Showcase Olympus 75mm f/1.8

Graham_of_Rainham

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One thing I have never learned, is patience. :redface:

When I'm given a new toy to play with, I rush head long into shooting without really considering what I'm doing. Consequently, this was taken with the camera just as it was given to me. We were pushed for time, as lots of people wanted to be the first to try the new lens, as well as the OM-D.

So what you see here is very much a grab shot, that I've cropped to clear background distractions. If this is what it can do in "amateur" mode, imagin how good it will be once I get over the initial excitement...

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I did take quite a few other shots, with the 75mm mounted on my trusty old E-PL1. I really am impressed and see this lens becoming a true classic. :2thumbs:
 

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I would love to see an upper half portrait (head to waist) with the camera in landscape (horizontal) orientation and f/1.8 with an outdoor setting in background.

Yes, I know... that's asking a lot... but would be VERY helpful if you can manage it! :smile: This is exactly the kind of outdoor portrait I like to shoot: (taken with 5DMkII and 200mm f/2.8L lens). And I think the 75/1.8 can get somewhat close to this look... but I want to SEE it.

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by cropping out the background, you've cropped out exactly what makes the lens so special.
 

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I would love to see an upper half portrait (head to waist) with the camera in landscape (horizontal) orientation and f/1.8 with an outdoor setting in background.

Yes, I know... that's asking a lot... but would be VERY helpful if you can manage it! :smile: This is exactly the kind of outdoor portrait I like to shoot: (taken with 5DMkII and 200mm f/2.8L lens). And I think the 75/1.8 can get somewhat close to this look... but I want to SEE it.
Here you go! Not exactly outdoor but taken indoor, ISO 1600, f1.8, RAW & processed in LR4.1, exposure adjusted and increased a little clarity. I would say that this lens gets you pretty close to what you're after. :smile:

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One in portrait orientation

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GRID

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Here´s my first testshot.
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Here´s my first testshot.
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You freaked out my cat. We were both sure there was another feline coming out of our computer screen. :2thumbs:
 

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Took the 75 out on rally today, it´s a very nice lens for this also :)
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I would love to see an upper half portrait (head to waist) with the camera in landscape (horizontal) orientation and f/1.8 with an outdoor setting in background.

Yes, I know... that's asking a lot... but would be VERY helpful if you can manage it! :smile: This is exactly the kind of outdoor portrait I like to shoot: (taken with 5DMkII and 200mm f/2.8L lens). And I think the 75/1.8 can get somewhat close to this look... but I want to SEE it.

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Honestly I could get that look with my GF1 , oly 45 and photoshop, but I do like my pictures too look a little less cartoony.
I know when it comes too skin retouching there is a huge variance in taste, but she looks plastic to me
 

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Took the 75 out on rally today, it´s a very nice lens for this also :)
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You just sold me on the 75mm. Now to find a way to convince the wife I need it.
 

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Took the 75 out on rally today, it´s a very nice lens for this also :)

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I might get this lens. I would *LOVE* to have that Datsun, awesome shot of a groovy car!
 

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Honestly I could get that look with my GF1 , oly 45 and photoshop, but I do like my pictures too look a little less cartoony.
I know when it comes too skin retouching there is a huge variance in taste, but she looks plastic to me
lubov... please... pardon me for my inadequacies and taste in portraits...perhaps you can lead the way... and light a better path to help me toward success... I imagine your taste and success in professional portraiture is at least as lofty as your gentility. :wink:
 

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More motorsportaction with my 75mm, this time Formula Offroad from Iceland.
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More images from this event on my site :)
 

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Those 4x4 dudes are *crazy* - and I loved the shots. Here's a few taken with my new Oly 75mm f/1.8

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Highly recommended!

NIKKO
 

djonesii

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Cant do action

Well .... this thread just proves it, I should sell my OMD, it just will never be able to do action shots.

Guess I'm doomed to look like Quasimodo from all that heavy CaniKon gear I'll be forced to carry ...

:rofl:

or maybe not.

Dave
 

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lubov... please... pardon me for my inadequacies and taste in portraits...perhaps you can lead the way... and light a better path to help me toward success... I imagine your taste and success in professional portraiture is at least as lofty as your gentility. :wink:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Good one, Don! :thumbup: :smile:
 

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