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  • Iso

    I am a bit of a dinosaur with my cameras, I treat my E1 like an electronic OM 2n

    It tends to live on iso 100 mainly

    What standard setting should I put the epl5 on without loosing any IQ
    I am aware I can push it very high and will do as required
    E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

  • #2
    Re: Iso

    I normally use 200 as it's what I used in the old film days

    However: I discovered Auto ISO and have some good shots at well over 1000

    Graham

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    • #3
      Re: Iso

      200 is my default on the 520.
      E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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      • #4
        Re: Iso

        ISO 200 is believed to be the "native" or inherent sensitivity of the Sony sensors in the OMD/PEN range and should therefore give optimum IQ. The E-M1 which I understand uses a Panasonic sensor may be different. ISO LOW/ISO 100 is an "extension" which is achieved electronically is thought to cause a reduction in dynamic range.

        Like Graham I use Auto ISO with an upper limit of ISO 1600 and have been quite happy with the results.

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        Peter

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        • #5
          Re: Iso

          Same settings for me on my m4/3 cameras (including E-PL5), ISO200 as default with a limit of 1600 when using Auto, it seems to work well. I have used low (100) ISO but it does reduce dynamic range quite dramatically.
          Iain

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          • #6
            Re: Iso

            Hi I have the em5 mk 1 I set my upper limit to 6400 ISO get good quality A3 sized print from them, as for dynamic range it is lower to about E3 range at 400 ISO.
            Club members think it is incredible that the 4/3rdssystem could produce such quality at that ISO, they all thought that we could only get useable upto 800 ISO.

            I am constantly asked what noise reduction software I use, when I tell them don't use noise reduction software, or sharpening.

            Dave
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            • #7
              Re: Iso

              I use auto ISO with a maximum of ISO 2000 as my default setting, pushing it a little more if I need to.
              Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
              Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
              Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
              Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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              • #8
                Re: Iso

                Following on from my previous cameras I've always kept the ISO as low as possible, but have been using ISO1600 for wildlife in low light conditions and am VERY surprised by the IQ. Also took one in a tunnel at 25600... Grainy but good!

                Robin in the evening, not post processed 1600



                Tunnel by torchlight...

                Paul

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                • #9
                  Re: Iso

                  Originally posted by Homer Simpson View Post
                  ... E1 ...
                  It tends to live on iso 100 mainly

                  What standard setting should I put the epl5 on without loosing any IQ
                  I am aware I can push it very high and will do as required
                  With that sensor I myself don't see any image degradation until ISO 1600,
                  but I'm easy to please and set my auto-ISO limit to 6400 anyway for the very dark times.

                  My E-1 is set to ISO 100 all the time.
                  My e-P1 and e-P2 are set to ISO 200 with ISO-bracket all the time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Iso

                    Thanks to everyone, looks like I was on the right track.
                    E1, E520, ED14-42, ED 40-150, 70-300, Various legacy including 50mm f2 macro.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Iso

                      Interesting topic, thanks for starting it. Im scared of upping the iso when using my 12-40 i just give up when light dims. i have only gone upto 800. Should i push it a lot harder?
                      when i used the 75 1.8 it was amazing in low light so kept it low. i always try with iso 200 then stop down.

                      so my question is i have not printed a3 size before what is the safest iso i can get away with without noticing noise. think i have got obsessed with online reviews recently.

                      my body is an em1
                      EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Iso

                        I'm another one to use Auto ISO limiting up to 6400.

                        All photos in this thread except for the flash ones are at ISO 6400 on E-M5 & E-M1 (but that is the Panasonic sensor though).

                        This is one of the photos from the E-M5 in that thread (the focus might not be totally on the eyes or there head is movement causing the blur).
                        Ross
                        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                        Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                        Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, 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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                        • #13
                          Re: Iso

                          Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                          I'm another one to use Auto ISO limiting up to 6400.

                          All photos in this thread except for the flash ones are at ISO 6400 on E-M5 & E-M1 (but that is the Panasonic sensor though).

                          This is one of the photos from the E-M5 in that thread (the focus might not be totally on the eyes or there head is movement causing the blur).

                          excuse my ignorance do all em1 s have panasonic sensors? is 6400 perfectly good for printing a3 cheers.
                          EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Iso

                            Originally posted by timboo View Post
                            excuse my ignorance do all em1 s have panasonic sensors? is 6400 perfectly good for printing a3 cheers.
                            All E-M1's have the Panasonic sensor with the added PD-AF on sensor pixels & the rest of the models from the E-M5 onwards have the Sony 16mp sensor which actually performs a little better (than the E-M1) for long exposures without Noise Reduction on.
                            Ross
                            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                            Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                            Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, 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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                            • #15
                              Re: Iso

                              Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                              All E-M1's have the Panasonic sensor with the added PD-AF on sensor pixels & the rest of the models from the E-M5 onwards have the Sony 16mp sensor which actually performs a little better (than the E-M1) for long exposures without Noise Reduction on.
                              thanks will 6400 be ok then on em1 at long or short
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