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The G5 and Kit lens-They Suck

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zapatista, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    If only I could have shot this with some kind of Fuji product. My life would be complete.

    Salida del Sol (1 of 2).
     
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    What/where metering :confused:
    Could you pull some of that stuff out in post processing :confused:
     
  3. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    Here's another awful one with the Panasonic 14-42mm ii.

    Salida del Sol (1 of 1).
     
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  4. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    I'm being sarcastic....I'm sure Fuji has more room to pull highlights and shadows, but the G5 does just fine IMO.
     
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  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    If you wanted to open up those shadows, and you have the RAW file to work with, you most certainly could draw out plenty of color and detail.

    Obviously, you like the images just as they are. Good camera, the G5. Sold mine, but it performed just great for me when I had it.

    I like the second image more, BTW. Nice!
     
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  6. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Saipan
    Mark James
    You had me fooled. :eek:

    Assuming you did little to no post, I think LR could bring out a fair amount of shadow detail without much compromise.
     
  7. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    I did some post and I like the shadows obscure in these 2, especially the 1st one.
     
  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Awesomeness!

    I really enjoyed using the G5 too.
     
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  9. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    1st one w/a bit more PP:

    Salida del Sol (1 of 1).
     
  10. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    :2thumbs:My G5 sux too.
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    G5 can't suck because it does have an integrated EVF....:wink:
     
  12. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    Wow it really sucks :D

    I have never said anything like this about any camera except for older cellphone cameras though :D

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  13. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Terrible pics. Lets face it, Leica is the only mirrorless worthy of the name...
     
  14. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    I like the first one best . . . those headlights are like wow!
     
  15. Hagane

    Hagane Mu-43 Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Limburg, Netherlands
    Indeed, these are terrible... especially the 2nd one...

    If you only had a full frame or another pro-photographer tool... :biggrin:
     
  16. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    That's the trouble with satire, sometimes we, the great unwashed, end up believing you.:rolleyes:

    Nevertheless, I too think your G5 did a bang up job. Well done.
     
  17. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    Thats the reason smilies were invented, Zapatista's sarcastic tone was completely missing over here.

    Nice shots, a fantastic sunset exposed to show it's glory but I initially thought the lack of shadow detail was the supposed problem.
     
  18. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Beautiful gradation on the skies! :)
     
  19. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    I am with Mike, You had me fooled too. When I first started to read this thread I thought to myself, 'Yes those photos are not great but I do not think it's the camera equipments fault.':wink:, but as Mike mike mentioned some PP in Lightroom could improve the images, and it did as apparent here
    I like that reworked Image.. it makes the photo look more interesting with the sky looking more like fire. :thumbup:
     
  20. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Bummer! What can I say? Life is a Bitch.