it a decent amount of light to see how it hold up on the E-M5.

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ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
Total Posts: 661
Country: Italy

The lanthan Industar were amazing lenses...



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 747
Country: United Kingdom

ultrapix wrote:
The lanthan Industar were amazing lenses...



Forgot to mention this was the industar 61, or it it the same?



ultrapix
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
Total Posts: 661
Country: Italy

juju1958 wrote:
ultrapix wrote:
The lanthan Industar were amazing lenses...



Forgot to mention this was the industar 61, or it it the same?


My best experience was right with the Fed 4 lens, the Industar 61; when I was 16, in Italian photo magazines there was an ad for a FED 4, the Industar 52mm (or 53mm, both existed), the Russar 20/5,6, and the Jupiter 135/4; everithing was offered for 100.000 Lire (roughly 150 $ of seventies); as a young photo lover, that was an hopeless dream to me

a couple of years later I had the chance to get the Fed 4 and a standard lens; I still own those BW films, and they are still great; something here: http://it.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2582209

Sorry for the OT



owyhee
Registered: May 10, 2008
Total Posts: 459
Country: United States

End of Fall all with 45mm



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 10690
Country: United States

Those first two are brilliant!



jstephens62
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 1107
Country: United States

With Panasonic 7-14mm lens



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
Total Posts: 10690
Country: United States

Is that a reflection? Looks funky...



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