Collin J Örthner – Photographer

December 27, 2011

Shooting portraits……… me??

Filed under: GF2, m4/3, People — collin orthner @ 4:43 am

Well, yes it was me. Strange I know as it’s a rare occasion! I have never been big on photographing people and avoid wedding(photographing them) like the plague. I have done maybe a dozen weddings and will likely never attempt one again, but recently have been intrigued to make some informal portraits using available light only. I decided to purchase a new camera, the Panasonic GF2 recently as well. I then attached the new Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens which is a superb lens designed for just this kind of work. Yesterday being Christmas Day, I had some time and with my brother and his family over, we decided to take the kids to Gaetz Lakes for a walk. I made the most of the opportunity to try out the new combination of camera and lens to see how I might manage. The camera is tiny, sporting a 12 megapixel sensor, and the lens is likewise tiny, but the whole outfit feels very solid and can focus quite quickly and lends itself well to this sort of photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the company and on top of all that found the little GF2 to be a joy to use. So much smaller than my full size DSLR the Canon 5DmkII, it is a lot of fun to carry the GF2 around with a lens in each jacket pocket with virtually no sense of having been carrying around a camera for a couple of hours!! I found the bokeh to be very pleasing and the sharpness of this to be outstanding. Amazing combination to say the least. i’m sure other cameras may even be easier to use then the mainly menu driven, and touch screen of the Panasonic, and I will likely purchase a different version of this model at some point, but for now I am quite satisfied with this combination.

 

[Panasonic GF2, Olympus 45mm f/1.8]

 

 

 

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