GH1, MF: Hexanon 40/1.8 and 50/1.4Sony 717
Combatmedic870: Could you let her know she needs to shave. ;)
Stupid and hurtful comment. She's beautiful!
MrTaikitso: Passes my (shiny) nose dimples test. Yes, really! Whenever I test a camera, (for portraits), I check that when pixel peeping the face, those shiny dimples on the nose are detailed and 'real' looking, no noise or other artefacts to detract. You feel as if you could reach out and touch the nose! First started doing this when viewing a picture I took of an Egyptian tour guide in 2004 using my at the time state of the art Sony F717 swivel body camera. I realised that his shiny nose best showed off the superb IQ of the Carl Zeiss lens on the f717. Have been using store staff as nose models ever since! The GH2 comes highly recommended for a good nose job too! Hence I bought one. :)
Still shoot my F717. Love that lens! Let us know how you like the GX7 lens - I hope it's as good as the Zeiss.
Igor,My compliments! Absolutely stunning photo that comes very close to expressing the incomprehensible.
Thank you for posting your thoughts, ideas and work flow. Look forward to the next installment!Alan
Very evocative with a "do not open 'till Christmas" tease.Alan
Thanks, Amadou. Very helpful review. I welcome the Book module and I'm really glad for the video handling. Video represents about 10% of my photo/video work but it consumes 20% of my time. Having the LR interface for both is a great way to streamline workflow and save some time. Synergy!I will upgrade from LR3.
Beautiful! Please clarify: " ..speedlight and a softbox " Does this mean a flash WITHIN the softbox (ie ONE light)? (as opposed to a flash and a constant light)?
Terrific! Well done! I hope you can get a copy to her? She'll Love it.
I can't help you much in your decision but I also own the 717. I migrated to the Panasonic GH1 in May 2010, but man I love that 717!
Among the top reasons for the GH1 was the articulating LCD screen. The 717 spoiled me for shooting at odd angles, low and high and to the side, and I resolved to have that ability again.
Best to you in the search!
walter marshall: I went on a photography course years ago and the guy who was running it said to confirm our pictures worked was to hold them upside and look at them in a mirror, of course that would be the same as looking at a large format ground glass screen, I had forgotten all about it till I read this article.
The validity of B. Thomas' hypothesis is not the take-home message from this fine post. The Op presents some very useful reminders on how our brains can/will over-analyze (my term) and lead us away from a photo (or sketching, painting) opportunity.
Read (and practice) the first couple chapters of her book. Then consider the Op's message.