Now that Lightroom 4.1 and Photoshop CS6 have a new HDR processing method, and Lightroom can read the raw files from my camera, I thought I would re-process the raw files for these shots using the LR 4.1 32-bit processor. The previous versions were processed with Photomatix from JPG files, which I found to result in final TIFF images with crunchy details and unrealistic colors.
And now the old:
Is the new processing better?
Here are some shots from the trip. The weather wasn’t ideal, but we had a great time.
I went hiking with my film camera just before Thanksgiving. I was testing a new lens and looking to capture details that would tell the story of what Hall Ranch Trail is like.
I was very pleased with how the lens performed, and the slides came out great. I need a better scanner, though.
The full set is in my Snapshots area.
The developed slide of this is wonderful. I really need a better scanner. 😦
I’m curious about the interest in the “premium” GX1 and how it compares to my G3.
As far as i can tell, the GX-1 is an update to the GF-1 / GF-2 body style, but with the G3 sensor and internals. That’s the 30,000 foot view of it, anyways.
So, what are the technical differences?
The GX-1 improves on the G3 with:
- electronic level
- a bit smarter button layout
- tacky rubbery grip areas for better, um, grip
- slightly faster autofocus (0.09 sec vs. 0.1 sec for my G3)
- slightly faster frame rate and larger buffer – 4.2 fps vs. 4.0 fps, 9 frames vs. 7
The G3 boasts these features over the GX-1:
- integrated EVF
- articulating screen
- longer battery life
For fans of the GF series, I suspect the GX-1 trumps them all and should be an obvious upgrade.
For me, I could use the level and the better button layout, and I’d love the better grip. I’m not sure it’s worth swapping for, though. I think I’ll try to add some grippy faux-leather stuff to my G3 and call it good.
You can get a great price on either the GX1 or the G3 at Adorama.
I’m not much of a portrait photographer, but this book had me mesmerized last night at the library.
Archibald Belaney (Grew Owl)
George Bernard Shaw (poet)
Audrey Hepburn (actress)