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In Topic: OM-D EM-1

17 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

some great points, thanks. It makes me take another look at the quality of the 60mm macro vs the 50mm macro. I never read any comparisons because I so love the 50mm, and the 60mm was the only choice for the OMD, that I didn't want to hear that the 60mm didn't stand up well to the 50. The 50 is such a great lens that if I were building a macro rig, and the 60 was not as pretty, I'd go for the EM-1 for a macro rig just to build a rig around the 50..


love the small size of the em-5 for wide angle. I swim a lot when I'm shooting wide.

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

05 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

how did you tighten that ball? did you just bottom it out hard or did you somehow tighten the locking collar? Mine is loose and spins. I'm afraid to bottom it out so hard that it locks, and I cant get a wrench on the collar, so any strobe I put on it just swings around.

thanks for the macro shots! I dont normally use ttl but it would be nice to have the option.

Backscatter is a problem with a ring flash. Best to fill your frame with a subject that hides it. The bigger problem for me is that you need to use depth of field to separate your subject from the background. The wrong subject and big depth of field is you can wind up with a very flat dull image. Its a fun challenge and a very compact rig.

Never had the RS tray, but I liked my pivot tray. You can get low with it since the main tray is on top, not on the bottom.

In Topic: Underwater settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

28 November 2012 - 11:47 PM


First, I just want to mention that the gopro 2 is far ahead of the 1 on firmware. Much easier to use, much easier (automatic) to update. And the wifi back and iphone software are even better, a total must have. Every camera should have that power, it's amazing. a full interface for your camera including live view on your iphone or iPad! The gopro3 should be even better.

to your questions:
1-don't know.
2- I split, but I like viewfinders, I'm old.
3-don't know.
4-yes. it's pretty easy to get moved by surge, and going for more DoF and smaller aperture gets you into diffraction problems. The DoF on the small oly 4/3 sensor is a little too short for my taste. Just my opinion.
5-filters are better than post processing. You have too much blue light coming in, you need to knock that down so the blue and red are more balanced and the limited dynamic range of your sensor can take a decent photo. Might be darker, but it's balanced.

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

28 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

I don't have a 60mm yet. Just curious, anyone having any luck with ttl with macro? optical or electrical? P/A/S/M? what strobe?