Interesting Views - An exploration with the E-M1 and OM lenses

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by esnift, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dan
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    Onward


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    Cristobal and Crescent Moon


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    Chestnut Street


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    Noble Steed


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    Your World in a New Light


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    Magic in the Streets


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    Streets on Fire


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    Rattlesnake Crossing


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    Crunching Ice


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    Just another tequila sunrise?


    I recently shuffled around a lot of camera gear and made the decision to go minimal with my Olympus setup, which resulted in me selling off my spare body E-M5 and many a beautiful native lens. In the end, my m4/3rds kit now consists of an E-M1, OM 28mm 2.8 and an OM 50mm 1.8. The OM lenses are very compact without the adapter, so one stays on my camera, and the other goes in my pocket. I will be posting my adventures here with these two lenses as my grab-and-go kit for the next foreseeable future. I welcome constructive criticism (as well as lavish praise :biggrin:).
     
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  2. drd1135

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    Steve
    Those have a lovely look to them. Any special PP you favor? That shot with the skyline through the chain link fence is well done. The focusing of the fence makes for an unusual and effective leading line in the scene. That sliver of a moon is also a nice element.
     
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  3. siftu

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    siftu
    Thats a great haul. Wish there were more photo threads on here like this.

    Well done.
     
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  4. esnift

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    Dan
    I do nearly all of my PP in LR CC. I have a few custom presets that I've made for different photo types (nighttime vs sunset/rise vs people), but they are primarily a starting point. I like to crush the blacks using the tone curve (gives deep black that lighter film-like tone) and I do a bit of color grading using the HSL panel or the RGB curves.
     
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  5. robcee

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    I like your technique! Love the lifted darks and possibly a blue shadow tint? Very nice. Very Kodachrome.
     
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  6. esnift

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    Dan
    Thanks! Yes, I often use a very slight s-curve on the blue channel to give a subtle blue tint to shadow tones.
     
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  8. Thanasis

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    Well done.

    Its a brave decision to use only those two OM lences but the final resolt its fantastic to my Eyes, continue your exelent work !!!
     
  9. esnift

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    Dan
    Thank you! I was going to try and use the 28mm only, but it felt a little too limiting and a 50mm 1.8 for $15 off eBay doesn't exactly kill the bank account :thumbup:
     
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  12. DHart

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    Nice images. I especially like the Boston in the snow images. The ones with the bluish shadows have an Ektachrome look to me. Weren't those the good ole days! ;-)
     
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  14. StefanKruse

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    Wow brilliantly done - seems your own restriction has been turnes to an advantage in those shots
     
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  15. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I'd wish i could do this with my SMC Pentax 50, 100 and 135.
    Quite a challenge for me.
     
  16. nachetetm

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    Simple photos but taken with an exquisite taste!! Congrats, I love the look in all of them.
     
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  17. esnift

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  20. cycling.zippo

    cycling.zippo New to Mu-43

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    Fantastic shoot's. It's very impressive to see what's possible with a 15$ lens.

    Why did you switch from OM D M5 to the M1?

    Grüße
    Zippo