1st Assignment Shot with only the GF1 kit

jmacpix

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Had the opportunity to shoot an assignment using only my GF1 kit yesterday. Usually I have it with me but shoot the "meat" of the assignment with my Canon DSLR system. This time I left the Canons in the car and brought my "fun" cameras and I'm glad I did. Not the most exciting assignment, a stock analyst, but a perfect one for the GF1...

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GF1 14mm @ ISO 100 1/40 f2.8

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GF1 14mm @ ISO 100 1/40 f2.8

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GF1 14mm @ ISO 400 1/30 f2.5

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GF1 20mm @ ISO 100 1/50 f2.5

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GF1 45mm @ ISO 100 1/50 f2.8

All shot on RAW using available light with slight colour corrections in PS CS4.

Cheers
Jeff
 

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Jeff,
It's time you get sent back to the factory. You know you can't do professional work with the GF1....
hmmmmm

between you and me tho', ya did great and your right, it's the perfect camera for that assignment.....
 

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Nice work Jeff! I'm surprised the shots in the conference room were not lit with extra lights. It looks like you went with the trio of primes. The shots look great, especially the first!
 

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Thanks Mark!

Yes now that I've got the 14mm I think my kit is complete with two GF1s, 14mm, 20mm, & 45mm.

It was great to be able to work specific lens FOVs and not work the zooms. Traveling light was also a joy.

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Jeff
 

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I've had a few questions about the leather straps on my cameras.

These straps are homemade and I prefer them to the strap included with the camera. I find them much more comfortable and they stay in place on my shoulder much better.

They're made from leather purchased from Tandy Leather and trimmed to fit using a strap cutter, but a razor blade will do. The sliders are from some old straps I had in a drawer.

Tandy Leather Factory - Saddle String 1/2" 48" Burgundy

Tandy Leather Factory - Craftool Strap Cutter

Hope that helps.

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Jeff
 

GaryAyala

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Interesting ... don't think I have the huevos to take on a professional job with a 2x crop sensor (there are always exceptions but I think this wouldn't be one of them).

Gary
 

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Fantastic job on the portraits. After using the larger format DSLR's and Hasselblad's for 40 years as a studio photographer, now retired, I just bought a GF1 and 20mm, 7-14mm, 14-45mm, and 45-200 lenses, and let me say that I would not hesitate to use it for a professional assignment. Bigger ain't always better is it?
 

jmacpix

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And the published pix...

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pboga

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That's pretty awesome!

Great photos and the one published looks really amazing!
 

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Jeff

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
I enjoy your comment around having a complete kit with the 14, 20 and 45. That's my plan.

Any reaction or comment from the subject of the photo about you not using a "Pro" camera?
 

jmacpix

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Jeff

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
I enjoy your comment around having a complete kit with the 14, 20 and 45. That's my plan.

Any reaction or comment from the subject of the photo about you not using a "Pro" camera?
Thanks! The main reason I got the GF1 was to be able to work simple and light. So the three primes are perfect. If I plan to shoot with longer glass I'll use my DSLRs. I find anything bigger than the 45mm on the GF1 doesn't balance right for me.

I did mention to him that I'd brought my "fun cameras" and he said he'd just bought an LX5 for a trip he was taking with this wife and was glad to see a "pro" was using Lumix.
 

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Jeff - a great result. One question: was the published result on newsprint or coated paper? I ask because I've had no trouble over the years with newsprint but glossy mags can get a bit uppity and say file sizes are way too small for their needs. That might be true for the very highest quality repro demands but for most, in my experience, MFT is absolutely fine. I've had picture desks say they want a minimum of 50MB files and they want them CMYK. They are often ignorant of the way their repro departments actually work.
Cheers
Michael
 
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