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05-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #121
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Some shots from yesterday:









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I've taken up an M4/3 system as a secondary system along with my Pentax gear. I've always wanted a GH2 and could finally afford it with a great deal a couple months ago. I'm having a blast learning the new camera - it is actually starting to get difficult as to which camera I will pick up. One of the main reasons for my trying the M4/3's out is I now have RA and there are some days that I just don't have the strength in my hands to pick the K-5 up - partially due to the fact that I shoot almost exclusively long lenses. The GH2 w/100-300 has allowed me to shot on days where I couldn't even pick up a camera before.

But, my main reason for posting this here, is that my wife has become involved with my hobby with is fantastic. About a month ago I surprised her with a G3 w/45-200, and she has just taken off with it. In the evening when I process our images, I am constantly floored by the IQ and color depth that the combo is giving. She is mostly and point & shooter right now so I have the G3 set on "P" mode with a couple tweaks. Here I share one of her pics - funny that I don't have any of my own to share right now!



She is basically documenting all the flowers that she grows here at home - a few more if anyone is interested:

Zenfolio | stahr | On the deck with G3 45-200
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Some older shots, with the kit lens and a close up filter:









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Users of Pentax and Micro four thirds, please help me out with my decision!! ... I can't decide whether to go for Olympus Epm-1 or upcoming Pentax K-30. The main reasons i consider MFT over Pentax is their size and the choices of prime lens available(i know currently there are not much but the 3rd party lens maker has joined the M4/3 alliances). But when i see the photo samples through Flickr, it seems like pentax took crisper and sharper photos than MFT does. But, from a few reviews which i have read, most of them said that MFT's IQ is much on par with current DSLR (including K5)...so i am very confuse whether which to get. Pentax does have plenty primes, but their best primes are way expensive. T.T

What i like about M4/3 : Size , prime lens , portability
What i like about Pentax : IQ , weather sealing

I emphasize on IQ and i manly shoot portrait and street candid
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Users of Pentax and Micro four thirds, please help me out with my decision!! ...
QuoteOriginally posted by suoersta Quote
Hi nikonians !! would you guys mind show me some sample photos taken by nikon d5100/ d7000 which without any Post processing posted on facebook ?? I am asking so because i got to know that nikon taken photos tend to fade in colour intensity so i just wanna how well it can perform with its SOOC photo's color retention. Please!! I promise i won't abuse you privacy, just take a look and leave, that's all. Please help meee !! Thanks !!! (cause i am deciding between canon & nikon)
Decisions, decisions, eh?

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Decisions, decisions, eh?
Nice catch - too funny!
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Ya ya ......i am comparing different camera to know which is the right one for me as i am on budget so i can't make a single mistake in my move .....i believe you can see that how badly i wanted the answer =)
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I love these little guys! They always pose for you. Taken with the OM-D and the 12-50 kit zoom in macro mode.



And here's a high ISO sample (6400) with the kit zoom in macro mode.

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From this past weekend:

GF2 + 20mm


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Dry Falls, Washington

Playing with HDR (Picturenaut) and stitching (Microsoft ICE). These are taken at Dry Falls, WA. You can click them for larger sizes.

First, a regular shot (116mm AOV):



Stitching 14 images:



And then 31:



Finally, an 8 image panorama:

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Russ, I'm awfully impressed with the ISO 6400 sample. Did you do any significant post processing or is that more or less SOOC?
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Russ, I'm awfully impressed with the ISO 6400 sample. Did you do any significant post processing or is that more or less SOOC?
I cleaned it up in LR4. But not nearly as much as my E-P1 files. These files are very close to my K5 files (definitely better than my K20D files). I'm very happy with the high ISO image quality, and the overall dynamic range, of the images from the OM-D.

I thought I had some more high ISO samples to post, but I just noticed Flickr's not picking up the EXIF from my shots for some reason. I'll see if I can get some more real world examples.

Bottom line, though, is I set the upper range on my Auto ISO to 6400 (per DPR's recommendation) and I don't feel constrained by that at all. I run the same setting on my K5, so that should tell you something.
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