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GX1 at the zoo

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Steven, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Finally decided to try out the 45-175 Lumix lens where it's needed.
    Using it with viewfinder. very cool. fast focus. I read up on the use of manual focus to blur the fences out. That was very helpful. Camera almost always seemed to want to focus on the fence itself.
    Overall, I am pretty happy with the lens. :smile: It seems quite sharp, though some photos came out less sharp than others. Light conditions were pretty variable with a lot of shade, maybe that had something to do with it. On some of the more stationary animals like lions I used a 2 second shutter delay to try to avoid more shake. I also planned to turn off OIS system and try to see how it goes without it, but looking at the shutter speeds, I didn't think I could manage without it.
    Here are a few photos:
    DMC-GX1    ---    132mm    f/5.4    1/250s    ISO 320

    DMC-GX1    ---    45mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 800

    DMC-GX1    ---    100mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    ---    169mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    ---    58mm    f/4.5    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    ---    100mm    f/5.3    1/200s    ISO 200

    DMC-GX1    ---    169mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 400

    pretty smooth bokeh on this one, eh?
    DMC-GX1    ---    175mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 640

    DMC-GX1    ---    175mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 400

    link to more of the photos with full screen slideshow: Zenfolio | Another Guy with a Camera | Nature
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Nicely done, good, sharp photos!
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