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    1. 11-01-2010 05:13 PM #1126
      Nice images Trevor. I particularly like the GBH and the Mallard. Really sharp and good colour.

      Got my e5 today. Anyone want to buy an E1 for cheap? It has 5 batteries and grip, but the camera grip is starting to peel away

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      11-01-2010 05:52 PM #1127
      Thanks Charles. I would totally take that E-1 off your hands, but after waiting for the smoke to clear and some real reviews to come out, I think I will be saving for that E-5. Going to take a while, but I don't want anything else, but the best.

    3. 11-01-2010 06:21 PM #1128
      Trevor, I support your choice of saving for an E5. It's a ridiculous camera even compared to my E3. The low light AF capability is amazing. I put the camera in a completely dark room, only a 1 inch crack open on the door, no lights at all inside the room. The only light was a 10W lamp about 20 feet away, and the camera focused perfectly on the items in the room. I could not even see what I was pointing at. I used the flash to light my subject during the exposure...

      Ridiculous.

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      11-01-2010 08:51 PM #1129
      Quote Originally Posted by lowa2 View Post
      Trevor, I support your choice of saving for an E5. It's a ridiculous camera even compared to my E3. The low light AF capability is amazing. I put the camera in a completely dark room, only a 1 inch crack open on the door, no lights at all inside the room. The only light was a 10W lamp about 20 feet away, and the camera focused perfectly on the items in the room. I could not even see what I was pointing at. I used the flash to light my subject during the exposure...

      Ridiculous.

      Charles - Congrat's on the new rig... cannot wait to see what you do with it...

      buy the e1 folks it's the stuff of legend....

      Trevor - sealed E1 for cheap, do it, you'll get rid of the e510... just sayin'

      the birds are amazing...

      Blitzkreig - cannot go wrong with that lens... nice pick-up... now post-up...

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      11-09-2010 09:20 AM #1130
      Some new film shots from the OM-1n.

      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/30th / f16 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400


      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/250th / f5.6 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400


      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/60th / f5.6 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400


      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/250th / f5.6 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400


      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/125th / f5.6 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400


      Zuiko 28mm f2.8 / 1/125th / f5.6 / Polarizer / Kodak Gold 400

    6. 11-09-2010 06:02 PM #1131
      Amazing images Trevor. I'm going to rip out my OM2n and 24/2.8 when I get back! I just got a vivitar S1 70-210 for 18$ in OM mount, so I'll give that thing a try too!

      Again, SUPER nice stuff man. Great composition and colours!

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      11-09-2010 06:21 PM #1132
      Thanks Charles, film has been super fun so far. I'm really getting the hang of it. I just need to remember that 28mm or wider lenses on OM bodies are pretty DAMN wide. I used a third party lens hood on my 28mm and got these results...


      I was pissed, so I worked a little PS magic on them...


      I have a S1 70-210 as well, but it's in MD/MC mount. It's the f2.8 (Komine) version and I have an adapter to mount it to my E-510. I'm waiting to pick up a decent macro lighting setup so I can stop the lens down and get some sharp shots. It's pretty hard to work with wide open...

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      11-09-2010 06:25 PM #1133
      Trevor...wonderful stuff...

      this



      wins for me...

      and what's up with you mr. e5

    9. 11-09-2010 07:41 PM #1134
      Trevor, I'm sure you can sell the MD mount lens pretty quickly on fleabay or ftf w/adapter. Then pick up an OM mount. My father used to absolutely LOVE the 70-210 S1 Vivitar, and he used it for years on his Minolta XK. He showed me some remarkable images with it from his film days. I used to use mine as a substitute for my 50-200 before I the 50-200 lens, and it was GREAT on the E1.

      Re: my E5, there is a total of about 30 minutes of daylight per day right now....figure the rest out

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      11-09-2010 07:55 PM #1135
      Quote Originally Posted by lowa2 View Post
      Re: my E5, there is a total of about 30 minutes of daylight per day right now....figure the rest out
      that just means crank the ISO up now that you can... LOL

      or time lapse as has been hanging around here lately...

      c'mon, be creative for godsake...

    11. 11-09-2010 09:32 PM #1136
      ok so I got creative and got some images of a mother polar bear and two baby polar bears eating. I'm going to process them, and post as soon as I'm done!

