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Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
St_PatGuy #317142 07/30/10 10:13 PM
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Update. Ended up w/ an Olympus EPL1. I almost got a Panasonic GF1 but it was more pricey. Loving this camera and can't wait to take some great pix on my trip to Peru tomorrow.

Still using the kit lens but hope to pick up the fixed 17mm pancake when I come home.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9872286@N03/4816174388/in/set-72157624427998365/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9872286@N03/4815565663/in/set-72157624427998365/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9872286@N03/4816174388/in/set-72157624427998365/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9872286@N03/4816174388/in/set-72157624427998365/

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Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
oldskoolboarder #318768 08/16/10 09:10 PM
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Photog noob. Just got back from a trek to Machu Picchu. I bought the EPL1 specifically for this trip. Everyone was impressed by the shots, I even had someone ask me if it was an EPL1 on the top of a mountain at 15000 feet.

My only complaint is that the stock lens isn't as good as a true zoom (which some people lugged on the trail for 5 days) and it's a bit too big for a 5 days of hiking. My 17mm fixed lens is on order. wink

I figured Machu Picchu would be a great subject for Tilt/Shift. I'm still working on understanding the focal point... I also think it works better w/ less people and more inanimate stuff.










I'm on a Mac so I gave DoubleTake a try for stitching. Not bad. Sunrise at Machu Picchu. Man, it's tough dealing w/ the light at that time of the day.


Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
oldskoolboarder #318771 08/16/10 09:53 PM
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Tilt-shift really messes with your mind. I like the second shot. smile


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Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
oldskoolboarder #318776 08/16/10 10:21 PM
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Don't know what that tilt/shift thing is, but it hurts my eyes.

That first black & white is outstanding.


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Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
fredk #318786 08/16/10 11:07 PM
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Tilt shift is odd but when done right, I think it looks cool. Makes everything look like toys.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/beautiful-examples-of-tilt-shift-photography/

I specifically bought this Olympus because the filter is built into the camera so I don't have to do any post processing.

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oldskoolboarder #318807 08/17/10 02:39 AM
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I prefer to just get the raw sample data from the camera and do all the post processing on my desktop. If you think about it, what's going to yield better results? A small, embedded processor running from a battery that has to return a finished photo in a fraction of a second so you can keep shooting. Or a high power, CPU that can take as long as it needs to crunch the data.


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ClubNeon #318808 08/17/10 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I prefer to just get the raw sample data from the camera and do all the post processing on my desktop. If you think about it, what's going to yield better results? A small, embedded processor running from a battery that has to return a finished photo in a fraction of a second so you can keep shooting. Or a high power, CPU that can take as long as it needs to crunch the data.


Completely agree w/ you. But I'm lazy... wink

I'm doing my 'research' and even bought a copy of Peterson's Understanding Exposure. Hopefully at some point I will use the RAW feature and pony up for Aperture or LR.

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oldskoolboarder #318811 08/17/10 04:26 AM
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Nice shots, Machu Picchu is one of the few places in the world I want to go to.


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jakewash #318819 08/17/10 04:59 AM
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Speaking of which, how was Machu Pichu?


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Re: For the photographers, any micro 4/3's folks?
fredk #318820 08/17/10 05:04 AM
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Fantastic trip. We did an alternate from the Inca Trail, called the Salkantay Trek. Not a zoo like the Inca Trail. We used Llama Path and I would HIGHLy recommend them.

Here's our blog if you're interested.

http://oldskoolboarder.posterous.com/

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