Exploring the Gx8 and images (anyone can post in this thread...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by D7k1, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I have very little time to shoot today, but I got an hour in. Some quick thoughts - camera is a dream to use with the Olly 75-300 on a very old Manfrotto 3001 legs & 128 video head (about 25 years old:))

    Focus is very quick, but I had a few issue at extreme close focus (think it was a setting I had wrong).

    The video is amazing, I mean absolutely amazing...will post a short one when I get a chance.

    Ok, here we go - this thing crops as well as my D7100 and I love its focusing.

    Full frame
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    Crop
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Post more please when you can
     
  3. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Just got mine this week. Very fast focus, somewhat chunky in the hand compared to my Fuji X100.

    Click on these for bigger ones.

    PL15 shot wide open at f/1.7, RAW edited in Aperture:



    PL15 at f/1.7 RAW edited in Aperture:



    PL15 at f/1.7 RAW edited in Aperture, cropped:


     
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  4. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I found myself finding all of the dials without having to take my eye from the find, and found the grip very comfortable. I was using a Black Rapid strap and everything felt as "one" so to speak. Nice images.
     
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  5. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    My dog is very hard to shoot when she is running around, and her black and white coat is difficult to nail. PL15 at f/1.7, -EV to keep from blowing out the whites, burst shooting in RAW, slight edit in Aperture.







     
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  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    She looks calm and cooperative to me.:eek-31: Looks like nice DR on her coat.
     
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  7. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Her eyes pop with this lens/camera combo. I usually have to do some tweaking to get that kind of color and clarity.
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The "digiloupe" is working well but these images are crying out for the hi-res forum :dance4:
     
  9. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    The GX8 body isn't much larger than the X100, but feels much chunkier. The X100 feels better in the hand with smooth rounded edges, as the GX8 edges are hard. I LOVE the EVF and it's tilt ability has already come in handy. I misunderstood the "Silent Mode", and now realize it engages the Electronic Shutter which was used in the portraits above.

     
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  10. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Shot this morning with PL15 (hope that is the right label) at f/1.7 and was happy the lens coma was fine. With the X100 the light sources would be severely distorted at f/2.

     
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  11. rud

    rud New to Mu-43

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    Feb 2, 2011
    image. image. image.

    Gx8 Panasonic 12-35 2.8 Shot in RAW then photoshop on IPad.

    Shot this guy in the back yard. He was mean as I got close!
     
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  12. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Please include what lens you used.
     
  13. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    693
    Nov 18, 2013
    Following three, Sigma 30mm all @ f2.8 Standard Adobe Profile

    A stoned cat:

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    First of the Fallen
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    Printer = ISO 3200, 1/6 second,very dark room, nothing done to this but the standard Adobe profile. The wall has weird texture to it in real life:).
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  14. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    PL15 @ f/1.7, RAW edited in Color Efex Pro.

     
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  15. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    PL15 @ f/1.7, RAW edited in Color Efex Pro.





     
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  16. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    I think I'm breaking the rules, Picasa web albums is placing these at 1536x2048 pixels, and I read somewhere it is preferred to have at 1600 or less.

    PL15 @ f/1.7, RAW edited in Color Efex Pro:

     
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  17. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I'm really beginning to like what I'm seeing from this camera. I would appreciate it if someone would post some SOOC jpgs.
     
  18. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    This morning's shot (wide open with the PL15), RAW edited in Color Efex Pro.

     
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  19. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Here is the same view, shot in jpeg HDR mode -1 to +1 EV, handheld braced against a window. I edited slightly on the iPhone. I like the image but hate what it did to the lights (click on image for a better view). I've realized the shot was not held steady enough, causing the problem with the lights. The jpeg lens correction is also clearly evident.

     
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  20. elvisfontenot

    elvisfontenot New to Mu-43

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    Dec 26, 2013
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