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VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 9:45 PM

Panasonic 45-200mm Arrived. E-LP1 Seems To Like It.
 
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/DenVII/015.jpg

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 9:49 PM

This lens is better than the kit lens, but still could wish for more reliable focusing in low light and an aperture bigger than F4.

I took a lot of pictures and had a LOT of blurry ones to delete.

Overall......a success.

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 9:52 PM

Another.....

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/DenVII/051.jpg

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 9:58 PM

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/DenVII/014-1.jpg

Greg Chappell Dec 3, 2011 9:59 PM

Which stabilization system were you using, the in-lens OIS or the Pens' built-in stabilization?

What you need to do is, pick yourself a fast enough shutter speed to use when zoomed to 200mm that will allow you to freeze action better. I often use shutter speed priority when shooting with my 75-300 Micro Zuiko, select 1/500 second or shorter and let the camera select whatever ISO is needed, which might have to be 1000 or higher. That's just what you have to do when using a slower tele zoom. At the magnification you get when zoomed to 150mm or longer, 1/160 second almost always just does not cut it, even with stabilization.

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 9:59 PM

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/DenVII/040.jpg

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1270287)
Which stabilization system were you using, the in-lens OIS or the Pens' built-in stabilization?

What you need to do is, pick yourself a fast enough shutter speed to use when zoomed to 200mm that will allow you to freeze action better. I often use shutter speed priority when shooting with my 75-300 Micro Zuiko, select 1/500 second or shorter and let the camera select whatever ISO is needed, which might have to be 1000 or higher. That's just what you have to do when using a slower tele zoom. At the magnification you get when zoomed to 150mm or longer, 1/160 second often just does not cut it, even with stabilization.

I turned off the lens and used the Pen body IS.

This was a very gloomy day, and I stuck with an ISO of 400, so there was no hope of a high shutter speed.

I'm looking forward to trying it when the sun comes out tomorrow or the next day.

:)

shoturtle Dec 3, 2011 10:34 PM

800iso is very workable with the epl-1. That will let you double your shutter speed.

Greg Chappell Dec 3, 2011 10:38 PM

I'd let the ISO go up higher than 400 on overcast days. The E-PL1 is capable of very good performance at a higher setting. Easily as high as 1600, but I would go at least as high as 800. I would imagine most of your blurry images were due to too slow a shutter speed for the focal length you were using. Blurry with no detail vs. a higher ISO and possibly some lost detail due to noise filtering, I'd go with the higher ISO setting, some detail and a sharp image.

That last fat little bird has not missed too many meals.

The sun definitely does help.

VoxEphemeral Dec 3, 2011 10:49 PM

Thanks, I was being conservative with the ISO today and never got around to experimenting with it.


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