Category Archives: Micro Four Thirds

Micro Four Thirds Cameras and Lens Correction

Panasonic G9. Close? Yes. Cigar? No.

This article was also published as a guest article on "The Online Photographer". My Panasonic GX8 arrived pretty much on the day of official availability and has been my primary camera for almost three years, including two major photographic trips, … Continue reading

Friday, June 8, 2018 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Thoughts on the World

New Toy, New Challenges

I’ve just got a new toy, a Panasonic GF3 converted for infrared imported from the USA. I went for the 590nm filter which admits a fair bit of the visual spectrum for the popular “goldie” look, and which makes sure … Continue reading

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Busy Bee…

I’m sorry things have been quiet on the blogging front recently. I got back from my very restful holiday in Barbados expecting to take some time to find new work. Within two hours, before I could do anything, I had … Continue reading

Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Thoughts on the World

The Achilles Heel

As regular readers will know, I’ve been very impressed with the Panasonic GX7, which is a remarkably capable little camera. It did the bulk of the work on my Morocco trip, and I have seriously been considering whether we have … Continue reading

Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Getting Ahead of the Curve – Final Update?

When I purchased my Panasonic GX7 on the day of release, I did expect there to be a slight delay in getting software support (see here), but I got frustrated when no fewer than three versions of Capture One came … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Morocco – Did I Need Two Camera Systems?

Here’s the list of the main kit I took to Morocco: Canon 7D body Canon 550D body Canon lenses: 15-85mm,  17-85mm, 70-300mm, 10-22mm (The 550D and 17-85 were basically “spares”, although both got a small amount of use.) Panasonic GX7 … Continue reading

Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Morocco Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

Camera History

While my memory works tolerably well, and as I suspect I’m about to enter one of my periodic phases of camera replacement, I thought it would be interesting to write up a list of the cameras I have owned and … Continue reading

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Morocco – What Worked and What Didn’t

As a tail piece to my Morocco blog, and as a service to anyone else considering a photo trip there, here are a few notes on what worked, what didn’t, and how you might increase your own chance of a … Continue reading

Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Morocco Travel Blog, Photography, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Exploring the Souks

A gentle first morning, waiting for the others to arrive, but by lunchtime we were assembled. It definitely works well for me arriving slightly early and having time to sort myself out. After introductions and a leisurely lunch, we got … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Morocco Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

Buttons Or Switches? Buttons Are Better!

My Canon 7D, like the 40D before it, has a feature I love and would find it hard to relinquish – three fully programmable custom modes, right on the mode dial. This makes it possible to sort out the myriad … Continue reading

Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Thoughts on the World

Unexpected Support

Quick update on the support position for the Panasonic GX7. Phase One won’t commit themselves on Capture One support. It looks like the DNG converter is the best Adobe are going to do. I also haven’t yet managed to track … Continue reading

Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography

What’s More Important: Hardware or Software?

We live, as some of you might have noticed, in a digital age. The displacement of older technologies by digital versions has been accompanied and largely enabled by rapid, substantial advances in technology. Yet a couple of recent experiences suggest … Continue reading

Monday, May 20, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Thoughts on the World

MFT: Formula, What Formula?

In a discussion with Phil Harvey of exiftool fame, it became apparent that the first problem I have to solve in respect of Micro Four Thirds lens correction is to understand the formula, or formulae, being used to apply the … Continue reading

Friday, September 7, 2012 in Micro Four Thirds

The Micro Four Thirds Lens Correction Project

Although most Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lenses are tiny,  the cameras produce great JPG files with apparently little or no geometric distortion. They do this by applying corrections in camera,  and the correction parameter data is also stored with the … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Code & Development, Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Finally, Something Smaller

First Impressions of the Panasonic GH2 Continue reading

Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Thoughts on the World