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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Jeff Bennett, Aug 30, 2011.
Excuse the iPhone pic. :smile:
oO... you need to buy another m4/3 to take pictures of the 1st.
Congrats on the new camera! Look forward to seeing your images.
I've got a red one on the way and wow, it is red. I thought it would be a tad bit darker.
I think it's my picture. It's more metallic than that.
No point in buying another Oly, that won't rotate the picture either....
Good choice though (apart from the colour! ) - has to the best bargain around at the moment.....
But wait, there are great deals on Oly E-P2s right now with the miracle image rotation feature.
...it's just so pointless not putting image rotation in any camera.... very annoying in use, actually. It bothers me more than I thought it would....
so...the red one comes with this model, doesn't it..
Suddenly, feel compelled to paint my E-P3 red with sparkles.
Nice camera! I remember a couple of weeks ago when I got my white one that I was shaking a little when it arrived. A little intimidated with my first decent camera and what to do with it and all those functions etc I still don't know what f stop really means but I'm getting around to it!
Just ask on here, we'll happily answer all your questions, no matter how silly you may think they are..... we've all had to start at some point.... :smile:
Not me, I was born pro!
Why did the picture do that? The original file is the correct orientation.
I like the red.
...and Olympus running through your veins.... how could you forget to mention that.... tut, tut....
Thanks DekHog! The one thing I have not figured out yet is a setting that can take advantage of an inside room shot without being too dark, yet at the same time showing the views of the outside through the windows. Any suggestions for my e-pl2 for starter settings?
You don't want much to start, do you? lol Only kidding.... this is one of the most difficult things for your camera to do - dynamic range; the range from the brightest to darkest tones in your image. Quite simply your camera isn't capable of capturing the full range of tones and all the detail between indoors (relatively dark) and outdoors (really bright, especially in comparison to indoors).
Your options are twofold - bracket exposures; one for the scene inside, and a different one for the scene outside and then blend them using layers in an image editing program like Photoshop or Elements. Your other option is HDR. Still based on multiple exposures, but a program like Photomatix is used to blend them rather than do it manually using layers - the HDR route can give a very cartoonish look if you push it too far; but with practice and a bit of restraint can be hugely effective.
A tripod or some way of keeping the camera steady is recommended for either of the above.... the multiple images need to match exactly.
Time to go Google exposure blending and HDR, or I'd be here all night...
I was born with two glass eyes - both Zuiko.
lol, I might as well come out with the big punches right away! I always thought this would be a challenge for a camera. Ok, will do my homework now with all your suggestions. Gives me a great base to start with, thanks again very much.
Which case do you guys think looks best with the red?