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Pea-n-Me
05-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Time for a new and updated thread for Olympus users.

All Oly and 4:3, Micro 4:3 users are welcome - DSLR, PEN, Panasonic and point and shoot. :goodvibes

Show us those beautiful Oly colors!

Pea-n-Me
05-09-2011, 04:26 PM
E30

Oly Zuiko 14-54 f/2.8

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P3060268-1.jpg

Sigma 25 f/1.8

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/20110106_02_f.jpg

14-54

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2177425-2.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2177363-2f.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2208252f.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2177533f.jpg

Sigma

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2187851f.jpg

JoeDif
05-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Way to start it off!! I really like that monorail photo :thumbsup2

JoeDif
05-09-2011, 06:31 PM
Here is one I took recently E-30 + 50-200mm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Photography/Flags/i-wpf7d2D/1/M/043011VA034-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-09-2011, 09:08 PM
Great idea! It's been awhile since I've posted. Wonderful shots Linda! Joe, I love the flag. Perfect lighting!

How about the Oly blues?

E-600, ZD 50mm

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-Kentucky/September-2010/sunflower8x10/998468044_YvnLg-L-4.jpg

E-520, ZD 14-42mm

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Disney-World/October-2009/Magic-Kingdom/PS028162/682769454_dqD8N-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-10-2011, 10:47 AM
Like! :goodvibes

Maybe this will give me reason to bring the camera out for times other than baseball!

Pugrpooh
05-10-2011, 09:21 PM
No new pictures today? Here's one before I go off to bed. It's from the Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian during our last visit to WDW - over 1 1/2 years ago!

E-520 and ZD 40-150mm

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Disney-World/October-2009/DHS-and-Spirit-of-Aloha/PS079380/683282411_HydEB-L.jpg

JoeDif
05-10-2011, 09:59 PM
Here is one for today

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/December-2010/121110Disney018/1131568738_BT2ir-M.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-10-2011, 10:10 PM
Are we doing dailys? OK!

E30 14-54

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4101017-2.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Cute, Linda! Is she yours? Here's our new one. He was a stray.

E-600 with ZD 12-60mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-tx2CM2s/0/L/i-tx2CM2s-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Rtr8f5/0/L/i-3Rtr8f5-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-11-2011, 05:47 PM
Here's our new one. He was a stray.

E-600 with ZD 12-60mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-tx2CM2s/0/L/i-tx2CM2s-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Rtr8f5/0/L/i-3Rtr8f5-L.jpg
Aww, such a sweet little guy!

No, my dog is the one at the top (of the thread) and of course, our hamster. :cutie: In pic is a little friend who was adopted last summer into a great family we know.

Lucky dogs!

JoeDif
05-11-2011, 06:39 PM
Since we are sharing four legged friends (and I love what I've seen), here is a stray that stops by every so often

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Wildlife/Cats/i-vmbXTbQ/1/M/042311Bellows002-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Okay, I can't ignore our pug Oscar. He's 13 and has arthritis. These pics were taken on Easter at my sister's. Oscar had eyed the comfy bed but thought the sides were insurmountable for him and instead went into the toy basket to lie down.:laughing:

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Holidays/2011/Easter/i-PDshhBH/0/L/Easter2011-4248351-L.jpg

He just couldn't get comfortable, so DD took pity on him and picked him up and put him in the bed. I don't know why, but he sticks his tongue out a lot now.:confused3

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Holidays/2011/Easter/i-mFLMh6L/0/L/Easter2011-4248377-L.jpg

And DD9 has been begging me for a hamster, but I've been there, done that with my older two DD's. I keep resisting, but can they really be rewarding pets Linda?:lmao: The beagle in the pic above belongs to my sister, btw.

Pea-n-Me
05-11-2011, 09:24 PM
And DD9 has been begging me for a hamster, but I've been there, done that with my older two DD's. I keep resisting, but can they really be rewarding pets?
We sure love him! In fact, he's here with me right now running around our sunroom. :goodvibes As my DH would say, "he smells a bit but has a heart of gold". :lmao:

OMG, what an adorable pug! :lovestruc

Pea-n-Me
05-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Since we are sharing four legged friends (and I love what I've seen), here is a stray that stops by every so often

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Wildlife/Cats/i-vmbXTbQ/1/M/042311Bellows002-M.jpg

Beautiful shot, Joe. :thumbsup2 Love the greys.

Pea-n-Me
05-11-2011, 09:32 PM
E30, 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4301440-2.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-11-2011, 09:47 PM
E30, 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4301440-2.jpg

I'm afraid that's what I look like right now! It's past my bedtime. :goodvibes I've been second guessing my Disneyland hotel ressies, looking at other places tonight that are available. At WDW I would never stay off-site, but at DL, there are just too many choices.

Good night!

LPZ_Stitch!
05-12-2011, 11:59 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/DirePenguin2007/Maui%20Vacation%202010/PA220032.jpg
Taken with my Oly Stylus 6000 (Tough) while standing in the Pacific Ocean.

My DW, DS and I had the great delight to stay at this condo on Maui, during our vacation last October.

As you can see, it's really not possible to have a better ocean view than this place!! In fact, every single unit has a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, nothing-but-ocean view! :cloud9:

We stayed in a ground-floor unit and were only about 20-25 feet from the ocean! You could throw a shell or stone from our lanai and hit the surf! :lmao:

JoeDif
05-12-2011, 07:23 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/DirePenguin2007/Maui%20Vacation%202010/PA220032.jpg
Taken with my Oly Stylus 6000 (Tough) while standing in the Pacific Ocean.

My DW, DS and I had the great delight to stay at this condo on Maui, during our vacation last October.

As you can see, it's really not possible to have a better ocean view than this place!! In fact, every single unit has a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, nothing-but-ocean view! :cloud9:

We stayed in a ground-floor unit and were only about 20-25 feet from the ocean! You could throw a shell or stone from our lanai and hit the surf! :lmao:


Now that is an ocean view....pretty cool :thumbsup2

Pugrpooh
05-12-2011, 09:02 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t122/DirePenguin2007/Maui%20Vacation%202010/PA220032.jpg
Taken with my Oly Stylus 6000 (Tough) while standing in the Pacific Ocean.

My DW, DS and I had the great delight to stay at this condo on Maui, during our vacation last October.

As you can see, it's really not possible to have a better ocean view than this place!! In fact, every single unit has a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, nothing-but-ocean view! :cloud9:

We stayed in a ground-floor unit and were only about 20-25 feet from the ocean! You could throw a shell or stone from our lanai and hit the surf! :lmao:

Very nice!:thumbsup2 We have an Oly waterproof camera also, and it sure comes in handy for situations like this.

Mr.MouseFan
05-13-2011, 03:35 AM
Can I play? No theme to my post..just random pics..lol :)

E-450 14-42mm

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/kitten.jpg

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/farm.jpg

http://www.misselizabeth.com/edited/wmresized/new/P4045632.jpg

http://www.misselizabeth.com/edited/wmresized/P4015210.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-13-2011, 05:24 AM
Nice pics, Stitch, Mr. Mouse!

Pugrpooh
05-13-2011, 08:44 PM
Can I play? No theme to my post..just random pics..lol :)

Absolutely!:banana: Great pictures!

Niagara Falls

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1050168171_rYxES-L-2.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1050194184_it9mQ-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1048639181_hHxQE-L-1.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1048639301_PJNE3-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1048640980_kddJw-L-2.jpg

This was Oct. 1, so the Falls were lit up with pink lights in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1050215421_nzz6N-L-2.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-13-2011, 09:10 PM
More Niagara Falls

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1049240354_oDvfw-L-1.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1048656150_YmmLs-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1048648728_NdcHi-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1045546736_4vWWe-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1045549541_YSmjK-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1045552616_77fjA-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/1045548064_qSzZW-L.jpg

JoeDif
05-14-2011, 08:02 AM
Wow Lynn!!

Those are really nice shots :thumbsup2

Mr.MouseFan
05-14-2011, 04:51 PM
Amazing pics!! I must go to Niagara Falls now!

JoeDif
05-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Longwood Gardens just outside Philadelphia

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Floral-Prints/Floral-Prints/i-cFF9bkV/0/M/051411LW001-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-14-2011, 09:57 PM
Wow Lynn!!

Those are really nice shots :thumbsup2

Amazing pics!! I must go to Niagara Falls now!

Thanks! Here are some from my neck of the woods.:)

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/898860825_cYEKL-L.jpg

Rachel Alexandra, 2009 Horse of the Year with Calvin Borel riding

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/899236680_7AKHv-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/899237317_wihHE-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/933262417_hseon-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/933261301_KdGyQ-L.jpg

Cooling off after the win!:goodvibes

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/933263830_ff9hD-L.jpg

Buzzguy
05-15-2011, 07:58 AM
The most recent on my Flickr stream. This pano was shot with my EP-1 Pen.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5358595714_49d4614990_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5358595714/)
Another Blomidon View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5358595714/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

Pea-n-Me
05-15-2011, 08:14 AM
Buzzguy, can't wait to see your PEN pics (can't see them!). How do you like it?

Lynn, great shots! Love the perspective you had at the Falls. You must have stayed on the Canadian side in one of the hotels right there? I also love the teeth on the Kentucky Derby winner. How did you get so close? Is that the norm there? I can post a few of my Niagara shots as well. .

Buzzguy
05-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Here's another pano shot with my pen. The full size of this one is huge 100MP+ IIRC.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5247604913_7ced46d1b3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5247604913/)
Grand Central Terminal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5247604913/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

I love my Pen. I have the panasonic 20mm and the Olympus 14-150mm and it's my goto camera, and my E3 only comes out when I need something specific from it the the Pen isn't good at or can't provide.

Pea-n-Me
05-15-2011, 09:07 AM
I love my Pen. I have the panasonic 20mm and the Olympus 14-150mm and it's my goto camera, and my E3 only comes out when I need something specific from it the the Pen isn't good ant our can't provide.
Can you give an example of what something like that might be? Beautiful shots, btw.

Lynn, how do you like your PEN?

I'd still like to get one.

JoeDif
05-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Awesome shots Scott!!

Buzzguy
05-15-2011, 11:18 AM
Can you give an example of what something like that might be? Beautiful shots, btw.

Lynn, how do you like your PEN?

I'd still like to get one.

Things that the Pen can't provide or I prefer the E3 for

More robust body (e-3 is built like a tank, and sealed versus dust/splashing water)
More fps 5 vs 3 with a larger buffer that clears faster with the CF card
Faster AF (standard slr af vs the pen's phase system)
Better studio settings with tilt lcd screen and flash port
Better lenses (I have the 7-14, 12-60, 50-200, the extension tube, and lens baby)
Built in flash with use of the Olympus wireless system. I also prefer using the e3 when I use my rf flash triggers
Anything that involves a shutter release (I have the rf one and the shutter release cable on)

Pen advantages

I love the look of the camera
Size/Weight
Cover most things with the 14-150 when travelling
20 mm 1.7 has a bigger f stop than anything I have for e3 (I used this lens exclusively on my NYC trip)
HD video
Works great with my Gorillapod

Things I thought of off the top of my head.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5235947393_d335aac64f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5235947393/)
Christmas drops (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5235947393/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

Pea-n-Me
05-15-2011, 07:33 PM
Things that the Pen can't provide or I prefer the E3 for

More robust body (e-3 is built like a tank, and sealed versus dust/splashing water)
More fps 5 vs 3 with a larger buffer that clears faster with the CF card
Faster AF (standard slr af vs the pen's phase system)
Better studio settings with tilt lcd screen and flash port
Better lenses (I have the 7-14, 12-60, 50-200, the extension tube, and lens baby)
Built in flash with use of the Olympus wireless system. I also prefer using the e3 when I use my rf flash triggers
Anything that involves a shutter release (I have the rf one and the shutter release cable on)

Pen advantages

I love the look of the camera
Size/Weight
Cover most things with the 14-150 when travelling
20 mm 1.7 has a bigger f stop than anything I have for e3 (I used this lens exclusively on my NYC trip)
HD video
Works great with my Gorillapod

Things I thought of off the top of my head.
Thank you. You are working it beautifully!

