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I took this photo with the Olympus E-1 and OM Zuiko 100/2 lens. The color is straight out of camera, with just contrast and brightness adjustments applied. No saturation, vibrance or color changes. The biggest challenge with the E-1 is making sure you don't overexpose the image and clip the reds. Processed in Lightroom with sharpening and noise reduction in NIK.
Honey, you know that since we're going to be empty nesters here in a month, our financial situation will improve a lot. I really would like to get a new digital camera.
ANOTHER CAMERA???? You've got how many cameras now?
Ahem. Ten. Maybe twelve. OK, fifteen or so.
Buy more film, dear.
Colorful Rock on Shoreline. Isle Royale National Park.
This is a three-image photomerge in Adobe Lightroom. Olympus E-1, 14-54 lens.
This is a six image pano/stitch from the Panasonic DMC-L1. Processed in Lightroom.
I got out and exercised the Olympus E-1 this evening. That amazing Kodak sensor may be 13 years old, but it still rocks the colors. Green Valley State Park, Creston, IA. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.
Here is the same picture WITHOUT editing. Please understand that editing choises are artistic choices. No two people will edit the picture to the same conclusion, nor would I edit it to the same conclusion the next time I touch it.
Most Olympus E-1 cameras were shipped with firmware 1.0 or 1.1 installed. The last firmware version released was 1.5. If your camera is not running 1.4 or 1.5, there are substantial performance penalties in focusing, shutter latency and CF card read/write. In fact, the default version 1.0 won't even allow you to shoot another picture until the buffer is cleared.
To check your version:
1. Turn camera off.
2. Open memory card door.
3. Turn camera on.
4. Press the green Play button and OK button at the same time.
5. Read the firmware version on the screen.
6. Turn camera off and close the door.
Updating the camera is a problem now. The current releases of Olympus Viewer and Studio no longer are able to update the E-1. Older versions still do. If you still have Olympus Viewer 2 running on your computer, you should be able to update. If not, you may be out of luck.
Contact us at Zone-10.com and we can arrange with you to update the camera to Version 1.5 for $10 and the cost of shipping two/from here. Any included lenses will be checked and updated too. This is a limited time offer, and is available for as long as Olympus maintains the on-line update files in their current location.
Don't delay. The performance gain with the update is substantial and we don't know how long the update files will be provided.
This photograph was taken by Emily Cuckow. who was assisting me with senior portraits. Lighting was a studio monolight with shoot-through umbrella placed about 8 inches away from the head. A second monolight was bounced off the wall to the side, which threw just a little bit of light onto the gray colored seemless paper. Camera used was the Canon T5i with 24mm lens. Only minimal processing in Lightroom.