PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE © JOHN RE T TIE
FINALLY, AN F2.8 ZOOM SOLUTION FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS.
Lumix Professional X Series
Lenses: Shoot big and travel
light with the new ultra compact,
constant aperture F2.8 lenses
for Micro Four Thirds. 12-35mm
F2.8 & 35-100mm F2.8.
I must admit that as an “old” photographer who has been using Nikon and
Canon SLRs and DSLRs for almost 40 years
now, I am of the old school that still likes
a traditional DSLR. However, I am more
than appreciative of smaller and lighter
cameras that don’t kill my back when on
In an attempt to find out if this new
breed of cameras can work on a pro shoot,
I recently photographed a rock group, a
new car for a review, and an auto race. I
used four cameras: a Nikon D600, Olympus
OM-D E-M5, Sony A77 and an iPhone4S.
Top: HDR photo of 2013 Subaru Outback captured in
Oregon on the iPhone 4S. ISO 64, 1/330th sec, f/2.4.
Above: Flying Ford Fiesta captured with the
Nikon D600. ISO 3200, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 24-
85mm lens set at 75mm.
Granted, this is not what a normal photographer, wedded to one system, would do,
but I wanted to see how each would work
out and which ones would prove best in different situations. Here in alphabetical order
are my quick thoughts on these cameras.
Which one do you think comes closest to
the ideal future camera?