Dil Roberts Photography
CATEGORIES


ARCHIVE




Tag Archives: panasonic

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fujifilm X-T20


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/FF260010r.JPG

Having being enchanted by the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T10, I was really looking forward to purchasing the X-T2 when it came out. Come to think of it I was also looking forward to the Olympus E-M1 II. However, as I realized what the manufacturers were charging for these engineering marvels I sat down and thought it all through again.

The X-T2 is retailing presently in Germany at €1700 and the Olympus E-M1 II is at a ...


full

posted by Dil on 06/01/17 19:00  under Cameras

comments (0)  49


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Panasonic GX85 - Initial Impression (Is it a Reborn GX7?)


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/FF060045r.JPG

This is supposed to be the little brother of the GX8. I see the GX85 as the big brother of the GX7, a halfway house if you like. If you look at the images below, you can hardly tell the cameras apart, and I have to hold it and look at it to tell the difference. OK, my G85 is brown which makes it easier to tell which is which, but at the bricks and ...


full

posted by Dil on 05/17/17 19:00  under Cameras

comments (0)  65


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Panasonic-Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S. For Four-Thirds Mount


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/P1010647r.jpg

Brought onto the market by Panasonic in 2007, this lens was my permanent buddy on one of my 4/3 Panasonic L1 bodies. It always went with me on my holidays and it has seen a lot of action over the years.

Panasonic G81 - Panasonic-Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6

 

Panasonic G81 - Panasonic-Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6

 

 

Panasonic G81 - Panasonic-Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6

 

 Panasonic G81 - Panasonic-Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6

 

Panasonic G81 - Panasonic-Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150 f3.5-5.6

 

 

 

Weight: 520g
Size: 90mm x 79mm
Aperture: f3.5 - f22
MFD: 50cms
Filter: 72mm
Price: €1000

I believe I paid in the region of €1200 for ...


full

posted by Dil on 03/04/17 16:00  under Lenses

comments (0)  158


Thursday, February 16, 2017

My Favourite Kit Lenses


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/pana14-45.jpg

Every manufacturer bring their cameras to market with a standard (normally sub-par) kit lens. Normally I discard these as “not-up-to-my-standard” and they end up in a corner somewhere. The only reason I get some of these lenses is when I can’t find a body only offer but sometimes these lenses surprise me with their image quality. Some of them are not to be discarded as I stated above, “sub-par”.

There are times a lens comes out ...


full

posted by Dil on 02/16/17 15:30  under Lenses

comments (0)  190


Friday, February 10, 2017

Panasonic G81 and the 12-60 f3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Kit Lens


photoblog/php/OD070009r.jpg

The Panasonic 12-60 f3.5-5.6 is the kit lens that accompanies the new G81 camera. It was either get the camera only or get the kit with the lens for a pittance more. I selected the second option. I’m certain I can sell it on a popular auction portal for a higher price than what I paid for it if need be.

It has Power O.I.S. built in so theoretically using this in conjunction with the ...


full

posted by Dil on 02/10/17 14:15  under Cameras

comments (0)  405


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Panasonic 14-42 f3.5-5.6 PZ Power O.I.S.


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/OD310021r.JPG

Having just tested the Olympus 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ I was expecting the same sort of performance from this lens. Lets just look at these two for a minute; both are 14-42mm, both are f3.5-5.6 and both have a power zoom (or electronic zoom). Lets see the specs for the lens:

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-5.6 PZ Power O.I.S.
Weight: 95g
Size: 27mm x 61mm
Aperture: f3.5 - f22
MFD: 20cm
Filter: 37mm
Price: €330

Olympus E-M10 II - Panasonic 14-42 f3.5-5.6 PZ

 

 

Olympus E-M10 II - Panasonic 14-42 f3.5-5.6 PZ

 

 

...
full

posted by Dil on 01/14/17 17:00  under Lenses

comments (0)  206


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Two Panasonic GM5 Cameras Do London


photoblog/php/London/P1050051fr.jpg

This post has taken a really long time appear here; I never seemed to get around to it, or something else took priority. Anyway, better late than never. Before I begin I would just like to mention that throughout 2016 my Panasonic GM5 cameras have seen a tremendous amount of use. I was quite surprised when I realised that all major holidays/breaks/visits this year were done with the Panasonic GM5 cameras. I think this shows ...


full

posted by Dil on 12/14/16 22:20  under Cameras

comments (0)  266


Friday, November 11, 2016

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/DSC01553f.jpg

What a beautiful little lens. Comes with a hood and a rubber cap to cover the front element that doesn’t come off when you take it out of your bag. This lens just smells of Leica.

