Sensor size

posted on 3rd of april, 2012

Some of us pay more attention to aspect ratio than others. Some prefer to shoot at the camera's native aspect ratio and crop later while others prefer to compose in the final aspect ratio. At least that is what we have been telling ourselves since the dSLRs we're used to only have one option :)

One of the things I love about my Panasonic GH2 is the ability to view and compose in the final aspect ratio, including square! [An interesting side note is that I occasionally find myself still rotating the camera into 'portrait' orientation when I'm shooting in square format - which says something about how much my years of shooting 3:2 aspect has influenced my habits...]

Whatever your take on the subject, with a dSLR it just isn't an option to compose in your...

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Posted by Alvera on April 05, 2012
I think that with 4:3 you will lose buyers who just buy&drag&drop images on 3:2 "preformated" websites.
Posted by Bradcalkins on April 04, 2012
Brad, thanks for including my photo of Mass MoCA - only one small detail - that photo was taken with a Panasonic DMC-LX5.

Whoops :) I was intended to grab an MFT image, but to be honest my article is more about aspect ratio, and I looked for an image that was 4:3 without paying enough attention to the camera!
Posted by Peanutroaster on April 04, 2012
I think I'm going to write a little blog on M4/3 lens. Maybe club members can chime in...

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Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens review

posted on 14th of april, 2012

I used to be seeking the perfect P&S - one that was good enough in quality to allow me to abandon the idea of carrying my dSLR for all but the most critical situations (naturally the dSLR is the first choice in the home or studio as weight and size are not factors). I've slowly come to the conclusion that there are too many disadvantages. It isn't that great shots can't be had from a small sensor camera with zoom, but the problem for me is that beyond scenics and travel photos, they just don't differentiate themselves enough. They can't get truly shallow depth of field, except in situations where ALL cameras can get shallow depth of field. They get noisy when the light goes down. Focus is relatively slow and focus point selection and so on is...

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Posted by Bradcalkins on August 03, 2012
It is a nice little lens. I like the pear shot - nice balance between blue and orange :) I think my next purchase will be the 75mm f/1.8. I'm really loving the prime lenses that MFT has these days. I'd love the 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom, but I'm not sure what it gains me other than not having to switch lenses (and being slower than any of my primes)... Not a bad way to get a 12mm lens I guess, given that the Olympus is so pricey.
Posted by Peanutroaster on August 03, 2012
Didn't arrive in time for the Vegas trip but I've been using it over the past few month and its a great addition to the 20 mm pany. I've done a bunch of food shots lately with it.
Posted by Bradcalkins on June 11, 2012
@Peanutroaster: Fun times - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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