Lightroom and Raw from the OM-D E-1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fivekatz, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Fivekatz

    Fivekatz Mu-43 Rookie

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    Anybody else notice how much better the initial process of RAW files are from E-5 to OM-D E-1? Better color balance, better dynamic range right out of the camera and into develop at least for me.
     
  2. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2014
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    Peter Campbell
    Are you saying 5 is better than 1; or the other way around?
     
  3. Fivekatz

    Fivekatz Mu-43 Rookie

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    EM-1 by a mile when it comes to Lightroom and how it processes the RAW files produced. E-5 was a pain, lots of adjustments just to get to normalized image.
     
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Do you really mean the E-5 or do you mean the E-M5? The E-series (E-1, E-5 etc) were Four Thirds DSLRs.

    I went from E-M5 to E-M1 and barely noticed any difference in ACR except for better detail due to less anti alias filtering and slightly less red oversaturation. In time I've also noticed worse long exposure noise on the EM1.
     
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  5. Fivekatz

    Fivekatz Mu-43 Rookie

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    I was talking about the last of the 4/3 series. the tank better know as E-5.
     
  6. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 24, 2013
    Canada
    David
    While I don't own an E-M1, I have a E-P5 which is similar and I also own an E-5 tank as well. I don't use Lightroom, preferring instead to use DXO Optics Pro which I consider better than LR. In regards to better color balance and dynamic range. I notice that if I stayed from ISO 100-400 with the E-5 and processed via DXO, you will be hard pressed to tell the difference between it and my E-P5. However, past ISO 400 and into 800 and onwards, the E-P5 or your E-M1 will perform better.

    Also, I like how the E-5 and the older E-1 (which I still own and shoot) renders the orange, red and yellow colors more accurately I feel than with my E-P5. The color palette is different than the modern E-P5/E-M1, which is why I still shoot with the E-5.
     
  7. Fivekatz

    Fivekatz Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2016
    Well the E-1 sensor is a honey IMHO, though short on MP. It was made by Kodak and had that Kodachrome look. The end results for me are the same just more adjusting the E-5 ORF than the OM-D E-1. To me it was a happy surprise and that is probably all on Adobe's end.
     
  8. Fivekatz

    Fivekatz Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2016
    Don't get me wrong BTW, I am a big 4/3 fan boy. I have E-30, Evolt 500 and the E-5. Love the controls and ergonomics of the E-5 and between the 12-60 and 50-200 it is a heck of a camera. The Evolt 500 I have hung on to because it was the last of Kodak sensors.
     
  9. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Morris
    Now you can use EM1 wtih 4/3 adapter for all your 4/3 lenses.
     
  10. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    1. I didn't notice any real processing time/steps difference when I transitioned. However I like the color tones from the 4/3s better than m4/3s and even more so the photos from the Kodak sensors. I'd really like a way to duplicate those colors.
     
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  11. bikerhiker

    bikerhiker Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 24, 2013
    Canada
    David
    Well; I treat my E-5 as my poor man's E-M1. For $200 that I paid for it then, I can't complain a lot. Now I'll just have to wait when the E-M1 Mark II comes out for the E-M1 to be put on fire sale...