Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiny Sensors and Landscapes - Seems Like a Bad Combination

When is a small-sensor camera acceptable for landscapes?  Many people would say "never."  And, I understand this sentiment.  But, who cannot agree that this shot from user  AJAPHOTO over on dpreview.com, using a DMC-LX5 is a great landscape image?
Wonderful Landscape Made with Lumix DMC-LX5
 http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=40312409                                      Himeji Japanese Garden Adelaide South Australia
Click on the picture and see just how nice it is at a larger size.
Here is one of my own images:
Lumix DMC-LX2 Makes California Landscape
Garnet Lake, Mammoth, California                                                                                                                               Lumix DMC-LX2, iso 100, f8, 1/80 sec
The image above is from my Lumix DMC-LX2, which I used for three years before replacing it with the even-better DMC-LX5.  Printed at about 9"x15", this image looks great.  Now, low iso is necessary to get this kind of performance from such a small sensor.  But, since I had a (small) tripod with me, that was not an issue.
So, don't avoid taking that beautiful landscape shot just because you don't have your "better" camera with you!  Enjoy using the camera that's in your hand.

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