E-PL3 high ISO duck shots

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Kiwi Paul, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    My new toy arrived so I've been playing with it the last 2 days. I put the Lumix 100-300 on it today and got these ducks. Overall I'm really pleased, the quality is just as good as the G3 but the focus hit rate with the E-PL3 is much higher with this lens surprisingly.

    Light was bad so to keep shutter speed up I used auto ISO and it was varying between 1600 and 12800.

    All RAW and processed in LR3.5

    Comments welcome.


    6400 ISO


    2000 ISO


    1600 ISO


    4000 ISO


    3200 ISO


    2500 ISO

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  2. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    These are amazing! Did you do any special noise reduction? ...I didn't think the 3 series' high iso performance was much improved, but I certainly could have been wrong!
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Thanks for sharing! Do you have any links to larger versions? And as with ssgreenley, please share any processing approaches.
  4. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    This is an example of what Ned has been saying: that just because it's the original 12mp sensor (or a tweaked version of same) in the 3-series cameras, that doesn't mean Oly's imaging processing has stood still.

    You can see some loss of detail in the feathers in the ISO 6400 shot - but it's still not bad. And the ISO 3200 shot is just fine.