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Old Nov 27, 2010, 5:51 PM   #1
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Default E-PL1+12-60mm and Rokkor 50mm1.4 images

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the last of the clan was put on a bus this morning, I got a little free time to mess around with the E-PL1 using both the 12-60mm Olympus lens and old Rokkor 50mm1.4 lens. I took around 20 images
all in natural light, no flash or incandescent light. The E-PL1 was in auto mode with both lenses- the only difference was with the Rokkor, I manually adjusted the aperture. Also used, was the VF-2 EVF. Geez, this little device is great.

Note, these are all pretty much OOC jpegs. I cropped the images and reduced the file size for use on the web. But that's about pretty much it.

The first shot was taken with the 12-60mm @ ISO1000
The 2nd shot was also the 12-60mm @ ISO500
The 3rd shot I took with the Rokkor 50mm1.4 @ ISO1600
The 4th was taken using the Rokkor @ ISO500

Some personal observations; Really like how clean the images are @ 1600 and 1000. The fact that the OOC jpegs continue to need little-if any- post processing is marvelous. The colors are natural, white balance is accurate-not much to do. The out-of-focus area on the 50mm 1.4 Rokkor lens is very pleasing to my eyes. Last, I still have a bit of trouble focusing manual lenses, but getter better at it.

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Old Nov 27, 2010, 7:05 PM   #2
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Those are lovely zig. Considering the season in MA, can we assume these were indoor shots?
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Those are lovely zig. Considering the season in MA, can we assume these were indoor shots?
Hi Steven,
Thanks and yes, they were indoors.

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Old Nov 27, 2010, 11:28 PM   #4
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Beautiful colors, and yes, great for ISO used. The 12-60 really let's you get in close. You lose some magnification up close due to the internal focusing system, but it's just a great lens for either 4/3rd's or micro 4/3rd's.
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very nice detail, both lenses capture allot of fine details.
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Zig, excellent shots, I like that first one the best.
I do not know if you have noticed this, but my vf-2 is extremely sensitive to the diopter adjustment, which is most notable when taking manual focus shots the image looks realy sharp when using the magnified view then I take the shot & it is slightly front or back-focused. I use sort of a poor man's calibration to try & eliminate this, I put the camera on a tripod put some thing that has fine detail out on a table for focusing, used the kit lens to auto focus till got the af confirmation light, then set focus to manual(so it doesn't move) & magnified the view. then I adjusted the diopter ring till the magnified view was as sharp as possible to my eye, repeated this a couple of times to make sure it was close as far as I could see. then marked the tick on the diopter adjustment with a pencil till I got used to where it was best at. This helped me out with the manual focus lenses.
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Very nice set, Zig...!
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Zig, excellent shots, I like that first one the best.
I do not know if you have noticed this, but my vf-2 is extremely sensitive to the diopter adjustment, which is most notable when taking manual focus shots the image looks realy sharp when using the magnified view then I take the shot & it is slightly front or back-focused. I use sort of a poor man's calibration to try & eliminate this, I put the camera on a tripod put some thing that has fine detail out on a table for focusing, used the kit lens to auto focus till got the af confirmation light, then set focus to manual(so it doesn't move) & magnified the view. then I adjusted the diopter ring till the magnified view was as sharp as possible to my eye, repeated this a couple of times to make sure it was close as far as I could see. then marked the tick on the diopter adjustment with a pencil till I got used to where it was best at. This helped me out with the manual focus lenses.
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Thanks for the great suggestion. I'm going to try that this morning as I suspect that this may be contributing to focusing issue. As I do wear glasses, I did adjust the diopter. But I'm not 100% sure that it is correctly adjusted.
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Thanks all for the kind comments. They are much appreciated.


And yes, Greg, The 12-60mm is a really a great lens. And a great example of the quality that Olympus can achieve with their optics. With the 12-60 and the 50-200, the 35-100mm f2.0 is the only lens that I really would like to add. It's the next lens on my upgrade path-when I hit the lottery
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... The 12-60mm is a really a great lens....
Indeed it is. I don't have it but I've seen some excellent results from it. The Rokkor did a pretty good job also.
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