Tag: Panasonic GX8

Using an Olympus 17mm f/1.8 on a Panasonic GX8

Using an Olympus 17mm f/1.8 on a Panasonic GX8 You’ll probably laugh, but I’ve actually bought and sold the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 a few times in the past. Why? Well, I’ve though about moving away from Micro 4/3 cameras, or that I would have that focal length covered in other lenses, or… Still, I keep ...

2016 Yakima Karate Tournament Weekend

Last weekend, Nadia and I drove to Yakima, WA to compete in a karate tournament hosted by the Yakima School of Karate. It’s the third time Nadia and I have attended together. On the way there, we drove over Snoqualmie Pass. At the top, we stopped at a rest area where we had a chance ...

Panasonic GX8 vs Fuji X-Pro2 — part 1

Just out of curiosity, I decided to take some real world shots this afternoon comparing the GX8 and the Fuji X-Pro2. I put both into their standard mode (Provia on Fuji), used comparable lenses, used the same white balance preset (cloudy), ISO 200, and same shutter speed. The results are below (see captions for photo ...

Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Pro lens review

I actually use three camera systems. Canon for serious stuff or the best quality, Fuji for the majority of my artsy / leisurely photography, but when it comes to light weight, fast focus, and casual photography, I prefer micro 4/3. Recently, I purchased the Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Pro. It gives a 300m equivalent zoom. Sure, ...

Olympus Pen-F Review and GX8 Comparison

I’ve been a micro 4/3 user for a few years now. Mostly with Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies. My favorite so far in terms of form factor and ease of use has been the Olympus E-M1. The only reason that I sold the E-M1 is that the image quality isn’t as good as ...

Pink Ombre for Nadia — Panasonic GX8 and Leica 15mm f/1.7

Pink and red hair — that’s what Nadia wanted for the holidays. Of course, that gave me an opportunity to take some photos. How could I pass that up? We waited till darn near the last minute of the holiday vacation, but our stylist was able to get us in at the last minute. We were her ...

Photo workflow as of 12–30–2015

I’m always looking for an easy and fast way to get the colors, contrast, cropping, and toning to look just right for any particular set up images. Quite often, I shoot RAW+JPEG and just post the JPEGs. A lot of the time, the results are quite nice. However, just editing the images from the RAW ...

Fuji 14mm f/2.8 vs Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro

How does the Fuji 14mm f/2.8 compare with the Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro? Weird comparison? Maybe, but I do use both Micro 4/3 and Fuji. The Fuji is a full frame equivalent of a 20mm lens, and the Olympus is a 14–28mm full frame equivalent. It’s not really a fair comparison, because the GX8 has ...

Georgetown Seattle, Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro, and Panasonic GX8

Today was my first outing with the Olympus 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro lens. The family and I headed up to Georgetown — a kitchy / industrial / older neighborhood in South Seattle. It’s a great place for spending the day to shop and eat. Also, a fantastic place to get some really neat photos! Our first stop was ...

Christmas Ala Panasonic GX8 and Leica 42.5mm

Some of the great things about the micro 4/3 system are that the prime lenses are excellent, the lenses and bodies are light weight, both the bodies and lenses focus fast, and now with the GX8, the image quality rivals larger sensor bodies. Today being Christmas, I wanted to be able to enjoy being with ...

GX8 and Veydra 12mm Mini Prime Review and Samples. 4k, 30p, 24p, action and low light.

Veydra offers “affordable” cine lenses with native micro 4/3 mounts. I bought the Panasonic GX8 to be used as a quick and portable stills camera. However, it also shoots 4k video. Until now, I’ve been ignoring that feature because I have a fairly nice dedicated HD video camera. Even still, the 4k is there, so I ...

Panasonic GX8 — Photographing our 4 year old’s birthday party and fireworks.

The Birthday Party: Yesterday was our 4 year old’s birthday party — a dance party no less. Ever try to take photos of a little kids dancing and running around? It’s quite a frustrating endeavor! However, the Panasonic GX8 with the Leica 15mm is the tool for the job! I set it to shutter priority and shot at ...

Panasonic GX8 + Pana / Leica 25mm f/1.4

Point and shoot / daddy cam for a family outing. Today, was my very first outing with the GX8 and the Panasonic / Leica 25mm f/1.4. The GX8 + 25mmf/1.4 combo is pretty much the same size and weight as the Fuji X-T1 and 35mm f/1.4 (50mm equivalent focal length for both cameras). However, for family ...

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review with the Leica 15mm f/1.7, Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 and Leica 42.5mm f/1.2

Anyone who says that your photography equipment doesn’t matter is lying. Having better gear doesn’t help with your technique, but it does make it easier for you to focus on your technique and produce better images. That’s really the whole point of the micro 4/3 platform. Quality images, without the bulk or cost of a ...