Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Leaps + Bounds

A shamelessly technical post for photographers today:

This will probably amuse the Nikon and Canon owners who are used to taking quality pictures in the dark, but I have been most impressed by the new Olympus E-M5. This arrived yesterday and my first real world test was last night in the drizzle after a church service.

How does this picture seem? It's certainly sharp when viewed up close.

Well this used the excellent new 45mm at f1.8, ISO1600 and 1/8th of a second hand held. Now that is dark.. It is also new territory for Olympus 4/3 cameras: A bright lens, clean high ISO performance and astonishing image stabilisation in-camera.

And a similar view but at ISO3200:

1 comment:

  1. Astonishingly good. I used to think pushed 2475 recording film was the bees-knees for sensitivity. Mind you, I liked the resulting golf-balled size granularity! Everything's too easy these days...