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User currently offlineNWA783 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

I recently received an Olympus E VOLT E-500 for Christmas from my parents. Its only 8 mega pixels and just doesn't seem to have the quality that i need to get my photo's uploaded here. I am wondering if there is anyway to upgrade my camera's mega pixels short of buying a whole new camera.

Thanks Much

Josh


"I'd like to give a pilot report" " Ok go ahead sir" "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood"
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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2761 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Megapixels mean literally nothing, it's sensor quality and lens quality that makes the difference. There are hundreds of thousands of pictures on this site from 4, 5, and 6 MP cameras. A megapixel is a million pixels IIRC, the more mega pixels, the bigger the size of the photo. Megapixels mean more when cropping as you can crop in more from high mp cameras without losing much quality than with mid to low MP cameras.

I'm not familair with Olympus, is the E-500 a SLR type or advanced point and shoot? If the latter I'd save my money and buy a entry-level DSLR and buy some good lenses to go with it.

-Matt



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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Hi Josh,

It simply isn't possible. However, the megapixel count should be the least of your considerations - and 8MP is way more than sufficient for airliners.net.

There are several Olympus E-System photographers here - I'm an E-510 user myself - and the camera and kit lenses are of very good standard. Arguably, they might have more noise issues than equivalent offerings with larger sensors (how much, however, is a subject of a great deal of debate!) but they are very portable pieces of kit as a result of the smaller size and mass obtained through a smaller lens format.

Let's see some of your results before you chuck it - if you search for my name, you might see some of mine. If you search for 'E-500', you'll find plenty of other (and far more creative) shots.

Any more questions, just ask.  Smile

Cheers,

Toni



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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

8 megapixels is plenty to upload a shot at Anet's resolution requirements. Do you have the proper editing technique yet?
-Matt



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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2027 times:



Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 1):
is the E-500 a SLR type or advanced point and shoot

...the former...

Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 1):
entry-level DSLR

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Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 3):
Do you have the proper editing technique yet?

The million-dollar question!

 Smile



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6684 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

E-500 users (do a keyword search on E-500)

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...%20Panayotatos&distinct_entry=true

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...dre%20Mireault&distinct_entry=true

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...arch=Digimicra&distinct_entry=true

Can be done....



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User currently offlineNWA783 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Riight now I use adobe photoshop cs3. But I'm probably not the best at using it yet. If you guys have any tips on editing I would really appreciate it.

Thanks much

Josh



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

If you buy camera gear just to get pics accepted here you really should think if this hobby is the right for you. show us some rejections and we'll tell you why not the camera is the problem for you.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/PsProc.pdf

georg


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

When I first got my old 350D I stuck it on auto (for some nutty reason unknown to me!) for my first photo-shoot and the results were awful. I was appalled at how such an expensive and complex machine could churn out such garbage. I tried next on P mode and that wasn't much better. Within a week I saw sense and went back to my old 35mm roots by selecting Av (aperture priority). I subsequently began to slowly tinker with every setting, until (easily) 12 months later I got my images EXACTLY how I wanted them - and to be honest I still learn the odd new trick here and there simply by experimenting.

Basically, the more complex the camera, the more experimenting you need to do, and that unfortunately can take a lot of time and screw up a lot of photo's along the way!

Karl


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1951 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 8):
the more complex the camera, the more experimenting you need to do

Or learn the basics of photography and read the camera manual? Avoids all that wasted time...



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1946 times:



Quoting Viv (Reply 9):
Or learn the basics of photography and read the camera manual? Avoids all that wasted time...

I read the manual back-to-front but never did it say...

"When standing in Joe's Field at MAN, you must check the position of the sun and any cloud, then go to 1/3 of a stop down with centre-weighted metering..."

It's all very well knowing how each little function works, but how and when to apply them is something only experimenting can do. Reading the manual helps of course, but getting out and having a fiddle in differing conditions I found was the real key to good results. There's some things the manual simply cannot advise. I don't know about anyone else but I'm still learning all the time, more often than not by playing around when, for instance, the sun pops in for five. I don't believe anyone who says they are no longer learning.

In addition, my current 30D settings are a lot different to those of my old 350D - knowing the basics of photography doesn't necessarily familiarise you with each and every model of camera.

Karl


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1932 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 10):
read the manual back-to-front

Um, I hope you also read this, which covers the problems you mention:

Quoting Viv (Reply 9):
learn the basics of photography

Much better than "fiddling" (in the dark).



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Whichever way works best for the individual I'd say. I think experimentation gives a better understanding of the basics of photography. Had I six years ago read a book it would have been a hell of a lot to take in and I'd probably be none the wiser today. However these days I can refer back to a photography book and see exactly where it's coming from. For me, fiddling has given me a far greater understanding, and I guess it'll continue to do so.

Some folks just haven't got the capacity to sit and read a book - I'd rather get out there and learn by my mistakes.

Each to their own.....

Karl


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1906 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 12):
Each to their own.....

Correct but I hope many here think as I do that changing gear after only one month b/c pics are rejected here is a very bad way.

georg


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1901 times:



Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 13):
Correct but I hope many here think as I do that changing gear after only one month b/c pics are rejected here is a very bad way.

Yes, I think basic understanding of photography would be very helpful in this case.
Playing around with settings always helps, but reading up is very beneficial as well.

Ivan



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1872 times:



Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 13):
changing gear after only one month b/c pics are rejected here is a very bad way.

Yes! Like buying a new hammer after one week ob bad carpentry.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1839 times:



Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 13):
changing gear after only one month b/c pics are rejected here is a very bad way.

Yep. I would put money on the fact that the OP is doing something wrong. This Oly is not a bad camera if used correctly. I have seen many sparkling images taken with it.

First, read the manual. Then read it again. Take it with you on your airport trips so it's easy to refer to if needed. Finally, get fiddling.....

Karl


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