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Old Jun 5, 2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Still haven't had much time to play with the E-M1 but I can say it really focuses the 14-54 fast. Took a few shots of the pets.

Sandy, freshly washed and groomed, sitting in the backyard, early evening this was taken in waning light. Not the best composition but I am happy with the detail rendered although the camera (and LR) got the exposure wrong completely blowing Sandy out.

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Maya sitting in her cubicle, ISO 1600, light from a single 60 watt incandescent across the room, really notice the improved ISO and IBIS in a shot like this

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Beautiful dog, but I can see how the overexposure would have happened if the image was captured using one of the program modes with no exposure compensation for the lighting conditions. Metering systems default to a middle grey unless some sort of compensation is used to account for darker or lighter subjects. No doubt the dark background completely fooled the system into adding way too much extra exposure. Thankfully, not so much you couldn't get it fixed.

Looks like one sweet kitty too.

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Old Jun 5, 2014, 1:15 PM   #3
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Greg,

I was in an auto metering mode, I really do need to learn to use the histogram, now that I have the wheels at fingertips to control exposure I really need to get into the habit of doing a better job. That said the E-M1 raw files provided a great deal of flexibility in recovering the details in her fur that appeared blown away at first.
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My girlfriend had a similar type dog, also named Sandy. That was one smart girl. She used to play hide and seek with me. Every time I see yours it reminds me of her.
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yeah sandy is a smart pooch too, every night right at dinner time she comes and gets my attention, then walks to her dish and then walks to the entrance to the basement (where the food is kept) and then back, all the while watching me to make sure I get the hint.
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The first shot looks great. In the second, you can see your reflection from the cat's eye.
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The first shot looks great. In the second, you can see your reflection from the cat's eye.
Thanks Drew. I was aware of the reflection, it's usually there when I take a picture of the cat when she's looking at me, do you think I should "shop it out" somehow?
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Very nice start

the E-M1 and 14-54 looks like a winning combination
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No no, it looks great. Just thought it was funny.
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Nice stuff ramcewan. And congrats on the camera!
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