Nature's Place

Canon 70D – Pany FZ50 + G1


Couldn’t resist …







A bug from my travels down the local byways.

Just thought I’d post a few samples of each camera, since I’m checking it anyway – in other places.

The same species bug, different individuals at different times. So it’s not really a controlled comparison, just what looks and feels best, for me. Because I’ve had my eye on changing cameras, for improvement of image quality.

I find the old FZ50 the easiest cam to operate, I can do it one handed most of the time and if I drop it I have another in the bag. :-) All shots from this cam are Auto Focus via the (A)rticulating LCD and through an achromat at around 4 to 5″ working distance. Keeper rate is the best at around 90%.

The Pany G1 has an Oly 50/f2 macro lens and same achromat as the others. Focus is manual via the (A) LCD – took some getting used to and isn’t always practical when subject is dark or reflection on LCD is too distracting. Keeper rate is around 30/40%

The 70D hasn’t been set up for macro lighting properly here. Shots by this are AF via the (A) LCD. I find this cam too heavy and can’t hold it steady for long enough – feels awkward. The keeper rate suffers accordingly. It’s a fine camera for everything but macro, for me.

All are JPG’s out of the cam and are post processed in exactly the same way, denoised and sharpened using the same settings.

It’s all entertainment really, not scientific.

They all have their qualities.

Everything is right.

And in its place.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click the pix for a closer look


16 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. 77LUK77 said, on 23/09/2015 at 12:30 pm

    Excellent !

  2. gwenniesgarden said, on 26/06/2015 at 3:47 am

    A-MA-ZING !!!!!!!!!!

  3. Cate said, on 25/06/2015 at 6:38 am

    So, is that bug poo in the first shot? Eggs? A wound (I hope not)? Or, perhaps you didn’t inquire? :) Beautiful shots, as always.

    • Mark said, on 25/06/2015 at 8:00 am

      When disturbed many creatures can be observed dumping excess weight just as they begin their flight.

      Thanks Cate …

  4. frankbrehe said, on 25/06/2015 at 2:26 am


  5. Alexander Lautsyus said, on 24/06/2015 at 11:32 pm

    Mark, I like your pictures from your old hardware better. These new don’t have enough DOF. Sorry, it is just my opinion.

    • Mark said, on 24/06/2015 at 11:49 pm

      You are right, not enough dof here but they are sharper so it is possible to use a smaller aperture and take the diffraction that comes with it. I’m still working it out, and I don’t know If I will continue with it.

  6. Victor Rakmil said, on 24/06/2015 at 8:24 pm

    I agree incredible shots

  7. equipmentru said, on 24/06/2015 at 7:17 pm

    Funny pictures! :)

  8. photoleaper said, on 24/06/2015 at 3:11 pm

    Incredible shots!

Comment or Question?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: