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Sunday, January 30, 2011

iZuiko and XZ-1: It was raining and...


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

Just love the shades
6mm, f/2.5, 1/50s, ISO800, -0.3ev

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