E3 & E5 color

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Rich Z
Rich Z Veteran Member • Posts: 5,470
E3 & E5 color

No doubt about the old Kodak sensor's color production. I have an E500, and always appreciated its output.

I've shot every flower I can get to, this year. I almost died of peritonitis at Christmas, and I swore that if I lived, I'd make this season my best. The first season I shot flowers was Spring, 1956. Well, I'm getting the results I wanted. So here's some non-E1 great color. PP on these four almost made my eyes bleed.

And, don't tell anybody, but if you GOT FLOWERS, stick them in here. I love looking at other photographers work, especially flowers.

By the way, living without a colon can make one a wee bit grumpy, but the doc gave me some happy pills and now I'm much more tolerant to morons.  Rich

First two, E3 with ZD 14-54.  Second two, E5 with ZD 50mm macro.

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John King
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Re: E3 & E5 color

Lovely flowers, Rich. Good work.

Personally, I have found that the (Panasonic) sensor in my E-510 has much the same colour signature as the (Kodak) sensor in my E-1; specially with the OoC JPEGs. Side by side, the RAW and JPEG files from each look the same for each camera.

With the E-30, this changes. Dialling in a WB correction of A = -2, G = -1 fixes the OoC JPEG. Tweaking the WB in ACR fixes the RAW ...

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Re: E3 & E5 color

Great shots... love the PP. Sorry to hear about the peritonitis. I just Googled it. Yikes. Looks like you were pretty lucky!

Here are some of my recent flower shots

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taken with an OM-100mm and OM extension tube on an E-1

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Rich Z
Rich Z OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,470
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Thanks, doc. Yeah, gut infections can get serious and fast.

Your first picture, Iris douglasiana is what got me started in photography when I was seven years old. I had a bunch of them and they come and go so fast. So, Dad got me a camera and I haven't stopped yet. Second pic is ethereal, gauzy color, soft and beautiful. Last one is beautiful. Thanks for posting them. Rich

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Rich Z
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Thanks, John. I haven't had experience with the E30, though if Oly dump the DSLR, I may get refurbished one, or another E5. Either will outlast me. Email shortly. Rich

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Re: E3 & E5 color

Rich Z wrote:

No doubt about the old Kodak sensor's color production. I have an E500, and always appreciated its output.

I've shot every flower I can get to, this year. I almost died of peritonitis at Christmas, and I swore that if I lived, I'd make this season my best. The first season I shot flowers was Spring, 1956. Well, I'm getting the results I wanted. So here's some non-E1 great color. PP on these four almost made my eyes bleed.

And, don't tell anybody, but if you GOT FLOWERS, stick them in here. I love looking at other photographers work, especially flowers.

By the way, living without a colon can make one a wee bit grumpy, but the doc gave me some happy pills and now I'm much more tolerant to morons. Rich

First two, E3 with ZD 14-54. Second two, E5 with ZD 50mm macro.

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Those are some very nice flower pics Rich. I take lot of flower pic with all my gear (E-1,E-330,E-510 & E-30). E-1 colors are always pleasing to eye. Other cameras also does very well but to me E-1 is best for colors. I hope you don't mind posting a few flower pics from my collection.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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dingenus Senior Member • Posts: 1,864
Wildflowers

Hi Rich, that are a few very nice popping flower shots.

Here some wildflowers for you from the flower borders around the farmlands here.

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Rich Z
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Delighted..

Sri, I am delighted you have taken time to post your beautiful photographs. The second one, the opening rose is quite stunning. Thanks, Rich

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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 4,271
Re: E3 & E5 color

Congratulations on surviving such a nasty attack on your mortality and especially for living better as a result. Have seen too many close to me go, without the opportunity.

Your last flower shot is stunning. PP was likely important to it...but PP was also a major part of the images that have become iconic of W. Eugene Smith and Ansel Adams...and, more curently, the incredible 7 city photographic expositions of Sebastiao (and Leliia!) Salgado, perhaps the greatest of them all. Most of what we see is produced by our brains, and yours is indeed a powerful interpretation/

Agree about the E-500. Sold mine to a friend, and often wish I hadn't. But then I do still have my E-1!

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Rich Z
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Re: Wildflowers

Thanks for your contribution, I like them.

Here in Humboldt County, in the outskirts of the city of Arcata, in The Redwoods of northwestern California we have "Sun Valley Floral Farms", a wholesale flower growing company run by Leendert Devries who comes from The Netherlands and is a fourth generation flower grower. He, Jacob Rooyakkers and Jan van der Wereld built enormous Dutch greenhouses and have developed a huge and magnificent wholesale flower growing company. They located in the bottom lands of The Mad River where the soil is rich and water plentiful. They open to the public for tours occasionally and it is a pleasure to be let loose with a camera there. Rich

These two pix, one is a crop of the other, were shot during one of their tours, with E3 and ZD 12-60.  And, under four different light sources, thank goodness for RAW.

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Rich Z
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Re: E3 & E5 color

Thanks Erich, my birthday was last April and I had several people congratulate me and tell me I'd certainly earned this one. So, it looks like there are a few more bites left in the old dog.

Yes, I'm heavily into PP and couldn't get my results without it. You have a keen eye, the shot you mention has a great deal of hand brush work into it. Fine art photography is art. I sell a few, and the buyers never once have asked me if it's "straight out of the camera". That's really a problem of dogmatic preconception among some photographers about PP.

When another photographer calls some fine art photography "doctored", I immediately know who and what I'm dealing with and move on to find an open mind to interact with.

I looked through your Zenfolio albums. There is a great deal of really nice work there.  The pix of Toronto are terrifying, but very good, as I haven't been in a huge city for twenty years. Whenever you have time to post your pix into any thread of mine, I will enjoy it. Rich

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Sergey_Green
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This one ..

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Super color !!

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Rich Z
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Re: This one ..

Thank you, Sergey.  I used several brushes on that one, saturation, sharpening, hue, and a couple of others.  I spent a long time on it, so I especially appreciate your recognition of it.  Rich

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dingenus Senior Member • Posts: 1,864
Re: Wildflowers

That's an interesting story. The wild flowers here are specially sown for insects, very special for the bees, they have to do here with a strong decline, originate by some plant protection agents, diseases and a few natural predators.

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tinternaut Veteran Member • Posts: 7,209
Re: They're all lovely

I agree with Sergey about the best of the best though. I've not pixel peeped, but I'm guessing there's not a great deal between the two cameras for these close up photos.

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19andrew47
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Re: E3 & E5 color

Lovely set here Rich, like what looks like lilies in the second post as well.  Your work processing makes what might be ordinary images spectacular.

Andrew

stiger
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Re: E3 & E5 color

I love your shots!

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Rich Z
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I love yours

Beautiful work. Lighting and color are just right.  Not over sharp.  Really nicely done; Rich

drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,997
Re: E3 & E5 color

I am extremely impressed with the flowers.  I do not have any photos of flowers of this quality.  My primary subjects are birds, however, my wife is an avid gardener.  So I attach 3 photos that combine our interest and two from Reford Gardens in Quebec.

Crocosmia Lucifer from our garden with a hummingbird.

Montreal Botanical Gardens Cultural Mosaic

Montreal Botanic Gardens Cultural Mosaic

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia) from Reford Gardens

Lupin from Reford Gardens

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19andrew47
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Re: E3 & E5 color

A nice set, especially the first!

Andrew

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