Panasonic Lumix S1 – Test Shots


Ever since I got a taste for making photographs originally in black and white and see this world through shades of grey, I always craved to buy a camera which can do justice to such images by revealing all the shades of grey. I knew, only a full frame camera with high dynamic range could have helped me try such artistic pursuit.

Just to give it a try, I shot these images originally in black and white to see how excellent a dynamic range I can achieve with Lumix S1. Thankfully, I was not disappointed and the shots did reveal a wider range of shades of grey between pure white and pure black. As this was a quick test, I am still looking for better images with portraiture and weddings.

Product Photography

While I do not aspire to become a product photographer, I do love clicking pictures of my watches, being an avid watch collector. This time I tried to be creative with the background as I was already bored with cliched white (or black) background that photographers mostly use for product photography.

I kept the lighting very simple and used a continuous light source (Harison Quadlux Mark II) along with a reflector. As I needed to keep the aperture small (F 11.0) for a sharp and crisp image of the dial, I compensated for the exposure loss with a much slower speed (1/8 s), keeping my ISO constant at 100. Needless to say, I could not have achieved this shutter speed without a steady tripod (Vanguard Alta 263AP).

As I had already clicked all the watches from my earlier collection, I chose to click the ones I had never photographed. With some basic Adobe Lightroom adjustments, I was able to achieve the desired results. One major problem that I was able to solve with Lumix S1 was the ability to keep the focus intact on the dial by a simple touch on the screen.

Watch out for this space to see more photographs from Lumix S1 from my upcoming shoots.

If you want to know more about why I chose Lumix S1 over competitive full frame mirrorless cameras from Sony, Canon and Nikon, please read my earlier post on “How to Decide the Best Full Frame Camera to Buy


Published by Vivek Kumar Verma

Investment Banking Lawyer | Photographer & Blogger | Connoisseur of Food | Poet

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