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(Picture Heavy) My First Weekend trip with the Panasonic GF2 and Fuji X-E1 to Shimoda Japan

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by monk3y, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    First off = Constructive criticism is definitely welcome :biggrin: Feel free to say whatever you want with regards to the photos below. :drinks:

    I just got the Fuji 2 weeks ago and the GF2 a few days ago. I was excited to take both of them for a spin. It's summer here in Japan and I missed the beach so we headed out and took the train for 4.5hours to the nearest white sand beach from Tokyo that I know, the sleepy town of Shimoda in Izu Peninsula.

    These first 13 shots were taken with the GF2 + 14mm f/2.5.

    1. Waiting for the train.
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    3.After a few hours on the first train, we had to transfer and I saw this guy connecting these two cars
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    4.Inside the train on our last leg of the 4.5hour trip.
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    5.This train is quite old too
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    6. Ahhh... arrived at last. This is the view that greeted me :happy-084:
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    7. Had to cool down a bit and ate some shaved ice
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    8. Say hi to my ever loyal companion of 10 years now :happy-084:
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    9. Crazy lady:wink: jumping in front of a traditional building in this town, apparently made of stones that are common here
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    10. When it was time to eat, we head out to a local eatery, I ordered a bowl of Ramen and the lady asked me if I want the big serving for the same price. Of course I said yes.... then they served me this. A serving good for one person :eek:
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    11. Since I used the GF2 as back up camera to the Fuji, here's the Fuji camera in action
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    12. Here's my usual landscape kit, some filters, a bag for longer lens and a small bag for the camera, all attached to a belt that I sling around my shoulder.
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    13. Just wanna show the old school shutter release.
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    Here's a few from the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm

    14. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
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    15. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
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    16. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
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    17. Chuo Shirahama view
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    18. Chuo Shirahama Beach
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    I have to say, I quite like the GF2. I did not expect much from it as I only got it to test around and to use some of my m43 lenses that I have. It definitely exceeded my expectation. I always read that the GF2 have a noisy sensor etc but I think it makes for a fine second camera. :smile:

    I will be selling it as I originally intended and not because it is a bad camera. :smile:

    Thanks for looking folks. :happy-084:
     
  2. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Nice pics. Very beautiful place.
     
  3. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2013
    Prairies
    jef
    Great set of photos!
     
  4. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Nice story and enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    Thanks folks. :smile: Love these little cameras hehe