Who says Olympus cameras can't take razor-sharp photos?!?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jambaj0e, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    I shot this photo with my Olympus E-Pl2 with an Olympus legacy lens, the OM 50mm f1.8 stopped to f8. The light I used is the Einstein monolight with an ePhoto 22" silver beauty dish with a 30deg grid.

    ISO200, WB Flash, f8, 1/160. The colors were spot on and the only change I made was to darken the red wardrobe a little bit to add more contrast to the shirt's textures and details:



    100% crop of face (Note the hair, eyelashes, skin texture, lips, and the cloth texture)

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  2. NickLeon

    NickLeon Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    Somerset UK
    Thanks Joe - I'm wide awake now!
    Oh yes, sharp is the word.
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  3. klrman

    klrman Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2011
    The lady and the photo are both a work of art! My indoor shots look nothing like that.... you're lighting is superb. I have a lot to learn about lighting that's for sure.
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  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    I may use the creative commons to work on my Photoshop techniques and do a little tattoo removal. If I don't totally ruin your photo, I'll be sure to add it here and share the results.

    Fantastic photo...as always your lighting is impressive.
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Lovely Olympus skin tones. :)
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  6. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010

    I love the Olympus skin tone, too!
  7. syilim

    syilim Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 31, 2011
    Wow. Amazing photo Jamba!
  8. Dan Lopez

    Dan Lopez Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 12, 2011
  9. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Joe, you've come a long way since posting your first studio shots. Great job man, keep it up! :2thumbs:
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  10. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    No need to work on the curves though...


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  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think f/8 on a 4/3rd sensor by physics alone has more DOF and is sharper than an APS-C or FF sensor at similar settings! :wink:

    Saying that, it's a nice picture!
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    "Sharp" was the first word to come to mind. Well, maybe second . . .:rolleyes:

    Beautiful shots.
  13. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    My new go to shot to show off the Olympus PL2 ;)
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  14. klrman

    klrman Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2011
    I'd have to say, that is worthy of a front cover, it's very impressive.
  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I would debate that sharpness is more dependent upon lens rather than camera body :wink:

    That being said, nice shots! :smile:
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  16. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    I have to say, I love the Olympus OM 50mm f1.8!
  17. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    That's a amazing image. One day I would love to learn to take photos like you

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  18. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Here's a 30 year old OM 50mm 1.4 with OM-2n film body:


  19. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Wow! I am actually amazed and humbled at the responses I've been getting! I have to say, though, I always believe it's the photographer, then the camera. I've seen those who shoot at the same groupshoot who don't know how to fully take advantage of their camera artistically and technically.

    But that's why I don't sweat it when I'm the only one shooting mu4/3 when everyone else shoots APS-C and even Full Frame. I can still make compelling images and the Olympus is more than capable to handle it =D
  20. Jorg.S

    Jorg.S Mu-43 Regular

    This is a real wow shot in many ways and not just because of the great sharpness.
    Fantastic work you did here.
    Thank you for sharing.
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