Museum Shots - EP2 + OM 50mm

Amin Sabet

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Great photographs, Steve, and from the results, the Oly 50/1.4 looks like a winner. How did you like working with it on the E-P2?
 

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Roni, Thanks - the first three were shot in RAW and developed in LR 2.6 with no adjustments, only resizing and converting to JPEGs for posting. The last shot is the Grainy B&W Art Filter, which comes out of the camera as a JPEG.
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Amin, Thanks for the compliment. I really liked the 50mm 1.8 but my version developed a slight slip when focusing. The 1.4 versions are slightly bigger and heavier - though not much - and are pretty nice wide open. But the advantage is that the 1.4 can be stopped down one click and it is now 2.0 (only about 1/2 stop) with a very nice improvement in sharpness and contrast but still a pretty fast lens.
And I really like these lenses on both of the EPs with the obvious advantage (for me) to the EP2 because I like the manual focusing much better with the EVF than with the LCD. But that is just a personal preference.
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I made a few portraits with an OM 2.8 on an OM-2n once upon a time. Thought it was a great combination. I suspect that working with an OM 50/1.4 on an E-P2 would have much of the same charm with the added benefit of image stabilization.
 

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Taken yesterday at the ROM in Toronto...

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Really nice captures Steve and James, thanks for sharing!

I think I'd like an E-P2 for manual focusing with the EVF... still waiting for supplies to the UK.

Cheers

Brian
 

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Very exciting Swandy/Steve, I missed this thread before I think. (In addition it was one of your posts that made me feel the EVF was the right choice for me due to my OM-1 lenses (which include the 50mm 1.4)...and after seeing the EVF and ever so briefly trying it out with a different OM-1 lense, I became convinced. Hope to be trying it out soon.) I think I saw some of these shots, perhaps on Voyager's site? My favorite is the first one.:drinks:

Jak/James, that is a very interesting shot. It took me a second look to really see what I was looking at - very cool depth of field as you photographed down, down, down. :cool:

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Jak - I also took a few shots in the stairwell at the museum (the elevators were just too slow). Don't think I could see as many levels as in yours. What camera and lens were you using?

Brian - Knowing how much you are enjoying your EP1 - and I believe some of the older lenses - I would stay FAR AWAY from the EP2/EVF. It might become too irrestible.

BBW - If Voyager's site is EP1.NET, then you are right. Posted them there also. Like to get feedback on some of my shots. I shot the first one with both lenses at various apertures. It was great seeing the background slowly come into focus and glad I finally have a relatively small camera that can do that.

Thanks everyone for looking,
Steve
 

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Jak - I also took a few shots in the stairwell at the museum (the elevators were just too slow). Don't think I could see as many levels as in yours. What camera and lens were you using?


Steve
Steve, it was the standard GF1/20mm combination. Despite being 6"6', I can now claim to be an inconspicuous photographer. James
 
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