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Old Jun 14, 2010, 5:01 PM   #1
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Shot with the E30 and 50-200 SWD, most with the EX25. Captured RAW and processed in Olympus Viewer software.









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And Pop-Art..



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Man, those are just gorgeous, Greg. Especially the very last one.
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I think that I like the Pop Art filter more every time I see it. Good job.
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Agreed, the pop-art filter is pretty nice. Soft focus seems a bit hit and miss. As a side note, is there a way to figure out the minimum focus distance the ex-25 will allow for with each lens?

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Agreed, the pop-art filter is pretty nice. Soft focus seems a bit hit and miss. As a side note, is there a way to figure out the minimum focus distance the ex-25 will allow for with each lens?

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Hi John,

The extension tube compatibility chart has the focal range listed for each lens.
It can be found here:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...4042e.cfm#etcl

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Hi Greg,

Another fine series of images. I am curious why you chose to use Olympus
software instead of CS4 to process the images.


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Greg great shots, I to like the pop art filter effect in your images, but I think number 3 with those crisp white flowers is my favorite for this series.

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Hi Greg,

Another fine series of images. I am curious why you chose to use Olympus
software instead of CS4 to process the images.


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Hi Zig.

No good reason really, other than just to play with it and to use the creative filter settings to see how those files would look.

I did go back and processed many of the same files using ACR and CS4. Posted both results in my E30 page and do prefer the ability of CS4 to render JPEG's with much less compression applied compared to Viewer and Studio. In many cases the JPEG's using CS4 were almost twice as large. Several of the Viewer processed JPEG's from the E30, using the highest quality setting, were less than 4 MB in size, so there was a lot of compressing going on with Viewer!
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Hi Greg

Some cracking pics .. and i was a bit surprised you were using Viewer to process the RAW files. Whats your take on the filters .. ? The pics look good but could anyone do the same effect in say LR/CS/capture 1 or studio instead ? Regards the compression.. thats applied in camera and by Viewer its something thats always made me go with shooting RAW + jpeg.

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Hi John,

The extension tube compatibility chart has the focal range listed for each lens.
It can be found here:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...4042e.cfm#etcl

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Thanks Zig. I wish they listed aftermarket lenses as well but I wouldn't really expect them to. Anyone know why AF doesn't work with the longer lenses, the 300mm or the 50-200, or 90-250? Not that I own any of those but I was thinking of using it with my Sigma 135-400 to make it a good summer bug lens but w/o AF I might as well just stick with my old glass and a tube.

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