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-FZ200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 (Lumix DMC-FT4)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 (Lumix DMC-TZ25)
Has been my main travel camera.
Strictly for underwater videos and photos. Lots of distortion in the corners.
Replaces my ZS6, which replaced my ZS3. Large zoom range in compact body is handy for travel. Wish it did RAW.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Nikon 1 AW1
Will replace my FZ200 for travel.
Gorgeous pictures. Pocketable, take everywhere.
Black version
Nikon D800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Once you've had the D800, there's no going back.
Has replaced my G3.
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.
Sony Alpha a6000
Nikon 1 Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
New acquisition to complement my 24-120mm lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Walk around lens for D800. My copy outperforms reputation.
Go to the gym and bulk up before you buy this monster.
For going light. Decently sharp too.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
New acquisition for D800. Very sharp. Very heavy.
For image sharpness, only so-so lens
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Kit lens. Have not used it at all.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4-5.8 OIS
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Walk around lens for the G6
Lots of anamorphic distortion, but correctable in DxO Optics Pro or DxO ViewPoint.
Black copy of new version of this lens. Completes the travel kit for my Sony A6000.
Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
Shows prominent "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.
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
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH
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.
I have 2 other MFT lenses that cover 14mm and both of them are sharper
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Great lens: tack sharp after recalibration by Canon warranty service, saturated if sterile Canon colors.
Very good kit lens. Sharper than my Nikon counterpart.
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.