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Old Feb 14, 2014, 3:59 PM   #1
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Wink E-M1 arrives

Well, I finally went down to the camera store and bought an E-M1 and 12-40 lens. After charging up the battery and putting on the 45/1.8 first, I turned to my faithful friend, freshly returned from a Valentine's Day shampoo, and used him as my first model for a portrait. As usual, without doing much of anything except lightening up the shadows in PP, another Olympus is a pleasure to use. I sold my E-M5 a few months ago because of some frustrations with it -- never with the photos, though -- and think this will be an improvement. Now I have to take the time to learn about the camera, adjust the settings, and use it as a real photographic tool.

At the same time, I took my OM-1 to the camera store for a little R&R (repair and restoration), and expect to have it in working order again in a few days. This is a camera that was given to me with a bunch of others (I sold all the other for the fellow, they were from his deceased father-in-law who had been a criminal investigation photographer for a police department), and I am just getting around two years later to getting it fixed up. It has the 50/1.4 lens, and should be fun to use.


Oh, and I did remember to get a beautiful bouquet of flowers for she who must be obeyed.

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Old Feb 14, 2014, 5:40 PM   #2
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Beautiful pup. Excellent shot.
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WOW! Great way to begin the E-M1 excitement.
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Great photo but dogs do not like flowers.
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congrats on the new camera, looking forward to seeing what you do with it, and a cute pup!
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Default A couple of flowers from the front yard

Experimenting with the close focusing abilities of the 12-40 on the E-M1. These are crops of larger shots, but show pretty good quality.

As an aside, I notice that more brightening was needed for this site than natively on my computer, at least for these photos.

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Very nice, the M1 sure can impress.
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You will be amazed with the degree to which you can make the camera your own using all the settings. Not to mention IQ. Beautiful stuff.
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The photograph did not come out as well as I expected, but I Photoshopped it into an oil painting and like the way it looks.

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A nice effect and beautiful looking ducks.
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