Monday, October 18, 2010

Shooting Along with E-5 @ Melaka

It was a fruitful weekend where a best friend of mine -- Robin Wong (click) came and pay a visit to me. To top up the excitments, he brought the E-5 along for a shooting around melaka. As an Olympus user since my 1st day in photography, for sure i gonna had my hands on the E-5 and do some test shots with it.

Reminder: All the E-5 photos below are straight from camera except some minor exposure and lighting adjustments. There are no post process applied on the images.

Taman Seribu Bunga Macro with Legendary 50/1.8OM

It is like a fusion between the modern and the lagendary when using the E-5 pairing with a 50/1.8 OM, an extension tube were used in order to perform the macro shots below. The first thing i noticed is how the improvements in ISO helps in my case where all of the shots were taken with f16 for the maximum depth of field and i can pump up the ISO to 800 without worry when i need more ambient light.

PA167987(ER)
(1/250sec    f16    ISO400    Wireless TTL)

PA168005(ER)
(1/250sec    f16    ISO400    Wireless TTL)
An extensive cropping had been done on the image above and it's really amazing to see the detials i got in that.

PA168063(ER)
(1/250sec    f16    ISO800)


PA168152(ER)
(1/250sec    f16    ISO640)

Some Sunset Portraiture Shots

It was a true coinsident that some of my friend were doing thier sunset pre-wedding shooting on that day and without hestitation we storm to the seaside and get some field test on the E-5. It is really a shock to see the performance of E-5 with off camera wireless TTL flash, the fill in flashes blends really well with the ambient light with an accurate metering. I believe they had done some improvements on the dynamic range, and really loves the well balanced image output.

PA168500(ER)
(1/1000sec     f4     ISO400     Wireless TTL)

PA168503(ER)
(1/1250sec     f4    ISO400     Wireless TTL)

PA168532(ER)
(1/80sec     f4     ISO400    Wireless TTL     Dramatic Tone Art Filter)
It might not be a good idea to use the Dramatic Tone Art Filter for portraiture shots but using it once a while did give some wow effect within a series.

PA168536(ER)
(1/125sec     f4     ISO400     Wireless TTL)

PA168549(ER)
(1/40sec     f4     ISO400     Dramatic Tone Art Filter)

Looks like this time Olympus had put in a good effort on this piece of gem, really wish i could have one in future but too bad i'm just a poor boy who only eligible to dreams the dream here....

8 comments:

soonruey said...

Beautiful photos fred....You made good use of the E5. Dramatic tone for portraits...Interesting and you have pulled it off beautifully.
Soon Ruey

Molicuva said...

Thanks Dr.Soon Ruey... :) It's really fun to play with E-5 and experience what it can do.. it's really a good camera to have... :)

robin said...

I am glad I lent you the E-5. I knew something will "happen", which is a pleasant surprise.
I am sure the community would appreciate the unique perspective you have churned out from the E-5.
Thanks so much for having me in Malacca !! Come KL we go attack different streets

Molicuva said...

Thanks Rob for letting me had my itchy hand on the E-5, really fall in love with it after the trial... Yeah... Will definately go there again for another round of street photography, i think mostly it will be on middle of Nov... :)

sthang said...

Your water droplet photos are simply amazing!

Molicuva said...

Thanks sthang. :) but to me it's still far from amazing level to me, i'm still in progress to discover more varieties in it.. ;)

Billy Loon said...

Just curious about the lens used for your nice macro shots.Was the lens Zuiko 50mm f1.8 for OM System in the '70s ?. I am a die hard OM System fan.Wonder if old Zuiko lenses will fit the Olympus E-series DSLRs ????

Molicuva said...

Billy Loon,
Yup yup.. it is the legendary OM lens back to 70's. you can always attach it to the E-series with an OM adaptor. And to perform macro with that lens u might need an extension tube too... :)