JoeDif
05-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Another Longwood Gardens Flower

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Floral-Prints/Floral-Prints/i-4pbCSsz/0/M/051411LW008-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-15-2011, 09:11 PM
Another Longwood Gardens Flower

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Floral-Prints/Floral-Prints/i-4pbCSsz/0/M/051411LW008-M.jpg

Beautiful Joe! The flower looks like it's sculpted, if that makes any sense. Like it's porcelain. I like it on the black background too.

Buzzguy, can't wait to see your PEN pics (can't see them!). How do you like it?

Lynn, great shots! Love the perspective you had at the Falls. You must have stayed on the Canadian side in one of the hotels right there? I also love the teeth on the Kentucky Derby winner. How did you get so close? Is that the norm there? I can post a few of my Niagara shots as well. .

We stayed at the Hilton, the first two nights on the 32nd floor. Then the next two nights they were running a special so we were able to upgrade to a 2-BR suite on the 48th floor for just $17 per night more! I attached the Gorillapod to a chair right in front of the window and took tons of shots!

I wish I could get that close to the Derby winner! Those pics were from July 3rd last year. On a regular race day, you can spend $25-30 to sit on Millionaire's Row, have a great buffet lunch, sit in air-conditioned comfort and, if the boxes are unoccupied, go down right on the rail to watch the races. Or to the paddock or practically anywhere else throughout the clubhouse.

That horse did win his race and was being cooled down in the winner's "circle" that they use for most every other race besides the Derby and Oaks. Here is a picture of it. The other horses get cooled down with buckets of water on the track. The temperature that day climbed into the mid-90's.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/933263435_PNkPA-L.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Here's another pano shot with my pen. The full size of this one is huge 100MP+ IIRC.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5247604913_7ced46d1b3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5247604913/)
Grand Central Terminal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5247604913/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

I love my Pen. I have the panasonic 20mm and the Olympus 14-150mm and it's my goto camera, and my E3 only comes out when I need something specific from it the the Pen isn't good at or can't provide.

That's very nice Buzzguy, as is your other pano you posted. What program do you use to stitch them together? I have done some in PSE7 that I think turned out well.

Here are three of my favorites. The one of Mt. McKinley I had printed on canvas and it's 14" x 60".

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Disney-World/October-2009/Cor/CSR-pano2/683257804_kzcGu-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Disney-World/October-2009/Magic-Kingdom/MKpanowp/1058882314_86JnY-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/Denali-National-Park-to/Denali-Panorama1-4/652796522_H8Vnc-L.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Can you give an example of what something like that might be? Beautiful shots, btw.

Lynn, how do you like your PEN?

I'd still like to get one.

I like my PEN well enough, Linda. I've been thinking of posting my thoughts on it and some pictures. Today I did comparison shots (nothing that would pass muster on dpreview) of my grandson using the E-PL2 with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and the E-600 with both the 50mm and the 12-60. I haven't put them on my computer yet though. But the E-PL2 has the dramatic tone filter!:worship:

It's the only camera I took to London with me and here are some shots I like using this filter.

Windsor Castle

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Windsor-Castle/i-NsbQNdz/0/L/Windsor-4061380-L.jpg

Tower Bridge from the Tower of London

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Tower-of-London/i-b67FMqN/0/L/TowerofLondon-4041224-L.jpg

Salisbury Cathedral

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Stonehenge-Old-Sarum-Salisbury/Salisbury-4020961/1251719162_ay9bh-L.jpg

Stonehenge

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Stonehenge-Old-Sarum-Salisbury/Stonehenge-047/1248212742_fD8g5-L.jpg

The London Eye

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Out-and-about-in-London/i-W35wkFj/0/L/AroundLondon-4061521-L.jpg

Buzzguy
05-16-2011, 03:00 PM
I use photoshop cs5's automerge to make the panoramas. It usually works really good though the grand central one was a lot of work after. Too many people moving, it had some visible seams, blending issues, but I think the end was worth it.

Mr.MouseFan
05-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Truly amazing photos everyone!!

Here are a measly couple of mine..LOL

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/flower3b.jpg

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/pinkflower.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-17-2011, 10:58 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2177390f.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2188023f.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P2208324.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-17-2011, 11:10 PM
Lynn, I know someone who's into horses who's mare just had a foal. She invited me to come take some pics of them after I mentioned your Kentucky Derby pictures! So I'm going to try to get over there soon. The weather here has been so awful it's been challenging to get new material!

Pugrpooh
05-18-2011, 05:15 AM
Lynn, I know someone who's into horses who's mare just had a foal. She invited me to come take some pics of them after I mentioned your Kentucky Derby pictures! So I'm going to try to get over there soon. The weather here has been so awful it's been challenging to get new material!

Linda, I wish I had the clout and the money to get that close to a Derby winner!:rotfl: But as I mentioned in the previous post, those pics were from last July.

That should be fun with the mare and her foal. We're going to Shakertown on Memorial Day weekend and they have had 10 lambs born this spring so far. Looking forward to it. I know what you mean about the weather. We had the coldest May 17th on record yesterday and the rain didn't help any. We don't need any more of this!

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-home/April-2011/i-2f9DPJw/0/L/Flood-4288422-L.jpg

This is a field, not the river.

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-home/April-2011/i-bjX9xWK/0/L/Aprilflood-4248405-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-home/April-2011/i-Tqg5ZG3/0/L/Flood-4288421-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-19-2011, 11:28 AM
The weather here has been awful, too. I'll post some foggy harbor pics shortly.

But I thought I'd post this guy whom I came across yesterday - until I can get out to see the foal. :rotfl:

E30 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181856.jpg

Also, meet the newest addition to our family, Remy.

E30 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181974Ef.jpg

(Gus, the hamster in the OP - and one of my favorite subjects to shoot - sadly, passed away this week.)

Pugrpooh
05-19-2011, 04:16 PM
The weather here has been awful, too. I'll post some foggy harbor pics shortly.

But I thought I'd post this guy whom I came across yesterday - until I can get out to see the foal. :rotfl:

E30 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181856.jpg

Also, meet the newest addition to our family, Remy.

E30 50-200

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181974Ef.jpg

(Gus, the hamster in the OP - and one of my favorite subjects to shoot - sadly, passed away this week.)

Linda, I'm so sorry about Gus. The new one looks adorable! And I love the name. I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of him.

E-PL2 and Panasonic 20mm

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Out-and-about-in-London/i-fmDhpCv/0/L/AroundLondon-4051315-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/British-Museum-Harrods/i-h6tg75R/0/L/Day1London-4010748-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Out-and-about-in-London/i-36394nj/0/L/AroundLondon-4051341-L.jpg

E-PL2 and Oly 14-42

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Vacation/London-April-2011/Hampton-Court/HamptonCourt-4031041/1247050647_RVjKE-L.jpg

JoeDif
05-19-2011, 05:38 PM
Linda - so sorry to hear about Gus :sad1:

Lynn - I like those Pen photos!!! The dramatic tone filter rocks

I was just about ready to pull the trigger on the E-PL2 but now I have a change of plans. I'm using the fund for:

Metz 50-AF-1 Flash
Cheetah Qbox24 softbox
2 sets of Cactus V5 flash Triggers

Well, back to square one on the Pen :rotfl2:

Pugrpooh
05-19-2011, 09:43 PM
Linda - so sorry to hear about Gus :sad1:

Lynn - I like those Pen photos!!! The dramatic tone filter rocks

I was just about ready to pull the trigger on the E-PL2 but now I have a change of plans. I'm using the fund for:

Metz 50-AF-1 Flash
Cheetah Qbox24 softbox
2 sets of Cactus V5 flash Triggers

Well, back to square one on the Pen :rotfl2:

Thanks Joe! You're going over my head with the cheetah and cacti!:rotfl2: That's one area I really need to improve on (not the only one!). I need to really learn how to use the FL-36R. Is the Metz similar to the FL-50?

You know the rumor is that they're coming out with a new PEN. You can save your money up for that.;)

I can do something similiar to the dramatic tone filter with Topaz, but I'm not crazy about post processing. I haven't played around with the other filters, but what I really like is that if you have the camera set to shoot RAW, the filter is applied of course only to the jpeg, so you have both versions instantaneously.

With Olympus Viewer, you can also apply any of these filters to any RAW image you have (provided the camera used to take the photo has the filter).

I haven't used the PEN much since we've been back from London. If we're just going over to family or friend's houses, I'll take the E-600, just because I have the 12-60mm and the 50mm. I'll take the PEN to the zoo and other places like that when I go. In London I could really tell a difference with the size and weight. You wouldn't think it would be that much smaller than the 600, but it really makes a difference.

We're tagging along with DH when he goes to a symposium in San Diego next month. The 600 will stay home and I'm really looking forward to using the PEN at Disneyland. I may take my flash with me though. I didn't take it to London and missed it in some cases.

JoeDif
05-20-2011, 06:24 AM
I need to really learn how to use the FL-36R. Is the Metz similar to the FL-50?

I can do something similiar to the dramatic tone filter with Topaz, but I'm not crazy about post processing.



The Metz I mentioned is priced similarly to the FL-36R but because it uses 4 batteries instead of 2 the refresh rate is better and it has a little more power. It is also the only other brand I know that offers wireless capabilities with Oly cameras. They do have another model, AF 58 that is on par with the FL-50R

I was thinking your London images looked like they were processed with Topaz Adjust. That dramatic art filter is very cool!!

Pea-n-Me
05-22-2011, 06:18 AM
The weather here has been terrible. Rain and fog, especially along the coast.

E30, 50-200 Straight JPEGs, no editing

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181899.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181864.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181872.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181871.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181880.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181886.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181889.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181901.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181921.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181913.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5181939.jpg

JoeDif
05-22-2011, 05:54 PM
Good series Linda....you really captured the mood of this East Coast weather that we have been having :thumbsup2

Pugrpooh
05-22-2011, 08:09 PM
Nice shots Linda!:thumbsup2 I've never been to New England, but some day...

We actually missed out on storms here today - it looked really ominous and lots of thunder, but we only had a few drops. So, I could finish one of my big projects this weekend. I bought a pressure washer today and cleaned the pool deck. Optimistic for better weather, I guess.

And it really needed cleaning! Yuck! E-PL2 with 14-42mm, straight out of camera.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-NB6M6Fh/0/L/i-NB6M6FhL.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-9FsTCm8/0/L/i-9FsTCm8L.jpg

The finished result! Ready for that margarita now!:cool2: Although after going to Cincinnati yesterday and helping DD24 move and then working outside all day today, I think a margarita would about do me in!

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-VgvgNjV/0/L/i-VgvgNjV-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
05-26-2011, 11:43 AM
Lynn, gorgeous pool!! :cloud9:

Pea-n-Me
05-26-2011, 11:47 AM
A few from this year's baseball excursions...

All E30, 50-200 (Can you tell what my favorite lens is??)

All straight JPEGS (which I am LOVING!!)

My DS

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4301426.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4030630.jpg

Fences bum me out!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P4100970E.jpg

Fenway Park

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5051797.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5051780.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5051790.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5051830.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P5051832.jpg

Buzzguy
05-26-2011, 09:36 PM
My latest shot on Flickr, and it's WDW related!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/5763208171_ae1e9656ee_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5763208171/)
World Showcase Great Britain and France (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5763208171/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

Mr.MouseFan
05-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Here's another thread of randomness from me..lol

I love how this one turned out considering that, other than the lights in the topiary, there was zero light on this display at night.
http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/xmas/2010/PC114275b_filtered.jpg

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/xmas/2010/stitch.jpg

Not the clearest picture. The wind was really something that night, but I like the glow effect from the windblown lights.
http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/xmas/2010/PC124515.jpg


WrestleMania XXVII at the Georgia Dome
http://www.misselizabeth.com/edited/wmresized/P4035571.jpg

Zoo Atlanta
http://www.misselizabeth.com/edited/wmresized/new/P4025354.jpg

Pugrpooh
05-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Lynn, gorgeous pool!! :cloud9:

Thanks Linda!

My latest shot on Flickr, and it's WDW related!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/5763208171_ae1e9656ee_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5763208171/)
World Showcase Great Britain and France (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5763208171/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

I like the colors on this. What type of post processing did you do?

Nice shots Mr. MouseFan. I love WDW at Christmas.

