Daffodils with Panasonic GH2 and PanLeica 14-150mm


A beautiful spring day and the first daffodils have started to appear. Taken with a a Panasonic GH2 fitted with a Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom lens.


I do think that the Panasonic 4/3 > m4/3 adapter I currently have is allowing faster AF for this lens than the Olympus adapter I previously had. It would make sense, since Panasonic would obviously make it to perform well with their own 4/3 lenses. Since I don't have the Olympus one any more I can't do a comparison, but there does seem to be less hunting and a smoother focusing action.


The images here are from the camera jpgs. Gorgeous rich colour, but I always underexpose from the cameras meter reading by 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop, to get this. I've always thought Panasonics metering for landscape etc. is somewhat prone to overexposure, even allowing for the fact that it tries to protect the highlights. However with a little tweaking its possible to get these lovely rich saturated tones.


Nice and sharp as ever from this lens. I haven't really used it very often with the GH2 but it does work very well. Not quite up to the level of prime m-mount lens but very good indeed for a "superzoom".


Words - David
Images - David and Ann