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Old Dec 11, 2006, 4:27 PM   #1
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Hi,

I took the E500 and my new 14-54 out for a spin to London.
Took loads and loads of pictures ... all RAW.

Just worked on a couple of them. Here they are.

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Old Dec 11, 2006, 4:28 PM   #2
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Here's the 2nd one.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 6:21 PM   #3
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I notice that the the motion of the people and cars in the first picture was captured, but the waves in the second picture are frozen and the focus is sharp. What were the settings for each exposure?
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 6:36 PM   #4
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Hi gaggu

Nice shots - just wondering from no1 whether that was the south or north side of the bridge - must be the north side because i can;t remember ever seeing a traffic island in the middlle on the other side.

More importantly how are you finding the 14-54ZD with the E500? I found mine to be a pretty nice improvement over the 14-45 that I had with the E1.

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Great job of controling the highlights. So many images like this that I seehave burned out detail. Were you utilizing spot metering or centerweighted to get your readings for these? Very nice.
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Very nice shots! You are a credit to your E-500. Donna
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 1:26 AM   #7
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Hi Folks,

Thanks a lot

-HarjTT
Thanks a lot for letting me know about Cameta.
Thats where I got the lense.

Well ... it was from the St. Katherines Docks' end.

The 14-54 is so much more than the kit lense. The
very initial impressions are:
- The motor is much more silent than kit lense

- Focusing is very very fast.

- It's heavier and weighs almost the same
as the 40-150 but is much smaller in length so
overall the setup is alot more ... comfortable? for
hand holding. The balance is just right.

- And ... I dunno whats with the distance scale ?
I was almost always focused at infinity ? But I
really don't know how to read the distance scale so
it might be my mistake.


Having said that though ... I won't be parting with the
14-45 at all. It has it's own advantages just weighing
in close to 150 gms and it might come in handy after all
in some situations.


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Hi Donna,

Thanks a lot. )

Yes ... but I still don't take pictures as good as you do )

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 1:55 AM   #9
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-Greg, Jim

For these shots I was using matrix metering. I was actually not
sure how the spot and CW metering would expose.

I did take a couple of shots with manual metering using the Sunny 16
rule which Greg had described. They did turn out very nice.
(But there are actually over 100 shots and I am still handling them maybe
2 or 3 every evening)

And yes I know what Greg means about burning the details because
I have another shot from almost exactly the same spot w/o Exposure
Compensation of -0.7 and its burnt out.

But the one thing I did do was turn up or down the exposure / flash
compensation where I had a gut feeling they might go wrong or just
saw them getting burnt out on the monitor. Thats the only manual setting I
was changing. And I took some shots with changing ISO. There is an
ISO 800 shot and has indeed turned out nice. Will post it soon.

Heres the shooting info:
Shot 1:
- 17mm
- f2.8
- 1/5s
- E Compensation of -0.7
- 100 ISO
- ESP Metering.

Shot 2:
- 14mm
- f2.8
- 1/5s
- E Compensation of -0.7
- 100 ISO
- ESP Metering.


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Great shots, gaggu, no matter the method. What works is what counts.

Here's a good page from the Olympus America website regarding metering modes. It's E-1 based, but the various modes are the same for all cameras...

http://olympusdigitalschool.com/phot...ode/index.html
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