Saturday, 12 May 2018

Camera Comparison Nikon d200 and Panasonic DMC ZS100

Thought I'd do some comparisons of my very old semi-professional camera and my new point and shoot, which I actually expect to do better than my beloved old camera.

I get twice as many pixels per shot with the panasonic and the lens focuses alot faster although I don't have through the lens viewing capabilities with the Lumix.

So, below is my first test of the low light capacity. The images are the unmodified lowlight images I took with my curtains mostly closed. (Critics of the panasonic Lumix complain about the bad quality of lowlight images.)  Above is the Nikon and below is the Lumix. I am pretty impressed with the new guy.

Here are the same images cropped and slightly larger - you can see that the autofocus on the Nikon had problems finding sharpness.



I also wanted to see how much farther the Lumix zoom would reach (an unfair comparison since I have a 30-80 lens on the Nikon, but the issue (for me) is going on a trip and not wanting to carry a bunch of lenses or having to switch them out. I wondered if the Lumiz would have enough of a zoom and if the quality would be good.

The Nikon I usually work with gives me about this much distance latitude.

The Panazsonic Lumix gave me this.

Details were sharper on the Lumix:

I did another distance test in the meadow. Nikon:

The Lumix got me this:

In terms of blowing up the subject - I ended up with pretty good results for both, but the subject moved and altered the lighting, so it is not a great comparison. The Nikon is above the Panasonic.

 The panasonic seems sharpen, but also more contrasty - I like the color of the d200 better.  All in all, though the panasonic seems to have the edge.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Spring Garden

We are just waiting for the snow to melt, although it hasn't stopped us from our longings to garden. This year we got snow so late (and lots of it) so it has taken a long time to find the ground beneath it!

April 20th I took some preliminary shots that showed the state of things.

Six days later the snow had diminished considerably. On the 20th I was very excited to see that my wild tulips were beginning to come up.

On the 26th I discovered one bud on whatever these little white flower things are and of course 3 days later there were buds all over them!/

There was still snow in the yard, (And still is even today in the far south part of the yard), but it is melting fast.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

More Snow!


Sunday, 31 December 2017

They Do Not!

Here's one of the things we got for the holidays!

I don't know, what do you think?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Thanksgiving Decorations

We did hand turkeys for decorations this year.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Current Knitting Project

Here is my current knitting project - Helene by Herbert Niebling

Unfortunately the color obscures the pattern.