I haven't been taking many shots the past couple of weeks, but we leave in the morning for a couple of days at Shakertown. My friend we're going with said today she wants to learn how to use her DH's camera, which is a Nikon D50, and asked me if I could help her out with it.:banana: I'm excited because even though I know several people with nice cameras, none of them really is into photography that much.

Hope to have some nice shots to show in a few days! In the meantime here are a couple from our visit last September.

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-Kentucky/September-2010/P9055813/999775034_mrwc8-L.jpg

http://lynn59.smugmug.com/Around-Kentucky/September-2010/i-Xw6BhQt/0/L/P9055804-L.jpg

Buzzguy
05-28-2011, 03:42 PM
I like the colors on this. What type of post processing did you do?



Pretty straightforward in the grand scheme of things

1) Merged two exposures in CS5

2) Back to Lightroom where I did some basic adjustments and noise reduction

3) I thought the sky was a little bright so I did a gradiant where I darkened the sky which really helped the tonality of the sky

4) I used the Pro Contrast filter in Nik Color Efex Pro, but I found it made the water too "crunchy"

5) So I used an adjustment brush with negative sharpening to improve that a little bit. Still a little crunchy though IMHO.

After the merger it all took me 5 minutes with the bulk of it being experimenting with Color Efex Pro (love it) and deciding what to do with the water. If I had Color Efex Pro that worked in Photoshop I could've made a layer with a better water, but in hind sight I probably wouldn't have bothered anyway. This shot is probably only worth five minutes max in post, as unless a shot is special in some way I'm not going to spend any more time than that.

Scott

kim
06-04-2011, 10:40 AM
I'm looking to get a new lens for my 510. Right now, I'm looking at the 35mm F3.5 macro ($229) and the 50mm F2.0 macro ($499).


If I get the 35mm, will I wish that I had just waited and got the 50mm? I'm wanting to improve on portrait/people shots and in lower light. Any pros and cons with these two lens? I'd love to hear your opinions on these lenses or if you have them and how you use them--which would you choose?

Thanks!!:wizard:

JoeDif
06-04-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm looking to get a new lens for my 510. Right now, I'm looking at the 35mm F3.5 macro ($229) and the 50mm F2.0 macro ($499).


If I get the 35mm, will I wish that I had just waited and got the 50mm? I'm wanting to improve on portrait/people shots and in lower light. Any pros and cons with these two lens? I'd love to hear your opinions on these lenses or if you have them and how you use them--which would you choose?

Thanks!!:wizard:

Kim....my advise would be to wait for the 50mm. That lens is probably the best value of all of the Olympus lenses. Also, the 50 is a better portrait length than the 35 in my opinion.

The only drawback would be for macro use. The 35 is a true macro lens, meaning you get 1:1 magnification where the 50 is a 1:2 magnification (a close up lens but not true macro).

JoeDif
06-06-2011, 08:47 PM
From my just completed trip.....EPCOT monorail races ahead of an approaching storm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/May-2011/i-3FJPTBT/0/M/052711WDW004-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
06-06-2011, 09:23 PM
I'm looking to get a new lens for my 510. Right now, I'm looking at the 35mm F3.5 macro ($229) and the 50mm F2.0 macro ($499).


If I get the 35mm, will I wish that I had just waited and got the 50mm? I'm wanting to improve on portrait/people shots and in lower light. Any pros and cons with these two lens? I'd love to hear your opinions on these lenses or if you have them and how you use them--which would you choose?

Thanks!!:wizard:

I have the 50mm and it's a fantastic lens! I've never used the 35mm but people who do have it seem to like it a lot. Even though the 50mm is f/2.0, I find it's slow to focus in low light. I was trying to use it at a wedding reception once and I got frustrated with it. When I switched back to the 12-60mm lens, I didn't have any problems. That one stays on my camera most of the time.

But I've gotten some nice portraits with the 50mm.

Pugrpooh
06-06-2011, 09:24 PM
From my just completed trip.....EPCOT monorail races ahead of an approaching storm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/May-2011/i-3FJPTBT/0/M/052711WDW004-M.jpg

Nice shot Joe! Topaz? Looking forward to more shots from your trip!

kim
06-07-2011, 07:06 PM
The 12-60 is a bit much out of my price range. Actually, the 50mm is stretching it. I really want to work more on people pictures. Anyone got any good suggestions that I'm probably not looking at for another lens? I've only got the two that came with the 510--14-42mm and the 40-150mm.

Here's a few of my pictures.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Cotillion%20Bash/PA168971.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/P5072346.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Family/P4025868.jpg

I know the baby pic has a little fuzziness to it, but it's REALLY hard getting a picture of a baby/toddler. Thanks for any input---I love looking at all your pictures.

Pea-n-Me
06-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Kim, I've gotten most of my lenses on Craigslist for about half their price new. The lenses I've bought have been kept meticulously and I'm always able to try them out before I purchase. You can't always find what you're looking for right away, but keep your eyes open and eventually they turn up. I waited two years for the 50-200 and jumped on it when I saw it. I actually had a friend go to the bank, take out some cash and go to get it for me, lol.

On the pictures, are you using a tripod?

kim
06-07-2011, 09:27 PM
I just bought a tripod a couple of weeks ago. These pictures were just plain hand held.

I'll keep a watch on Craigs List.
Thanks!
kim

Pugrpooh
06-08-2011, 05:33 AM
The 12-60 is a bit much out of my price range. Actually, the 50mm is stretching it. I really want to work more on people pictures. Anyone got any good suggestions that I'm probably not looking at for another lens? I've only got the two that came with the 510--14-42mm and the 40-150mm.

Here's a few of my pictures.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Cotillion%20Bash/PA168971.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/P5072346.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Family/P4025868.jpg

I know the baby pic has a little fuzziness to it, but it's REALLY hard getting a picture of a baby/toddler. Thanks for any input---I love looking at all your pictures.

Kim,

Rather than picking up another lens, I'd recommend picking up an external flash. You can get the FL-36R from Amazon for $199. Your portrait of the girl could have benefited from some fill flash to brighten her face, since the sun was coming from behind her. I resisted getting one for a while, but it really improved my photos after I picked it up and now I don't leave home without it. Metz also makes flashes fully compatible with Olympus, but I'm not familiar with them. JoeDif recently picked one up though.

Which lens did you take these with? I haven't tried it much, but a lot of people like the 40-150mm lens as a portrait lens. Try searching over at dpreview.com in the Oly forum to find examples and settings.

I'm with you about baby pics! My grandson is 5 months old now and it's getting a lot more difficult to get clear pictures! A flash would also help in this situation to use a faster shutter speed for less motion blur.

Do you use S-AF for focusing? I always use the center point focusing spot and try to focus on the eye, then recompose if I have to.

I feel like portraits is one of my weak points. I have gotten some I really like, but I don't feel very competent taking them. One thing that I've seen reiterated over and over again and that I try and do now is to take LOTS of pictures. You're bound to get a couple of good ones then.

If you do end up wanting a new lens, keep an eye out for rebates. Olympus offers them at times and places like Adorama and BH Photo will sometimes have them marked down in addition to the rebate. I ended up getting my 12-60mm lens, from Adorama I think, for what used lenses are going for now.

Good luck!

JoeDif
06-08-2011, 06:44 AM
In good light the 40 - 150 can be a really nice portrait lens. In poor lighting I've found that it hunts focus too much to be effective.

I definitely agree with Lynn about getting a flash. It's amazing how just a bit of fill light can really make a portrait pop. As Lynn also said, the Olympus FL36R is a good choice. New they run about $199, used on Ebay about half that. I just got a Metz 50 AF for $239 and really like it but navigating the menus isn't as simple as the Olympus flash.

kim
06-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Thanks for all the help! I have the FL 36R flash--just never occurred to use it in sunlight. I'll definitely practice more with it. I have found that it really takes a while to recharge after each flash. I do use the 40-150mm more when taking people pictures as it works much better and I'll check out the Oly forums you suggested. It's a work in progress, but I love it.

Again, thanks for all your advise!!
kim :wizard:

JoeDif
06-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Grand Floridian

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/May-2011/i-FNhRm88/0/M/053011WDW002-M.jpg

Pea-n-Me
06-10-2011, 08:26 AM
Grand Floridian

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/May-2011/i-FNhRm88/0/M/053011WDW002-M.jpg


Nice, Joe!

Buzzguy
06-26-2011, 07:58 AM
Total experiment here. 5 shot handheld HDR. I used a bunch of the NIK filters making this. I need more practice as I couldn't get this more naturalistic. Oh well.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5872243307_4fc3390772_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5872243307/)
The other side of the view (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5872243307/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

plyeng2ff
06-26-2011, 09:19 AM
Olympus Sp 590 uz

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/45744/2841081240096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2841081240096169834kpBoKs)

plyeng2ff
06-26-2011, 09:30 PM
http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/48007/2232285620096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2232285620096169834qwKsdJ)

Buzzguy
06-26-2011, 09:56 PM
Fresh from today

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/5875601016_e9e1771934_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5875601016/)
Turf Lake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5875601016/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

JoeDif
06-27-2011, 06:39 PM
Fresh from today

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/5875601016_e9e1771934_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5875601016/)
Turf Lake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5875601016/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

Sweet pano.....did you use any specific software for this?

JoeDif
06-27-2011, 07:25 PM
I've really come to like the 50-200mm SWD as a portrait lens. It can sure knock out the background. I took this portrait of the DW this past Saturday

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Family-Portraits/i-VXNrf8M/0/L/062511CP009-L.jpg

Buzzguy
06-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Sweet pano.....did you use any specific software for this?

Just automerge feature in CS5. A couple minutes in LR3 and ColorEfex Pro (pro contrast?) and we're done.

Meskamooska
06-30-2011, 04:31 AM
I'm looking to get a new lens for my 510. Right now, I'm looking at the 35mm F3.5 macro ($229) and the 50mm F2.0 macro ($499).


If I get the 35mm, will I wish that I had just waited and got the 50mm? I'm wanting to improve on portrait/people shots and in lower light. Any pros and cons with these two lens? I'd love to hear your opinions on these lenses or if you have them and how you use them--which would you choose?

Thanks!!:wizard:

Hi!

I have an e-520 and an assortment of lenses (50 mm, 11-22, 14-42, 40-150, 50-200 Non-SWD and 70-300). I had the 35 mm but found that I REALLY disliked shooting with it. My DH on the other hand, who also has an e-520 LOVES it.

I tried the 35 as a portrait lens and found that I had to get to physically close to my subject for either of our likings. I bought it for its macro capabilities and found that I didn't enjoy using it, nor did I get good pics. I have the Oly ring flash and a nice tripod but they didn't seem to help.

As for the 50, I have used it both as a portrait lens and, on occasion, as a walk around and enjoyed it much more.

I found my 35 by doing a google search and looking for the best price. I got it brand new for somewhere around $125. The 50 came off of ebay pretty cheap too. You just have to keep your eyes peeled :-).

The kit lenses are both useful and you can get amazing shots using those lenses and good technique. I second the advice to employ your external flash in your portrait work. I use a 50r and a Fong Lightsphere with the amber dome attached for shooting people portraits.

One important thing to know about me, lest my gear give the wrong impression, I am neither independantly wealthy, nor am I a "pro". But as an extremely dedicated amatuer, and a world class bargain hunter, i wanted to throw myself in on this one :-).

I have enjoyed looking at the pics already shared andhope to add a few to the thread in the near future.

Take care all, help lots of people and have a "Wonder"ful day!

Tisza

plyeng2ff
06-30-2011, 08:24 PM
Ferris Wheel at Knobnels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pa

http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/38315/2954829690096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2954829690096169834SfseHB)

http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/45802/2250014660096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2250014660096169834PtfSLQ)

http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/36862/2748735720096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2748735720096169834kwtdZT)

Buzzguy
07-03-2011, 09:49 PM
This is with my e3 from this weekend.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5899733056_cd4c3b9fd8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5899733056/)
Puffin in Flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5899733056/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

Buzzguy
07-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Another shot from this weekend.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5273/5906817001_94e91b33e5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5906817001/)
Pleasant Bay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5906817001/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

JoeDif
07-06-2011, 04:22 PM
From this past weekend

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Floral-Prints/Floral-Prints/i-q4FdsC6/0/M/070311LWG002-M.jpg

plyeng2ff
07-10-2011, 10:43 AM
http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/46407/2623937790096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2623937790096169834Bkoqfe)

plyeng2ff
07-10-2011, 10:44 AM
Another shot from this weekend.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5273/5906817001_94e91b33e5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5906817001/)
Pleasant Bay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/5906817001/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

I love the picture

kim
07-12-2011, 10:42 PM
Here's some pictures from this weekend.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Senior%20Pictures/P7093558.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Senior%20Pictures/P7093536.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Senior%20Pictures/P7093441.jpg


kim:wizard:

Pea-n-Me
07-13-2011, 09:25 AM
Those are great, Kim. :thumbsup2

Have enjoyed the rest of the pics on this page as well.

