Today you get a pic from my last trip to Alaska. I rendered it in HDR using Light Compressor 2, a simple and affordable (~$3) alternative to Photoshop.
For you camera geeks, I picked up a GH2 during a short period of inexplicably low prices for the camera in December. I love my EP1 to death, but simple functions like turning focus zoom on/off with manual lenses and toggling ISO or bracket mode took too much work. The last straw came when AF died, even if the only auto lens that I use is the PL20mm.
In a word or two, the GH2 feels like it was made for me. There is a physical switch or button for virtually every setting I might need to change. I can choose ISO, switch between metering modes or single/conntinuous AF and toggle bracket mode without taking my eye from the EVF or my finger from the shutter. Along with AF that doesn’t take all week (when it did work) that makes me a happy camper. Alsotoo, picture quality is pretty good. Pics will ‘hit’ the blog when the Earth’s ecliptic makes it a little less bloody dark when I get home from work.
ETA: oh yeah, focus zoom. The click wheel is context-sensitive. In full manual mode clicking it switches between aperture and shutter speed. In aperture priority clicking it switches between aperture and exposure compensation. In ‘A’ mode with a manual lens on clicking it activates focus zoom. To turn off focus zoom, click it again or (HALLELUJIAH are you listening Olympus?) you can turn it off with a half shutter press. This is incredibly important since I shoot in ‘A’ wit or without a manual lens on.
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