I kind of wish I had the GX85 and 14mm in hand right now. I briefly had the 14mm this year but traded it in when I acquired the Pentax 31mm Limited at a really good price. But it handled really well on the EM5II and it would have been perfect for the challenge. Also, despite its shortcomings, I miss the GX85.Hey all... family stuff going on... all is relatively ok at the moment. As noted earlier, I've no new exciting gear to explore. I'm going with the GX 85 / 14mm prime lens. Theme will be low light. I'm hoping to reconnect with my love for simply walking around town with the camera and maybe exploring flash and external lighting. I have low expectations on great imagery, but hopefully I'll learn a thing or three.
In for my third time....Looking forward to learning a few (more) things. And of course, feeling good when it's over...
Going with the Pany 9mm f/1.7....Had this lens for a few months, and still haven't clicked with it.
And for the camera, I am dusting off my old GX7, which has been largely untouched since I bought my GX8 back in '17.
Panasonic GX7 w/Pany Leica 9mm f/1.7
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Ah good, I was rather hoping someone would be using an EP3 as from what I can remember the images/ files from that camera looked a bit less ‘digital’ than those of later models. EP3/ EPL3, same sensor right? Plus that lens imo is very nice too.Having looked over my itinerary for the coming month, I would like to change my gear set-up to the Olympus E-PL3, combined with the Olympus 17mm f:2.8 pancake, as it is a better fit for roaming than the the earlier chosen Nikon combo.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
I think the sensor is the same in the same generation Pens, the EP-3/E-PL3 and the E-PM1. I have the two latter, they are somewhat the same overall size but the E-PL3 has the tilt screen and weighs a fraction more, and is a bit more button oriented where the E-PM1 is menue driven. I gladly carry the E-PL3 for the tiltable screen and buttons.Ah good, I was rather hoping someone would be using an EP3 as from what I can remember the images/ files from that camera looked a bit less ‘digital’ than those of later models. EP3/ EPL3, same sensor right? Plus that lens imo is very nice too.
Ookay, so the 14mm will arrive on Monday. I guess that settles that.I’ll be shooting Olympus E-M5.3 with either a Lumix 14mm f2.5 II or 20mm f1.7. Probably the latter unless the 14mm gets miraculously shipped AND delivered by end of day tomorrow. The camera should arrive today…
As far as the challenge is concerned, it's all good, Irene - post when you can, no pressure at all! Just keep shooting if possible - and if you have to drop the odd day, just tell us. This looks pretty serious business ...Good day all.
Requesting leniency please!
I am going to sleep in a sleeping bag in another room tonight since there are building alterations going on in the bedroom and if I say everything is covered in a thick layer of dust, that's an under estimation.
There are drop sheets and blankets covering the computer which is unreachable. Maybe even tomorrow as well.
I have taken photos for today which I will need to post late.
The Fuji app to transfer from camera to phone is clunky and I can never get it to work.
Urrgh, I am wearing face masks to go into the room for a minute and still come out coughing.
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Okay.... I will begin posting starting from Day 6 onward. My son has been busy vacuuming all of yesterday and today.
My bedroom / office is like Chernobyl, looks dystopian and shambolic (building alterations in progress with rubble and dust all over)
At least for the first time since the 5th I am able to access the computer.
One step at a time!
Hey, Irene, just a minor recommendation to possibly partially solve a problem you mentioned earlier - you said the Fuji app is clunky, thus making it difficult to transfer photos from one of your Fuji cameras to your smartphone. I too have occasionally tried using the Fuji App with various of my Fuji cameras and I will agree, it's somewhere between clunky and not-for-the-faint-of-technological-heart. But I did discover a much easier alternative--
I bought a tiny SD-card reader which plugs into the lightning port at the bottom of my iPhone. It looks like this--
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--and it works easily and simply, as a way to transfer one or several photos to the Photo app on your phone. The connector may be different for some Android phones but the concept should be the same and (hopefully) there will be an equivalent for whatever phone you have. It's a nifty gadget which I have found very useful on more than one occasion - and it's a welcome alternative to a clunky phone App