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Old Mar 1, 2010, 7:20 PM   #31
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PC user the new olympus IB software does now work either, I have opened a case with oly on this also.
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Old Mar 1, 2010, 9:43 PM   #32
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wanted to check out this camera's night shooting abilities, so here are a couple of test shots. Want to see how noise it got with different settings.

The first one was taken at 800iso with +1ev at f10 3.2 sec
second 1600iso +1ev f5.6 .40 sec
third 3200iso +1ev f16 2 sec

So long shutter speed tripod is where this camera needs to be for night work.
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Old Mar 1, 2010, 11:25 PM   #33
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It appears that ISO 800 is very clean. At 1600 noise is much more evident but still pretty usable. However, at 3200 I see a lot of degradation in IQ and resolution. Still pretty impressive though when compared to just about every P&S and most entry level DSLRs. You just can't crop it.
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Old Mar 1, 2010, 11:38 PM   #34
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I just reduce to post, I did not crop

I check it with aperture at 100% crop. And I was very impress at 800iso. I can live with 1600 with some noise reduction pp. But 3200 is for incase of emergency only. But to be honest, even with my T1i I hardly ever pass 3200 when walking around. This thing is so much better then my p&s. I knew what I was getting before getting it, and I am very impress by 800 and quite happy at 1600. 3200 can be use in a tight spot.
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 12:03 AM   #35
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I actually restricted the auto iso to 1250. I was please with the results at 1250iso. Here is it reduced and one of it cropped.
1250iso, f4.9, +1ev, at 2 sec
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 4:30 AM   #36
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I hope you are very happy with your new E-PL1 shoturtle!!

If you would be so kind, I think it would be useful (and I would be very grateful) if you could post an indoors, incandescent-lit scene? Straight off camera JPEGs at ISO800, 1600 and 3200 (100% crops) without flash. Equally useful would be the E-PL1 'auto' (with flash) shot of the same scene to balance the evaluation.

If you don't have the time, it's not a problem.
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mrmacmusic,

I will see what I can do later when the sund goes down. With posting your request.
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Here is a size comparison why I think this thing make a great travel camera. Next to my T1i, it is way smaller.
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Here is are the samples starting with 800, 1600, 3200 in incon lighting wb. And flash at 200iso, all unedited

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I hope you are very happy with your new E-PL1 shoturtle!!

If you would be so kind, I think it would be useful (and I would be very grateful) if you could post an indoors, incandescent-lit scene? Straight off camera JPEGs at ISO800, 1600 and 3200 (100% crops) without flash. Equally useful would be the E-PL1 'auto' (with flash) shot of the same scene to balance the evaluation.

If you don't have the time, it's not a problem.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 1:46 AM   #40
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Update on my macro lens, got the tracking info.

adapter will be here friday, lens will arrive money.
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