My first few weeks with the OMD

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Buchan-Grant
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My first few weeks with the OMD
May 30, 2012

I managed to get one just before a few trips overseas. Thoroughly delighted with the performance and the fact that 3200 is actually quite useable for once!!

The ergonomics are excellent and I can't wait to get out and use this grip which arrived today.

I used it to shoot a couple of resorts in Portugal over the last week. I have to say it was a joy to use and a perfect tool for this job. I used it with a 7-14mm lens on a tripod at waist level with the LCD up and spirit levels on. The exposure comp was incredibly easy to not only implement but to see exactly how this would affect the shot.

I also used it for general travel/landscape shooting during which it was well pelted with sand and seawater.

Here are some of my favourites from the last few weeks but all can be seen here: http://buchangrant.com/blog/

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Wow....
In reply to Buchan-Grant, May 30, 2012

very nice.

I see you like to shoot B&W high key.

Was that intentional or did the subjects just exceed the DR of the sensor?

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I'm not a black and white fan but these are stunning, particularly the first one. I see you are in agreement with Louis - fuzzy water - lovely shot though!
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Great shots. The last three are stunning.

The third shot of the child and lady is the type of shot that annoys my wife who complains that her face is blurry, but that's what happens with dof of a larger sensor camera vs a phone or point and shoot. Hard to explain that to her sometimes. Not sure if your wife (?) was annoyed since she was smiling for the camera.

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#4 and #6
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just flat knocked my socks right off. The color and sharpness and shear contrast detail shocked me. What in the heck are you post processing in?

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Aside from the depth of features/customizations, it's real easy to get comfortable with, ain't it?

Refreshingly appealing work, always look forward to what you're pointing glass at.

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Beautiful set
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Thanks for sharing them.
Love the one of the little girl.
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Love these. Thank you (nt)
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nt=no text

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Excellent photos all!

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Neil, excellent. I really like the first two B&W. No exif here but found the exif on the Blog shots. Many thanks, I'm trying to learn my E-M5 so all info helps.

I'm having trouble downloading the trial LR4 but my copy comes next week. I was surprised at 'Sharpness=soft' on the B&W portrait. Nice. I did not buy the 25 1.4 but you are really tempting me with your shots

I can always strive to achieve shots this good

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What more could anyone want?

By the way, I suspect you can make an old Kodak Brownie camera look good.

How about some lessons about your skill and talent as a photographer?

Serious - DPReview just posted their 'Wanted' ad.

Submit something - just do it.

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The first good pictures I've seen with the OMD: a little over sharpened, but quality is evident !

Thanks, Vjim

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thanks, all the black and whites are shot as straight RAW files and done in LR4 and Silver Efex, colour files just in LR4

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cheers Bob yes, its a huge leap from the EP3, I wouldn't mind getting a second one:)

I reckon the 75mm is next on the list for me and I'll swap out the 12mm f2 for the new 12-35mm 2.8 zoom also
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Re: Beautiful set
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cheers Steve, she's not my wife, as someone commented, she was staying at the resort I was shooting and the light was just perfect when we walked past, the mother was very kind and she has my card so I can send her copies. I think they were Scaninavian
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cheers, I tend to do no sharpness except the eyes in PS5

the 25mm lens is becoming my main lens but I really should force myself to use the 45mm more as it also makes a beautiful image
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Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing!
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nice try Tedolph:) but no banana!
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Great photos, I enjoy your threads - keep posting!

I was just wondering, in #3 the girl is looking up above the camera. Are you shooting from the hip or did you get her to pose?

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Very nice, and extremely sorry to have missed you!

Next year...

Buchan-Grant wrote:

I managed to get one just before a few trips overseas. Thoroughly delighted with the performance and the fact that 3200 is actually quite useable for once!!

The ergonomics are excellent and I can't wait to get out and use this grip which arrived today.

I used it to shoot a couple of resorts in Portugal over the last week. I have to say it was a joy to use and a perfect tool for this job. I used it with a 7-14mm lens on a tripod at waist level with the LCD up and spirit levels on. The exposure comp was incredibly easy to not only implement but to see exactly how this would affect the shot.

I also used it for general travel/landscape shooting during which it was well pelted with sand and seawater.

Here are some of my favourites from the last few weeks but all can be seen here: http://buchangrant.com/blog/

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