I've been posting a lot of mine on the Scavenger Hunt thread. I'll have to save a few for here.

I got to try out a PEN belonging to a fellow shutter bug I met on July 4th. It was an EPL1 IIR. I liked it a lot.

kim
07-29-2011, 10:02 PM
What's everyone's opinion on the 14-54mm lens and would you consider $350 a decent price used?

And another question...my mode dial has been giving me some trouble lately. If I turn it to A or P, it will change to something else, like one of the preset modes under scene. Anyone else have this happen? I've got the E510.

Thanks!
kim :wizard:

Pugrpooh
07-30-2011, 07:07 AM
What's everyone's opinion on the 14-54mm lens and would you consider $350 a decent price used?

And another question...my mode dial has been giving me some trouble lately. If I turn it to A or P, it will change to something else, like one of the preset modes under scene. Anyone else have this happen? I've got the E510.

Thanks!
kim :wizard:

That seems to be a very good price from what I've seen about that lens. Is it the older or newer version? Both get very good reviews.

That being said, I don't think you would see much difference in photos taken with the kit lens and the 14-54 outside on sunny days. Your main advantage would be the faster lens of the 14-54 in low light, especially I would imagine, with the 510 where you would be able to shoot low light pics at lower ISO's.

I have the 12-60 and I recently put the kit lens back on my 600 and I was unable to get some shots I wanted because it wouldn't lock focus in lower light. I hadn't had any trouble using the 12-60.

I haven't had any problem with the mode dial on any of my cameras. Is the dial actually moving or does it seem to be an internal problem? You can probably call Oly service and they may be able to give you a ballpark figure on repair. Or do a search for that problem on Dpreview to see if anyone else had had that problem. Or it may be time to upgrade? ;)

Pea-n-Me
07-30-2011, 07:58 AM
I have that lens, Kim. And I paid about the same amount on Craigslist. Mine is the older version. It's a good lens, but I think the one Lynn has, the 12-60, gets better reviews. But it will certainly be a good lens for you, and better than the kit lens, especially in low light, and is a nice portrait lens.

I have the 510 too (actually a friend borrowed it in the spring and I haven't seen it since, lol) and I've never had that problem. I agree, maybe it's time for an upgrade.

kim
07-30-2011, 09:34 AM
It's the original version of the lens--I've read that the 12-60 is the better lens, but this one is local on craigslist.

The mode dial is tight---it seems to be internal.

Buzzguy
08-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Another shot from me. This time from PEI with my e3.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/6009948233_c6b57eae4b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6009948233/)
PEI Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6009948233/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

JoeDif
08-05-2011, 08:27 PM
http://www.difloriophotography.com/Photography/Still-Life-Abstract/012911Ava-Maria019/1176055460_hvktB-L-4.jpg

Buzzguy
08-06-2011, 08:44 AM
From the Animal Kingdom parking lot of all places.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6029/6014039627_740ef57c16_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6014039627/)
Early Moning in the Animal Kingdom Parking Lot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6014039627/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

kim
08-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Love all the pictures---great colors Buzzguy!

JoeDif
08-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Did anyone else see the rumors about a possible E-50 before the end of the year?

Pea-n-Me
08-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Did anyone else see the rumors about a possible E-50 before the end of the year?
No, but I would be happy to see Oly offering a new dSLR. :thumbsup2

kim
08-08-2011, 08:43 PM
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Fun%20Pictures/P8064419.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Fun%20Pictures/P8064520.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Fun%20Pictures/P8064507.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Fun%20Pictures/P8064452.jpg

JoeDif
08-11-2011, 07:41 PM
A Boston street musician

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Events/Susan-G-Komen-3-Day-2011/Komen-3-Day-2011-Boston/i-KwJrk5D/0/L/072411Komen040-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
08-12-2011, 08:05 AM
A Boston street musician
How was your trip, Joe? Any good photo ops?

Pugrpooh
08-12-2011, 08:38 AM
With my E-PL2 and 14-42mm. And I would also be happy to see an E-50!

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-49vG9pp/0/L/i-49vG9pp-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-C2xFXNJ/0/L/i-C2xFXNJ-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-nKx9Z3L/0/L/i-nKx9Z3L-L.jpg

Haunted Mansion with the diorama filter

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-bQrLWMF/0/L/i-bQrLWMF-L.jpg

JoeDif
08-12-2011, 12:04 PM
How was your trip, Joe? Any good photo ops?

Excellent trip but very hot and humid.

I've got all of the Komen 3 day photos processed but I really haven't done much with the Boston touristy type photos yet.

FYI, I had no problem driving in and around Boston!! :thumbsup2

kim
08-13-2011, 08:55 PM
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/Fun%20Pictures/P8134562.jpg

plyeng2ff
08-16-2011, 01:01 AM
Vick and Young
http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/47179/2797895350096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2797895350096169834dUbmSf)

Casey Matthews Clay young brother
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/19643/2880023300096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2880023300096169834HRYlad)

1st round draft pick Danny Watkins
http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/47219/2155549330096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2155549330096169834eoeQdm)

http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/47834/2033439140096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2033439140096169834jIGuOz)

2nd round draft pick Jaiquawn Jarrett
http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/47358/2878105860096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2878105860096169834RIsARJ)

Mike Patteson
http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/6473/2569506570096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2569506570096169834VKvyrM)

JoeDif
08-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Cool Eagles series!!! What gear are you using?

plyeng2ff
08-16-2011, 05:42 PM
http://www.difloriophotography.com/Photography/Still-Life-Abstract/012911Ava-Maria019/1176055460_hvktB-L-4.jpg

Awesome picture

plyeng2ff
08-16-2011, 05:48 PM
Cool Eagles series!!! What gear are you using?

Olympus SP590 UZ

For it being a point and shoot camera, I am very please with the camera.

JoeDif
08-21-2011, 09:34 PM
Bumping us back to page 1

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Wildlife/Wildlife/013011Ava-Maria003/1179836283_jGkbL-L-1.jpg

JoeDif
09-03-2011, 10:07 PM
The Wizard

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Various-Work/i-8g6F9mG/1/L/090311Arden001-L.jpg

Pea-n-Me
09-03-2011, 10:23 PM
The Wizard

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Various-Work/i-8g6F9mG/1/L/090311Arden001-L.jpg
Joe, you're getting better and better at this! :thumbsup2 Great job.

EasyGoing*
09-04-2011, 11:15 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/EasyGoing_1/_8296629_edited-1-1.jpg Hog's Head @ The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

JoeDif
09-05-2011, 08:36 AM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/EasyGoing_1/_8296629_edited-1-1.jpg Hog's Head @ The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter


Cool shot!! Those are the first images I've seen of the Potter attractions. What lens did you use?

EasyGoing*
09-05-2011, 02:14 PM
I used the 18-180mm/3.5-6.3. Thanks.

EasyGoing*
09-05-2011, 02:16 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/EasyGoing_1/_8296634_edited-1-1.jpg Here is another one of the shops on Hogsmeade. Same lens.

JoeDif
09-05-2011, 07:39 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/EasyGoing_1/_8296634_edited-1-1.jpg Here is another one of the shops on Hogsmeade. Same lens.

:thumbsup2

kim
09-14-2011, 08:58 AM
I have the E-510 with the kit 14-42 and 40-150mm lens. With marching band competition season here, I thinking about renting a lens to get some good full shots of the entire band on the field (my daughter is the field commander) at Vanderbilt this year.

Would the 12-60mm (2.8) work or would something else be better? I'd love to have a better zoom too, but I really need the wide full band shot to use for senior plaques this year.

What would you Olympus experts suggest?
Thanks!!!
kim

JoeDif
09-14-2011, 10:22 AM
I have the E-510 with the kit 14-42 and 40-150mm lens. With marching band competition season here, I thinking about renting a lens to get some good full shots of the entire band on the field (my daughter is the field commander) at Vanderbilt this year.

Would the 12-60mm (2.8) work or would something else be better? I'd love to have a better zoom too, but I really need the wide full band shot to use for senior plaques this year.

What would you Olympus experts suggest?
Thanks!!!
kim

The 12-60 is a good choice for wide angle. You might want to check out the 14-35 F/2 SHG lens. That one will probably have a higher rental fee and will be a heavier lens as well.

kim
09-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks Joe---I'll check that lens out too. I appreciate your input!

kim

Pugrpooh
09-14-2011, 08:21 PM
I have the E-510 with the kit 14-42 and 40-150mm lens. With marching band competition season here, I thinking about renting a lens to get some good full shots of the entire band on the field (my daughter is the field commander) at Vanderbilt this year.

Would the 12-60mm (2.8) work or would something else be better? I'd love to have a better zoom too, but I really need the wide full band shot to use for senior plaques this year.

What would you Olympus experts suggest?
Thanks!!!
kim

I think it will depend on how close you'll be sitting. You might consider also the 9-18mm if you'll be down front and center. The 12-60 is an excellent lens and you'd be able to zoom in closer if needed to get individual shots. But you have your kit lenses for that, so if you are planning on being very close to them, I'd probably opt for the 9-18.

Here are some shots that might give you an idea of the focal length you may need. These were all taken from our seats which are 6 rows back from the field.

This is at 14mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Ffmf7mV/0/L/i-Ffmf7mV-L.jpg

39mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-NKcfv8K/0/L/i-NKcfv8K-L.jpg

70mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dt2prMB/0/L/i-Dt2prMB-L.jpg

226mm

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-xDqqsGX/0/L/i-xDqqsGX-L.jpg

With a 9-18mm you'll be covered from 9-150mm which should handle all your needs. I think the 9-18 is going to be my next purchase. I looked through the WA thread here on the photog forum and that's not good for my wallet!:rotfl:

JoeDif
09-15-2011, 07:17 PM
In case anyone is looking to purchase some gear, Olympus is currently offering rebates on select lenses and cameras, both E-5 and PEN's. It will only be available for a few more days

kim
09-15-2011, 08:31 PM
Great shots Pugrpooh! I'll look into that lens too.

Pea-n-Me
09-16-2011, 04:55 AM
Wide angle is next on my list also.

Kim, where are Felix pics? Remy's waiting!

Mr.MouseFan
09-17-2011, 01:09 PM
By the time I got to the beach after this storm had moved away, the lightning had pretty much stopped. Mother Nature at least let me have one shot..lol

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/P8095966_filteredb.jpg

JoeDif
09-17-2011, 01:50 PM
By the time I got to the beach after this storm had moved away, the lightning had pretty much stopped. Mother Nature at least let me have one shot..lol

http://www.misselizabeth.com/disney/P8095966_filteredb.jpg


Nice shot!!

kim
09-18-2011, 01:22 PM
:wizard:That's a beautiful shot Mr.MouseFan!


Here's one from our band competition yesterday. I think I'm going to get the 12-60mm lens--will I be able to get the whole band in the picture without the opposite stadium showing behind them (top of pic) and the wasted space in the bottom of the pictures?

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww172/kim0522/GHS%20Band--Senior%20Year/P9176126.jpg

Thanks!
kim:wizard:

Pugrpooh
09-18-2011, 06:14 PM
:wizard:

Here's one from our band competition yesterday. I think I'm going to get the 12-60mm lens--will I be able to get the whole band in the picture without the opposite stadium showing behind them (top of pic) and the wasted space in the bottom of the pictures?

Thanks!
kim:wizard:

Kim, I think if you want to get rid of the wasted space on top and bottom, you'll have to just crop it out. If you zoom in to 60mm from there, you'll end up cutting off the sides too, not just the top and bottom.

