Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 for Portraits
To recap from my last Lumix G3 post, I bought the small inexpensive micro 4/3s camera as a challenge to myself to see if I could take photos that I would be happy to share on my Flickr page. I would be using the G3 only with legacy lenses that I already owned from various manufacturers including Carl Zeiss, Voigtlander and Leica. I normally use a Leica M9 or a Nikon D800 so the little Lumix had quite a challenge ahead.
My last Lumix G3 post showed me using the G3 for street photography.
Here are some examples using the G3 for portraiture. Yesterday I did a shudio shoot with Kira using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 + Carl Zeiss Pancolar 80mm f1.8 + M42 – M4/3 adapter. I shot them with lighting to make them look like that had already been edited but in fact there was very little processing (contrast, sharpening, watermark).
When I was shooting on location in London I used the Lumix G3 + Zeiss ZM Sonnar 50mm f1.5 C + M4/3 – LM adapter (Leica M).
All of these photos are Lumix G3 JPEG files. The photos tend to be much softer than what I am used to with the D800/ M9 but I can work quite well for female portraiture.
Would I use the Panasonic Lumix G3 for paying wedding photography clients?
No. The detail and resolution in the images is just not sufficient for my needs and taste.
MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk – Leica Photographer