a little bit of everything…


Rolling shutter comparison, Sony Nex FS100 vs Canon 5D mark II vs Panasonic Lumix GH2 @ identical panning speed, shutter roll, jello effect

Olympus XZ-1 versus Pentax Q image comparison at RiceHigh.

And now a gallery published here in NZ today – all pics in the gallery shot with the GH1: See them at nzherald.co.nz.

Amos Chapple contacted me to share the following news:  “Recently my UK agent Rex Features distributed some images from a trip of mine to the living bridges of northeast India – all the pictures were shot with a Lumix GH1. The pictures have been bought widely in the UK including the Guardian newspaper (a full A2 double-page spread!), Wanderlust magazine (A3 double-page spread on magazine stock paper), Hello Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and, I’m told many more print publications. Additionally the images have gone viral in the blogosphere, with one of my images of the bridges on Flickr receiving 38,000 hits in the space of three days. The images have now been picked up by Associated Press so hopefully some American usage will follow! One image which might be of particular interest is in the Daily Telegraph gallery: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035520/Meghalaya-villagers-create-living-bridges-training-roots-river.html
The second image (“Nature’s incredible engineering”) was shot at 800 iso, with an aperture of F1.4 and SS of 1/25th of a second. The image seems to have been tweaked slightly by a very skillful image handler, but as you can see the IQ is superb, and pretty much definitively proves these cameras are usable professionally. The lens was (my favourite of all time) the old 4/3 Leica 25mm F1.4. with a 4/3 – m4/3 adapter. I wonder how many lenses of any kind would look that good shot at 1.4.
Some other samples of images:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/picture/2011/sep/15/living-bridges-inda-big-picture
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/theweekinpictures/8753598/The-week-in-pictures-9-September-2011.html?image=13
http://issuu.com/wanderlust/docs/sampler_13_pages (page 5)

And Wee sent me this: “Hi, I’m from Thailand. Any user feedback about E-P3′s mode dial fall off? Mine is this one: http://www.thaidphoto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236175&page=1
The camera is really new, only bought it a few weeks before taking it on a trip. Another one, the owner said his body is 16 days old:
http://www.pantip.com/cafe/camera/topic/O11103535/O11103535.html.
As you see from both cases, it is a design flaw and poor assembly. The mode dial only has a tiny dent to align it in the right position under iAUTO mode and is glued to the knob underneath. The way this dial is cheaply built doesn’t look like a $900 camera to me! I was on my vacation in the UK and had bad experienced with Olympus distributor in Thailand, so I decided to stick it back in its place with super glue. What better can the service center do? Put extra glue on it? Bah!

Las Olympus Pen se dan un respiro entre monólogos, secretitos y miradas cruzadas (Quesabesde).