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    Went for a short walk this morning, barely a mile and more of a stroll really. For me, however, it was hard work! Had my XZ-1 in my pocket and enjoyed snapping spring blossoms and light and shade, with one distant view thrown in for good measure - even though it wasn't the best of light!

















    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    Re: Enjoying the simplicity of the XZ-1

    Nice photos John.

    Especially like the shady grave stones................

    Proves its the eye, not the camera.................

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    • #3
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      I love them. You certainly have the eye for great photos with these scenes.

      Ross
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        In this heat, are you mad!

        Nice shots all the same.
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        • #5
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          Great selection for a short walk, John - as we in the UK are so unused to good strong sunlight, I have had a few disasters recently. Unlike many on this site, I prefer to use a very unsophisticated program as my love of photography is in the taking of the pix and the locations! I am sure I could rescue some if I wanted to spend more time on the pc. You have done very well with the light and shade and I very much like the view of the farmstead.

          Regards,
          Ann1e

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            You've made really good use of the available dynamic range in that sensor.

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            I do wish Oly could be persuaded to produce a really small m4/3-sensored version of an XZ-style point-and-shoot...
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            Mark

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              Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
              You've made really good use of the available dynamic range in that sensor.

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              I do wish Oly could be persuaded to produce a really small m4/3-sensored version of an XZ-style point-and-shoot...
              Yes, the DR is noticeably less than on the E-M5 I used to own. I agree that a compact with 4/3 sensor would be very desirable.
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                I do wish Oly could be persuaded to produce a really small m4/3-sensored version of an XZ-style point-and-shoot...
                Good point Mark. I wonder how the latest in the Tough series stack up? After all, if it's good enough there is no reason the sensor has to be any particular size.

                John

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                • #9
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                  What a wonderfully fine spring day to take the XZ1 for a walk. I love your sunny pictures, John. You haven't lost your keen photographer's eye.
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                  • #10
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                    Lovely shots John. I'm sure that little XZ has a good home. It's a good point about putting a m4/3s sensor in a compact, wish they'd do it for an XZ-1 and a Stylus 1. Sort of like Panasonic have done already Come on Olympus let's have some competition.
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                    • #11
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                      Nice set. A similar concept to the Panasonic LX100, from Olympus, is long overdue. They could call it the Trip.

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                      • #12
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                        Nice set see John
                        The XZ-1 is a great little camera I am missing mine having switched to a Sony RX100iii and giving the XZ-1 to my daughter.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Enjoying the simplicity of the XZ-1

                          Originally posted by Bikie John View Post
                          Good point Mark. I wonder how the latest in the Tough series stack up? After all, if it's good enough there is no reason the sensor has to be any particular size.

                          John
                          TG-5 is good. Nice and compact, has many bell and whistles, with a 12mp sensor. Works well for me as my pocket camera.......

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                          • #14
                            Re: Enjoying the simplicity of the XZ-1

                            Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                            TG-5 is good. Nice and compact, has many bell and whistles, with a 12mp sensor. Works well for me as my pocket camera.......
                            Regards,
                            Mark

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                            Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15, 35-100, Laowa 7.5.
                            Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                            • #15
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                              Looks like you had a good walk and some good photography. Keep it up.
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