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  • High ISO - post your shots at ISO 3200 and above!

    High ISO performance with Micro Four Thirds continues to be a bone of contention.

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    If you are properly au fait with Micro Four Thirds, you will already know that much of this reputation surrounding high ISO performance is well out of date and, largely, irrelevant. There is no denying that, in general (though not always!) the larger the image sensor in your camera, the better the low light, high ISO, performance gets. But sensor performance has improved substantially and today's Micro Four Thirds cameras can out-perform even full frame sensors from just a few years ago.

    So my challenge is - show how decent your Micro Four Thirds camera can perform at ISO 3200 and higher.

    Here is an image of my own, taken in Easter Sunday last year while visiting the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Light had only just broken and sunrise was still some time away. We'd just landed at Tacloban disembarked from our Air Asia Philippines flight from Manila. This was a grab shot as I was walking to the terminal building.

    Apologies that EXIF data is not currently available on images uploaded to the forum (we're looking for a fix), but for your information, this shot was taken using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with a m.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/250th sec. It was post-processed, from the RAW file, in Lightroom CC (Classic).

    Comments welcome! And let's see some of your high-ISO shots

    Ian
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    Here's One.. at 6400 . Em1( ii)..and processed in the very new Olympus workspace software..
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    E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
    50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
    MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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    • #3
      I'm only looking on my phone at the moment, Raj, but that looks very nice

      Ian
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      • #4
        I've finally got something that shows a higher than ISO 3200 nicely at ISO 6400.
        While I was at a 'hands on' night for the E-M1X in Sydney (Macquarie Park) we were outside on the front balcony & I reluctantly handed the E-M1X with the lovely 300mm F4 Pro lens over to another attendee & pulled out my E-M1 II with the 40-150 F2.8 lens & this is what I took of the surrounding streetscape. All the EXIF can be seen on my Flickr page & each image was adjusted in the new Olympus Workspace software, adding a little Clarity & applying Dehaze (the crane only 35).


        K2076345-adj by Ross, on Flickr


        K2076342-adj by Ross, on Flickr


        K2076341-adj by Ross, on Flickr

        Ross
        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
        Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
        Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
        Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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        • #5
          Looking good Ross

          Ian
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          • #6
            Good ISO lot Ross..I had also tried out the New Oly- Software..and the one thing i clearly noticed, is that the noise is handled very well in this software..( i have been using Capture-One) ..but for the slightly slow on-screen response time ,i like the new software very much.

            Raj.
            E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
            50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
            MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Raj Surin View Post
              Good ISO lot Ross..I had also tried out the New Oly- Software..and the one thing i clearly noticed, is that the noise is handled very well in this software..( i have been using Capture-One) ..but for the slightly slow on-screen response time ,i like the new software very much.

              Raj.
              Interesting - I will update and have a look myself.

              Ian
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              • #8
                There is one little issue when making a portrait crop of a selected format (4:3 or 3:2 etc) from a horizontal image as the crop will jump back to horizontal orientation.
                I've sent this description to Olympus Support, Australia.
                When using Olympus Workspace in cropping mode, using a selected size (4:3 or 3:2 etc), not original & cropping portrait from a landscape image, the crop reverts to landscape orientation when trying to change the size from clicking on the corner.
                Ross
                I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                • #9
                  ISO 6400 developed from RAW in Lightroom Classic CC Click image for larger version

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                  Founder/editor
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                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                  • #10
                    Cindy (the cat) I forgot to mention was shot using an E-M1 Mark II @ISO 6400 using a m.Zuiko 12-40 Pro.

                    Ian
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