Over the last three months I have had the opportunity to play with the new Panasonic GH3 and each time I go to take photos I always opt to take the Olympus OM-D EM-5. Don’t get me wrong here - the Panasonic Gh3 is a great camera - there is just a few things that annoy me when I am on the street taking photos. From a video perspective - I only use the Panaosnic GH3 now. I have been meaning to write a review about this camera for a while now but I like to ensure I actually use the camera regularly before making any wild claims about what it can and can’t do. I recall the day it arrived and the only lens I had with me that would fit the camera was the Voigtlander 17.5mm lens which is fully manual lens. I thought it would be great to put this lens on the camera and get out on the street - so with mainly default settings (just a few changes to ensure I was shooting in raw and using centre weighted metering) I hit the streets. All was going to be great - except by default Panasonic thought it would be wise to not allow manual lenses to work without changing some menu setting that enabled manual lenses - I am still trying to understand why anyone would do that! Easy enough to fix but why?
The following photos were taken with the Panasonic GH3 and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens.
Stars in the eyes
Aboriginal culture in the Queens St mall
Burnett Lane Model
A chair and a shopping trolley