Olympus E-PM2 Image Thread

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I will have to take a photo of my current 'family' and upload here.

Here they are. L > R
E-M1 MkII + 12-100,
E-M1 MkI + 12-50 macro,
E-PM2 + 14-42 EZ

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I knew things were upside down in Australia, but never knew they were the wrong way round as well. :eek-31:
Look, Brian.

You have no bloody idea how difficult it was to upload this the right way up from my tablet!

The forum s/w is absolutely determined that all portrait images I post lie sideways, and landscape ones are upside down! Unless, of course, I open the image in Snapseed, then re-save it, then upload the Snapseed version.

Different for each of my 3 cameras!! Grrrr.

Drives me crazy (crazier?).

There is absolutely none of this if I upload the image to my own web site from my tablet, then link it from there. Or, if I upload directly from my PC.
 

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Look, Brian.

You have no bloody idea how difficult it was to upload this the right way up from my tablet!

The forum s/w is absolutely determined that all portrait images I post lie sideways, and landscape ones are upside down! Unless, of course, I open the image in Snapseed, then re-save it, then upload the Snapseed version.

Different for each of my 3 cameras!! Grrrr.

Drives me crazy (crazier?).

There is absolutely none of this if I upload the image to my own web site from my tablet, then link it from there. Or, if I upload directly from my PC.
You're not going to get away with trying to blame either hardware or software for that John.
And there's nothing left to add - er, I mean right, right!
No, left. :doh:
 

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That @John King bloke has got a lot to answer for!
There I was g**gling away looking at nice E-PM2 cameras, when up popped a lovely film camera, which I couldn't resist.
You'll have to have a look at the 'what wotsit thingy did you buy this week' thread to try and find out what it was (as I don't know how to do links :rolleyes: )

Very late edit (August 2021): the E-PM2 referred to above, turned out to be an E-PL2, which I hastily returned.
 
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Good Morning,

Cross-post from waterfalls; my "new-to-me" E-PM2 with VF-2. With less than 1000 S.A., it will probably be still ticking long after I'm not...đŸª‚

Regards,

Edd

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So, now I've finally got my hands on one, here are my first efforts, taken on a short walk with the family yesterday.
All SOOC:

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I am particularly pleased with the 'thistle-down' shot, which was taken using the Macro setting on the camera.

The two 'beach" scenes are a bit weird as the lens seems to have focussed in the short/mid distance rather than long, which seems a bit blurred. Maybe that's the lousy IS that @John King refers to, or maybe me just being slapdash. As ever, they were 'snaps' rather than me taking time over them. As my school reports always said: "Must do better!"

Anyway, it was great to have such a small, light camera with me, especially scrambling up the cliff back to my car.
 

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I think the 12-100 would interfere with the scramble up the cliff, though, John.

Nice photos, Brian. You seem to have the same problem as John with the rotation. But I fixed it for me, anyway. I have a table now mounted vertically to put my computer on for shots like that.
 

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I think the 12-100 would interfere with the scramble up the cliff, though, John.
:rofl: Exactly. That's probably why we both appreciate this little gem, Roddy.

My E-M1 MkII + 12-100 is roughly double the weight of my E-M1 MkI + 12-50, which is roughly double the weight of my E-PM2 + 14-42 EZ. Geometric progression/square law, whatever.
Nice photos, Brian. You seem to have the same problem as John with the rotation. But I fixed it for me, anyway. I have a table now mounted vertically to put my computer on for shots like that.
I have that rotation problem with anything uploaded from my phone or tablet.

If I open the file with (say) Snapseed and resave it without editing, then upload it, orientation is correct. It's weird!
 

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:rofl: Exactly. That's probably why we both appreciate this little gem, Roddy.

My E-M1 MkII + 12-100 is roughly double the weight of my E-M1 MkI + 12-50, which is roughly double the weight of my E-PM2 + 14-42 EZ. Geometric progression/square law, whatever.

I have that rotation problem with anything uploaded from my phone or tablet.

If I open the file with (say) Snapseed and resave it without editing, then upload it, orientation is correct. It's weird!
It's a real mystery, given that they show the correct way on my screen. ;)
 

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@Panolyman Those look really good, Brian.

The slight blur in the distance is down to diffraction at f/10 with these lenses. They are at their best at f/5.6 ... Useable at f/8, but seriously pushing them at f/10!

The 12-100 is still good at f/11 to f/13, but not these kit lenses.
Thanks for that tip John.
I was informed literally a few minutes before we were going out. :rolleyes:
I normally grab either my E-M10 iii or TG5 on occasions such as these, but the E-PM2 was still on my desk.
Apart from the one shot using the Macro in Scene mode, everything else was iAuto and I didn't have time to look at any settings.........
it was a case of "hurry up Grandad!" :D
 

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A couple of snaps from the garden, literally taken minutes ago.
I cropped the first one to square in Affinity, but other than that they're both SOOC.
I used the in camera Nature Macro setting.

I had thought to sell this lens, but I'm astonished at these two results for one-off shots. :eek-31:
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