Comparing OM-D/prime with X100S

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astone Regular Member • Posts: 452
Comparing OM-D/prime with X100S

I’ve decided to start a new thread. I have 2 cameras: OM-D (E-M5) equipped with Lumux 1.7/20 and X100S.  Conducted a quick test to verify close expositions. These shots were taken outside with no direct sun. Just for your judgment.

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ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
Re: Comparing OM-D/prime with X100S

Have to think a bit more on this. The X100s is it over exposed, is the OMD shot underexposed.

The table top looks like the exposure is the same.

Its almost like a personal preference choice.

DonSantos Senior Member • Posts: 1,145
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You forgot to turn off the flash on the x100s...

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I have to admit I can't see the point in posting images that were taken using such vastly different settings.

Take some more, but don't use flash on the x100S and make sure ISO, aperture and speed are the same on both cams then you are more likely to get some nice constructive comments.

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Rob13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
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DonSantos wrote:

You forgot to turn off the flash on the x100s...

Flash?  Or is it the metering "spot" or "evaluative" that's causing the exposure differences?

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BobsYourUncle MOD Veteran Member • Posts: 4,668
Astone, try again...
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...as others have noted your x100s' flash fired (exif confirmation).  Make sure it is set to off and retry.  We will be interested in the result.

Bob

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PJInTheUSA Regular Member • Posts: 208
Re: Astone, try again...
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Also take them at the same time - if the date/time is correct there is an hour between these shots.

astone OP Regular Member • Posts: 452
Re: Astone, try again...

The time is the same.  OM-D was set wrong (1 hour earlier) - day time saving change. I will re-post new images with no flash.

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astone OP Regular Member • Posts: 452
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I hope I did it right this time.  Again, images were taken at the same time, may be with 5 min difference. No post processing. No flash was fired this time.

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astone OP Regular Member • Posts: 452
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No, it is not good.  I have to redo all of them tomorrow at the day time.

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On a tripod, manually set the ISO and aperture to be exactly the same on both cams and let the cam set the speed in case they meter slightly differently. Easy.

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pavi1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,208
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BillyInya wrote:

On a tripod, manually set the ISO and aperture to be exactly the same on both cams and let the cam set the speed in case they meter slightly differently. Easy.

Set shutter , aperture and iso the same in case the operator does not know how to meter the scene exactly the same with both cameras. And not to be rude, but there is evidence that this is true.

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for what its worth...

.....half a dozen of one, six of another.

knowmostofit Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: for what its worth...

Why not take a pic of a brick wall, now that really would be interesting; we could count the bricks and see how many were sharp.

Seriously though, what's the point of exercises like this? They're different cameras, are you surprised they don't look quite the same - especially if flash is used on one and not the other!

A pointless exercise.

astone OP Regular Member • Posts: 452
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knowmostofit wrote:

Why not take a pic of a brick wall, now that really would be interesting; we could count the bricks and see how many were sharp.

Seriously though, what's the point of exercises like this? They're different cameras, are you surprised they don't look quite the same - especially if flash is used on one and not the other!

A pointless exercise.

Here is a point of my exercise.  Just recently I’ve red here on one of the threads that exposure on X100S is higher versus Canon DSLR, meaning the ISO calibration is not the same. That is my main motive to check 2 different cameras with approximately close F-number and other parameters, outside, during a cloudy day. If calibration is right then just visualization will let you have some judgment. An eye is an excellent instrument. Next, if shots at the same conditions from 2 different cameras are approximately the same intensity then all talks about different ISO calibrations between any other cameras unsubstantiated. Basically I’m doing that for myself and I’m sharing it with you. I read from some members expressed some annoyance with my exercise since I made some errors. I’m very sorry that I caused your disturbance.

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knowmostofit Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: for what its worth...

astone wrote:

knowmostofit wrote:

Why not take a pic of a brick wall, now that really would be interesting; we could count the bricks and see how many were sharp.

Seriously though, what's the point of exercises like this? They're different cameras, are you surprised they don't look quite the same - especially if flash is used on one and not the other!

A pointless exercise.

Here is a point of my exercise.  Just recently I’ve red here on one of the threads that exposure on X100S is higher versus Canon DSLR, meaning the ISO calibration is not the same. That is my main motive to check 2 different cameras with approximately close F-number and other parameters, outside, during a cloudy day. If calibration is right then just visualization will let you have some judgment. An eye is an excellent instrument. Next, if shots at the same conditions from 2 different cameras are approximately the same intensity then all talks about different ISO calibrations between any other cameras unsubstantiated. Basically I’m doing that for myself and I’m sharing it with you. I read from some members expressed some annoyance with my exercise since I made some errors. I’m very sorry that I caused your disturbance.

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By all means carry on for your own personal "enjoyment", each to their own, no offence intended.

But what practical reason or change will it make to your taking a proper picture with either or any of your cameras? You will pick up the X100 and take a pic, you will pick up your OMD and take a pic.  Will your deliberations make any change in the way you use your cameras? Will you for instance change the settimgs on either camera so they match in real life image taking? They are different cameras; expect the difference.

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Re: for what its worth...

tru words, best way is to just show what the best you get out of each camera depending the shooting situation. They both are great camera and its what you do with them which makes them better or worse. The X100 ask you pick me up and go shooting the Oly says are you sure you want to take me (just kidding).

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astone OP Regular Member • Posts: 452
Re:it not worth of anything...

You proved your points. Totally agreed with two last postings and will not continue posting these stupid results.  Thanks so much for directing to the proper way to spend my photo energy. BTW, I do not take any of your comments as offense and everything is taken as positive.

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pavi1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,208
Re: for what its worth...

intruder61 wrote:

.....half a dozen of one, six of another.

Look again, it is a dozen of one and six of the other.

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pavi1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,208
Re:it not worth of anything...

astone wrote:

You proved your points. Totally agreed with two last postings and will not continue posting these stupid results.  Thanks so much for directing to the proper way to spend my photo energy. BTW, I do not take any of your comments as offense and everything is taken as positive.

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Don't be so easily discouraged by internet bullies. I would love to see your pictures but only if you use the same settings for each camera. I would also like to see this done indoors at higher iso.

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