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      04-03-2012 11:59 AM #1541
      blog post comparing a bunch of adapted MF 50mm +/- a bit on m4/3rds(and a few of the common native m4/3rds)

      http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-len...ars-do-battle/

      pt II
      http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-len...battle-part-2/

      pt III
      http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-len...battle-part-3/
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      04-12-2012 09:28 AM #1542
      Pre-ordered to OM-D.

      The EP-3 is either going on sale this weekend or after it gets here. It fixes the complaint I had of either have a viewfinder or hotshoe. Now we can have both!

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      04-12-2012 10:55 AM #1543
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      Pre-ordered to OM-D.

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      04-12-2012 12:40 PM #1544
      I really think I'm going to post my e30 w/ grip and a few other things to get this when the first price drop rolls in or a used one.

      It's looking too good with all the posted examples around.

      for the pre-order, you go black or silver???

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      04-12-2012 01:32 PM #1545
      Quote Originally Posted by valfaw View Post
      I really think I'm going to post my e30 w/ grip and a few other things to get this when the first price drop rolls in or a used one.

      It's looking too good with all the posted examples around.

      for the pre-order, you go black or silver???
      Silver. I almost bought black because it's more discrete, but decided that I wanted to blink more.

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      04-12-2012 01:45 PM #1546
      $199 - amazon

      http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-45-2...178163&sr=8-18

      I've got no experience with it BTW - just passing this along
      Last edited by valfaw; 04-12-2012 at 01:50 PM.

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      04-16-2012 12:06 PM #1547
      Morning Tulips

      Oly E-5 / 9-18mm f4 / 1/10th sec / f8 / ISO 200
      Morning Tulips

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      04-18-2012 02:39 AM #1548
      one from a couple months ago. over sharpened a little bit . thoughts?



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      04-18-2012 09:18 AM #1549
      Snot terribly. Looks fine at that size.

      Here's some photos from food reviews. Most are done with the Lumix 20 f/1.7 as the Oly 45 is a bit long to use when sitting at a table. It's become my go to camera for this because the compact size fits well on my bike, which I ride to most of the restaurants I review, and it's a lot less of an "event" getting it into a restuarant and taking photos rather than my 5D MKII. I use a Crumpler 5MDH with the Oly and the 5DII for reviews, but pulling out a large DSLR with the 17-40 f/4L feels like advertising to everyone in the room that you're there for something.

      Bonus of the 4/3 system is that the site I write for requires photos te be 640x480, which is the same ratio and means I don't have to be as mindful of shooting for a crop and can frame my photos in camera.

      I really can't wait to get the OM-D.









      This is what I carry the Oly on.



      If you guys want to see more, check out the reveiws on TopThisPlace.com by Will K. Most all of the later ones were done with the Oly. I think the first one was the Blue Moon Cafe.

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      04-18-2012 05:51 PM #1550
      Those shots make me so hungry

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      04-18-2012 05:54 PM #1551
      E-5 / 50-200mm / 1/100th / f20 / ISO 200

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      04-18-2012 09:38 PM #1552
      Quote Originally Posted by Stetr24vw View Post
      E-5 / 50-200mm / 1/100th / f20 / ISO 200

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      Beautiful shot!

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      04-19-2012 09:33 PM #1553
      I've donated framed prints to our daughter's school fundraisers over the years.
      LR3/sinver efex 2


      crappy snap to get the idea of framed result...

      the weird lines are reflections and not in the print.

      It's nice to see prints as opposed to just looking at a screen all the time... note to self...

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      04-20-2012 09:10 AM #1554
      That's why I miss Ritz. A friend of mine was a manager and would hook me up with prints for next to nothing.

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      04-21-2012 03:40 PM #1555
      e1/8mm fe

      processed in snapspeed for PC

    16. 04-21-2012 03:58 PM #1556
      Haven't gotten to play with these things in a looong time... must say building legos with a beer in hand seems almost therapeutic.

      Lego! by angryshortbloke, on Flickr

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      04-21-2012 05:28 PM #1557
      EPL2 w/ 50mm/1.8


    18. 04-22-2012 09:28 PM #1558
      I swung by one of the camera shops today and got my mits on an E-P1. I think I'm sold on taking the dive on a Micro 4/3 set up.

      It felt really comfortable in my hands considering its size and had a great bit of manual control and menu accessibility that will be probably be pretty easy to learn after a few days of adjustment/familiarity. If I end up buying it (most likely) I'll be mounting my Canon FD 50 f/1.8 or my Zuiko 50 f/1.8 glass via adapters. It should be a pretty good street set up

      Fwiw, KEH has a few GREAT deals on these bodies right now
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      04-23-2012 09:10 AM #1559
      Quote Originally Posted by peoples_car View Post
      I swung by one of the camera shops today and got my mits on an E-P1. I think I'm sold on taking the dive on a Micro 4/3 set up.

      It felt really comfortable in my hands considering its size and had a great bit of manual control and menu accessibility that will be probably be pretty easy to learn after a few days of adjustment/familiarity. If I end up buying it (most likely) I'll be mounting my Canon FD 50 f/1.8 or my Zuiko 50 f/1.8 glass via adapters. It should be a pretty good street set up

      Fwiw, KEH has a few GREAT deals on these bodies right now
      They're pretty vesatile. I think one of the only things that could really make them better is a bigger sensor with better IQ. Now, if they could only do this without increasing the size of the lenses, it would be one hell of a camera.

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      04-30-2012 09:58 AM #1560
      and the reviews are in....

