12.02.2019

The Canon G10 meets my newest daily walk around camera and lens, the Lumix S1R + the Sigma 45mm f2.8. Also, I passed the 4300 mark for blog posts. Hooray for me!


I'm having a lot of fun incorporating the Lumix S series cameras into the way I do photography. I have the two S1s that are tasked with day-to-day commercial work. They handle the video and the theatrical documentation and all the regular portrait work that's destined for some company's website. They work well and the lenses are probably the best I've ever owned. The only caveat so far is just the weight and bulk of each piece in the system. But I feel spry enough to cart them around for now. When I finally hit middle age I'll trade everything in for a couple more G10s. They are small and light.

I've more or less settled on the S1R, the high resolution version of the Ss, for my daily, personal shooter camera. I use it with either the Sigma 45mm f2.8 lens but when I'm hungry for a bit of manual focus nostalgia I like to put the 50mm f1.7 Carl Zeiss lens on the camera and focus slowly and carefully. Sometimes just to make other photographers cringe... And lately I've been using it in the Monochrome L mode.

Today I was walking around the house with the dog making photographs with a tripod mounted G10 and I came across this camera sitting on the dining room table. Just a big package of potential abandoned for an ancient point and shoot. I pulled the tripod over and took a few shots down around a full second of exposure. Hey look! The big camera is totally in focus!!! Miracle!!!!

There's room on the studio desk for both. It's fun to play with new cameras. Just as much fun to re-play with the older ones.

Click on the S1R to see just how good a still life camera the G10 is...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i don't comment much, but now that I've found the anonymous option, i will try to chip in more. Have followed you for 5 years now, and i owe u a big thank you. Always look fwd to reading your post w/ my morning tea. Rich

Peter Marquis-Kyle said...

Ooh, is that a UV filter on the Sigma lens?

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Yes. I've misplaced the lens cap. But don't worry, I take the filter off when it's time to photograph. At least I'm not showing the lens with the hood mounted on backwards....

Eric Rose said...

I bought a Lumix LX-5 just as it was put on clearance. The camera is amazing and certainly punches way above its weight. The Leica Vario-Summicron lens is super sharp and fast. It has joined us on many vacations and serves us well when we want to take a lighter less showy camera out on the street. I have also used it as a backcountry snowshoeing camera. Does very well in difficult lighting situations.

Another plus is it's very light. Not too light but just right. My wife had a Canon G11 and while a wonderful image maker it was just too heavy for her purse or my pocket.

The LX-7 replaced the LX-5 and is reported to have a larger sensor. If you can find either one cheap give them a try, you might be surprised.

Eric

David said...

Funny just went back in time to February 10, 2009 were you said:
"Same with the Canon G10. I really want to like it but it's more like a nice radio than a good camera."
So maybe more like a wine that needed time to age than a radio.