No doubt the XZ-1 is a STAR performer!
6mm (14mm equiv.), f/1.8, 1/50s, ISO200 (focusing distance 15cm)
I have the XZ-1 ready for some shots!! Well, since the XZ-1 is not an E-5 that can withstand all the rain and thunderstorm, I was stuck at home for the morning shoot.
Well, at least there's something in the garden...
Most of the shots were in macro modes, and all in RAW for in-camera processing for my desired Art Filter.
From my short stint shooting the boring garden subjects, I discovered the finer points about the XZ-1.
- In super macro mode, the ISO was locked at 200, and only available at 6mm
- In Art Filter mode, there's no way to manipulate the "love triangle" (aperture-shutter-sensitivity)
- The AF during idle was in tracking mode, meaning as long as the focus was not locked by the half-shutter press, the AF was working on the subject
- The AF was fast and crisp to lock focus
- The AE ESP metering was very good, to the extent that I am at awe
- Backlight metering was very good
- The ISO button was not far from quick control, if set right in the INFO. A click on the OK button highlighted the ISO.
Just love the texture and diffraction
6mm, f/1.8, 1/20s, ISO200
Tie the lens cap right away!!
Super macro mode wide open was tack sharp
6mm, f/2.8, 1/40s, ISO800, -0.3ev
The backlight was tamed by the great AE system (ESP)
6mm, f/1.8, 1/60s, ISO100 (Focus distance 31cm)
Max zoom for the compression effect
24mm (56mm equiv.), f/2.5, 1/40s, ISO200
6mm, f/2.5, 1/50s, ISO800, -0.3ev