Saturday, 5 March 2016
40 Megapixels Quick Test Shot
As you all may have read I have a new camera. If you haven't, and this news comes as a surprise, then click here.
I had been dipping in and out of Darrel Young & James Johnson's book Mastering the Olympus Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II for a about a week after getting my new camera. The book isn't what you call light reading, but made myself I sit down and read it from cover-to-cover, though I will freely admit I skipped parts that were of little interest to me for example, film, art effects and scene's. I placed a number of Post It tags and even labelled them for later quick access.
So, after a morning spent in bed reading, with both the book and my camera next to me at hand to run through the instructions I set my camera with all my settings as MySet 1. After that I programmed the Mode dial so the Art setting now turns on the Hi-Res mode as MySet 2, which felt awesome. Needless to say by the time I had finished setting up all the menus the battery needed recharging.
Then I befuddled myself by changing my mind and turned off the Hi-res mode, and it's not exactly intuitive that you have to go back into the menu and turn it on again when it seems to show it is set to on, but is actually off. After a couple of days of anxiety fretting what I had done to my new camera, fears of having bricked the Hi-res mode, I re-read the manual and was able to switch the Hi-res mode back on.
Next I will be doing a shoot off to compare my E-M5 Mark II against my old DMC GF-1.
TL;DR: The image was taken under a 60 watt bulb with the lens opened up and a really slow shutter speed. The big thing is the larger file size means a bigger image.