Engagement Shoot with the OMD E-M5 [PICS]

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Arvin, May 13, 2013.

  1. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Hey All,

    Just wanted to share some shots from an engagement I did....all I have to say is that I LOVE the 75 1.8....thing is magical! Other lenses used are the 25 1.4 and 12-35 2.8. If you want to see the whole set, check out OpenGlass Studio » Weddings and Events


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  2. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Wonderful work! That 75/1.8 really is a magical lens. :2thumbs: I especially like your 2nd shot -- the reaction on other people's faces is priceless.
  3. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks! I'm hoping the 42.5 1.2 will be as awesome as this lens...
  4. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Very nice set. Well done! I really like #1 & #5. And agreed with yekimrd on the 2nd shot... the look on the two ladies passing is awesome.
  5. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I on the other hand am hoping it won't be -- Don't need more GAS. :p JK hehe... Wonderful, wonderful set!

    Now, that I look at it again, I don't know if you want to lighten up the couple's faces in that last shot just a tad more, especially around the eyes. Just a suggestion.
  6. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Good suggestion! I'll try dodging to highlight their eyes.
  7. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    so arvin,

    what were their reactions like when you showed up with the omd and not a full frame monster ? were the quizzical? or curious? or like uhhhhh... lol great shots bud!

    and whats this 45 1.2 ?

    and also what lens was the shot with them standing under the flag? 25?

    personally, what are your thoughts on using the 12-35 2.8 vs the 25 and 75 as far as overall IQ?

    sorry for so many questions
  8. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH

    It's expected to come out sometime between late 2013 to 2014 along with the 150/2.8. At least Panny is giving us a lens roadmap while Oly leaves us clueless until the last minute.
  9. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Hey F/Stop,

    I think the Flashwave on top with the grip gives the OMD a nice size that people don't question. I shot a wedding the other weekend with it and not one person took a second glance at the OMD - I think it also depends on attitude as well.

    The flag shot was taken with the 12-35 on the wide side. The 75 is hands down much better in IQ than both, but I still consider the 12-35 & 25 to be nice. Backgrounds on the 75 are a lot creamier though, and have a certain quality that the 12-35 and 25 can't match when the subject isn't close to the camera - I feel like that's partly due to the greater depth of field with these cameras...

    I definitely think that I want a full frame camera, though, as the OMD struggled in low-light, and moving focus (i lost a few would-be good shots because of this). I also had to do a considerable amount of chromatic aberration removal in post processing.

  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    These are really good Arvin. This kinda stuff is up my alley and it's one of the bests posts i've seen for some time. Keep up the great stuff:2thumbs:

  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Superb shots and as Mikey said ..2nd one is amazing:2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
  12. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    If I was getting paid for my photography, I'd definitely want a FF camera. As much as I like M4/3, I like it mainly because it is smaller, not because of the quality of the shots. I find the quality acceptable, but not as good as from what I have seen from FF.
  13. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Awesome shots.:2thumbs:
  14. Arvin

    Arvin Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks All! I really enjoy pushing this camera as far as I can becuase I think these cameras are underrated.

    They do need a room, haha....but it was totally automatic every time I held up the camera!
  15. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    Sure Arvin wont mind me giving my thoughts :)

    as far as camera ? I shot this last season with a OMD along with FF
    nobody but one person who was a photgrapher asked me about my smaller camera ?
    same reason I dont care when all the crowd has high end gear ? you are the photographer you own the day you are in charge ;)
    loved it so much I dont carry two FF cameras on my person anymore and found I can ditch my heavy L glass or heavy 2.8 nikon glass like the 24-70 and the 70-200 although I miss that lens have to get the M4/3 equiv but waiting to see what OLY brings us but the 75 1.8 is INSANE and so fun to shoot with its in place of the 70-200 these days
    my FF is mostly super wide angle and primes for isolation and getting the moving stuff and low light dancing

    my thoughts on your lens questions
    the 75 1.8 is the sharpest lens I have ever owned period !
    the 12-35 is nicer than my canon 24-70 and every bit the nikon 24-70
    and actually I dont even own a regular 24-70 anymore cause its that good it easily replaced the nikon and the canon 24-70 f/2.8
    teh 75 has replaced the 70-200 but still want that zoom range ?
    I am going to sell my panny/leica 25 ? main reason I just dont use it ? great lens though
    sure I will regret selling it :) hahahaha
    I have fast 35mm lens on FF gear I use instead of the panny/leica 25 so its also the focal length is just something I dont use much
    also prefer my FF primes in 35 and 85 still over the M4/3 for that isolation when I need it
    and the panny 7-14 seems to have to many purple fringe issues :)

  16. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    BUDDY !! kicking pics :)

    been so busy have not been on here much :)
  17. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    Great pictures, congrats. Especially the first and those in the tramway.
    I want that 75mm! But I got myself the Panny 35-100 2.8 as it is more versatile for the kind of work I need to do.
  18. the_traveler

    the_traveler Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Columbia, MD
    Lew Lorton
    terrific series.
  19. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I think that says more about the average FF shooter than about FF cameras per se. Yes, my 5D mark II produces slightly better images than the E-M5 from a technical standpoint (albeit with slightly less dynamic range), but the difference isn't major, and isn't hugely visible in print. My main reason for keeping it is the combination of depth of field control and resolution (I like printing huge from time to time).
  20. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    so tell me how would FF improve on say the first shot ?
    or the one buy the bay (my two fav shots of the bunch)
    IMHO it would not ?
    its got nice DOF you get a good feel for where they are !
    they are nice and sharp and in focus !
    great moments they will love !!!!!

    I say this to a lot of people about quality !

    if you were going to be put on a island alone for say 2-3 years and you could only bring say 2-3 pics of loved ones ! would they be the technical perfect images or some snapshots or some image that truly captures what you love about that person ! and something that makes your memory work to bring back that moment !
    to me trying to do both is the goal but like golf nobody ever hits a 18 :)
    and I would take great emotion in a image over small pixel peeping technical any day !

    Arvin great shots at capturing the love of those two get a room kids :) hahahaha