I just stepped outside and took a pic at 40mm (which is the focal length of your picture) and then zoomed in to 60. You can see how you will cut off the image from all 4 sides. In both pics, I focused on the top of the white bucket behind the pine tree.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-VRFSWsb/0/L/i-VRFSWsb-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-MvPmzqm/0/L/i-MvPmzqm-L.jpg

Hope this helps!:)

kim
09-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Thanks Lynn! I hope to be higher in the stadium to look down on the field too.

kim:wizard:

Mr.MouseFan
09-19-2011, 01:13 AM
@Joe & Kim - Thanks!

Buzzguy
11-05-2011, 05:25 PM
This one is from a recent trip to NYC.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6225/6315822195_69fccefe46_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6315822195/)
Central Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6315822195/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr

JoeDif
11-05-2011, 05:31 PM
This one is from a recent trip to NYC.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6225/6315822195_69fccefe46_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6315822195/)
Central Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skfuller/6315822195/) by Scott Future (http://www.flickr.com/people/skfuller/), on Flickr



Cool pano shot!!

plyeng2ff
11-05-2011, 07:47 PM
A close up of my niece on a hayride at a pumpkin festival. I love this picture.

http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/20777/2602077440096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2602077440096169834bWUZlL)

plyeng2ff
11-05-2011, 08:00 PM
A random shot of the my older niece.

http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/32398/2768292800096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2768292800096169834mSMFzM)

plyeng2ff
11-06-2011, 03:03 PM
http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/47925/2469344600096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2469344600096169834JzGfri)

sjs314
11-06-2011, 05:56 PM
http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/47925/2469344600096169834S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2469344600096169834JzGfri)

I love that shot!

Pea-n-Me
11-13-2011, 06:36 PM
Hey Guys. Joe I saw your other thread but I thought I would put my thoughts here for others who may be thinking about the same thing.

The whole Olympus drama was sad to hear. My first thought, like I'm sure everyone else's was, was that maybe this would be the time to bail.

But to be honest, I have no desire to use anything other than the Olympus gear I love, and thinking about using something else makes me feel like I don't even want to do photography any more.

So after giving it much thought and talking it over with my DH, I've made the decision to not worry about it; to enjoy my equipment the way I always have. I'd still like to pick up a PEN and I'd love to get my hands on an E5. These, along with what I already have, will last me a good, long time. Hopefully service will be available even if the worst happens. But I'm kind of thinking it wont - that someone will either buy the camera division or they'll figure out a way to turn it around since the people of Japan and others seem to care about its future.

Others may feel differently and I wouldn't blame anyone for making a move.

Your thoughts?

JoeDif
11-14-2011, 08:53 PM
I most likely won't bail at this point as I've already got too much invested in Oly gear. I doubt I'll be picking up anymore 4/3 gear until this whole mess shakes out, for better or worse.

If I do decide to go the m4/3 route at some point, I may switch over to a Panasonic body with a mix of Olympus and Panasonic lenses.

boBQuincy
11-15-2011, 12:30 PM
I most likely won't bail at this point as I've already got too much invested in Oly gear. I doubt I'll be picking up anymore 4/3 gear until this whole mess shakes out, for better or worse.

If I do decide to go the m4/3 route at some point, I may switch over to a Panasonic body with a mix of Olympus and Panasonic lenses.

That is my plan, pick and choose from the best of the m4/3 lenses for my Panasonic G3. The next buy is likely to be Olympus really nice 9-18. I can see Olympus either reorganizing or some other camera/electronics manufacturer buying Olympus' camera business. I really don't see them getting out altogether.

I do not see a thread for Panasonic. I could start one but instead maybe we could expand this thread to include all 4/3 and m4/3 ?

Pea-n-Me
11-15-2011, 12:32 PM
I do not see a thread for Panasonic. I could start one but instead maybe we could expand this thread to include all 4/3 and m4/3 ?
Absolutely. I can change the title, thanks.

boBQuincy
11-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Absolutely. I can change the title, thanks.

WOW, that was fast! :)

Here is a cross-posting of one of my favorite subjects, Noel.
ISO 800, 1/20s, f/5.6 - Panasonic G3

http://suzieandbob.com/animals/noel_1000048.jpg

The G3 has not been to WDW yet, I will correct that before the year is over! ;)

Pea-n-Me
11-15-2011, 01:13 PM
WOW, that was fast!
We aim to please! :rotfl2:

I like your cat shots!

Are you happy with your Panasonic purchase?

JoeDif
11-15-2011, 02:34 PM
We aim to please! :rotfl2:

I like your cat shots!

Are you happy with your Panasonic purchase?


Ditto on the cat shots!!

I really like everything I've seen so far about the G3.

boBQuincy
11-15-2011, 08:04 PM
We aim to please! :rotfl2:

I like your cat shots!

Are you happy with your Panasonic purchase?

Thanks!
So far I really like the G3. It is easy to use but has all the required functions, has good image quality, and fits my plan of reducing size and weight of my camera gear (less than the current Canon Rebel). Now I have to decide if it will be my main camera, which requires a wide lens, long lens, flash, filters, etc. The G3 will get a trip to WDW in December, if it passes that trial by fire then it is a keeper!

Pugrpooh
11-16-2011, 05:25 AM
I most likely won't bail at this point as I've already got too much invested in Oly gear. I doubt I'll be picking up anymore 4/3 gear until this whole mess shakes out, for better or worse.

If I do decide to go the m4/3 route at some point, I may switch over to a Panasonic body with a mix of Olympus and Panasonic lenses.

That is my plan, pick and choose from the best of the m4/3 lenses for my Panasonic G3. The next buy is likely to be Olympus really nice 9-18.

I'm not bailing either. Every time I go to Sam's I'll pick up different Canon and Nikon models and I can't find one that feels good to me. The grip on my 520 was perfect, the 600 is pretty good and the E-PL2 is close to perfect for me. I'm not going to become a professional photographer and I'm quite happy with the results I get with Olympus. I have not handled a Panasonic yet.

Today I'm going to order the 9-18mm. I want to try wide angle at WDW. I've gotten good shots with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, but I do see more chromatic aberration with this one than with my Oly lenses.

Pea-n-Me
11-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Today I'm going to order the 9-18mm. I want to try wide angle at WDW. I've gotten good shots with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, but I do see more chromatic aberration with this one than with my Oly lenses.
Are you getting the micro version or using an adaptor?

missesdisney
11-16-2011, 02:25 PM
Hi - my husband has an Olympus E500 with two 'basic' lenses as he calls them lenses that came with the camera. I'd like to surprise him with a lens for Christmas but have no idea what I'm doing....and I don't want to break the bank. A couple hundred dollars is where I am looking. What lenses would be good to go a step above basic and where is a good place to get them? Also how do you feel about new vs. used? I am really quite clueless

He likes to take pictures in Disney but also goes to a lot of Nascar races. i was thinking a telephoto lens maybe but don't know what is good and what is not for these things.

Thanks for your help!

Maria

Pugrpooh
11-16-2011, 05:04 PM
Are you getting the micro version or using an adaptor?

I'm getting the micro. I haven't bought the adapter; I figure I'll go all m. 4/3 eventually. The micro version is also a lot smaller than the 4/3 lens and gets very good reviews. I found a new, open box one on ebay for a good price.

Hi - my husband has an Olympus E500 with two 'basic' lenses as he calls them lenses that came with the camera. I'd like to surprise him with a lens for Christmas but have no idea what I'm doing....and I don't want to break the bank. A couple hundred dollars is where I am looking. What lenses would be good to go a step above basic and where is a good place to get them? Also how do you feel about new vs. used

A couple of lenses come to mind - the 70-300mm for telephoto shots or a 14-54mm which would replace a kit lens but is faster and excellent quality. The 70-300mm could probably be had for around $300-$350. There are two versions of the 14-54mm. The newer version costs $549 at B&H but they have a used one for $389.

You can find refurbished lenses which are refurbed by Olympus to like new condition. My E600 DSLR was a refurb and I've had no problems with it after over 1 1/2 years.

Another lens that just came to mind is the 25mm f/2.8. It's faster than the kit lens and retails for around $230. What people really like about it is that it's a pancake lens, so it's really small. Of course he would have to zoom with his feet.:)

JoeDif
11-16-2011, 05:09 PM
Hi - my husband has an Olympus E500 with two 'basic' lenses as he calls them lenses that came with the camera. I'd like to surprise him with a lens for Christmas but have no idea what I'm doing....and I don't want to break the bank. A couple hundred dollars is where I am looking. What lenses would be good to go a step above basic and where is a good place to get them? Also how do you feel about new vs. used? I am really quite clueless

He likes to take pictures in Disney but also goes to a lot of Nascar races. i was thinking a telephoto lens maybe but don't know what is good and what is not for these things.

Thanks for your help!

Maria


I assume he has the 14-42 (wide angle) and 40-150 (medium telephoto). Those are the two kit lenses that usually come with that camera. For new lenses you might want to try online at B & H Photo, Adorama or Amazon. That's where I get all my Olympus equipment. They also have a selection of refurbished lenses that are excellent.

For uses lenses, try online at KEH or Ebay.

The next step up from the 40 - 150 which I assume he has would be the 70-300 lens. The price for that lens new usually runs from $300 - $400 depending on rebates offered. It's a really good lens in good light but might hunt focus a bit as light conditions degrade. Check KEH for used 70-300 lenses.

JoeDif
11-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Pink Backed Pelican at Animal Kingdom Lodge taken with the E-30 & 50-200 SWD

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Wildlife/Wildlife/i-FQkv2Xt/0/L/111311WDW003-L.jpg

JoeDif
11-17-2011, 09:09 PM
Another pelican shot

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Wildlife/Wildlife/i-kD65jkc/0/L/111311WDW004-L.jpg

Pugrpooh
11-18-2011, 05:40 AM
Great shots Joe! You're making me reconsider my decision not to take my 70-300 with me next month. I was thinking that at AKL we'd be relatively close to the animals that my 40-150 would be sufficient.

One thing I've been trying to find out is where does the sun rise and set in relation to AKL? The maps I've found of the lodge don't indicate where north is. I want to get out around sunrise and try and get some good shots, but I don't want to go wandering around taking too long to find a good spot. Our plane lands right around sunset so it'll be dark by the time we arrive at AKL and I want to be ready first thing the next morning to get out. We'll be hanging around the resort most of that first day.

How did you like it there? We've stayed there once, but that was in 2003 and I didn't know anything about photography then! Any tips you can pass on?:goodvibes

JoeDif
11-18-2011, 06:50 AM
Lynn,

If it were me, I'd definitely take the 70-300. There are some vantage points where you might get close enough for the 40-150, others not so much. For the larger animals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) the 70-300 would work better as they don't get so close.

We really enjoyed our short visit there. I heard all kinds of horror stories about the AKL bus system but we never had any problems. We stayed at the Jambo House with an Arusha Savanna view along the Zebra trail rooms. Sunrise was the opposite side of our balcony but you can get some decent early morning moon shots. We were usually out at sunset so I'm not sure what kind of sunset shots are available.

Pugrpooh
11-19-2011, 06:34 AM
Lynn,

If it were me, I'd definitely take the 70-300. There are some vantage points where you might get close enough for the 40-150, others not so much. For the larger animals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) the 70-300 would work better as they don't get so close.

We really enjoyed our short visit there. I heard all kinds of horror stories about the AKL bus system but we never had any problems. We stayed at the Jambo House with an Arusha Savanna view along the Zebra trail rooms. Sunrise was the opposite side of our balcony but you can get some decent early morning moon shots. We were usually out at sunset so I'm not sure what kind of sunset shots are available.

Well, I'm leaning on taking the 70-300 now and just use it at the resort and at AK.

That's good to hear about the buses. I've been reading the reviews too, and even looked at rental car prices. But we've never had any issues with the buses during any of our trips and I really like the convenience of Magical Express. The only bus ride I'm concerned about is getting to the MK for a breakfast ADR at Crystal Palace. It's at 8:50 so I think we'll be good heading to the bus stop at AKL at 7:30.

