Live update

In a previous post I mentioned that I am auditioning an Olympus E-M5 micro four thirds mirrorless camera for a more important part in my photography. This has been based on weight as much as anything else. But the more I use the little E-M5 the more it impresses me.

One type of photography I like to do is long exposure, using neutral density filters to create movement over time, such as a waterfall or river.

I wasn’t sure if the E-M5 would be up to this, but I discovered a feature called live update. As the shutter is held open in manual bulb mode, the LCD screen on the rear of the 5 updates the image at user selectable intervals. You just watch your image develop.

I tried it out down at the remains of the old pier at Clifton Springs, near Geelong. It was an overcast, rainy day but I managed to get a break in the rain to try some images. Neither the camera nor I was bothered much by the rain, but rain drops on the ND filter show up nicely.

The only major drawback I have is trying to manually focus with the electronic viewfinder (EVF), neither my eyes nor its resolution are quite up to accurate focusing all the time.

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  1. Susan Livesley June 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    I love the photo 5/5 of Clifton Springs Pier

  2. Robert Young June 21, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Thanks Susan, I photograph there whenever I can, and when the weather works.

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