XZ-1 image thread

Discussion in 'Olympus Forum' started by Lili, May 7, 2011.

  1. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I will start the ball rolling;
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    112mm-e, F2.5, ISO 100
    Straight out of the Olympus XZ-1
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    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"
     
  3. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    XZ-1 at the beach. I posted the color version recently, but like the B&W version better.
     
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  4. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    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.
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Very sharp clear images there retow!!!!!
     
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  6. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Thanks Kiteflyer, she is a pretty baby indeed. I am loving this little Oly more and more...
     
  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Me too love B&W
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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!
     
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  9. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Thanks for your kind words. The young lady is my 11 year old daughter. They grow tall these days:smile:
     
  10. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Here is the original post-processed in Silkypix, Adjusting Curves and Sharpness
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    By way of compare, here is similar shot from the E-PL1, similar processing
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    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
     
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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    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!
     
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  12. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    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.
     
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  13. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    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.
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    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.
     
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  14. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    I will chime in with some images from the wonderful XZ-1.

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  15. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    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.
     
  16. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
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    XZ-1, 6mm, f2.5, ISO 400, jpeg sharpened only in silkypix
     
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  17. Tord S Eriksson

    Tord S Eriksson SC Regular

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Gothenburg. Sweden
    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!

    Yours,
     
  18. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    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).
     
  19. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
  20. Jeff Damron

    Jeff Damron SC Regular

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    Sep 2, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
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    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.
     
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