Maybe I can use the money saved on a rental car for a larger camera bag?:rolleyes:

boBQuincy
11-21-2011, 07:05 PM
We drove to Florida last weekend but not quite as far as Orlando. This was the G3's first trip and I wanted to get some long exposures at the beach. The overcast lighting was not good and before it got dark enough for 10 second exposures it started to rain. :( The little Panasonic is pretty impressive but I think the kit lens is not good enough to really take advantage of the 16 MP.
A high-end 12-35 f/2.8 is supposed to be out early 2012.

http://suzieandbob.com/misc/ocean_hdr_1000123.jpg

JoeDif
11-21-2011, 08:11 PM
We drove to Florida last weekend but not quite as far as Orlando. This was the G3's first trip and I wanted to get some long exposures at the beach. The overcast lighting was not good and before it got dark enough for 10 second exposures it started to rain. :( The little Panasonic is pretty impressive but I think the kit lens is not good enough to really take advantage of the 16 MP.
A high-end 12-35 f/2.8 is supposed to be out early 2012.

http://suzieandbob.com/misc/ocean_hdr_1000123.jpg


Impressive shot :thumbsup2

I hear there will also be a 35-100 f/2.8 as well. Both those lens look very promising for m4/3 users.

JoeDif
11-22-2011, 03:03 PM
I just received some interesting news from Olympus!!

I've been picked to participate in their PEN Ready project....they will be sending me an E-PM1. Wow!! I'm photographer #834

PEN Ready (http://penready.com/)

kim
11-22-2011, 08:37 PM
Congratulations Joe!

Pugrpooh
11-22-2011, 08:56 PM
I just received some interesting news from Olympus!!

I've been picked to participate in their PEN Ready project....they will be sending me an E-PM1. Wow!! I'm photographer #834

PEN Ready (http://penready.com/)

That's fantastic! Do you get to keep the Pen? Are you expected to post your pictures taken with it? How did they get your name?

boBQuincy
11-22-2011, 09:18 PM
I just received some interesting news from Olympus!!

I've been picked to participate in their PEN Ready project....they will be sending me an E-PM1. Wow!! I'm photographer #834

PEN Ready (http://penready.com/)

That is really cool!

topdog
11-22-2011, 09:55 PM
These were taking from my Panny GF1 last Saturday. Just some quick shot as I walk pass the subject.

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/P1020329.jpg

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/P1020332.jpg

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/P1020339.jpg

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/P1020348.jpg

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/P1020352.jpg

http://www.dewlama.com/Public/Photos/WTCMemorial/NAS_7624.jpg

Pea-n-Me
11-23-2011, 03:27 AM
There have been some great pics here!

Joe, too cool!

Kim, how is Felix doing?

Well after all this time of wanting a PEN we finally have one coming into the house. Technically it's my son's :rolleyes1 but we'll be sharing equipment as we always have, lol. I'm excited. A friend bought one too. I am going to have to get an adaptor so we can use the Oly lenses on it. Thank you for the Costco tip on the other thread, Lynn!

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

Pugrpooh
11-23-2011, 04:43 AM
There have been some great pics here!

Joe, too cool!

Kim, how is Felix doing?

Well after all this time of wanting a PEN we finally have one coming into the house. Technically it's my son's :rolleyes1 but we'll be sharing equipment as we always have, lol. I'm excited. A friend bought one too. I am going to have to get an adaptor so we can use the Oly lenses on it. Thank you for the Costco tip on the other thread, Lynn!

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

You're welcome! Will you have it before Thanksgiving tomorrow? We'll be at my sister's and I'm looking forward to taking lots of pics. We had a big crowd here Sunday and I only took a few because of everything else needing to be done. It gets a little crazy with 8 dogs in my kitchen.;)

Enjoy your new PEN!

JoeDif
11-23-2011, 07:02 AM
That's fantastic! Do you get to keep the Pen? Are you expected to post your pictures taken with it? How did they get your name?

Thanks!!

Yes, as far as I know I get to keep it. I'm supposed to post photos on the PEN Ready site which I linked in my previous post. They will be under photographer #834

They got my name from the Get Olympus Facebook page. I post a lot of images there that normally get some good feedback. They contacted me through a FB message yesterday.

JoeDif
11-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Topdog.....those are some really cool street images. What lens did you use?

JoeDif
11-23-2011, 07:08 AM
There have been some great pics here!

Joe, too cool!

Kim, how is Felix doing?

Well after all this time of wanting a PEN we finally have one coming into the house. Technically it's my son's :rolleyes1 but we'll be sharing equipment as we always have, lol. I'm excited. A friend bought one too. I am going to have to get an adaptor so we can use the Oly lenses on it. Thank you for the Costco tip on the other thread, Lynn!

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

Comgrats on the new gear!!! Which PEN did you get? I assume Oly makes the adapter?

Happy Thanksgiving!!

crazy4purple
11-23-2011, 12:50 PM
Joe - Lucky you for being selected to receive the PEN E-PM1. I just recently purchased the camera for myself and so far I love it. Haven't taken many pics yet (only of my 3 cats). But will be at Disney next Friday for my 1st time with the decorations. The whole reason I purchased the camera.

topdog
11-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Topdog.....those are some really cool street images. What lens did you use?

Thanks. I only have the 20mm f/1.7 Pancake lens.

boBQuincy
12-09-2011, 03:00 PM
The micro 4/3 thread hasn't been getting much love lately but that is about to change! DW and I just got back from a 7th wedding anniversary trip to WDW and the only cameras we took were our new Panasonic G3s. I had about two weeks of playing with the G3 but DW's had just arrived a day before we left. Talk about learning on the fly... ;)

Anyway, a photo trip report is coming soon, along with how the little "SLRs" performed. For now here is one from Main Street on one of the few days when the flagpole is removed.

http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/mainst_1000537_fused.jpg

Panasonic G3, 45-175 @ 45 (90 mm equivalent)

JoeDif
12-09-2011, 04:33 PM
:thumbsup2 Love that shot!!

boBQuincy
12-10-2011, 02:42 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/roe_1000959.jpg

Holiday Reflections of Earth

JoeDif
12-10-2011, 06:09 PM
A couple of my first shots with the E-PM1 taken at Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. I like this camera so much that I may leave the E-30 at home when we head down for marathon weekend in January.

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Floral-Prints/Floral-Prints/i-p24GcnR/0/M/120911LG001-M.jpg

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Landscapes/Longwood-Gardens/i-8G4WZNj/0/M/120911LG003-M.jpg

Pugrpooh
12-10-2011, 08:35 PM
boBQuincy, you have some beautiful shots from your little camera! You too, Joe!

Okay, I'm going to quit stressing over what I'm taking with me to WDW on Wednesday. I've been going back and forth over whether to leave the DSLR at home and had finally convinced myself that I would take both, along with my 70-300mm lens. I even bought a new bag to hold it all, but when it came and I loaded it up and put it on -- it was way too big for what I want to carry.

Soooo, after seeing your pictures and knowing I was perfectly happy with m4/3's in London and Disneyland, I'm leaving the big stuff at home.

I've built up a pretty good travel kit and will be taking with me:

E-PL2 with EVF2
14-150mm
20 f/1.7
9-18mm
FL-36R (which I've never used on the E-PL2)
travel tripod
remote shutter release

My new bag will be going back to Amazon. My VB backpack purse will double as my camera bag as it did in London and DL. DH will have a backpack so he can carry a lens or two if I need him to.

Now if I could just figure out everything else to take with us. And get all the Christmas stuff done before we leave! But at least I can quit stressing about what camera gear to bring.

Pea-n-Me
12-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Have a great trip, Lynn!

Those are some beautiful shots, guys!

boBQuincy
12-11-2011, 10:35 AM
boBQuincy, you have some beautiful shots from your little camera! You too, Joe!

Okay, I'm going to quit stressing over what I'm taking with me to WDW on Wednesday. I've been going back and forth over whether to leave the DSLR at home and had finally convinced myself that I would take both, along with my 70-300mm lens. I even bought a new bag to hold it all, but when it came and I loaded it up and put it on -- it was way too big for what I want to carry.

Soooo, after seeing your pictures and knowing I was perfectly happy with m4/3's in London and Disneyland, I'm leaving the big stuff at home...snip...

Thanks!
This could be the start of a movement! ;) For the past few years I have seen many more dSLRs at WDW but now it may start turning to mirrorless. The little cameras have taken a big piece out of dSLR market share in Japan and less in Europe but in the US it is just getting started.
Both Panasonic and Olympus are soon releasing some high-end walkaround lenses in the 12-60 range with wide apertures, previously the domain of dSLRs.

Pea-n-Me
12-12-2011, 10:52 AM
Bob, be sure to link your Trip Report here!

My son's PEN arrived two weeks ago and I'd like to acknowledge that I haven't so much as peeked in the box. It's killing me. :bitelip:

JoeDif
12-12-2011, 10:57 AM
Bob, be sure to link your Trip Report here!

My son's PEN arrived two weeks ago and I'd like to acknowledge that I haven't so much as peeked in the box. It's killing me. :bitelip:

Cool!! A Christmas present? Which PEN did you get?

Pea-n-Me
12-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Cool!! A Christmas present? Which PEN did you get?
Yeah, see previous page. We got the EPL1 w/ two lens package from Costco which was a good deal. (Thanks again, Lynn.) I used one back on 4th of July and I liked it a lot, so much like the other Oly gear I have. DS14 and I have agreed to share all of our gear, which we really do anyway. The only thing he wanted for XMas was a video camera, so this made sense and he's excited about it, too. He can also take photography in high school next year so that will be good for him to learn the right way, aside from the basics I've taught him over the past several years. (I suppose I'll have to find an old film SLR somewhere!) He's got natural ability so I hope he'll grow with this - it's such a great skill to have.

How are you loving your EPM1? What a great thing that was, huh? :goodvibes

boBQuincy
12-12-2011, 06:37 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/fotlk_1000400.jpg

Kuume, Festival of the Lion King

The other photos from our December 2011 trip:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2844227

boBQuincy
12-12-2011, 06:49 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/bw_1010288.jpg

Boardwalk on a quiet evening.

JoeDif
12-12-2011, 06:58 PM
Impressive low light images :thumbsup2

JoeDif
12-12-2011, 07:02 PM
Yeah, see previous page. We got the EPL1 w/ two lens package from Costco which was a good deal. (Thanks again, Lynn.) I used one back on 4th of July and I liked it a lot, so much like the other Oly gear I have. DS14 and I have agreed to share all of our gear, which we really do anyway. The only thing he wanted for XMas was a video camera, so this made sense and he's excited about it, too. He can also take photography in high school next year so that will be good for him to learn the right way, aside from the basics I've taught him over the past several years. (I suppose I'll have to find an old film SLR somewhere!) He's got natural ability so I hope he'll grow with this - it's such a great skill to have.

How are you loving your EPM1? What a great thing that was, huh? :goodvibes

Very cool that he has taken an interest in something that you both can share together.

I didn't think that I'd like the PEN so much because of the lack of a built in viewfinder but I really like this little camera. Now I need to talk the DW into getting the 45mm f/1.8 and one of the telephoto lenses :rolleyes1

Pugrpooh
12-12-2011, 08:21 PM
boBQuincy - Which lens did you use for Festival of the Lion King? And which settings did you use? They're very nice!

boBQuincy
12-13-2011, 08:59 PM
boBQuincy - Which lens did you use for Festival of the Lion King? And which settings did you use? They're very nice!

Most of the FotLK photos were taken with Panasonic's new 45-175 X lens. It is pretty sharp and focuses quickly but f/5.6 at long focal lengths is getting slow. I use Program mode for almost all photos unless there is a good reason not to. I still maintain we can usually achieve any valid exposure setting in Program that we can in Manual and a lot faster. Here is some of the EXIF:

Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Program
Exposure compensation: -1/3
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Multi-segment
ISO: 3200
Focal length: 175mm

I was still new with the camera and might use spot metering and no exposure compensation now for a spotlit stage show.

boBQuincy
12-17-2011, 08:50 AM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/ak_1000339.jpg

8 mm gives a different view of a familiar subject.

Panasonic G3, 7-14 @ 8 mm

boBQuincy
12-17-2011, 09:20 AM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/mk_1000518.jpg

Anticipation, or "can't this ferry go any faster?"

Panasonic G3, 45-175 @ 175 mm

boBQuincy
12-22-2011, 03:21 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/beach_1000618.jpg

Traffic jam, Beach Club style.

Taken with a 45-175 (@ 175) from a 2nd floor Boardwalk view room.

boBQuincy
12-22-2011, 03:28 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/sse_1000714.jpg

Spaceship Earth
7-14 f/4 @ 13mm, 1/25, ISO 6400

Pugrpooh
12-22-2011, 04:31 PM
We just got back last night from a great trip! I haven't gotten the pictures transferred to my computer yet, but I think I got a few good ones. They look good on the LCD screen anyway.

