I had to get my car serviced a few weeks back and instead of taking the service centers shuttle I just walked back to my condo. Of course I had a camera with me to make the walk more interesting. There were lots of flowers about. Mostly the yellow things which I have no idea what they are called but a few others as I walked along the path to my condo.
For inquiring minds, it was my Panasonic GX 7 with the Olympus 90mm 1.8 lens that I used for these images. It’s increasingly becoming my “fun camera” that I keep in my Domke bag with at 24mm lens and my Sony RX100M3 if I need to shoot something that requires a bit more range. I also keep a phone charger, mini-tripod, and sometimes an ancient Olympus flash in there as well. Sounds like a lot but it’s extremely light weight and allows me a great range of versatility.
It seems my posting spring images has somehow caused the weather to warm up significantly! I’ll keep the trend up.
These were all shot on different days. Two were on a Canon 5DMK2 and one was on a Panasonic LX7. Points if you can figure out which is which. They were all composited out of two images with minor edits in Photoshop.
Still don’t feel like launching into a series yet so I figured I pull out some stuff that never saw the light of day. Both of these were shot with the Panasonic LX7. The LX7 had an interesting feature where you could change the crop on fly with a twist of a dial. So the one image was done in a 1:1 and the other was left in standard 4:3.
I am sure many of you are tired of seeing Chicago building pictures. I promise I will wrap this up soon but its been an adventure in Photoshop editing to get these images to where they are. I am learning a lot as I go through them and doing more then I normally would.
I do know why I sold the Panasonic LX7 now. Regardless of how much I tweak the files they tend to be soft in the corners. There is weird color shifts at times; in particular in the black areas. Barrel distortion like no tomorrow. It has the Panasonic sensor tendency to mess with blues as well. I won’t even go into noise starting at ISO 400.
The Panasonic LX7 served me well. It had a glorious time while it was with me. Traveled to exotic destinations. I hope it found a good home. Just not one in my camera bag any time soon.
The next set of images will have been shot on a Olympus EM5. You will be able to tell the difference.
Until then enjoy.