• 10-19-2008, 01:24 PM
    jawt
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    Some quality problem with dark picture
    Hi, just bought a E510 two weeks ago. I love to take some good quality picture , but im beginner with SLR. My current main problem is that i seen to have noise on DARK picture*i thnik*.. The noise redustion options is enable. i dont use a tripod. My second question is that it worth the cost to buy tripod to get higher quality picture?

    let me see these example...

    On the first picture, maybe it's hard to see but the dark area on the boat as noise or it,s blurry.

    Second one, look tree at the right in dark area.

    #1 Metadata

    Exposure mode auto
    Focal lenght 18 mm
    Lens 18-42mm
    ISO 100
    F 9.0
    1/200

    #2 metadata

    Exposure mode auto
    Focal lenght 18 mm
    Lens 18-42mm
    f 7.1
    1/100


    Thx to you guys for taking your time to answer to my question.
  • 10-19-2008, 01:51 PM
    Greg McCary
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    The pictures here look ok to me. To reduce the noise shoot as low an ISO setting as you can. With the 510 it can get noisy in the darks above 400iso. With the image stabilization it will eliminate the use of a tripod in many cases but if the shutter speeds get any higher the 1/10 sec you probably need one. If you want to shoot water falls you will need one.
    Welcome to PR...I hope you hang around. Don't forget to write a review on the 510 as well.
    If you post pictures in the critiques forum you will be a pro in a matter of weeks.
  • 10-19-2008, 03:52 PM
    jawt
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    Thank you for the quick answer!
    It,s good to know for waterfalls picture, i love shooting natural landscape. I want to do good picture with a nice silky water effect at a slow shutter speed .
  • 10-19-2008, 04:05 PM
    Greg McCary
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    Some of the noise in the second shot appears to me to have a yellow tint to it so it could be a flare.
  • 11-17-2008, 12:36 AM
    dannn
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    Your second photo is terrific. Same advice about the noise. Try the noise reduction and noise filters too. Play around with it. It's free.. no film to process.
  • 11-17-2008, 10:18 PM
    Atomic2
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    the best advice I can give is for you to STOP USING AUTO. Just dont do it.
  • 01-08-2009, 12:03 AM
    Atomant
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    Hi Folks,
    I'm a new member here, and
    I have similar problem with my E520. Can you help me?

    http://fotok.atomanti.fotoalbum.hu/v...tureid/5243688
    (noise test image)

    Data:
    Exposure time 0.769231 s
    F-number f/5.6
    Exposure program Manual
    ISO speed ratings ISO 100
    Date/time original 2008.12.10. 18:38:13
    Date/time digitized 2008.12.10. 18:38:13
    Component config YCbCr
    Exposure bias value 0.00 eV
    Max. aperture value f/3.5
    Metering mode Center weighted average
    Focal length 14 mm

    I have the same problem with dark parts of images. I wrote to european headquarter, but they said it is the standard for Olympus. Is it right, what's your oppinion?

    Thankx a lot!
  • 01-08-2009, 12:55 AM
    xwingkiller
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    normally you will have noise problems with a picture that is underexposed by so much.

    but, one thing that you will probably want to change on an E-520 is the gradation. i think the default is "auto" which will boost the iso in dark areas. this will give you big noise problems, even banding while still using iso 100 setting.
    i guess that some people like to use auto gradation in well lit, contrasty scenes. but in dark shots you want to make sure to put that to "normal".
    a great example shot would be to take a photo of the moon at night. even at iso 100 you will have major banding through the entire sky if you leave that on auto gradation. but as soon as you put it on normal then it will work correctly.

    imo, auto gradation hurts more than it helps. i would always leave it on normal.
  • 01-08-2009, 12:49 PM
    Atomant
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    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    That was it. Thank you!
  • 01-09-2009, 01:33 AM
    xwingkiller
    Re: Some quality problem with dark picture
    great. im so glad i could help.