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Old Feb 11, 2013, 4:44 PM   #1
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Finally had a sunny day, very clear day here, which is rare in Pittsburgh. Walked home from campus from University of Pittsburgh near the border with the Carnegie Mellon campus to shoot these. I quickly pulled up the shadows in iPhoto, which I'm finding I actually like better than the Olympus Viewer 2 as far as getting some of the colors right and pulling out the shadows. I do really need to get Photoshop though, as I'm sick of using the school computers for it.

Love the 25mm panasonic, although I could have used a slightly wider lens for many of these shots (the 12-50 stayed in my bag).

A quick question though. I know its more of an issue with the Panasonic 14, but with the 25, do I need to take out CA? I'm not very good at picking it up with my eye anyway, but I remember reading about the need to do this manually in editing with the panasonic lenses)


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Old Feb 11, 2013, 6:11 PM   #2
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Looks good, I guess you didn't get hit by the snow. As for CA I don't see any at this resolution, normally tree branches against deep blue sky makes it show. I don't think the 25 has much CA to correct, some other lenses like the 14 do which is where you hear that thing about in body ca correction on the Panasonic.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 6:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, it totally missed us. We had 3-4 inches from another storm the week before, but it completely melted. Today was 45-50 degrees.
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Oh, if you get a chance take some snaps around the area where some of Forbes Field's outfield wall is still standing?

I've gotta make it up there, catch a Pirates game at that beautiful park and go on a few walks in that area myself.

Your comment about the limited FOV of the 25/1.4 is the reason why I'm really liking the 17mm f1.8 these days. It is hard though being disappointed with anything regarding the 25's image quality. It is super sharp.
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Yeah, not a problem. It is less than a block away from my work. The ugly modern concrete building above the statue in the 2nd photo is where home plate is located, and I work in the 40 story cathedral across the street.

I'm going to be taking a lot more photos in the next couple months of Pittsburgh I'm sure, as I'm moving to New Hampshire this summer.
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I recall the iconic shot of the students on top of that tower looking down on the stadium during the 1960 World Series. I recall, not remember, since I was only born in 1961, but I did buy the DVD of game 7 that was taken from the recording Bing Crosby had made.
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I bet you can get some incredible shots inside the cathedral of learning with the 25.
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Yeah, I haven't really tried though. It is weird being a tourist in your place of work.
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Those images look good. Usually you won't notice any CA unless you really blow up the image and have the right type of contrast.
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