It’s got Leica in the name and although it’s not built by Leica the quality is visibly superior to your normal Panasonic built lenses. They are built to Leica specifications which was a real coup for Panasonic. Quality is much ...


full

posted by Dil on 11/11/16 20:00  under Lenses

comments (0)  230


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sailing On The Italian West Coast With A Couple Of Panasonic GM5s


innovaeditor/assets/Blog/Amalfi/P1070118fr.jpg

You may have noticed a lack of posts in September, that’s because of a lack of time in the first half and a sailing holiday in the second. Yes, a sailing holiday. In all we were five guests on the boat and two crew members. Two crew were necessary because the five us hadn’t a clue about sailing, but that didn’t deter us from enjoying the trip. The boat was a 54 footer with 3 ...


full

posted by Dil on 10/16/16 16:15  under General

comments (0)  498


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cornwall - The South West of England


innovaeditor/assets/MiscImages/Sony/P1010605fr.jpg

I’ve always wanted to go down to Cornwall, but never quite managed it. Don’t ask me why I want to go there but I suppose it’s to do with it’s history and the rugged coastline I’ve been hearing a lot about. The small harbours nestling among the ragged cliffs. Sounds great doesn’t it?

Well, a few weeks ago I had a chance to do just that and my wife and myself stayed in Cornwall for a ...


full

posted by Dil on 08/27/16 13:40  under General

comments (0)  356


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UPDATED: Panasonic GM5.


innovaeditor/assets/MiscImages/GM5/P1020600f.jpg

UPDATE: 05.04.2016

I thought I would update this piece with a couple of images from this camera that has been printed on Alubond at 60cm x 45cms and both are hanging on my wall as I write this. My wife wasn't impressed by my choice and she stated clearly she wouldn't have picked either for printing. That's when sh was seeing the two on the screen. Yes, they didn't look at all impressive when viewed ...


full

posted by Dil on 04/05/16 00:59  under Cameras

comments (0)  398


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Short Post about my Panasonic GM5 Love Affair.


innovaeditor/assets/MiscImages/GM5/DSC_2597.JPG

I believe I've mentioned that the Panasonic GM5 really got my attention after I took it with me to the south of France last year (as an afterthought). The camera and the lenses made for it are so small and light you really don't realise that you're carrying them around with you.

I normally use the two lenses made for it; the 12-32 f3.5-5.6 OIS and the 35-100 f4.0-5.6 OIS. These two lenses were especially ...


full

posted by Dil on 03/30/16 03:00  under Cameras

comments (0)  334


Friday, March 25, 2016

Micro Four-Thirds Musings


innovaeditor/assets/MiscImages/P1000677sf.jpg

A lot of users swear by full frame cameras reasoning that depth of field can be mastered best with this format. True, DOF can be better achieved with this format but it all depends what you shoot. Landscape photographers try to get MORE DOF rather than less. So that argument doesn't hold up all of the time. It also doesn't mean that it's impossible to achieve a shallow DOF with other formats. I personally use ...


full

posted by Dil on 03/25/16 10:30  under General

comments (0)  455


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Adapters - Follow-up Post


innovaeditor/assets/General/XT111036fr.jpg

 

My last post was regarding adapters for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount and M43 systems. Having tested a few lenses I felt I could post again with some more information with a few images to show the results of using those lenses on the Sony E-mount.

Firstly, the Commlite adapter. I've only tested the Canon 40 f2.8 STM lens on a Sony E-mount camera as of this post so I'll probably test ...


full

posted by Dil on 03/20/16 09:20  under General

comments (0)  418


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Adapters for EF to E and m4/3 Mount Cameras


innovaeditor/assets/General/XT111024f.jpg

Adapters for EF to E and m4/3 Mount Cameras

(Plus some more ramblings)

 

The reason for my purchase of the Sony Alpha Axx cameras when they first came out was to have an FF sensor (a very good sensor) in a small and light package. Since my first purchase I must admit that GAS got the better of me and now I have a few of these little marvels. Each has it's own use ...


full

posted by Dil on 03/02/16 19:00  under General

comments (0)  428


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Zeiss Tessar 85mm f4 ZM


innovaeditor/assets/MiscImages/Tessar85f4/Tessar.jpg

                                   Zeiss T* 85 F4 Tessar ZM

Sometimes, just sometimes you purchase a new piece of equipment and you just fall in love with it. This is the experience I had after purchasing the Zeiss Tessar 85 f4 lens. It's just a wonderful piece of engineering. It's actually quite compact at 95mm with a diameter of 54mm but I class it as being quite hefty weighing in at 310g. As a matter of fact I wanted ...


full

posted by Dil on 02/27/16 15:26  under Lenses

comments (0)  495



ABOUT

I'm an enthusiastic photographer who likes to tinker with manual lenses on most camera formats.

RECENT ENTRIES


RECENT COMMENTS