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Putting the E-M5 to the test in Alaska

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by AlanU, May 27, 2012.

  1. AlanU

    AlanU Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    I used my Canon 5dmk2 w/ 16-35Lmk2, 24Lmk2 and 100-400L. I supplemented my photography with the E-M5.

    The E-m5 was a stellar performer. I only currently have a 14 f/2.5 and 25 f/1.4 and I'm quite certain I'll be adding more primes. Infact I just purchased the M43 system for this Alaska trip. Available light photography the e-m5 produces great IQ compared to my previous 50D and 1dmk3 canon dslr's. I prefer the IQ of the E-M5 over the Canon 7d. The E-m5 will never substitute my canon full frames but I find I sometimes have more photographic opportunities using a small camera with excellent high ISO performance.

    These photos have been taken in my recent trip. Xrite passport used for my colour management work flow. I've also used some split toning presets.

    E-M5    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/9.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    E-M5    LUMIX G 14/F2.5    14mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 250

    E-M5    LUMIX G 14/F2.5    14mm    f/6.3    1/80s    ISO 200

    E-M5    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/1.4    1/100s    ISO 4000
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  2. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    Very Nice, lovely...
  3. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Gorgeous images!

  4. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    Very beautiful. We went on an Alaskan cruise two years ago and your photos really capture the beauty of the scenery from the ship. Glad you enjoyed your camera. I am currently thinking of an OMD EM5 to supplement my DSLR and m4/3 gear.
  5. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Good stuff! I find a small camera greatly improves the odds that I'll have a camera ready at the appropriate moment. Oh, and never say never about giving up full frame. You may be surprised where you end up.

  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I agree, Dara. As they say, never is a long time :) .

    Lovely shots!
  7. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    Please share more. Lovely pics from the trip.
  8. AlanU

    AlanU Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    Hi Terri,

    I will admit I have had a snobbish attitude towards M43 format. I decided to purchase the E-M5 based on photos i've seen on the net. I'm soooo happy I pulled the trigger. I never thought a m43 could be so clean at high iso's.

    My 5dmk2 (x2) and 5d is still my high IQ dslr but I have captured some photos that I would have had a hard time getting with a dlsr.
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Wonderful pictures! Any way to post a few taken with the dslr?
  10. MichaelJC

    MichaelJC Mu-43 Regular

    Great to see these! We'll be taking an Alaska cruise next year for our 10th anniversary and the E-M5 will be tagging along...assuming it's arrived by then :rolleyes: 
  11. Redridge

    Redridge Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 17, 2012
    Lovely colors, thanks for sharing
  12. AlanU

    AlanU Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    I wish I had an UWA for the E-M5. Here's a few that I've taken with my 5dmk2 w/ 16-35Lmk2. Please note I'm not a landscape photographer..I'm more into family/portrait/wedding kinda guy :)  I just had to document my family trip so I brought my 5dmk2, 24Lmk2, 16-35Lmk2, 100-400L and 85 f/1.8. I supplemented my gear with the E-m5 w/ 14 f/2.5 and 25 f/1.4 (I'm sooooo glad I was fortunate enough to find an E-M5 just a week before my trip. I'll add some more Alaska E-m5 photo to this thread (hopefully people dont mind). The E-M5 was truly a spectacular addition to my dlsr gear. I had my 5dmk2 on my trusty Spider Holster and E-M5 on my neck. I haven't been so excited about camera gear in years. The E-M5 is not perfect but it sure produced excellent IQ!! I must supplement my artistic creativity with more M43 primes and zooms.

    5dmk2 w/16-35mk2

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM    25mm    f/9.0    1/5000s    ISO 2000

    5dmk2 w/16-35mk2

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM    16mm    f/13.0    1/1250s    ISO 160

    5dmk2 w/16-35mk2

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM    16mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 320

    5dmk2 w/ 85 f/1.8

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF85mm f/1.8 USM    85mm    f/16.0    1/160s    ISO 50
  13. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Wonderful pictures, thank you for posting these. Can't wait to see more.

    PS: these are one of the best Landscapes I've seen.
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