Taking my new G2 out for a spin around York

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by chromatin64, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    All of these are SOOTC. Borrowed the 14/2.5 and 8/3.5 Fisheye off Wifey and stuck them on the front of the G2.
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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These are really nice, especially the last one. The G2 is probably quite a bargain by now!
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice set - agree about the cathedral shot.
     
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  4. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    I picked up the G2 with a 14-42 kit zoom for 295 GBP.

    My original intention was to buy adapters for my legacy MF glass, which I've done, but the results from Wifey's Lumix lenses I've used are so much better than even good-but-old fast glass that I'm actually now going to build up a travel kit with native lenses - probably a 14/25/45mm set up - so I can leave my Nikon gear at home.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Very nice quality images!!
     
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  6. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    beautiful images ! i like the tree in the top of the frame with the cathedral !
     
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  7. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2011
    The last one is awesome!
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    a lens not to be under-estimated in it's own right (assuming the first version with the metal mount)
     
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  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    First two are great! I love the exposure differential between foreground and bacground in the first, and the composition of the second. The last is a dramatic perspective, but I must admit that I have never seen a fisheye image that I wouldn't have preferred to have seen taken with an UWA lens, even if the coverage is less minus the fish effect.

    With adapted lenses I found that it was good to mess around with them if you already had them or could find them cheaply, but I could never seriously build a system around adapted lenses. They're still fun to use, but the native m4/3 lenses do it so much better.
     
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  10. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    That's the 14-45, generally felt to be far superior to the newer 14-42. And I've just bought a used 14-45 on Amazon - should get it Tuesday. I'll sell the kit lens.

    An adapted Canon FD 50/1.8 and CV 25/4 Snapshot Skopar are performing well at the moment. The Jupiter-8 50/2 (bought 5 years ago for 10 quid) is none too shabby either.

    Next on list is a wide-zoom, most likely the Oly 9-18 rather than the frighteningly expensive Panny 7-14.
     
  11. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Thanks. I agree about the adapted lenses - I've got a bit of a collection from my film days and friends unloading unwanted kit on me :2thumbs:

    As to the Fisheye it's something to play with - there'll be better uses for it. On the other hand, there are already a million-and-one images of York Minster taken with UWAs... :wink:
     
  12. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Russ,

    I like the way the Coins and Cards booth pops relative to the Cathedral in the background. I thought it was a post-processing effect.

    As to the bottom shot, obviously the catherdral builders were sampling some of the grapes that grew during the Medieval Warm Period -- the building is bent!

    Cheers, Jock
     
  13. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Thanks Jock - all these shots are straight out of the camera, Dynamic B&W jpeg setting. The phonebooth was in shade and the Minster (Cathedral) was in bright sunlight; I exposed for the interior of the booth and the available light did all my post-processing for me.

    As to the bendy Minster, you should see the shots I've got from head on! (too ugly to post here).