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Old Mar 30, 2011, 2:42 PM   #1
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I took the opportunity to shoot this with my new Zuiko 8mm f3.5 mounted on my E-PL1 via the MMF-2 adapter. The FE works very well with the E-PL1 and VF-2 eyelevel finder combination.

And no....I'm not gonna go see KISS when they are here!

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Old Mar 30, 2011, 3:29 PM   #2
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Greg,

That is one hell of a shot. I've not seen too many purposes for a lens so wide, but for this type of photography, it sure is very impressive.

The detail, composition exposure-evrything is just spot on.

Well done.

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p.s. I'm with you, KISS was never a favorite of mine either.

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Greg, did you use a tripod? Any cropping?
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Greg, did you use a tripod? Any cropping?
No tripod, in my own case because I rarely will go to the effort of carrying one. Even if I usually did, it would not have been allowed in the stadium by security for the game.

The one regret in what I did was the ISO, which was 800. I had the camera in auto ISO and used aperture priority at f5.6. I had my ISO ceiling set to 800 and so the camera went there. The resulting shutter speed was 1/125 second, and I could have easily shot this at 1/30 second, kept the ISO down at 200 and would have been able to resolve more detail in the banners hanging from the ceiling better than I was able to do in balancing the sharpening with the noise filtering.

I shot the image RAW and, on opening in Adobe Camera RAW I noted a slight out of levelness (sic) to it, so I used the level tool in ACR which resulted in an ever-so-slight amount of cropping. Uncropped E-PL1 files are 4032x3024 pixels and this one saved at 4011x3009 so the amount "chopped off" in doing the leveling I did in ACR was pretty much irrelevant.

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The hush of the cathedral before the service begins...

This is an amazing capture, even the "stained glass" is beautifully rendered.
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No tripod,
That's what I guessed, incredibly accurate composition for handhold.

Good that it was EPL1; if it was a Panasonic @800, it would have had been out a garbage. Well, Panasonic's auto mode won't let you use 800 anyway, 400 is the highest.
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Impressive shot Greg. I won't tell anyone that you were really taking a photo of the Kiss banners! LOL
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