Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hello Friend?

G7 Panasonic 14-45 @ 45mm

This Doe stepped out of cover to let me know she did not approve of my presence. I quickly snapped a few pictures then retreated to my vehicle where I noticed she had a fawn. It was nice not to get chased.

I waited for them to pass then I finished loading the car. I love cycling the Montour Trail. I always see interesting wildlife. I'm glad I had a nice a camera to capture it this time. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Panasonic 14-45mm > Lifesize Macro!

Here are some samples taken with the 14-45mm and Meiki Auto Extension tubes. Using the 10 and 16 mm tubes together will allow you to focus on things touching the front element. The lens becomes very useful using just the 16mm tube and you are still getting close to 1:1 magification here.

16mm Tube

$25 Macro- Taking Meike Auto Extension Tubes for a Spin

I originally purchased purchased these inexpensive tubes thinking they'd be a good match for the Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art. Using both the 10mm and 16mm tubes together got me 5" of working distance and nearly 1:1 macro. 

The drawn box below is the size of M43 sensors. The 60mm Sigma almost gets 1:1 (life size) magnification here. Working distance was about 5 inches.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello Mr. Dependable...

I loved this lens with my 1st Panasonic GF1 and I'm happy to have it for my G7. I think it's going to be a pretty kickass lens for run and gun video.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Along the Youghiogheny River

We took a quick break from cycling the Great Allegheny Passage to enjoy the view and listen to the river. The G7 stayed in my dry bag for pretty much all of this trip because of wet conditions and sudden down pours. It's a good thing the camera is light so I really can't complain about dead weight.