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Saturday with the GX1 - graphics

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Iansky, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    We had a dry, sunny but cold day on Sat so I made sure I had the GX1+45-175X lens and captured these graphic images.

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO PZ 45-175/F4.0-5.6    54mm    f/5.0    1/125s    ISO 160

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO PZ 45-175/F4.0-5.6    72mm    f/5.0    1/160s    ISO 320

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G VARIO PZ 45-175/F4.0-5.6    45mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 160
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  2. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    As usual, very well done. Thanks.
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  3. Dalton

    Dalton Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Portland, Oregon USA
    Dan Ferrall
    Well done!

    I like all of them. That GX1 is a great little camera.

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  4. flippic

    flippic Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 10, 2012
    Nice! I have the same lens and use it on my gf3 and g5.
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks All, I am very pleased with the GX1 and despite early doubts I am now convinced it is a better performer than the GF1
  6. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    My kind of pictures...:)  Very nicely done indeed!
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  7. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Very nice photo"graphic" images.
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  8. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    GX1 prices have dropped a lot and here in the UK you can pick up a new body for around £350.00 so a good price and more than worth the money especially for those die hards (like me) who resisted letting their GF1's go.

    I do wonder if there is a GX2 in the wings waiting to put in an appearance as Panasonic have promised to develop (no pun intended) the "GX" line for the enthusiasts.
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Great pictures and PP!
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  10. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Ian you are always doing a master's job when it comes to B&W. The set is magnificent! Greetings from a huge fan of your work! Keep shooting!
  11. Judderman62

    Judderman62 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester
    liking these :) 
  12. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Some great shots!

    You continue to push the GX1 far beyond the photo quality most people achieve - you have a great eye for capturing interesting aspects of everyday scenes. I suspect you use Nik's Silver Efex to do your B&W conversion? Have you ever considered sharing your recipe that creates that signature look?
  13. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    The secret - or not

    Thanks for that.

    I do shoot everything in Raw and do initial editing in Lightroom 3.4 (got it free with GX1), I use auto setting but do prefer the sharpening tool. I export as 16bit Tiff and open in photoshop where I will tweak colours when needed before opening Silver Efex Pro.

    I generally opt first for High Structure and tweak the structure slider even more before adding border and exporting back into photoshop where I merge layers, convert to 8 bit then save as Tiff & Jpeg version for posting.

    I hope this is fairly clear?

    Good luck
  14. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Much appreciated!

    It is, thanks.
    I think the critical part is the fine adjustments of contrast in SilverEfex.
    Keep up the fine work and please keep sharing!
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