Sunday, 15 April 2012

GX1 images with 25mm f1.4 - a lens of character

I have recently acquired the Pana Leica 25mm f1.4 Summilux D lens and have to say even though it is bigger and heavier than my old 20mm, it is poles apart in terms of focus speed and image quality, it also has the ability to do AFC, something the 20mm could not.

The bokeh from this lens is also beautiful.

First images

Sheila had a vintage style workshop recently and I took this of one of the ladies, handheld - 1/60th @ f2.8 and 640 ISO - nice clean image some performs well above base ISO.

These are some B&W converted using Silver Efex Pro

A very wet and squally day today with rain and hailstone, made for good dramatic skies though

Went to one of our local indoor "Flea markets" today and used Auto ISO, these are shot between 400 & 1000 ISO handheld, no flash and I am very happy with the results.

Out today with 25mm to capture some of natures colours

Fuji X100 - macro, colour and B&W.

I have recently updated the firmware to 1.21 and find the AF is better in both standard and macro shooting.
This camera never ceases to amaze me with the quality of image it produces and the lens is razor sharp.

 These are 3 Macro images all taken hand held and AF was fast and accurate.

 These are 3 images converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro.

These are some images from today (Sun 15 Apr) - we had some really interesting sky.

Used the X100 to shoot some photos of my beautiful daughter dressed in patriotic clothes for a poster, really pleased with the images.

I wanted to capture some images that reflected building shapes / lines rather than people shots and included the colour in the last to add a subtle balance

A recent business trip to the Peak District when the weather was bad allowed me to get these images

We had a heavy downfall of snow last night / this morning and managed to get to work but they sent us all home early for safety reasons, I stopped by some water on the way back then later went into the park to capture some snow scenes - again the X100 excelled.

Cirencester Park in the snow

We have been dog sitting for a week and I took a couple of days off work to do some work with the dog, snow still around turning to slush but presents good photo opportunities.

And now the snow has gone - the rain is back!

An HDR from single image

Some street shots from yesterday

Good Friday May 29 2013 - very cold and dull

Saw this lovely old car in front so had to grab the shot