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Old Sep 8, 2011, 8:26 PM   #1
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Today I went into the undeveloped nature preserve near my home to see what has been the affect of the drought and extreme heat this summer. It was devastating to the park.

I've been going into the park the past 5-years, it is a beautiful 60-acres but it will be many years if ever to restore.

I took along the P3, 14-42 II, 4/3 40-50 and 4/3 70-300. The two ponds are nearly dry and the lake is about 1/2 normal level.

These were done at 0800-0900 with the sun just rising over the tree line to the east. I am sold on the P3 jpg files, I only shoot RAW with the E-3 and E-300. These were trimmed out in Bibble 5 PRO and when it is updated for the P3 I will likely return to RAW but the jpg files are as everyone has said, 'GREAT'.

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4/3 40-150 @ 40mm f/9
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Looks like a wonderfully private place to go on a hike. The water level situation everywhere is just getting crazy. I saw a lot of completely empty tanks driving up to Wichita Falls last weekend. That brush looks like it could go up in flames in a nano-second.

The JPEG engine/light AA sensor filter combination looks very much like a virtual clone of the E5, which is no bad thing.
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The fire hazard there is extreme, for sure.

I did not want to upgrade E-3 to E-5 so the P3 is my upgrade path to a better system, I spent the same $$$$-amt for what I bought but for me it makes sense and one day perhaps some micro-lenses.

As for the P3 JPG system it is just amazingly good, even after reading what so much of what has been said it still is quite a delight to witness first hand. With Bibble PRO able to adjust jpg files (all attributes) I may just decide that jpg and occasional adjustment is all I need from the P3 and RAW for certain situations.

My 14-54 v-I is a nice fit too, these are 'P' mode straight from the camera.... the 14-54 will get a lot of use for outdoors shooting, it feels good and handles well for me.







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Hi Bob,

The 4/3 lenses do perform quite well on the m43 bodies-and I'm using the E-P2
a distinctly different machine than the E-P3. I find that the AF is doesn't appear to be as fast as the E-P3- but, for my purposes, the E-P2 certainly is fine for the situations that I'm going to use it.

I don't know if you have any legacy lenses kickin' around anywhere, but, I love the results I get using the E-P2 along with a 50mm Rokkor f1.4. It is a very sharp lens, has no problem and actually a great size for the E-P2.

Good Luck with your new system and have a great weekend.

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Thanks Zig, actually I was some surprised at how well the old 14-54 did, the AF with it is totally acceptable to me for how I use that lens. Physically the 14-54 is a nice handling fit too.

I don't have any but 4/3 lenses but I may look around for something.
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