      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5


      interesting commentary - worthwhile read
      http://blog.giuliosciorio.com/?p=550
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      04-30-2012 08:14 PM #1561
      It's nice to finally see an oly get a really good review on dpr. Olympus has really made some great improvements in terms of dynamic range and high iso performance, among plenty of other things, with this camera. Now they just need to work on continuous af and produce some fast m4/3 zooms. I can't wait to see what they come up with for the E-7 or the next OM-D.

    22. 04-30-2012 09:19 PM #1562
      went to the Mitty at Road Atlanta this weekend, I need to work on my panning but was a good time.



      Untitled by angryshortbloke, on Flickr

      So who's going to be the first to post with the OM-D? I know a couple people that have preorders in but are too far away for me to check it out when they get them.

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      05-03-2012 10:11 PM #1563
      Anyone ever use the Sigma 30mm f/1.4? Just ordered one, reviews seem pretty good. Some of the Nikon guys mentioned possible backfocusing and a little slow AF on some of their bodies.
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      05-04-2012 12:41 AM #1564
      I had one for a bit. It was a nice lens. I picked it up used from another Oly shooter locally from flickrs buy sell section for the e system group that if I remember had it serviced before I got it. It rendered nicely, was pretty sharp and had a nice feel. I sold it as I got a deal on a panasonic full L1, 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 & 25mm f1.4 kit that I found on CL.

      If you have a e620/e30/e5 you'll be able to adjust the focus in camera, if not you'll have to send it in if it has issue. I used it adapted on my pen as well and it did a nice job.

      You'll enjoy the extra speed and it'll take a bit of getting used to to nail focus due to the narrow DOF.

      All in all a nice lens for the money and solid performer.

      I'm redoing my LR catalogs after it got corrupted or I'd find a few of my shots with it.
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      05-04-2012 01:20 PM #1565
      Awesome, good to hear! This one is used also, the listing said he took maybe 30 shots with it. Reputable seller on ebay, sells a lot of camera stuff and has 100% positive feedback. Got it for $350 so I figured I can't go wrong. I actually will be using it on my E620, I'll have to go through the settings to find the focus adjust again just in case I need it. Totally forgot about that option
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      05-04-2012 02:15 PM #1566
      I think mine was $325/350 and sold for similar so not a bad price. For awhile they were going sub $300 but you should be able to get most/all your money back that you are in it for should it not work out.

      I suspect though you'll have a great time with it.


      Just decided, I think I have to do it folks... OM-D is screaming for me and I need to consolidate regardless.

      throwing it here as not sure how many of the Oly shooters check the sell adds around here I'm going to list my;

      $650 - e30 bought new from calumet last Oct and still warranted/box/everything as new/screen cover from new/2gb CF card
      and $775 w/ HLD-4 bought new at the same time in October
      $315 - E1/shld-2 extra battery/charger/manual/cables/discs/2gb cf card/wrist grip and neck strap.
      $240 - e-p1/14-42/box/charger/extra battery/4gb sdhc

      will entertain offers as well... PM me for pix or any interest.

      prices include shipping flat rate insured CONUS
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      05-05-2012 11:10 AM #1567
      Just thought I'd post a shot from this morning. Went out hoping to shoot the sunrise for next weeks 52 week theme, but instead got hammered by grey sky and fog so I worked with it. Luckily the current theme is "10 minutes from home" which this place was. Thank you Mother Nature


      Whalom fog by DphotoB, on Flickr
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      05-17-2012 10:04 AM #1568
      Hey guys just wanted to jump in here, I am really interested in learning more about photography and how to shoot better. I currently use a E-520 with the kit lenses. My passion is mostly automotive but I want to expand and start taking other photos. Here are a couple of my shots please feel free to C&C these photos.
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      1. Fresh Edit

      2. front3-4driverside

      3. front fender

      4. Front Drivers

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      05-21-2012 10:08 AM #1569
      I took just my E-P3, 45 f/1.8, and 20 f/1.7 to Ocean City, Md this weekend for the classic car show. I'll post up photos when I get them edited. I felt sorry for the people walking the boardwalk with DSLRs and large lenses. I'm glad I left my 5D MKII kit at home. It would have been a pain to lug around. I did miss some photographic opportunities, but it wasn't anything that I was too worried about since I was shooting just to shoot and not for a client or not working on a portfolio shot or personal profject.

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      05-21-2012 05:17 PM #1570
      Quote Originally Posted by DuRty-Jolf View Post
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      This roller came out great! You must have steady hands to get one that sharp at 1/40th sec with f5! Nice work!

      The shots of the Evo are nice, but a little dark for my taste and the white balance is slightly off (on the cool side). You're off to a good start though

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      05-23-2012 12:22 AM #1572
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I took just my E-P3, 45 f/1.8, and 20 f/1.7 to Ocean City, Md this weekend for the classic car show. I'll post up photos when I get them edited. I felt sorry for the people walking the boardwalk with DSLRs and large lenses. I'm glad I left my 5D MKII kit at home. It would have been a pain to lug around. I did miss some photographic opportunities, but it wasn't anything that I was too worried about since I was shooting just to shoot and not for a client or not working on a portfolio shot or personal profject.


      To me, the Pen line brought back the fun in photography. I really love using legacy glass now.


      Untitled by ryansinibaldi, on Flickr



      Untitled by ryansinibaldi, on Flickr



      Untitled by ryansinibaldi, on Flickr



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      Untitled by ryansinibaldi, on Flickr



      Lonely Tree by ryansinibaldi, on Flickr

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      06-05-2012 10:12 PM #1573
      One from a few weeks ago.



      Another one from the other night.

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      06-06-2012 09:21 AM #1574
      My OM-D ships today.

      From the clasic car show in OC, MD.

      E-P3 with Lumix 20 f/1.7:

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      06-14-2012 09:57 PM #1575
      ^^^ where are OM-D shots???

      e30/70-300mm


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