A couple of bird shots ;-)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jalex, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Olympus EPL-1 using the old Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 (at f/2)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/5366650367/" title="Olympus EPL-1 with the old Canon FD 50mm f1.4 (shot at f2) by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 5366650367_8058516ae0_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Olympus EPL-1 with the old Canon FD 50mm f1.4 (shot at f2)" /></a>

    Canon 7D using the modern 50 f1.4 (shot at f1.4)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/5367260832/" title="Canon 7D with the modern 50mm f1.4 by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 5367260832_854f79ccbe_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Canon 7D with the modern 50mm f1.4" /></a>
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    So nicely behaved! :smile:

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  3. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Clearly, the E-PL1 Shot Looks Better...

    and you probably didn't have to do a lot of work on it, because the out of camera color from the E-PL1 is just plain gorgeous.

    I suspect you could improve the Canon shot by color correction and some sharpening - it was taken at a bigger aperture, where the lens isn't as good as it could be.

    I think you're trying to convince yourself you don't want to keep the Canon stuff.

    I'm not ready to give mine up because the native lenses for the e-PL1 and its successor still aren't up to the choice you have from Canon (and no doubt won't be there for a long, long time, if ever).

    There's no question that the 4/3 camera is much easier to carry around and is more comfortable to use with its lighter weight, even with long lenses.

    Tough decision.


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  4. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    I'm probably going to end up switching totally over to mu 43 after Panasonic comes out with a wide aperture zoom. Right now, I'm going to sell off all the Canon gear except for the 7D, two lenses - the 17-55 f2.8 IS and the 135 f/2. I think I'll be pretty covered for my daughter's dance performances with just those two lenses.

    I was actually taking the test shots because I was going to put up the Canon 50mm f1.4 for sale and needed a shot wide open in case someone wanted to see it.
    While I was at it I thought I would see how the old FD lens did on the EPL1 and I was happy enough with it that I don't really need to keep the modern lens.

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