Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #125 - Thirst

We all know that the old saw that "photographers make images, cameras don't." True, but a great lens is a real help. This sequence was made using the absolutely spectacular Panasonic Leica 50-200mm at 179mm. Think about this for a minute: the equivalent of 358mm, HANDHELD, and sharp as a tack thanks to the Dual Image Stabilization that combines the camera IBIS and the lens OIS. Note that this was shot at ISO800 at 1/500th second. You know, for the first 48 years of my photographic life, this result with those settings would have been unthinkable. But here it is, and all I can say is, WOW! I don't recall ever seeing a lens with this exquisite micro-contrast. Blown away.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/500 sec at f / 8.0, ISO 800, Panasonic DC-G9, LEICA DG 50-200/F2.8-4.0, 179 mm

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