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Old May 3, 2016, 1:43 PM   #1
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Default ...I photographed a car show 05/01/16 w/EM-1 + m14-42 IIR

I have always used the FT 9-18 when photographing car shows, 1000s of photos and must have sworn not to ever use anything else........... BUT! this old man may have a change of mind after the local charity car show May 01.

I wanted to carry only 2 lenses in the Think Tank 5 bag, had the 14-54 and 9-18 ready, my usual load. Then I decided to replace the 14-54 with the m14-42 IIR. I just made sense to give the little piece an opportunity plus it left more room in the bag for snacks.

I've never used the m14-42 for a heavy day of event shooting; the results really did surprise me. Also I shot the entire day with the VF-2 on the EM-1.

Since I had the stroke it has become a difficult task to bounce down & up from the very low angles I like when shooting the cars, it is an equilibrium balance thing. The LCD is useless so the VF-2 did the thing and I was able to get it done without too much floundering from knees to feet.

Lots of color there Sat, here are a few.................























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Well Bob, it may be harder to bend up and down; but you have not lost your instincts and shooting touch. You still have an eye for color and composition, as well demonstrated by these shots. Well done Bob.
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boom, #3 is straight gangster, love the framing and love the ride!

I have to say you make a good case for the 14-42, it certainly is not lacking in sharpness, it's just the things that the 14-54, the 12-35 f2.8, or 12-40 f2.8 can do that it can't that make it worth the space and price to carry one of them instead. Not a criticism, more of a self justification for not giving the 14-42 it's due... All that said I prefer the 12-32mm Lumix kit lens from the GM1/GM5 as it matches the 14-42 in sharpness with extra wideness and collapses down to a pancake.
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Some great shots there Bob- bouncing off the monitor with colour...
The wee bike looks like fun...
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Wow, great set Bob,

We have car shows in NY also but nothing like this, very nice..!
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Great shots Bob, excellent colors and variety in your shots. Notice you like to shoot your cars very tight or crop tight?
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Great shots Bob, excellent colors and variety in your shots. Notice you like to shoot your cars very tight or crop tight?
....thanks Tom, yes, I shoot very tight most every car, the ZD 9-18mm is the perfect lens for that. I often like to give myself some image wiggle room to crop way fluff to tighten the end image.

Also, the VF-2 is quite nice on the E-M1 for the real low angle shots...
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