    12. 11-09-2010 11:27 PM #1137
      Here you go, remember that there is NO daylight.





      and the last sun for 2010 in the north. Last week.

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      11-09-2010 11:44 PM #1138
      those were worth the wait...

      Polar bears with the 150mm f2? or longer I hope... lol

      sunset is stunning

    14. 11-09-2010 11:59 PM #1139
      Thanks! The AF is actually pretty good at night. The bears were lit with a handheld flashlight. I was inside a truck, with the E5&300/2.8. These are not crops except for changing from 4/3 to roughly 3:2 for composition. They were lit with the FL36 @ full power at roughly a distance of about 80 feet. ISO=800 also for a shutter speed of only 1/60th. ISO800 is ridiculously clean on this camera compared to my E3, I did not run ANY noise reduction on these shots.

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      11-10-2010 12:15 AM #1140
      meant to say thanks as well...

      I've heard/seen little other than great things about the e5 despite the end of the world BS when it was announced...

      can't wait to see more when you get around...

      As an aside, when do you wrap up your northern adventure??

    16. 11-10-2010 12:36 AM #1141
      Yeah, it's quite the capable camera in the very limited time I've had it. I am extremely pleased with it's high ISO performance so far. ISO1600 looks like ISO400 on the E3. I'm not shooting raw yet as it is not supported by ACR, so I'm absolutely pumped to see what I can do with LR3.2

      I am coming home in 28days and 18 hours , but who's counting It cannot come soon enough, I've done my time, and I want to go home now.

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      11-11-2010 02:35 AM #1142
      I am a total novice and still use a lot of the automatic settings, but here are a few taken with my E-500.




      Last edited by kuklaki; 11-11-2010 at 12:42 PM.

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      11-11-2010 02:45 AM #1143
      ^^^

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      11-11-2010 02:55 AM #1144
      And cars. Everyone likes cars, right?




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      11-11-2010 10:09 AM #1145
      Some good stuff there! I really like this one...
      Quote Originally Posted by kuklaki View Post
      Check out www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/e500-sett.html for some tips how to get the most out of your E-500.

      What are you using for lenses?

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      11-11-2010 12:32 PM #1146
      Sadly, I just have the kit lens, and a 35mm I picked up. I have not had the money (yet) for better ones but I am working on that.
      Thanks for the link, I will read through that and practice more I think my Oly compensates a lot for what I lack

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      11-11-2010 02:37 PM #1147
      Quote Originally Posted by kuklaki View Post
      Sadly, I just have the kit lens, and a 35mm I picked up.
      Nothing wrong with the kit lenses! And the 35mm is a lens I have wanted for quite some time, but I have put my priorities somewhere else.
      Quote Originally Posted by kuklaki View Post
      I have not had the money (yet) for better ones but I am working on that.
      In due time. It's taken me almost 4 years to get where I am with my gear...
      Quote Originally Posted by kuklaki View Post
      Thanks for the link, I will read through that and practice more I think my Oly compensates a lot for what I lack
      Not a problem. Here are a few more places to find tons of info...
      http://www.flickr.com/groups/olympusesystem/
      http://www.flickr.com/groups/olympus_e500/
      http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

      And a few places to find gear...
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
      http://www.adorama.com/
      http://www.keh.com/
      http://www.flickr.com/groups/olympus...7604995713024/
      http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43
      http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

    23. 11-13-2010 10:57 PM #1148
      Since I got my new 70-300mm lens last week, it's been dark out all the time so I haven't had any opportunity to test it out until today (kind of). I was cold and raining and I set out to get photos of a local steam locomotive that was going to be on it's last run today. Taking photos of a large train hardly is hardly ideal for such a lens, ESPECIALLY when it's raining quite hard and the lens isn't waterproof, but I wanted to play with it a little.

      I call this shot I took today, "Hey John Henry, yah missed one!" (Yes, I did cross-post this in the 'bokeh' thread )



      I call this shot, "Squirrel's eye view"


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      11-13-2010 11:35 PM #1149
      I was hoping whoever took that had a long lens to use...

      nice stuff the 70-300mm is a nice bit for the money, you seem to already be getting along nicely

    25. 11-14-2010 12:23 AM #1150
      That John Henry shot is really smooth! Great work, but you wouldn't see me in front of a moving train!!!

      A test shot with the E5 + 150/2 with basically NO ambient light. It was lit with my FL50


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