olympus e520

Started Dec 12, 2010 | Discussions thread
Mark9473
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Re: olympus e520
In reply to mr inspire, Dec 12, 2010

I've been using the E520 since 2 1/2 years and like it very much.

I have a set of full scale images in my gallery if you want a look of what it has delivered for me.

The DR bothered me a bit in the beginning but I think I've just learned where to aim for metering a scene. I also shoot RAW (+JPEG) now for a little more processing leeway. I found myself bracketing most shots to the point that it was just more sensible to shoot raw.

My current settings:
auto-iso capped at 800
exposure bias +0.3EV
VIVID
sharpness +2
contrast -1
saturation -1
noise filter standard

This gives me a good JPEG. If I need it depending on the circumstances I'll fiddle a bit with the raw file. Make sure to check that gradation is set to normal, otherwise some high-iso shots will look horrible.
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Mark
my gallery: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5120988127/albums

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Olympus E-520 Olympus E-30 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 Olympus SZ-10 +1 more
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