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Author Topic: Pana GH - Top Euro motorcycles in scenic locations  (Read 54795 times)
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« on: November 06, 2012, 12:15:15 PM »

I have been very disappointed with my GH1 stills image quality. I think it's overall just a couple of notches above a point & shoot such as LX7 or a Canon G series. I find the images noisy even at ISO 800 and with low contrast, dynamic range and overall lack of wow-factor.

And yes, I am in the market for an upgrade. I won't sell the GH1, since the market for the used ones are pathetic, and mine is in great shape and basically in like-new condition. I want to get a companion camera, which most probably be a GH3. But I would love a camera with a larger sensor, but there is nothing out there that would meet my needs. OM-D is great but it's a bit too small.

So, lately I have been relying even more on post-production to get some satisfaction out of the GH1. Photoshop is a lifesaver.

Below are a few images images of very premium European sport motorcycles, shot at a state park about 40 minutes north of NYC. With one in the City.

All below with GH1 with 14-140 lens and post-processed in PS. Please view in original size which is about 1400 pixels wide.

Click link to view image in higher-rez: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/Panigale/panigale2.jpg

Click link to view image in higher-rez: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/Panigale/panigale3.jpg

Click link to view image in higher-rez: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/Panigale/panigale6.jpg

To view image larger: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/Diavel/Diavel10l.jpg

Click link to view image in higher rez: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/K1300S-120.jpg

Click link to view image in higher rez: http://bmwsuperbikes.com/Images/K1300S-122.jpg


Remo Nonaz
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 06:27:59 PM »

Well, the camera may be mediocre, but the bikes are awesome! I used a G1 for a short period and didn't notice any significant issues with image quality. I use a GH2 now, and I'm very happy with it.

You stated that you are working on the images in Photoshop. Are you shooting in RAW? I would agree that the JPG images out of a Panasonic are not that great, but the RAW images with modest amount of PP are excellent.

I really enjoy using old primes on my m4/3 camera. There's something about having to choose your aperture and actually focusing your camera that makes it so much more like... like... PHOTOGRAPHY!
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