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EM-1 digital tele-converter

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by silver92b, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Got curious to see how well it worked, specially compared with the mechanical Olympus 1.4X teleconverter. I paced the distance to the subjects to be about 100'. Shot hand held at 200mm focal length with the 50-200 ED zuiko 4/3 lens. I'd say it's not bad at all... :biggrin:

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  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    Wow! I didn't know WERA was still around. I raced with them in the late 70's.

    Oh, yeah, nice shots and the digital zoom does work better than just cropping.
  3. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    I was just going to ask whether it was superior to cropping. Does the camera digitally crop the image?
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    as far as I can see using Aperture the digital tele only works on the JPEG - if you shoot RAW plus JPG, then the RAW image is the full frame and the jpeg is a crop that has been up-resed and processed to the same pixel dimensions as the RAW.

    its not at all bad - its just you are left with less PP latitude afterwards

  5. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I am curious as to how it can be better than just cropping, and somewhat sceptical as to whether it actually is.
  6. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH



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  7. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    It's the same as crop plus upscale.


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  8. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Is there a difference in metering? Does it meter on the cropped image or the full image?

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