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Silkypix is very good these days or at least the paid for Studio Pro 9 I use is.I got my GF1 sometime in 2009. I was initially quite happy but I remember really struggling with this picture which was probably the first one I'd taken in very low light, well, it was dark...
In Silkypix it looked lovely until I saved the jpeg at which point it became a noisy mess. I remember I tried emailing or maybe direct messaging someone but it was pointless as all they did was repeatedly tell me how great Silkypix was and that I should be saving at maximum quality which was what I was doing. Shifting away from Silkypix was the answer and I do think shipping the kit with such God awful software is a mistake. I hope it's improved?
Anyway, I tired of back screen shooting, sold it and bought a used G1 which I was much happier with as it had an evf.
Guessing Bruges or Ghent?That's good to know. I had hoped they weren't shipping new cameras with poor software these days. Why it would look good in the package but very poor once saved I just don't know.
Thinking of the GF1 reminded me that I took it to Belgium when I want to meet my then Kazakh GF there. She was living in Belgium at the time although she was with me in the UK when I took the above picture, we met in Darlington. I liked this one which was so I was told at the time the most romantic spot in all Belgium...
And there's someone there, possibly eating a sarnie. 100%...
I miss having such a compact camera as even my GX9 and GX80 aren't that small. These days I'd take my TZ100.
I was happy enough once I moved away from Silypix. I always thought and still do that the biggest issue is some artificial lighting. I've seen ISO 26,500 pictures that look ok as whole images and some 1600 ones that looked awful. Another picture from Belgium. This has had a 1 stop exposure boost and imo it's still ok. Try that with a Canon DSLR of that timeThe earliest m43 sensors did struggle with anything remotely 'dark' !
BIF with the G80 apart from practice is getting the settings right, i have forgotten mine but getting them right gives you the results.Had my first attempt at BIF yesterday, stuck my daughters 100-300 ii on my old G80
The new place she has bought has Red Kites flying round all day, some come down quite low
Admittedly it wasn't a concerted effort, but what an unmitigated disaster.
Couldn't even focus on one in the viewfinder let alone take a photo.
All credit to those who take such great photos that I see on here, lots more practice needed for me
That's good then it's the Mkii, will have a Google around and see what settings others recommend.Bet in the end you find its the settings that make it possible, you will struggle a bit if its the mk1 100-300 you have because it has a slower focus motor than the mk2.
Agreed. I had a G80 and the AF was instant I found, and easy enough once you get the practice for birds in flight etc. I used the same lens, the 100-300 too. Underrated but very good option!BIF with the G80 apart from practice is getting the settings right, i have forgotten mine but getting them right gives you the results.
I had a 20mm way back with the G1, I remember it fondly... but too long ago to compare directly. I will say, the 15mm feels a little piece of luxury, and I like the images it makes - punchy and sweet, which is probably microcontrast and falloff if I had to put science into it. I prefer a wider angle too, 50’s aren’t exactly my thing, I’d toss a coin between a 24/35 and so the 30 is a good allround compromise. My 15mm cost £210 as a beater cosmetically but was optically perfect [not even dust] - if you’re a dab hand with a black sharpie or just don’t mind a scratch or two on the bodywork, find a ‘well used’..... it’s a cut above for a similar price. There must be a reason you keep buying the 20.. but, there must be a reason you sell it too!How does the 15mm 1.7 compare to the 20mm 1.7 in sharpness, focus speed etc ?
I've bought and sold about 9 or 10x 20mm lenses over the years like they were some kind of disposable tin of beans or pint of milk - although I really enjoy using the lens, the focal length and the images - it has kind of been my goto M43 lens on a number of panny and oly bodies, I am considering a look at other options this time around.
Also, am getting a free 25mm 1.7 with the GX9 so am intending to sell this to partially fund another 20 or the 15. I think 50mm equiv is just too close for my only lens and preferred genres.
I had the 12-60 3.5-5.6 as a walk around lens, I loved the range but found it lacked sharpness compared to my 12-35 lens, so I replaced it with the Leica version which I'm very happy with.The Online Photographer is giving the GX9 and 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens a road test. In this piece he's talking about the lens but promising to talk about the camera later.
I use my GX9 mostly with the Oly 17mm f1.8 but sometimes the 12-35mm f2.8. My GX80 usually has the 100-400mm, 45-150mm or 14-42mm G Vario (the tiny one) on it.
I can see the appeal of the 12-60mm but it's bigger than the 14-42mm so I don't think I'll get one but I just wondered if anyone has any experience with the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 or the f2.8-4 version or also the 14-140mm f4-5.8?
Here they all are on cameras...
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