Sep 23, 2014 - 8:29 PM - by Zee
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines...
Sep 01, 2014 - 9:25 PM - by jo45800
For 2 weeks I have some member of my family who are visiting me from France In Montreal (Canada).
I will share here the pictures I took from our 6 first days trip.
By the way, please don't be upset by my english, It's not my native language, and the french are world famous for being bad in English.
For the first day we visited Montreal, then the next day Quebec city, the third Tadoussac, and to end the 6 days we visited New York city for 3 days.
I always loved New York City and I enjoy visiting this wonderful city every time, so I will start with the end, and I will start with part one:
Street Photography: New York City is a real playground for street photography, the possibilities are endless:
The Famous Naked Cowboy on time Square:
Time Square's people:
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E-P5, Zuiko 17mm f1.8, Zuiko 75mm f1.8, Sigma 60 mm f2.8, Helios 44, Minolta Md 50 mm F1.4, Cctv 25mm f1.4, zuiko 40-150, canon FD 50m f1.4 ssc, canon FD 100mm f2.8 ssc, PL 25 mm f1.4, P 14mm f2.5, GF3
Panasonic Leica Summilux 15mm F1.7 Brief Impressions
Determined to sell some food, isn't she?
A few days ago, I received Panasonic’s new 15mm F1.7. While I spend the next couple of weeks trying it out in the field for a full review, I thought I’d share some immediate impressions after trying it out for a short while.
Build and Design
The PL15 shares the Leica-inspired design language of its much larger (and much more expensive) cousin, the 42.5mm F1.2. Which is to say it’s a very well designed lens. It’s pretty small, significantly smaller than the 25mm F1.4, but definitely not a pancake lens. Still, it’s somewhat jacket pocketable on a small body. I had my concerns that the barrel would be constructed with inferior materials because of its lower price point, but it feels every bit as solid as the 42.5mm F1.2, if not a bit more so thanks to the lack of an OIS element jiggling around.
Like that lens, it features a handy hardware AF/MF switch and an aperture ring around the barrel that clicks into ⅓ stops, with extra dampening between the F1.7 and Auto settings to prevent accidental changes (something that plagues me frequently on Fuji lenses). I’m still ambivalent about the aperture ring’s usefulness though. I like the functionality in principle, but I’d much rather have a clicking manual focusing ring with distance markings and hard stops like on the Olympus 17mm F1.8. The latter functionality also works on any Micro Four Thirds camera, whereas so far only Panasonic cameras support the aperture ring. Besides, with Panasonic being more video-oriented than... [Read More]
Jul 29, 2014 - 2:38 PM - by edme
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