Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 29, 2005

gugarci's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Sony Alpha a6000
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
I bought this camera when it was first released. At the time the black color was in such a high demand that it was back ordered evywhere & some people actually paid more for the black version. Not me. IQ is still good for a 6 year old camera. Noise performance is good for a small sensor. I still used this camera & to this day I have no plans to buy an Lx5, or an LX7. But if someone wants to give me a free LX8 I'll take one.
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
If you look on-line you will find the Sony 16-50 to be either garbage, decent, or pretty good. In fact I debated for a while whether to buy my camera with the kit lens. Over-all I really like this lens & I'm glad I bought it. At 16mm wide open the border are soft. This is to be expected since 16mm is the equivalent to 24mm. Stop it down at 16mm to f5.6-f8.0 & the lens is pretty sharp across the frame. Looking for better sharper results across the frame, easy. Don't use the lens at 16mm unless you need 16mm. At 18mm to 20mm plus the corner softness is not a big issue even wide open & I've taken enough test shot at all focal lengths lens to confirm this fact. I find this lens to be pretty sharp & the colors & contrast look great. The only thing I don't like about this lens is the fact that when the camera goes to sleep it retracts & upon waking up it doesn't remember the zoom range you were using. If you are considering getting your camera with this kit lens, buy it.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Phase One Capture One Pro

gugarci's previous gear

Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Nikon D80
Nikon D300
Olympus PEN E-P3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 (IF) DX
Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f/2.8 DX
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R
Came as the kit lens with my E-P3. This lens & my E-P3 was a good enough combo for me to sell of my D300 & all Nikon glass. Both Olympus & Panasonic make really good kit lenses. IQ wise they are pretty similar but build wise the Panasonic gets my vote.
Great inexpensive little zoom. Very sharp throughout the zoom range. I paid $149 for my copy although they have them on sales from time to time brand new for $99. If it was built a little better I would give it 4 stars. Compared to my Panasonic 45-150 this lens feels cheap. But the optics are really good.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH