Olympus OM-D E-M5

A brief essay from our recent trip to Saint-Louis, Arzviller, France, where we visited the famous inclined plane canal lift – “Le Plan Incliné”.

For information, please visit the official website which is available in French or German: plan-incline.com

For the monolingual English speakers amongst us, information is available from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Louis-Arzviller_inclined_plane

This was the first use of my new time-lapse “engine” – an Olympus OM-D E-M5 married to a Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2 lens (via a Novoflex adapter).

For all the hardware freaks, here’s a comprehensive list of the equipment used:

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 + HLD-6 Battery Grip
Storage: SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB Class 10 SDXC
Intervalometer: Phottix Aion Wireless Digital Timer and Remote
Lens Adapter: Novoflex MFT/NIK Micro 4/3 to Nikon F Adapter
Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2
Filter: Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND
Filter Adapter Rings: B+W 62EI-58ESA and 77EI-62EA (58mm to 77mm step-up)
Tripod: Manfrotto MT057C3 + MH055M0-Q2 Magnesium Ball Head
Clamp: Manfrotto Super Clamp 035

Technique: Manual, ISO 200, 0.6 second exposure (“dragging the shutter”) with aperture set to f/11. The RAW images were shot at 1 second intervals. Exposure obtained by rotating the outer ring of variable ND filter with the aim to underexpose by around 1/3 of a stop. With, ISO, shutter speed and lens aperture fixed, the variable ND filter is the only adjustment available!

Post Processing:
:: Image sets adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 4
:: Image sets imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project
:: Exported as 2048x1024 24p MP4 @ 75Mbps

Soundtrack: “Theme From Mad Men” by Mad Muzik.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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  • Peter Ficuciello

    Given I don'r own a steady-cam rig, this video could only have worked with the great IBIS of the OMD-EM5. vimeo.com/90472823.

    by Peter Ficuciello

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    Winter test by the river (but no snow): vimeo.com/59798633

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  • Adonis Pulatus

    Timelapse: Le Plan Incliné

    This was the first use of my new time-lapse “engine” – an Olympus OM-D E-M5 – which will be the subject of a forthcoming article.


    All the best, Adonis.

    by Adonis Pulatus

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