I hope to start looking through them tonight and at least get one to enter in the contest this week. Next week with Christmas over, I should have more time to get through them all. We had great weather the whole week!

kshark
12-22-2011, 09:24 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6541234275_417123d81f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettkiger/6541234275/)
The Merriest Place on Earth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettkiger/6541234275/) by Brett Kiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/brettkiger/), on Flickr

digiMom
12-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Hi. First time posting here, but some of you may recognize me from my "Just bought an E-PL1" thread. Thanks for your feedback and invitation to post here.

I'll be in DW Jan 20-26, so seeing all your shots has me really excited. They are so awesome. I'm still getting used to my camera, but hope I've learned enough to take some good pics.

So here's what I plan on bringing:
E-PL1 w/ 2 kit lenses
M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6
zipshot tripod
cannon s95
a lot of sd cards :)

I'd love to get one of the faster prime lenses, but can't afford it right now. The s95 is pretty good, though, so will probably fall back on that alot in low light (rides, etc).

Anyway, hope I get some that are nice enough to share. Meanwhile, I'll keep looking at this thread for inspiration...

Pea-n-Me
12-23-2011, 12:13 PM
Welcome, digiMom. Have a great trip. Can't wait to see your shots! :goodvibes

JoeDif
12-27-2011, 01:46 PM
Christmas morning with the E-PM1

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Family/2011/Christmas-2011/i-mLLFSHW/0/L/IMG0086-L.jpg

JoeDif
12-30-2011, 04:40 PM
Another with the E-PM1

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Landscapes/Wilmington/i-Pc4Lxhb/1/M/123011Wilm001-M.jpg

Pea-n-Me
01-07-2012, 10:38 AM
Happy New Year, All!

DS and I are familiarizing ourselves with the PEN. I'd bought the E-PL1 for Dummies book a while ago since the camera was so similar to my E30 (figuring it would help me learn more about it) and knowing I'd be picking up the PEN at some point. So we blew the dust off it this week :laughing: and are starting from Square 1 together (and including the rest of the family as well so everyone knows how to use it! I also have a friend who bought the same one so I'll be helping her and her family learn to use theirs as well - I have her reading Dummies and Understanding Exposure since she's moving from a point and shoot. It should be interesting to watch her progress and I'll chronicle it here if anyone reading this is interested. I've been thinking for a long time about running a basic photography class out of my house so this might be kind of a dry fun for something like that as well).

Kids are kinda funny, you know? I'm reading the book out loud and DS has already blown through most of the buttons and showing me what I'm reading, lol. :rolleyes1 We have an advantage for sure since it's so familar to our other Olympus cameras. But the PEN does have some cool features our others don't have so we want to make sure we know how to use them. (The retractable lens was a little confounding at first, lol - to me, anyway.) I'm hoping to maybe get outside a bit to shoot this weekend.

I also wanted to link this other m43 thread here. It is interesting to see how the world is evolving from the negativity that m43 generated when they were first introduced a couple of years ago.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2855403&referrerid=70088

JoeDif
01-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Save up those pennies. The latest rumors is that OLympus will announce on February 8th a Pro-Spec'ed m4/3 camera. It supposedly will be a totaly different design from the current PEN models and will more closely resemble the OM film cameras. In addtion the rumor is that it will include groundbreaking EVF technology.

I'm sure it will be out of my price range but it will be great to see Olympus produce some new products after all of the recent financial problems and good for m4/3 in general.

Pea-n-Me
01-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Save up those pennies. The latest rumors is that OLympus will announce on February 8th a Pro-Spec'ed m4/3 camera. It supposedly will be a totaly different design from the current PEN models and will more closely resemble the OM film cameras. In addtion the rumor is that it will include groundbreaking EVF technology.

I'm sure it will be out of my price range but it will be great to see Olympus produce some new products after all of the recent financial problems and good for m4/3 in general.
Nice to hear, Joe.

I haven't been following lately but what ever happened with Olympus? Did someone buy the camera division? Did they work out their problems?

boBQuincy
01-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Rumors are that Olympus will be partnering with one of Sony/Panasonic/Fuji to help with their financial problems. I hope it works out, the new camera sounds good.
Other micro 4/3 news: Sigma announced two new lenses, a 30 f/2.8 and a 19 f/2.8. Panasonic finally specified their two high-end lenses: 12-35 f/2.8 and 35-100 f/2.8.
We may see more before the end of CES!

Pea-n-Me
01-12-2012, 01:58 AM
Thanks, Bob.

First outing with the PEN:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P1010098En-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P1010071n-1.jpg

boBQuincy
01-15-2012, 11:56 AM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/dinosaur_1000429.jpg

boBQuincy
01-15-2012, 01:57 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/contemp_1000530.jpg

JoeDif
01-15-2012, 02:34 PM
I'm liking all of these images!!

JoeDif
01-16-2012, 05:13 PM
So who is ready for the OM-D? My guess is it will most likely be out of my price range but it sounds like it could be an awesome camera.

boBQuincy
01-19-2012, 06:52 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/misc/khan_1010329.jpg

From an exhibit on Genghis Khan in Raleigh NC.

Pea-n-Me
02-08-2012, 01:11 PM
So who is ready for the OM-D? My guess is it will most likely be out of my price range but it sounds like it could be an awesome camera.
It's out. :goodvibes

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/08/Olympus_OM-D_E-M5_announced

http://gizmodo.com/5883224/olympus-om+d-e+m5-the-first-micro-four-thirds-camera-aimed-at-replacing-a-dslr

http://1.s.img-dpreview.com/files/news/3156989980/520_4x3/front.jpg?v=1327

JoeDif
02-08-2012, 01:37 PM
It's out. :goodvibes

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/08/Olympus_OM-D_E-M5_announced

http://gizmodo.com/5883224/olympus-om+d-e+m5-the-first-micro-four-thirds-camera-aimed-at-replacing-a-dslr

http://1.s.img-dpreview.com/files/news/3156989980/520_4x3/front.jpg?v=1327


I so want this camera. The price is actually less than I expected. Time to start saving my pennies!!

Pugrpooh
02-08-2012, 08:34 PM
I want one in silver! I've actually been watching cameras and lenses on ebay to see what they're going for and trying to figure out what I'll be putting up there. There are a couple of camera bags I can sell too.

It looks like it'll start shipping in April so I have a few weeks to figure it out.:goodvibes

Pea-n-Me
02-08-2012, 08:50 PM
You know I like it, too! :rotfl2:

JoeDif
02-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Dolphin Resort with the E-PM1

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/January-2011/i-jq2fqrt/0/M/010512WDW001-M.jpg

boBQuincy
02-09-2012, 08:20 PM
The Olympus E-M5 is still too new to figure out. Is the image quality any different from Panasonic's G3 and GX1 (does the E-M5 use the same sensor)? The price, although not officially announced, seems high at a possible $1200. We should know more soon.

http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/morocco_1000899.jpg

G3, 45-175, Program mode. I liked the repeating patterns of the Morocco architecture and artwork.

Pea-n-Me
02-09-2012, 10:55 PM
The Olympus E-M5 is still too new to figure out. Is the image quality any different from Panasonic's G3 and GX1 (does the E-M5 use the same sensor)? The price, although not officially announced, seems high at a possible $1200. We should know more soon.
Still lots of speculation - they distributed them without batteries!

This just in from dpreview w/ brief video at the end. http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusem5/

I don't think it's the exact same sensor. Here are the side by sides. http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=panasonic_dmcgx1&products=panasonic_dmcg3&products=oly_em5&sortDir=ascending

Weathersealing is a nice feature.

Pea-n-Me
02-09-2012, 11:07 PM
Remy - Olympus E30 w/ Sigma 25mm f/1.8

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P1226139En-4.jpg

DS on Scavenger Hunt outing with his PEN

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/P1155944.jpg

boBQuincy
02-11-2012, 02:19 PM
Remy is *so* cute! :)

linzbear
02-11-2012, 06:42 PM
Oh wow, I did not know this thread existed. I've only stumbled in the forum a few times. Normally feel like an outcast for using micro 4/3 even if I do use it on manual. Granted that is partially because I bought a first gen GF1, less than a month after it came out on shelves - I wanted a DSLR, but small for my first WDW trip with my now 2 year old. My old boss introduced me to m 4/3 and I fell in love!

Anyway, here are a few of my m 4/3 pictures from my Panasonic GF1. I normally keep my pancake on it unless I'm shooting video, though my first trip was the 14-45 (and all on automatic, ugh!).

http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Vacation/Disney-World/Disney-World-October-2009/Disney2009-1000512/696071226_7Fnn7-M.jpg
This was a lucky shot.

http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Family/2010/2010-1070215/1150501107_Ff8qm-M.jpg

http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Family/2011/i-vBCB7fh/0/M/2011-1110068-M.jpg

http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Family/2011/i-NQKfnX8/0/L/2011-1100472-L.jpg
This is my all time favorite picture (so far)

Oh, and here's my other little:
http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Family/2011/i-3WPdM7W/0/M/2011-1110380-M.jpg

JoeDif
02-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Nice shots Linzbear. Welcome to the 4/3 Micro4/3 board!!

Pea-n-Me
02-12-2012, 09:53 AM
Glad you found your home, linzbear (Neighbor!). Hope you hang around!

Thanks, Bob!

boBQuincy
02-12-2012, 05:12 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/animals/noel_1010428.jpg

Noel (as in Christmas).
G3, 1/180 s, f/6.3, 45-175 @ 93 mm, ISO 3200

JoeDif
02-12-2012, 07:53 PM
We have finally had a bit of winter

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Photography/2012-Project-366/i-sW3QhNH/0/L/021112Snow001-L.jpg


Olympus E-30 & 50-200mm

andytaro
02-13-2012, 06:12 PM
I've recently purchased EP-L3 and took it with me to business trip in Germany.
I usually haul around huge canon cameras but now I am taking this camera to next Disney trip in a few days.

http://andytaro.smugmug.com/Travel/ドイツ/i-7mmKcHk/0/X2/PC180725-X2.jpg

http://andytaro.smugmug.com/Travel/ドイツ/i-5jrVnzK/0/X2/PC251275-X2.jpg

http://andytaro.smugmug.com/Travel/ドイツ/i-4hcJjWL/0/X2/PC241050-X2.jpg

JoeDif
02-19-2012, 07:11 AM
Bumping us back to the first page

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Vacation/Disney-World/January-2011/i-7L4w52J/0/L/010712WDW005-L.jpg

Pugrpooh
02-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Great photos everyone! @andytaro - I'm helping DD9 with her project on Germany at the moment. I had to explain to her how you got the ferris wheel to turn out like that.:)

I've been meaning to post some of mine on here as well.

From our trip to WDW in December.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-qhjV6Ft/0/L/i-qhjV6Ft-L.jpg

As many times as we've been to WDW, this was the first time I ever saw Divine.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-wFNJGj7/1/L/i-wFNJGj7-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-TmpBSX8/0/L/i-TmpBSX8-L.jpg

Animal Kingdom Lodge

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-DW7dhRh/0/L/i-DW7dhRh-L.jpg

boBQuincy
03-08-2012, 07:33 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/mk_1000534.jpg

Panasonic G3, 45-175@ 45

UPS left me an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 today, a nice little low light and portrait lens. This tiny lens makes a Canon 50 f/1.8 look huge! The price makes a Canon 50 look cheap. ;)

DXOmark has been testing some micro 4/3 lenses lately and the better ones have compared well to some highly regarded 35mm lenses.

JoeDif
03-08-2012, 08:00 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/dec_2011/mk_1000534.jpg

Panasonic G3, 45-175@ 45

UPS left me an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 today, a nice little low light and portrait lens. This tiny lens makes a Canon 50 f/1.8 look huge! The price makes a Canon 50 look cheap. ;)

DXOmark has been testing some micro 4/3 lenses lately and the better ones have compared well to some highly regarded 35mm lenses.

Really cool shot.

I really want the 45mm. I was planning on getting the Oly m40 -150 but I think I'll get more use out of the prime.

Pugrpooh
03-09-2012, 05:14 AM
Really cool shot.

