Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Lives in United States baba.ganoush01 AT yahoo.com, United States
Joined on Dec 1, 2010

Baba Ganoush's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 (Lumix DMC-TZ25)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Replaces my ZS6, which replaced my ZS3. Large zoom range in compact body is handy for travel. Wish it did RAW.
Replaces my FZ200 for travel.
Gorgeous pictures. Pocketable, take everywhere.
Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon D800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Black version. Replaces the TS4 as my main UW camera.
Once you've had the D800, there's no going back.
Has replaced my G3. Surprisingly not quite as sharp as my RX-10 at the focal lengths in common where I've been able to compare them with the lenses I own.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony Alpha a6000
Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Needs a viewfinder. Tried to sell second-hand. No takers, so bought an attachable viewfinder for it. Thinking about getting a Nauticam UW case for it. Would make a very decent underwater camera.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
New acquisition to complement my 24-120mm lens
Walk around lens for D800. My copy outperforms reputation.
Go to the gym and bulk up before you buy this monster.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
For going light. Decently sharp too.
New acquisition for D800. Very sharp. Very heavy.
For image sharpness, only so-so lens
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS
Pretty sharp when closed down a bit. Handy for low light situations.
Have used it very little. Seems petty decent for a kit lens.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4-5.8 OIS
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Walk around lens for the G6
Lots of anamorphic distortion, but mostly correctable in DxO Optics Pro or DxO ViewPoint.
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
Black copy of new version of this lens. Completes the travel kit for my Sony A6000. Average sharpness on axis, lots of distortion towards edge. Mediocre IQ but very light for travel.
Shows ugly "onion effect" against a solid color background. Some geometrical distortion, correctable in software, bit soft in the corners, but acceptable for use on my A6000 as a travel camera in place of MFT.
Other gear:
  • Panasonic DMW-LT55 1.7X Teleconverter For FZ200. Mediocre...substantial loss of image sharpness.

Baba Ganoush's previous gear

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
Canon PowerShot S410 (Digital IXUS 430)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
For its era, a pretty decent PnS camera when all said and done.
First digital camera. Produced excellent 8 X 10s. Destroyed in heavy rain in Costa Rica. RIP.
Superzoom. Excelled as a travel camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7)
Canon PowerShot D10
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
My wife borrowed this camera from me one day, wouldn't return it
Da bomb -- its bulbous shape, that is. Used for UW only.
Soft focus at all settings. Was mistake to pre-order sight unseen. Never again.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 (Lumix DMC-FT4)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (Lumix DMC-TZ60)
For UW photography. Gave to my wife. Replaced by Nikon 1 AW.
Was my main travel camera for awhile.
Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2)
Nikon D7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Enjoyable camera. Good introduction to digital photography with interchangeable lenses.
Very decent sensor. Comfortable body. Autofocus sometimes acted a bit flakey.
Its tiny buttons drove me crazy.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
My copy slightly de-centered.
Good color. Had front/back focus issues at extreme wide-angle below 24mm and telephoto above 70mm. Fine in mid-range of FLs.
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
I have 2 other MFT lenses that cover 14mm and both of them are sharper
Great lens: tack sharp after recalibration by Canon warranty service, saturated if sterile Canon colors.
Hardly ever used this lens once I bought the Panasonic 7-14mm.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Not very sharp. Replaced with 80-400mm.