G3 + 14-42 + 45-200 1st trip & pics

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G3 + 14-42 + 45-200 1st trip & pics
Apr 29, 2012

Hi all,

Have just arrived back from a week in Istanbul, having taken 400-odd photos.

The difference in useability compared to my FZ28 was striking:

  • all photos in focus

  • no hunting while focussing: speed more or less instantaneous

  • maybe 1% "throwaways" vs 30% with the FZ28 (I was quite daunted, thinking that now I have a top-level camera, if the photos are duds, there are no excuses !)

  • "200mm" of the 45-200 zoom seems pretty close to the long end of the FZ's range, with none of the lost photos I had before

  • colour-rendering seems good

  • stabilisation much better than the FZ28

  • EVF much better (and BIGGER): helps with composition, getting horizons straight etc

  • I can really enjoy taking photos !!!

I was using "A" 99% of the time. The times I did try the "special effects" night times (etc), it was mostly no better, or much worse ... So, for the moment, I'll stick to simple speed/aperture relations, to get good photos ...

The G3 seems to be a little marvel.

Amongst the tourists, there were lots with Canikons, but mostly Canons, and a lot with Tamron 18-270's, but that makes for a HUGE combo: real bulk ! When you see that, you really understand that µ4/3 is a lot smaller. I'm sure there would be situations where it'd be caught-out, but I didn't find any. It even took reasonable pics at 1 sec + in the underground water-reserve....

I do understand why there is a good following for µ4/3 !

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
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