Sunday, May 25, 2014

E-M10 and 75mm F1.8

I wanted to continue my review saga of OM-D E-M10, and this time I intended to shoot with longer lenses, such as the 75mm F1.8 and 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 lens. In the morning I went out on the streets and shot with the 75mm F1.8 on the E-M10, while in the afternoon, I planned to shoot at the Bird Park with the 75-300mm. The purpose of these tests was to find out how the E-M10 handles with larger and heavier lenses, and how the 3-Axis Image Stabilization copes with longer focal lengths. 

 I have got all the equipments ready and was out shooting already, but was too exhausted to complete the task. I have had quite a full day before, conducting a basic flash workshop in the morning and a photo sharing session in the afternoon, while entertaining visitors from Jakarta in the evening till late. After lunch today my battery just flattened out and I decided to go home. As soon as I was home I crashed on the bed for hours. 

Nonetheless, these are the few images that I was able to grab from the morning brief shoot at Bukit Bintang. Oh that 75mm F1.8 lens, is sexilicious. 

All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M10 and M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8

Delivery man



Bicycle

Steel Frames

How to Box a Chicken

Walkway

Portrait of a Stranger

A life I used to Know

Broken Ideas

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  1. for somebody so tired, you did brilliantly

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    1. Thanks! The photos do show I was tired though, in some small ways

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  2. If we want to talk about the M.Zuiko 75 millimetri F1.8 (I use it with OM-D E-M5) I can say that is the best I've had so far.
    Here some of my photos
    http://www.romeocolombo.com/Sony7andOlympus5/Olympus-OMD-EM5-MZuiko-75mm-F1/
    Worth every penny it costs.
    Greetings
    Romeo

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  3. Hi Robin,
    How is your feeling on the 3-Axis Image Stabilization compared to the 5-axis? Could you notice a significant difference?
    I keep on reading comments on the OM-D E-M10 where it considered more an upgrade of the OM-D E-M5 rather than being a step below.
    What do you think?
    Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, from my previous experience using it I did not find any noticeable difference. For today's session I did not shoot enough to give any useful comment

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  4. Robin , you give one more reason to have these lenses!
    Coro, great photos too in your galleries! What Olympus camera have you used ? All your photos from your galleries are made with Olympus lenses?

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    1. After using Nikon (D300/D700) and Sony (NEX-7/A7r) now I use only Olympus.
      Two body OM-D E-M5, one OM-D E-M5 with 25mm F1.8 and another OM-D E-M5 with 75mm F1.8.
      No regrets for the past,for me small is beautiful.
      Image quality of the Olympus with its lens is sharp, beautiful with gorgeous color.
      Romeo

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    2. Small is beautiful! that is so true.

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  5. Hi Robin, I told you would do well with this little jewel of 75mm f1.8. Even if it's not your favored focal length, as always you do extremely well. Nice shots as always. The compression and the portraiture capacity of this lens can make it interesting a few situations in street shooting and your photo do demonstrate that. For my part, even if I favored another focal length, but boy sometimes this one is quite handy and it's the best olympus lens to date on M4/3

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    1. I think I can do better with longer focal lengths as opposed to wider lenses. I like the heavy compression, makes it so much easier to compose and get away with cleaner shots. You are right, 75mm is possibly the best lens for micro 4/3 system.

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  6. Great photos as usual Robin, first one is super.

    How is it, does the EM10 have the FPD2 as the EM1 for incamera correction for jpg?

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, E-M10 uses the same fine detail processing 2 from E-M1.

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  7. That bokeh . . . . Perhaps next weekend you will have time to test out on 75-300mm for wild life/bird photography.

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    1. I don't think I can find time for this weekend. But perhaps, next weekend.

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  8. These images are amazing, especially like the first, the second, and the last. I will have to get out and use my 75mm .. seriously soon!

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    1. Thanks Derek, and yes, please go out and shoot more.

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  9. Hi Robin.. Nice photos u got there! BTW wanna ask you something about this EM10 vs other competitor, say Sony A6000. From most websites I found on the internet, on the paper, A6000 is better than EM10 in terms of spec. But why EM10 price is higher than A6000? Maybe around RM300 - RM400 around that. I don't think it's because EM10 body is something like..vantage or classic? I loveee OM-D line because of their look :)
    I'm currently Sony user but just compact camera RX100. May upgrade soon to mirrorless camera. I prefer OM-D EM10 more than A6000..

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. What makes you think A6000 is better? Yes there are advantages and disadvantages but to say that judging from specs is a little too crude. E-M10 has the industry's leading Image Stabilization system, you can do a heck lot more with the wifi remote control feature, it has built in TTL wireless flash features, better ergonomics (handling), and the system on the whole has a wide range of high quality lenses.

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  10. Hi Robin,
    I am feeling a sense of deep poignancy in the "life I used to know." Bitter-sweet moment or no regrets?
    -santo

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    1. Hi Santo, something like that. I think it is a little bit of both.

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  11. Would this lens be too long for indoor portraits?

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    1. Depends on how big the indoor setting is. People use this in studio setup environment too.

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  12. Good morning, Robin.
    Awesome images and love to have this lens one day when the need arise.
    May you have a great day.
    John.

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  13. Robin,
    Great pics as always.
    Did you use your usual in camera settings? you always manage to get such nice colors. Any pp?
    Fede

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Federico. To answer your questions about post processing kindly read this http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-post-processing-for-blogging-purposes.html

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    2. Thanks Robin. What about if you want to print? What about your initial in-camera settings?

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    3. I am no expert in printing, so I would not be able to advice you. I have not much experience.

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  14. I see that bigger problem with larger and heavier lenses is the grip that could be better in M10. Especially when you are using zoom with tight zooming ring. With short primes that isn't problem for me. Haven't use 75 or 75-300 but Pana 100-300 instead of.

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    1. Hi Tapio, did you have the external camera grip ECG-1 with you? I find using the ECG-1 added much better stability when handling longer and heavier lenses. It helps a lot.

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    2. No I have not, somehow I have missed that thing. I think that i visit local camera shop tomorrow. Though my camera is now on service because of accident (not caused by bad grip). Thanks about tip.

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    3. You should give it a try and feel how it is on your hands!

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  15. These pics are so awesome. Made me pick up my 75mm and get out there. Its been too long. This time I used it with E-M1 for the first time. Can hardly believe my eyes. Love the pics from this lens. Thanks again, Robin!

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    1. Glad to know you went out and shoot! that is all I wanted to achieve with this blog, to encourage others to shoot more!

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