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Old Jul 5, 2015, 3:30 PM   #1
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Default First Peak- A few Captured with the 7-14mm f2.8 M. Zuiko

I'll be processing pictures over the next several days as I shot over 900 while visiting my daughter in New Jersey, the second of the two weeks with the 7-14/2.8 M. Zuiko in tow.

As I work through the group I may adjust my processing. This was using pretty much my standard settings in Adobe Camera raw, and I tried to load a sample from at least one of each focal length the zoom covers in this first selection. Clicking on any of these will open the folder on my site, where these can be viewed up to full resolution.

1/6 second at f4 and ISO 800. George Washington Cathedral at Valley Forge.



7mm and f4 from Hanger One at Larkhurst. When the Hindenburg Zeppelin was housed here, it had 18 inches of extra room to spare on both ends..



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9mm, at Valley Forge..



10mm..



11mm, my daughter as we stood at the Hindenburg crash site. That's hanger Number One directly over her head.



12mm at the Cathedral of the Air in Lakehurst, just outside the air base..



13mm, again at the Cathedral of the Air in Lakehurst..



14mm and f2.8, close but far from the closest focus distance. Nice of someone to leave this for me, LOL...



and 14mm, normal shooting..



Couple of other miscellaneous shots, the first of which was at Morris Arboretum, near the University of Pennsylvania. A beautiful place..



Oh, this is fun.....guess what my daughter and her husband like to do....

7mm and f2.8, and not exactly all in the same focus plane..

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Old Jul 5, 2015, 4:08 PM   #2
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Surprised you didn't post this one (hope you don't mind that I looked at the rest of the album)

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/...8/i-9sZGFRM/X3

The cathedral looks like a difficult place to shoot. The architecture/lens combo gives sort of a claustrophobic effect for such an open place, because the shoot feels narrow.

I like the hangar shot a lot. It came out the exact opposite in terms of the volume being so expansive. The plane in the foreground probably helps.
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That church is relatively small. I told my daughter is was a miniature version of what you see in Paris, and that's exactly what it was. There was so much stuff 'close" to me I didn't want to shoot it wide open at f2.8, so I stayed at f4, which resulted in the very long shutter speeds and I didn't wedge myself against anything to assist.

That Hanger One in Lakehurst is the most massive hanger I have ever seen. 966 feet long, and the Hindenburg filled the place up the couple of times it was there. From the ground up it (The Hindenburg) was 15 stories tall. Standing in a place like that and imaging something that big is incredible.
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...the Smugmug gallery slideshow on my iMAC 27 is incredibly good.
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Hey, Bob! I bet that iMac screen really does show them off well.

Some time the next 12-18 months I'll be looking to replace my now 6 year-old desktop and I'm certain to be playing the "whatever vs. iMac" scenario, over and over....
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Beautiful set of pictures Greg, love the sharpness and beautiful colors.

Looks like you are having fun with the knew lens, #12 and #2 are my favorites.

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Hi Marcelo. Yes, I am having way more fun these days than anyone should, both with the new Zuiko and a secondary outfit, completely different and taking some time away from the E-M1..







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..oh my! This is M9-sneaky; the 'SMug M9' gallery is absolutely beautiful images
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This whole series is really top-notch Greg.
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Gregg, this is a very convincing test review of this new lens for anyone who is thinking about getting one. I can't say enough of the sharpness and color rendition of the optics. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
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