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Old Jan 28, 2015, 9:17 PM   #1
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A shot from Juno's aftermath this morning taken with the e-pm2 and lumix 14mm f2.5. (picked up some CA in post processing around the silo that I need to go back and fix, was a hard shot to get the texture in the snow drift and the sky balanced, had to use a few gradient filters plus the brush)

Juno's Aftermath by ramcewan, on Flickr

a couple of shots of Orion taken with the E-M1 and the Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.8, wide open f1.8, 4 second exposures. This was friday night and unfortunately clouds rolled in as I switched over to the 50-200... and it was too cold to stay out long enough to see if they'd clear.

Orion I by ramcewan, on Flickr

Orion II by ramcewan, on Flickr

Orion III by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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Beautiful! I HAVE to give the Orion shot a try myself. It's amazing how well that nebula shows up at 50mm. I wonder how well the Andromeda galaxy shows up? May have to give that a try too.

Wow, what a pack of snow. That's a lifetime of snow experience for me. Probably more. Great white landscape.
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Love the Orion shots!

How much snow did you end up getting? We were on the edge and got "only" about 7 inches (as much as we've had for the rest of this dry winter).
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Very nice shots ramcewan, I agree with removing the CA from the silo.

The star shots are fantastic, I am wondering if I should buy an adapter to use my long Nikon lens with the OMD-E5 to shoot some start's...
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Very nice shots ramcewan, I agree with removing the CA from the silo.

The star shots are fantastic, I am wondering if I should buy an adapter to use my long Nikon lens with the OMD-E5 to shoot some start's...
Hey Marcelo, thank you! still working on the CA less version! also still dealing with the snow ... don't know if you're on Long Island as I assume you might be by the LI, if you are I hope you weathered the storm okay too

Yeah I think you should try some of the legacy glass on the OMD EM5, for astro you'll be manually focusing anyways. The one thing to note is as you go up the focal length the importance of a useable fast aperture may become even more pronounced due to the lower number of point light sources in the FOV. I think something like a 85 1.4-1.8 would be really interesting. I was pulling decent shots at f2.8 and 70mm on the Zuiko 50-200 mkI f2.8-3.5, there was just too much cloud cover reflecting ground light that could not be shopped out.

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Love the Orion shots!

How much snow did you end up getting? We were on the edge and got "only" about 7 inches (as much as we've had for the rest of this dry winter).
28" total plus another 6" or so on Saturday before and Friday after so 3'-3.5" in 7 last days... had to make some space for Sandy to do her business as the snow is too deep for her.. I made her a path behind the lee side of the shed where the wind drift isn't deep... lol

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Beautiful! I HAVE to give the Orion shot a try myself. It's amazing how well that nebula shows up at 50mm. I wonder how well the Andromeda galaxy shows up? May have to give that a try too.

Wow, what a pack of snow. That's a lifetime of snow experience for me. Probably more. Great white landscape.
Greg I look forward to seeing what you can do. Now is the season for Orion. There's much more than what I did that can be done using stacking. Here is an interesting shot I found on flickr using 512 exposures of 1/3s at 300mm f5.6 on a Nikon D5100. 150mm and f2.8 over a number of stacked exposures might produce something pretty amazing, I know there is free astro-stacking software out there and e-m1 has a interval timer built in if I'm not mistaken ... too damn cold and snowy up here for me to do it with the 50-200mm right now!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/latent0image/6866355961/
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I wonder if it is the site or the link, but right now I cannot open anything with that address. It'd be interesting to see what it is you are trying to show!
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I wonder if it is the site or the link, but right now I cannot open anything with that address. It'd be interesting to see what it is you are trying to show!
let's try this link

https://flic.kr/p/bsKSpB
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I really like those star shots. You really are making that old lens perform well.

(The snow shot is nice also, but I'm allergic to snow; I get cold just looking at it. LOL)
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Hey Marcelo, thank you! still working on the CA less version! also still dealing with the snow ... don't know if you're on Long Island as I assume you might be by the LI, if you are I hope you weathered the storm okay too

Yeah I think you should try some of the legacy glass on the OMD EM5, for astro you'll be manually focusing anyways. The one thing to note is as you go up the focal length the importance of a useable fast aperture may become even more pronounced due to the lower number of point light sources in the FOV. I think something like a 85 1.4-1.8 would be really interesting. I was pulling decent shots at f2.8 and 70mm on the Zuiko 50-200 mkI f2.8-3.5, there was just too much cloud cover reflecting ground light that could not be shopped out.
Thank you for the tips and advice ramcewn,

I order two days ago at Rainbowlmaging an adapter for my OMD.

I am planning to use the 300mm f/2.8 , I will post here the results.

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