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Brea Jazz Festival II

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GaryAyala, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Different Day, New Band ... same ol' Stuff

    This is Mongorama, the first Latin Jazz band I've seen with a violinist.

    E-M5    ---    162mm    f/4.6    1/350s    ISO 1600

    OM-D w/ Pany 100-300 @ 162mm, 1/350, f/4.6, ISO 1600

    E-M5    ---    228mm    f/5.2    1/350s    ISO 1600

    OM-D w/ Pany 100-300 @ 228mm, 1/350, f/5.2, ISO 1600

    E-M5    ---    75mm    f/2.8    1/350s    ISO 1600

    OM-D w/ Oly 75mm, 1/350, f/2.8, ISO 1600

    E-M5    ---    75mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 1600

    OM-D w/ Oly 75mm, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 1600

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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    You're doing great stuff with that 75mm Gary. I don't think I have any need or use for that lens, but you're making me wonder...

    I'm surprised you had enough light for that 100-300 shot - normal stage lighting???

  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana

    Those are amazing. I especially love the first image. This also provides insight to FLs I've been considering. Thanks for sharing.

    I just looked on B&H to find this about the 100-300: "Zoom Range: 200-600mm (35mm Equivalent)." That's not correct the Zoom range is 100-300 with crop equivalent of 200-600.
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Morning Ray,

    I love the 75mm just wish it was a bit longer, like 90mm or 100mm. For what and how you shoot, it isn't very practical. But, (the big but), if you wanna change your style a bit, dust off the EVF, you'll love this lens also. When it cools down a bit, I take the 75mm to the streets, just to see.

    I'd call it normal stage lighting. I've found stage lighting, even high school stage lighting, to be pretty good stuff. Just be careful how you meter. Using a wide evaluative metering will include all the dark, dead areas where the spot lights drop-off. Using "spot" metering on the face ignores the dead areas and in this case, allows one to effectively use a slow lens. Between, the spot metering, elevated ISO and IBIS, the 100-300 was quite workable.

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6    201mm    f/5.0    1/350s    ISO 1600

    Pany 100-300 @ 201mm, 1/350, f/5, ISO 1600

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6    300mm    f/5.6    1/350s    ISO 1600

    Pany 100-300 @ 300mm, 1/350, f/5.6, ISO 1600


    PS- Did Philly make the play-offs?
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    More excellent photos! I love that the IBIS of the E-M5 let's you use the 100-300 for shots like this. On my E-P3 I'm pretty solid in low light at 100mm, but much beyond that is tough handheld. Someday I'll be able to upgrade to the E-M5 . . . . :rolleyes: 
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    lol ... You know I get a nickel for every 100-300 B&H sells.


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