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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 O.I.S.: The Selective Lens

It is a common say in the photo channel to qualify the Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 OIS lens as a “portrait” lens. Mainly because of its narrowed angle of view and its relatively large maximum aperture, the Lumix G 42.5mm (as for the Olympus Zuiko 45mm F1.8 counterpart) is mainly assimilated to that specific subject.

 

 

 
In fact it’s a selective lens because it proposed a cropped vision of the photo context and also because of its maximum aperture it proposed a narrowed depth of field. But combined with the Optical Image Stabilisation (O.I.S.) the Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 is opening you an array of photographic opportunities exceeding by far the limited use of portrait.
 
 
For example its close focusing ability can be use for near photography and for smaller subjects. Discriminating the foreground from the background can be also a very creative option that exceeds the normal human vision.
 
 
Well built with a large manual focusing ring the Panasonic Lumix G 42,5mm f1.7 lens is easy to handheld with a good compactly virtue. The furnished lens hood complete a good package and offer an extra protection of the front glass element of the lens.
 
 
You should appreciate the Lumix G 42.5mm as a strong discriminating lens for street and casual photography or any kind of discriminating photography essay.
 
 
 

Panasonic Lumix GM5: A journey to Greece

The Panasonic LUMIX GM5 is seen by many as a very diminutive M4/3 format camera which is so small that it allows you to bring it into your (large!) pocket. Combined with the tiny Lumix G Vario 12-32mm lens, it give you a winning package for urban projects or visits to architectural sites and museums.

During a recent visit to Greece and Athens  I was able to really appreciated the compactness and the non-intrusive aspect of the Lumix GM5.

 

Athens Individual Transportation dominated by small motorcycles with or without helmet (!)
A Visit to Acropolis

 

Acropolis under long and extensive restauration

 

 

 

Salute to Parthenon

 

Acropolis Museum
Just beside Acropolis an architectural museum jewel

 

 

 

 

 

National Archaeological Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinetta Beach Resort

 

Fujifilm X-30: the "cool" camera

Fujifilm X-30 at rest

 


Close friends who happen to know me a bit more don’t really understand the continuous flow of different models of cameras that is part of my way of life. In my view cameras are photographic tools (including in-camera devices) and I am still looking for the ideal one in terms of esthetical beauty, better camera handling and finest picture quality. All those qualities may not be reached soon in my humble opinion.
What about the Fujifilm X-30 that is the third version of the high-end compact Fujifilm X-two digits series initiated by the X-10 and X20 previous models. It is definitively a very fun camera. It works nicely. It performs decently for its image captor format. The handling is good with a bit of adaptation needed to interact with the controls and options. But the big improvement is the use of an electronic viewfinder instead of the previous imprecise optical viewfinder of the X-10 and X-20. Now the new EVF give you the complete story in term of picture rendering and the entire picture taking info’s.  In my sense a viewfinder is an essential option in traditional compact photography (including D-SLR as they suppose to be compact cameras…).

So let the pictures speak as you can review in this small essay:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Link: Fujifilm X-30 Link