Saturday, March 15, 2014

Getting More Acquainted With the Lumix DMC-GX7

I took my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 out for a hike last weekend. It was the first nice weather we've had in quite some time, and I simply had to get out. Hoping to photograph some birds or other wildlife, I packed up my GX7, 100-300mm f4-5.6 OIS zoom, and the new Series II kit zoom (14-42mm f3.5-5.6) and headed for a Virginia State Park known as Sky Meadows.
 
The birds have not yet come back to this part of the world. So, after sitting in the woods for a while (not an altogether bad experience), I walked around some of the old farm buildings at the park. Here's an image I saw and was able to capture in side one of the barns:
 
In the Shadows, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7, Series II 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Kit Zoom
iso 200, f8, 1/40 sec.
 
I am quite pleased with the dynamic range of the sensor, and the sharpness of the image overall. There are still a few setup options I need to explore with this camera, but nothing too difficult. The GX7 has several programmable function buttons, and I need to find the optimum setup for them.
 
So far, so good!
 
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