The Nisei Festival Grand Parade - Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Jonathan F/2, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I went out with the family to the Nisei Festival Grand Parade here in LA's Little Tokyo. As usual, I didn't pass up the opportunity to take pictures! :D

    Everything was shot with my 2x E-M5 II bodies, GF2 + 8mm 1.8 FE, 17mm 2.8 and 75mm 1.8 lenses:
     
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  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Great pics!

    FYI, 2 images in the middle are not showing up.
     
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Reposted the images and migrated them to Flickr!
     
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  4. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    Great shots. Like the cool looking kimono on the woman in the 4th photo. Looks like Hokusai's Great Wave. :)
     
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  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Interestingly enough I was getting quite a few shakas everywhere I pointed my camera! :D
     
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  6. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    That's funny. Wouldn't have expected that!
     
  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    The 75f1.8 and 8f1.8, are really superb lenses for sure.

    The second shot is great.
     
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  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks! I would say the 8mm 1.8 Fisheye and the 75mm 1.8 lenses are the sole reasons I keep shooting with M43. Even on older cameras like my GF2, the 8mm still shines!

    Nothing similar exist in other formats and I shoot with DSLRs and Sony FE mirrorless.
     
  9. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

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    Michael
    Love this series Jonathan. Fantastic colors and moments captured so well!
     
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  10. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    These are all excellent and shows that in the right hands the GF2 can produce equal or better shots than a new m4/3 camera. As a GF3+GM1 shooter I can't even tell which one is the EM5 shots and which one is the GF2.
     
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  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I actually have an easier time editing the GF2 raws in this type of lighting. I'm guessing it's perhaps the native 100 ISO?
     
  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, what do you use for the color processing / adjustments?
    Thanks!
     
  13. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Odd, that Olympus doesn't have native ISO100, but Panasonic still does. I know my GM1 has it. Unfortunately, my Fuji starts at ISO200(I think new ones that just came out start at ISO160).
     
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm editing in Adobe Camera Raw using some custom presets I made myself. I've been shooting with different cameras, so I've been trying to make presets that I can apply to all my shots in order to maintain image consistency.
     
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