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Discussion in 'Olympus Forum' started by Lili, May 7, 2011.
I will start the ball rolling;
112mm-e, F2.5, ISO 100
Straight out of the Olympus XZ-1
Beautiful cat! (I'm prejudiced, being as how I am a cat person). And the shot is great. I'll be looking forward to more... XZ1 has made it onto my shortlist of "gotta have"
XZ-1 at the beach. I posted the color version recently, but like the B&W version better.
Just a few from the morning walk with the dog, nothing special. All fully zoomed, f2.5, ND filter on, spot metering, iso 100. I start to see why I could like this little camera.
Very sharp clear images there retow!!!!!
Thanks Kiteflyer, she is a pretty baby indeed. I am loving this little Oly more and more...
Me too love B&W
Lili - although I'm not really a "cat person", we have three...and right now, just one dog (my pal)....however, I do like cats and this is a lovely close up of a beauty. Great details! There's something about cats that just seem to call out to be photographed.
retow - I love that image of the jumping for joy and happiness young lady! The monochromatic tones worked beautifully. I'll have to go find the color one to compare, if I must make a choice. Stunning lighting - and what a moment! Great color and detail on those plant/flowers shots, too!
Thanks for your kind words. The young lady is my 11 year old daughter. They grow tall these days:smile:
Here is the original post-processed in Silkypix, Adjusting Curves and Sharpness
By way of compare, here is similar shot from the E-PL1, similar processing
the 14-150mm M-Zuiko was at 108mm-e, F5.4, ISO 1000
That ISO tells the tale; the XZ-s is worth the cost for having a fast lens
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!
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.
The compacts have indeed come a long way. As retow says, in decent light they can compete very well indeed.
Even in lower light and using RAW, they can very well, esp at web sizes.
Here are some quikie shots from my Fuji F70EXR comparing the XZ-1 with the E-PL1/17mm combination.
As you can see the size difference is minor till one comes to depth and weight.
However, the compact has a fast ZOOM, and needs no other lenses.
There is a difference in draw and IQ, subtle but nothing terrifying.
I will chime in with some images from the wonderful XZ-1.
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.
XZ-1, 6mm, f2.5, ISO 400, jpeg sharpened only in silkypix
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, excellent choice in everyday camera! and thanks for loving my kitty images. I take in rescues and love them all.
K-5 is excellent! My DSLR of choice is my e510 (esp with the 25mm pancake).
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.