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OM-D high ISO

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jeffryscott, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Wow, can't believe how good it is. JPEG, straight from camera (only resized in photoshop) ISO 6400, 5.6 1/30 second with 14-42 kit lens.

    Second shot is 12,800 and third is the same shot with a 100% view on the book from Aperture (text is very easy to read).

    These are jpegs as Oly delivered, nothing done to them. Cannot wait for RAW support.
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  2. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    I was a newspaper photographer for 25 years until I switched careers 1.5 years ago. Pixel peepers will look and see the noise/artifacts, etc .. that are there (yes, I see it too) but damn, film never could do this (at least film I had access too:wink:.

    The technology is simply amazing and gives us, as photographers, windows to the world that we could never have opened without it. I wouldn't hesitate to use 12,800 and this camera for the newspaper if I was still working there.
  3. Lordfshack

    Lordfshack Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 18, 2012
    Good stuff. Olympus really hit a grand salami with this camera!
  4. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    ISO 2500 raw converted from Lightroom release candidate. Imported into Aperture to get the frame grab. The only change made was white balance.
  5. s2kinfinite

    s2kinfinite Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012
  6. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    now it's time...
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Wow, looking good. Seems like it's finally safe to shoot above ISO 800!

  8. Neon

    Neon Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    North Wales,UK.
    Looking real good.
  9. Tosh

    Tosh Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    My E-M5 arrived Thursday afternoon and it was dark and rainy by the time I charged up the battery a bit.
    I upgraded to the E-M5 for improvements in high ISO and stabilization, so snapped a few indoor shots as a quick test.
    Room shades were drawn, lights were off, and it was too dim for me to see these items clearly.
    I was really surprised by how well the shots came out.
    These shots are noticeably brighter than how I saw the scene.

    The shots below were at 3200 ISO, stabilized, 45/1.8 lens, SS of 1/5 and 1/6, and apertures of f/2.2 except for the last shot at f/3.5.
    Jpgs with minor levels corrections and a small dose of sharpening.

    E-M5    OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8    45mm    f/2.2    1/6s    ISO 3200

    E-M5    OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8    45mm    f/2.2    1/5s    ISO 3200

    E-M5    OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8    45mm    f/3.5    1/5s    ISO 3200

    I hadn't read the manual and set up the camera, so there's potential for further improvement as I become less ignorant.
    Very, very happy at this time. :smile:
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