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Old Feb 17, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Captured last night with the E-P3 and 40-150mm f4-5.6 M. Zuiko, with a little extra cropping, at ISO 2000.



But not this time..


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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Pretty darn nice for 2000ASA. Did you have to do a ton of PP?
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For a kit lens that took no room to get in and weighs nothing, I'm certainly not complaining....

Not really much PP at all. I manually tweeked the white balance on the first file I processed so the whites looked white and set my "ISO 2000" sharpening and noise filter profile. I used manual exposure with the same exposure and ISO setting on all the action shots so on each subsequent image I selected the option to automatically apply the same corrections from the prior image I processed to each subsequent image and only made slight curves adjustments when needed to control the highlights as they were not all exactly the same. Lighting in the middle of the rink is slightly different from either end.

Once you get going, it's just a few seconds on each file.

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For a kit lens that took no room to get in and weighs nothing, I'm certainly not complaining....

Not really. I manually tweeked the white balance on the first file I processed so the whites looked white and set my "ISO 2000" sharpening and noise filter profile. I used manual exposure with the same exposure and ISO setting on all the action shots so on each subsequent image I selected the option to automatically apply the same corrections from the prior image I processed to each subsequent image and only made slight curves adjustments when needed to control the highlights as they were not all exactly the same. Lighting in the middle of the rink is slightly different from either end.

Once you get going, it's just a few seconds on each file.
And once you know what you're doing.
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After seeing these, my first reaction is that Olympus has certainly come a long way as far as their sensor technology is concerned. That and the processing engine, AA filter, etc.

I can still remember when I'd be ecstatic if I got images this nice with any of my Oly dslrs set to ISO800, never mind ISO2000.

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After seeing these, my first reaction is that Olympus has certainly come a long way as far as their sensor technology is concerned. That and the processing engine, AA filter, etc.

I can still remember when I'd be ecstatic if I got images this nice with any of my Oly dslrs set to ISO800, never mind ISO2000.

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And in the film days you were pretty much limited to 400ASA but you could compensate and push if you wanted although the results were not all that great pushing it.
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Thanks Greg !

You saved me $800 ....

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I was on my way to pre-order the OM-D ... and I bought the 40-150 MZuiko for only $280

With it, the OM-D will have to wait ...

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I'm not sure if there is an interchangeable zoom that goes to an equivalent 300mm FOV like the 40-150 and weighs less than this lens does, and it's pretty darn good optically.
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... and close or under 3 inches which is nice when going to a lot of ice rinks!
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Major problem with the first shot, no wonder the puck ends up saggin' the twine. Two defenders standing around behind the net. They made it easy for whoever took the shot and made it easier for Greg to make this great shot. ISO 2000, that is an amazing result. Do love the 40-150 M.
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