As is often the case, I was up before dawn this morning and working in my office. I happened to look out from my second floor window towards Lake Ontario and saw some incredible colours developing. I quickly grabbed a camera and headed out to capture a few images of a Grimsby harbour sunrise.
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After returning from Grimsby harbour this morning, the first thing I noticed when I opened my OM-D E-M1X files was the amount of colour and shadow details visible in the straight out-of-camera jpegs. That indicated to me that I’d have a lot with in the OM-D E-M1X RAW files.
While there is a learning curve with any ‘new to us’ camera, I found the Olympus RAW files relatively easy with which to work. Obviously when processing a RAW file there is a lot of latitude for creative interpretation of an image.
Ideally I would have liked to have captured these images with the Olympus 7-14 mm f/2.8 zoom lens. I didn’t want to take the time to dig through the Olympus Loaner Gear, then end up losing the light. So, I rushed down to the harbour with the M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO which was already mounted on the E-M1X.
As it was, by the time I arrived at Grimsby harbour the light was starting to shift rapidly. It would have been better if I could have arrived about 20 minutes earlier.
One of the things that I noticed working with the OM-D E-M1X RAW files was that I didn’t have to be nearly as aggressive with them as compared to those from my Nikon 1 J5. Having more dynamic range and colour depth in the files is quite noticeable.
I will need to create a number of custom profiles in DxO PhotoLab 2 should I decide to move forward with some Olympus equipment.
All photographs in this article were captured using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Many of the photographs displayed in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process. DxO PhotoLab 2 now supports the Olympus OM-D E-M1X.
Use of Olympus Loaner Equipment
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