For Q. Menu, there is only Left / Right because the up / down traverse the cursor into the submenu. I have the top and bottom layout so going from top menu to bottom menu lags and quite hassle when it tries to display every submenus along the way. Not sure if i make sense here so that is why i find it messy.
Last edited by ricleo; 2nd January 2012 at 07:39 PM.
When we look at ppl on street with cams, most ppl eyes will see the cam/lens 1st, strap or bag is not the 1st thing to notice .
The cam alone wont make a pic great, it's the man behind it. Even for pros, they do pp for touch up etc.
Last edited by beniz; 2nd January 2012 at 08:10 PM.
Pentax K-X | FA 50 F1.4 | Panasonic GX1 | 14-42mm X |
I think shooting raw don't really add time to my processing.
I usually just batch develop all my raw files with my favourite raw processor. That additional step just takes like 1min of my time for hundreds of raw files.
The bulk of the time taken is in photoshop digitally editing the picture. That time is not dependent on whether it was shot in raw or not.
I did some shooting with the GX1 last night with the 25mmf1.4 around the Esplanade area. Very little noise at 1600, flash not as yellow as GF1/GH1 but under strong street lamp, still very strong yellow cast. Most of the pics are very good.
Also shot at Chinatown this morning. Colours very clean.
Got a chance to play around with the GX1 today. Here's a pic of the 45 1.8 on the GX1 for those who want to know what the pairing looks like.
In the end i decided to stick to my EP3 and not buy the GX1 to play
price ah abt 18-20 sgd.
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Let me recite my experience of using my EP-3 verses my friends experience on GX1
Both of us have just came back from Harbin 2 days back. I bought an EP-3 just for this trip based on advice in this forum. My friend bought a GX1. He was an upgrader from Gf1.
The weather in Harbin was freezing cold...as long as -30 degree. At such cold weather, it was impoosible to remove my gloves to use the touch screen. EP3's screen being capacitive will not respond to a gloved hand. The GX-1 had no such problem since it's screen is resistive.
Autofocusing for both camera was fast under good light. Unfortuantely, I find that the EP-3 had was very much slower in focusing under dimly lited condition and many times I had misfocused shots as well. The GX1 fared significantly better, almost spot on and still pretty fast under such conditions. Sad to say, I missed several shots....e.g when I was trying to shoot a monkey up on Chang-Bai Shan. I missed the shot as the EP-3 focused too slowly. My friend got the shot with his Gx1.
We were comparing our shots yesterday, and to no suprise, the GX-1 high ISO shots had significantly less noise as compared to EP-3. Under wintry conditions less light conditions in Harbin, my high ISO slides were quit grainy comapred to my friends.
Though the Jpegs from the EP3 had punchier colours, I found to my suprise that the Gx-1 JPEGS were very good as well. My friend told me that he had said sharpness to +1 and some resoultion feature to be on as well. Occassionly he will set to vivid colour as well. To say honestly, I could hardly detect the differences between the 2 Jpegs........
Not here to cause a flame war....but even though I am a EP-3 user, I must say the GX1 is a damn good camera.....
In fact, I am now thinking of selling my EP3 and upgrade to a GX1 or the rumoured GH3
my ONLY problem with the ep3 is that its quite bad when taking pics in low light/night.
Used to own an GF1 and that had better output.
im with shength on using camera in the cold/snow and in dimly lited condition.
I know people shoot in jpeg but i really cannot imagine using the EP3 for diving as jpeg not an option (white balance) and the problem with the iso. (used GF1 for diving before and I could still take very decent pics without strobe)
>I shoot in raw.
Ep3 = Capacitative screen like iphone
Panasonic G2, GF2, GF3, G3, GH2, GX1 = resistive. i,e. you have to "press" or "tap"
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