by Edmunds

Went out for a walk with my neighbour and her dog!

All shot with the Olympus 75mm f/1.8
This little guy is fast, and small! There is motion blur when shot at 1/3200s. Autofocus? When I tried shooting with AF I couldn't even get him into the frame.


by Daniel Bradley

Pushing the limits... 1/40 with 840mm, hand held. ;-)

More test shots with the Sigma 150-600 S on my E-M1 here:

My E-3 was giving back focus with all four of my lenses. I sent it to Creative Peripherals, Mumbai, the authorised Olympus service centre in India, and it came back after three weeks, on 8 November 2016. The problem persisted.

The Creative Peripherals engineer, Mathew Dass, wrote on 22 November, "if you are not satisfied Please send the camera we will check and solve the problem." I asked him, more than once, "What can you do to fix this back focus problem which you failed to do when you had my camera?" No response.

Finally I sent the attached photo and said "I had focussed on one eye of the child. Please tell me if the child's eyes are sharp or the garment of the man."

On Tuesday 06 December 2016 02:08 PM, Mathew Dass wrote:
"As per your attachment I can see little minor back focus problem rest the picture is clear.
"As per your mail this is the best which I could do nothing more can be done as it is your old model."

Of what value is "rest the picture is clear" if the subject is not in focus? Why do cameras and lenses have arrangements to adjust focus?

Here we see the mark of the irresponsible workman. Describe the defect as "little minor" or of no consequence. Second, repeatedly bring up "old model", as if old equipment cannot be repaired or adjusted. Third, implicitly contradict your own statement that you will "check and solve the problem."

I know still photographers have a disdain for digital zoom but for movies it's great. Resolution is not such an issue and as far as cropping a movie in PP, I wouldn't know where to start and have no great desire to learn. I stumbled upon it with the E-M1 while taking a movie of my grandson's nativity play. I was in movie mode fumbling for the movie on/off button when I pressed the Fn2 button twice and lo and behold, there was a movie close-up of my grandson. It turned a so-so home movie into a great one. The IS worked brilliantly even at that magnification.

The Lighthouse

by Robert Watcher

Driving with friends around Georgian Bay today. Connecting while we are home in Ontario for a visit and enjoying the incredible scenery.

The Lighthouse

Sigma 150-600 Sports on E-M1

by Daniel Bradley

I have a Sports version of the Sigma 150-600mm here to try out. The questions to be answered are:
How does it compare at 600mm (actually only about 560mm) with the Canon 400/5.6 + 1.4x Extender III?
How does it compare with my 600mm telescope at 600mm?
How well does it do with the Canon 1.4x compared to the scope with the EC-14 attached?
How well and how fast does the AF work?
Partial answers here:

More to come....

Small Town Ontario Streets

by Robert Watcher

Shooting in the streets of small town Ontario.

Olympus EM10 w/14-42@31mm f5.0@1/800'th : 400 ISO

Olympus EM10 w/14-42@14mm f5.0@1/800'th : 400 ISO

Olympus EM10 w/14-42@30mm f4.8@1/800'th : 400 ISO

The Last Sumac

by Robert Watcher

The Last Sumac (Northern Ontario)

Olympus EM-10 w/40-150@105mm f9@3.2sec : 200 ISO

In the Mood for Dark and Contemplative - winter in the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

Olympus EM-10 w/40-150@40mm - f10@6sec : 400 ISO

Olympus EM-10 w/40-150@40mm - f8@1/5sec : 400 ISO

Thou I didn't want to get a 2nd lens, I see the need for one that has a wider field of view & faster aperture. I still want a zoom (no prime), but all I really found from the 3 or 4 charts I have read were the 12-35mm Panny or 12-40mm Olympus F2.8.
I really was looking for 10-30mm or so and F2 (or faster), but I couldn't find any. From what I have read 8mm is considered fisheye which I don't want. Why no 10's?10-

The 1st question is; is going from a 14 to 12mm and dropping from a F3.5 to a f2.8 that noticeable??

My other need is macro without getting a 3rd lens.