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Old May 21, 2010, 11:31 AM   #11
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Great shots. The EPL1 is indeed an impressive camera. Every day I debate whether I should get myself one (and sell my EP1).

Question for you guys, what is the base ISO on the EPL1? On the EP1 is 200 and if I shoot at 100, the camera blows highlights much more (reduced DR). So, to use ISO 100/125, I need to knock down exposure by -0.7, which helps with the highlights but not in low light. So, to use ISO 100/125 is a hassle as I have to keep changing the Ev depending on the lighting conditions. I just shoot at ISO 200.
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Question for you guys, what is the base ISO on the EPL1? On the EP1 is 200 and if I shoot at 100, the camera blows highlights much more (reduced DR). So, to use ISO 100/125, I need to knock down exposure by -0.7, which helps with the highlights but not in low light. So, to use ISO 100/125 is a hassle as I have to keep changing the Ev depending on the lighting conditions. I just shoot at ISO 200.
Every camera Olympus makes today, DSLR or one of these micro bodies, has the same "base" ISO of 200. ISO 100 is available, but it is a compromise of dynamic range. I have played with a handful of shots at ISO 100, but for the most part I simply leave my cameras set to AUTO ISO with a set range of 200-400.
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That second shot is dynamite. Superb!
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Old May 21, 2010, 1:47 PM   #14
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... I simply leave my cameras set to AUTO ISO with a set range of 200-400.
Thanks for the response, Greg. I actually cap the ISO on the EP1 at 800. I find it very acceptable in most cases.
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Old May 21, 2010, 2:35 PM   #15
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My auto range varies with what I'm shooting. 200-400 works for most subjects, especially when working the the two SWD 12-60 and 50-200 lenses where the slowest maximum aperture is the f4 setting on the long end of the 12-60.

When I was shooting at the Stars hockey games I set it from 200-3200. I'm going to see the horse races this evening and will probably use the same 200-3200 range since the sun sets around 8:25pm and the races continue to until around 10:15pm or so.
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Old May 21, 2010, 4:21 PM   #16
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With the epl-1 I cap the iso at 2000. I works well up there.
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Old May 21, 2010, 4:29 PM   #17
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What I did is, I saved a high ISO setting (AUTO starting at 800) into My Mode and use the Fn button to shoot in this mode. That way I don't have to mess around with ISO settings. It's either AUTO 200-800 or AUTO 800-3200.
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Clarification, I do not know how I thought the focal point of the camera was adjustable on the e-pl1 but it is not, must have confused myself with something I wish was viable. the light meter however, can be calibrated which would also be nice to have in the e-3.
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Thanks Tullio & Hiawatha for the comments.

Thanks for the info Greg.
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I need help, how do you change the ISO manually on the EPL-1. I must say I am a beginner at this and learning from my stepmother. My initial problem was that I can't take pictures at times. It will give me a blinking green dot in the upper right hand corner and won't take the picture. This mostly happens at night. So from the research I have done and my stepmothers knowledge we think it has something to do with the high ISO, but we don't know how to change the ISO manually. I would appreciate any help! Thank you
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