May 8th, 2011, 06:28 PM
retow and Lili, you are both making me crazy. I want one. NOW. I want them all!! The shots are just gorgeous, seriously. I've been just amazed at the increasing viability of a compact as a main camera for those of us who are never going to go pro. How they have changed and improved since I got my first digital in 2000!
May 9th, 2011, 12:14 AM
kyteflyer, I think the XZ-1 can definitely be a more compact alternative to a (Oly) mft with kit lenses. Its excellent fast lens compensates to a large degree for the disadvantage of having a small sensor, at least in good - decent light.
Originally Posted by kyteflyer
May 9th, 2011, 03:09 AM
May 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM
I will chime in with some images from the wonderful XZ-1.
May 9th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Lovely images, Stratokaster!!!
I just added Richard Franiec's grip and the JJC petal type lens hood all from lensmate.
The grip makes a huge difference in handling, no more "bar-of-soap" feeling!
The JJC does make the depth of the XZ the same as the E-PL1/17mm combo but does provide protection for extended lens.
Last edited by Lili; May 9th, 2011 at 04:28 PM.
May 9th, 2011, 09:55 PM
XZ-1, 6mm, f2.5, ISO 400, jpeg sharpened only in silkypix
May 10th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Lovely photos of the cat! My wife loves her E-PL1 (and her K-5), but the E-PL1 need good light to perform well, so it doesn't get used as much as it should. Not all lost, as I can now use her E-PL1's viewfinder on my XZ-1 - an excellent combination! The XZ-1 is now my everyday camera, having superseeded both my A580, my C-8080 and the old Konica. When I need a DSLR I have a few to choose from, but the K-5 is my favourite, for now!
Tord S Eriksson,
illustrator, writer and bus driver
May 11th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Tord, excellent choice in everyday camera! and thanks for loving my kitty images. I take in rescues and love them all.
Originally Posted by Tord S Eriksson
K-5 is excellent! My DSLR of choice is my e510 (esp with the 25mm pancake).
May 11th, 2011, 04:57 AM
May 15th, 2011, 12:32 PM
One from my "Saturday" outing yesterday. I am enjoying testing the ability of this little camera to actually exhibit some limited dof. This was shot at 8.2mm (not sure what the 35mm equivalent is but I would guess it is close to 35mm) at f/2.
Last edited by Jeff Damron; May 15th, 2011 at 12:37 PM.
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