GX1 in India

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Iansky, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    I have just returned from a trip of a lifetime to visit friends in India (Hyderabad) before they return to the USA, I took both X100 & GX1 but shot more with GX1 & 45-175.

    I still have 400 images to process & edit down but thought I would post a few from the city we stayed in to give a flavour, will post some of Taj Mahal and Delhi once edited.

    I have to say that the Indian people must rate as some of the least aggresive and friendliest I have ever had the honour of meeting; I tried wherever possible to get into the real India rather than tourist areas and had some great fun and chats with locals who were happy to pose and see the photo afterwards.

    A real photographers dream.

    Here are 6 tasters:

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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These look excellent Ian. Really looking forward to your next batch! This lady's eyes are amazing :)
     
  3. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Waiting for the next set!
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Brilliant stuff, Ian! Looking forward to the next batch :)
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I could spend a year in India just travelling and photographing, although whether my stomach could last that long is another matter. Great set of pics!
     
  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I live here and I'd rather go shoot in Madagascar or Uruguay or somewhere, though my stomach can take the abuse ;)
     
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Ha ha, yes! The grass is always greener...
     
  8. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks for the feedback and for those interested parties, I have posted the rest of my GX1 Hyderabad images on my blog so you can see them here:

    571 Photography: March 2012

    I have yet to edit the images from Taj Mahal and also those on a half day spent in Delhi.
     
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  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Those eyes....wow
    excellent set, Iansky
     
  10. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Ian
    What a pleasure to look through the photographs. You have a great eye for the moments that capture the flavour and feel of a place, and it's culture.

    The GX1 seems to be a good match for your way of shooting. Did you use the VF very much?

    Glad you had a good trip.
     
  11. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Hi Pelao,

    The light was very bright so I did use the LVF2 for all the images, I also prefer to use that than the LCD as it allows me to get right into the scene and "feel" as well as see the result.

    The GX1 is proving itself to be a superb camera and I have no regrets having replaced my trusty GF1 with it.
     
  12. iau

    iau SC Rookie

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    Sep 11, 2010
    I love your shots! Must have been a great trip for photography!

    How did you like shooting the X100 next to the GX1?
     
  13. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Hi iau,

    I love the X100 for it's silent, wide angle view and it is great for general street work and capturing day to day life, to compliment the X100, the GX1 with the 45-175 was great as it also allowed me to get good head shots without distracting backgrounds.

    When we went to Delhi / Agra, I chose to just take the GX1 + 14-45 & 45-175 as it was an easy 1 camera option covering the prime focal lengths I needed without substituting too much in the way of IQ.

    The X100 does produce higher IQ but is limiting due to fixed focal length.

    Both work well in tandem but the GX1 kit did offer more versatility albeit with a loss of quality.
     
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  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Great shots as alway Ian. The shot of the three young women on the stairs is just absolutely gorgeous and, of course, the head shot of the woman with the intense eyes is really something as well. Interesting that you're using a long lens. I find in my local habitate I almost always tend to take a prime or two, but when travelling, I'm often either using a zoom or wishing I was. Usually less for people than for other types of shooting, but you're certainly showing how effective it can be for people.

    -Ray
     
  15. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great set, Ian!
     
  16. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Great series, keep them coming:bravo-009:
     
  17. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks all for the feedback.

    I am working on the X100 images (only about 60 of these), then have the remainder of the GX1 shots from the Red Fort & Taj Mahal as well as street shots taken in the notorious Chandni Chowk in New Delhi.

    Will post these on my blog with a link as soon as edited.
     
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