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Old Jun 26, 2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Fun with the E-PL1 and 8mm f3.5 Zuiko Fisheye

Well, it was fun until the heat finally drove me inside for the rest of the day.

These were all captured RAW Saturday and processed in Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop CS5.



This steam engine control room has a fence blocking the extrance. There was just enough room for me to place the Pen on top of the fence and shoot unobstructed, but I had to first take the VF-2 finder off to get the outfit short enough. No way I could have done this with my E5 DSLR as it would have been too tall..





Pretty impressive flare control here..



I've shot this next building several times, but never quite like this..



A couple of shots with the 12-60 Zuiko. Graffiti on an old Pullman car..



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Old Jun 26, 2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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Wow! Fantastic shots, I really like the last one and the steam engine control room (wouldn't you hate to be sitting in the comfy chair and forget which knob to turn ). Thanks for sharing!
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Love the steam locomotive shots!
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Hi Greg,

As always, another interesting, informative and unique set of images.
The 12-60mm SWD, even though it is large for the EPL-1, is really a wonderful lens to use on that camera-as your images show.

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wow great pics! how much is this lense?
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wow great pics! how much is this lense?
A little more now than when I bought it!

I have no doubt it can partially be credited with the disaster in Japan and production/distribution lines being affected to some extent, and possibly the contraction of the DSLR line of bodies Olympus now sells, but prices on all of the DSLR line of 4/3rd's Zuikos are now pretty much all at list price everywhere. This 8mm Zuiko Fisheye now sells at B&H for $799..

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...isheye_ED.html

I even noticed lenses like the micro 75-300, which had started to fall a little bit in price, are now back to their original $899 price level. At one point I think I recall seeing $749 at B&H. I've not been pricing other lines to see if there was a trend in prices across the board or not, but right now there are few "deals" out there on Olympus lenses for either format.
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wow thanks that is out of the budget for a while. I just got the panasonic 40-200mm today.

can you provide me with a link or info on how to process a raw pic in photoshop?


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Which version of Photoshop do you have?
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CS3 it does not support the .OCF files. I just found out I need to convert them with the olympus program first. What a PITA.

edit: I found some info in processing in PS. Thanks for posting up great pics. I almost sold my EPL-1 for a regular old point and shoot sony. Im soooo glad I kept it and opted for some new lens's (spelling?)


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Adobe offers a free program that allows you to convert your ORF Files to Adobe's DNG RAW format. Once you do that, you can process those files in CS3.

CS5 has some greatly improved features. The noise filters in the RAW converter are really good.
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