Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by toshiro, May 14, 2012.
the new IBIS on the OMD is amazing, one second exposure handheld
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It really is amazing. I'm consistently getting sharp pictures down to 1/10, which would have been unimaginable with my E-P3. I've even managed to get a sharp hand held 1.3"!!
Besides, having no second thoughts about using ISO 1600 or 3200 when I would hesitate to go beyond 800 with the E-P3 makes a big difference too.
That wouldn't be in Santiago would it?
Yes Nick, it's the Santiago cathedral
outside of Vigo, Spain, right?
wow... i keep seeing so many of these threads come up about the IBIS. Tripod not needed as much any more lol. I was looking for a light weight tripod for going around town. but now i'm thinking not and saving my money instead for this. But, I still have to get my OLY 45mm before anything else(sold out localy).
Shot with a $800 lens though (Oly 12mm F2)? I wish I can afford that.
*covering eyes and ears* La la la la la la la...
I see nothing, I hear nothing. I'm happy with my "PEN" bodies.
1 second exposure, yes
Tack Sharp? - No
For f/10 (diffusion) and ISO 800 (noise), the main cathedral doors and column to their left are tack sharp. I wouldn't expect much different result on a tripod except that you would use ISO 200 and do a 4 second exposure.
Yes, about 55 miles (90km) outside
Santiago is a beautiful town, well worth a visit, and the cathedral one of the major pilgrimage places for catholics.
I agree with Amin about the sharpness. A lower F stop and ISO would have made it sharper, but it's still impressive for 1" hand held
Tack sharp is tack sharp.
Allowing for high ISO and diffusion explains the quality of the results shown, but does not make them tack sharp.
In the context of IBIS discussion, I disagree with you.
Then we obviously have different impressions of what "tack-sharp" means.
I viewed the image in question at 100% scale (from the original file posted at Flickr), and while given the shooting conditions, it is impressive, I don't think that any critical observer would classify it as "tack-sharp".
Once again, it's impressive - the IBIS works very well - but let's not go overboard.
That is very very impressive!!! With the same lens on say a Panasonic GX1 I would imagine hand held would need to be Iso 3200 to get it that sharp. SO add to the fact you have slightly better noise at High ISO with the Olympus anyway, this is one hell of a camera.
I have until September to decide on this. When I see posts like these it makes me want one more and more!!! I have a Samyang 7.5mm fish eye which I love, and I managed some really good ISO3200 London underground shots with the GX1, but to have shots like that which would be even cleaner with a lower ISO and still sharp would be fantastic.
I am mightily impressed. We should start a thread titled IBIS E-M5 Olympics and see who can post the craziest handheld photos samples.
Slooowwly being sucked into the OMD vortex...
Right then. Can you let it go at that, or do you need to repeat yourself a fourth time?
Im impressed.... Love my PEN, but Im with NED, trying to hold out as long as I can.
'Tack sharp' is a highly subjective term. When you look closely at a 'tack', you'll soon discover they're not particularly 'sharp'.
I think it refers to acceptable sharpness when viewed at full-size. To me, that image is quite acceptable in terms of sharpness when viewed full-size. I see a bit if high ISO noise, which counteracts the sharpness but it's not a disturbing grain pattern.
I would consider this 'tack sharp', I see no motion blur which is the main consideration affecting sharpness on a 1sec exposure and which I think the OP was referring to...
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