I really want the 45mm. I was planning on getting the Oly m40 -150 but I think I'll get more use out of the prime.

I normally like to use zoom lenses, but the 45mm has hardly been off of my E-PL2 since I got it, although I haven't had much chance to photograph much of anything lately.:sad2:

We did finally have winter on Monday with a couple of inches of snow (our largest snowfall of the season) and I took some highly unscientific test shots of some flowers blooming against the snow using the Pen with the 45mm, the E600 with the 12-60 and the E420 with the 25mm. I haven't had a chance to download them yet, but I'm anxious to see them side by side. The snow didn't last long - it was 71 the next day.

Most of next week is forecast to be in the 70's and it's really starting to look like spring all of a sudden.

I've preordered the silver OM-D with the 12-50!:banana: I'll be selling all of my 4/3 gear, but it hurts to get rid of the 12-60 and the 50mm, although the 50mm will be going to my nephew who is taking a photography course in high school and has bought his teacher's old Oly 510, so I could borrow it if I want.:good vibes The OM-D looks to be a fantastic camera and I like what I've seen so far.

Renysmom
03-09-2012, 01:38 PM
I had no idea we still had the Oly Thread. I thought it had died along time ago. So glad to see it hasn't.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6966837867_0969effe2f_z.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6966837867_0969effe2f_z.jpg Beach by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Rehoboth Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6966837867/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

JoeDif
03-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Yes, we are still alive and kicking

For anyone interested DPReview has high ISO samples for the OM-D. The samples all the way up to ISO 12800 looked very usable. It wasn't until ISO 25600 that there really started to be very bad image noise.

I can only image what this camera can do with the 45mm f/1.8 or the 12mm f/2!! Guess it's time to start saving the pennies.

boBQuincy
03-09-2012, 05:10 PM
These are the good times for micro 4/3!
Olympus is shipping the EM-5 and it is only the first of the OM-D series. Their 75 mm f/1.8 should be a nice fast medium telephoto lens.

Panasonic may soon release their high end lenses, 12-35 and 35-100, both expected to be f/2.8 throughout the range. Panasonic also leaked news of a G5 and GF5.

Voigtlander has a 25 mm f/0.95 and now a 17.5 mm f/0.95 and these are actually affordable (sort of).

Micro 4/3 is as bad for my credit card as Canon's "L" series was! ;)

linzbear
03-14-2012, 01:05 PM
I was so happy to see one of these shots turn out, I must have taken 100 of them!

Direct sunlight, moving target, only smiling half the time. He's not looking *at* me, but really, what more could I ask for?

45mm f/4 1/800 ISO 200
http://welchesvsdinosaurs.smugmug.com/Family/2012/i-H3p8n3K/0/L/2012-1130130-L.jpg

JoeDif
03-14-2012, 01:11 PM
That's looking pretty good for direct sunlight!!

Renysmom
03-14-2012, 02:37 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6982759039_55e7c5c8bf_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6982759039_55e7c5c8bf_b.jpg Morning Storm by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Morning Storm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6982759039/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Pea-n-Me
03-14-2012, 03:35 PM
I normally like to use zoom lenses, but the 45mm has hardly been off of my E-PL2 since I got it, although I haven't had much chance to photograph much of anything lately.:sad2:

I've preordered the silver OM-D with the 12-50!:banana: I'll be selling all of my 4/3 gear, but it hurts to get rid of the 12-60 and the 50mm, although the 50mm will be going to my nephew who is taking a photography course in high school and has bought his teacher's old Oly 510, so I could borrow it if I want.:good vibes The OM-D looks to be a fantastic camera and I like what I've seen so far.

For anyone interested DPReview has high ISO samples for the OM-D. The samples all the way up to ISO 12800 looked very usable. It wasn't until ISO 25600 that there really started to be very bad image noise.

I can only image what this camera can do with the 45mm f/1.8 or the 12mm f/2!! Guess it's time to start saving the pennies.

These are the good times for micro 4/3!
Olympus is shipping the EM-5 and it is only the first of the OM-D series. Their 75 mm f/1.8 should be a nice fast medium telephoto lens.

Panasonic may soon release their high end lenses, 12-35 and 35-100, both expected to be f/2.8 throughout the range. Panasonic also leaked news of a G5 and GF5.

Voigtlander has a 25 mm f/0.95 and now a 17.5 mm f/0.95 and these are actually affordable (sort of).

Micro 4/3 is as bad for my credit card as Canon's "L" series was!
Come on you guys, I am on a budget! :headache: :rolleyes1

JoeDif
03-14-2012, 05:51 PM
Come on you guys, I am on a budget! :headache: :rolleyes1

:lmao:

I've decided to get the 45mm f/1.8. and just wait a bit for the OM-5

JoeDif
03-14-2012, 05:53 PM
My E-30 has been feeling neglected recently so I trotted it out for a studio shoot with some member of the Philly SmugMug group. This with the 50-200mm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Various-Work/i-PLGB265/0/L/031112Fushion031-L.jpg

boBQuincy
03-14-2012, 08:09 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/animals/andie_1010627.jpg

Who says we can't get shallow depth of field in micro 4/3 ?

Panasonic G3, Olympus 45 f/1.8

JoeDif
03-14-2012, 08:26 PM
http://suzieandbob.com/animals/andie_1010627.jpg

Who says we can't get shallow depth of field in micro 4/3 ?

Panasonic G3, Olympus 45 f/1.8


Wish we had a "like" button!!

Renysmom
03-15-2012, 05:14 AM
One of the shots on my "Sping Has Sprung" series on my blog yesterday. Use the link in my signature if you want to see the rest.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6983354707_e54aa66400_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6983354707_e54aa66400_b.jpg Grass Makes Me Happy by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Grass Makes Me Happy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6983354707/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Pugrpooh
03-15-2012, 05:17 AM
Come on you guys, I am on a budget! :headache: :rolleyes1

Lol! I am selling all my DSLR cameras and lenses to finance my OM-D. It's going to hurt to sell the 12-60, but that's one I have to sell in order to get enough money.

My nephew bought an E-510 from his high school photography teacher and he loves the 70-300mm. I gave him first dibs on it at a real good price + some work around my yard this spring ;), but he's also very interested in the 40-150mm and the 50mm. I think DD wants to keep my 520 so I could borrow that from her and the 50mm from my nephew if I want to use that lens again.:)

I've never felt as comfortable with the 600 as I did with the 520 so not really sorry to see it go. DH will get the E-PL2 and I'll sell his P&S. My nephew also bought my Kata bag so I bought a small backpack I've admired from Jill-E to replace it. My Crumpler is also going.

Yesterday Olympus announced a freebie for anyone buying the OM-D. The new weather sealed adapter, the OM adapter or the Fl-300R. I'm going to get the flash and use it remotely and also DH can use it on the Pen. I think I can just call Adorama and add it to my preorder.

You can order from Adorama using the Mr. Rebates website and get 4% cash back. I used ebates for a 2% cash back - didn't know about the other site until yesterday. It saves a little bit.

Pugrpooh
03-15-2012, 05:33 AM
My E-30 has been feeling neglected recently so I trotted it out for a studio shoot with some member of the Philly SmugMug group. This with the 50-200mm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Various-Work/i-PLGB265/0/L/031112Fushion031-L.jpg

Great shot! I'll have to check and see if we have a SmugMug group here.

:lmao:

I've decided to get the 45mm f/1.8. and just wait a bit for the OM-5

You'll love it!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6982759039_55e7c5c8bf_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6982759039_55e7c5c8bf_b.jpg Morning Storm by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Morning Storm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6982759039/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Which ship is that? Did you use Topaz Adjust for post processing?

One of the shots on my "Sping Has Sprung" series on my blog yesterday. Use the link in my signature if you want to see the rest.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6983354707_e54aa66400_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6983354707_e54aa66400_b.jpg Grass Makes Me Happy by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Grass Makes Me Happy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6983354707/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Cute! Is it a Yorkie? I need to take more of my dogs. I don't think our pug will be with us much longer.:sad2: He's 14 and steadily declining.

boBQuincy
03-15-2012, 06:24 AM
My E-30 has been feeling neglected recently so I trotted it out for a studio shoot with some member of the Philly SmugMug group. This with the 50-200mm

http://www.difloriophotography.com/Portraits/Various-Work/i-PLGB265/0/L/031112Fushion031-L.jpg

Wow, what a great portrait!

Renysmom
03-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Which ship is that? Did you use Topaz Adjust for post processing?



Cute! Is it a Yorkie? I need to take more of my dogs. I don't think our pug will be with us much longer.:sad2: He's 14 and steadily declining.


That is the Disney Wonder pool deck. I adjusted this in LR and then took it into Photomatix for a few final tweeks. I do use Adjust on some shots, but not this one.

Yes that is our Yorkie Riley. He loves to be outside and play so I use him a lot for my model when I want to try something new.

JoeDif
03-16-2012, 06:39 AM
You have got to love Adorama!! I ordered the Oly 45mm 1.8 yesterday afternoon using the free shipping option. I checked the UPS tracking and it is scheduled to be delivered today!!

Granted it is only going from NJ to Delaware but that is fast!!

boBQuincy
03-16-2012, 07:35 AM
You have got to love Adorama!! I ordered the Oly 45mm 1.8 yesterday afternoon using the free shipping option. I checked the UPS tracking and it is scheduled to be delivered today!!

Granted it is only going from NJ to Delaware but that is fast!!

Congratulations on your new lens!
I really want the Olympus hood for mine but it is not available at any of the places I buy from (B&H, Amazon, Adorama). It is about $40 too, these guys make Canon hoods look like a bargain!

JoeDif
03-16-2012, 07:47 AM
Congratulations on your new lens!
I really want the Olympus hood for mine but it is not available at any of the places I buy from (B&H, Amazon, Adorama). It is about $40 too, these guys make Canon hoods look like a bargain!


Thanks!!

I think that they just don't include the hood is a crime. I saw somewhere that Ebay has knockoff hoods for the 45 at around $20. I'm not sure about the quality but I may take a look.

Pugrpooh
03-16-2012, 08:38 AM
You have got to love Adorama!! I ordered the Oly 45mm 1.8 yesterday afternoon using the free shipping option. I checked the UPS tracking and it is scheduled to be delivered today!!

Granted it is only going from NJ to Delaware but that is fast!!

You'll love it! Adorama's great to deal with. I called them yesterday to add the FL-300R flash to my order of the OM-D so I could get the rebate and it was no problem.

It usually takes a couple of days to reach Kentucky from New York.

boBQuincy
03-17-2012, 04:43 PM
http://bob.suzieandbob.com/vehicles/amelia_2012/250gto_1010523.jpg

Ferrari 250 GTO, Amelia Island Concours 2012

Renysmom
03-18-2012, 09:30 AM
Be still my heart, I totally fell in love with this guy yesterday at the zoo. There are a few other shots of him on my blog today, feel free to look.

Taken with my E-3, 70-300 lens SOC

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6846815420_4c082790d7_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6846815420_4c082790d7_b.jpg Red Panda by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Red Panda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6846815420/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Renysmom
03-19-2012, 07:11 AM
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6040/6996400889_10e7a66784_b.jpg (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6040/6996400889_10e7a66784_b.jpg Pear Tree Blossoms by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Pear Tree Blossoms (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6996400889/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

JoeDif
03-19-2012, 11:29 AM
Really nice stuff Renysmom!! :thumbsup2

Renysmom
03-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Really nice stuff Renysmom!! :thumbsup2

Thanks so much.

Renysmom
03-20-2012, 07:26 AM
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6853623132_708876b27c_b.jpg (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6853623132_708876b27c_b.jpg Sunset at Atlantic Beach, NC by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Sunset at Atlantic Beach, NC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6853623132/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

HPS3
03-20-2012, 08:35 AM
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6853623132_708876b27c_b.jpg (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6853623132_708876b27c_b.jpg Sunset at Atlantic Beach, NC by Kelly_A, on Flickr)
Sunset at Atlantic Beach, NC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/renysmom/6853623132/) by Kelly_A (http://www.flickr.com/people/renysmom/), on Flickr

Awesome shot! It just looks so dramatic.

Renysmom
03-20-2012, 05:42 PM
Awesome shot! It just looks so dramatic.

Thank you so much.