My first real outing with the OMD-EM1 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Sootchucker, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Sootchucker

    Sootchucker Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hi all, I made a post a week or two back saying I wasn't really bonding with my EM1, and much preferred my GX7. The general response seemed to be that I hadn't given it long enough, or needed to customize it for my style of shooting. We'll last week I went hiking in the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, here in Wales in the UK. I took my EM1 and the GX7 with just the Olympus 12-40 F2.8 Pro and 9-18 Wide angle zoom lenses. I took a tripod as usual, but decided to take a gamble and leave it in the car. I have to say the Olympus IBIS is stunning and allowed me to shoot at much slower speeds hand held, than I would ever dream of with my D800 (in fact I wouldn't even shoot landscapes hand held with the D800). It was very liberating to say the least.

    I have to say, despite the overcast weather, the Em1 did pretty well I think. Would welcome comments please ?






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  2. meekthabeast

    meekthabeast Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 30, 2012
    Great shots! The IBIS seems to have worked very well.
  3. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    Wonderful shots. I guess this means the EM1 will be staying in your bag?

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  4. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 21, 2013
    Most of your images look like you used a graduated neutral density filter on the sky.
  5. Sootchucker

    Sootchucker Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    United Kingdom
    To be fair I did, as the contrast range was so great, in my initial shots the sky just blew out to complete white. I know the grad cutting through trees and mountains isn't the best, but to be honest, I preferred that to the pure white skies.
  6. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 21, 2013
    Fair enough. :)
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Beautiful scenery and compositions. I actually think that the overcast weather probably helped bring out the colors - especially the greens. Personally, I'd probably dial up the exposure a bit in the first couple of shots, but not everybody subscribes to the same aesthetics!
  8. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    Beautiful scenery and nicely captured. I had a look on flickr and they look even better there. The weather conditions seem to be similar to what we get a lot of the time in the Irish mountains. I can't comment on the usability of the EM1 as a camera but I'm sure it's got to be easier to carry on a hike than a D800.
  9. Jan68

    Jan68 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2014
    Excellent! Thanks for sharing!