This last week fall finally arrived here in L.A. By this I mean that we had weather. Honest to goodness clouds and a tiny bit of moisture falling from the sky here and there. The view from the coast was pretty spectacular and I couldn't help but pull over and take some photos.
As usual I took black and white film with the film camera o' the week this week, an Olympus OM1 and some digital with the digital camera that lives in my bag 98% of the time, the Panasonic G1.
As usual, camera porn and tech babble follows the photos... (click on them and they get biggerer...)
I took these photos with my Panasonic G1.
The micro 4/3 system was developed by Panasonic to be a smaller, mirrorless system which would allow 4/3 lenses to be mounted with an adapter.
The G1 was the first of these and has an electronic viewfinder, like that in a video camera. It can mount a huge variety of lenses with simple, inexpensive adapters. I can mount any of my Nikkors, Pentax m42 screw mount or Olympus OM lenses on it, in addition to the one micro 4/3 lens that I own, pictured above (and used to take those photos). The Olympus made Zuiko 14-42 zoom is a small, light zoom with a range equivalent to a 28 to 84mm on a 35mm camera. It is a pretty decent lens, particularly since I traded an OM2 body for it.