Last Saturday I had a chance to take Tamron's 14-150 mm lens for micro four thirds systems out for a test drive, starting at a very small car show in the area at the Venice Friendship Centers' Campus. If you've followed my posts, then you know I'm having a blast with Panasonic's LUMIX line of mirrorless cameras.
This isn't meant to be a scientific lens analysis, just me having fun on a Saturday afternoon playing with the lens and some of the in-camera creative presets of the GH3. One of the things I love most about car shows is the detail that's gone into the engines. Unfortunately, there wasn't very much at this year's show, but luckily there was a Corvette with an engine so clean you could eat off of it!
I had some fun just playing with presets that are still set up with the factory defaults, but the fun of the GH3 is being able to modify them to fit your own personal tastes. The first shot is just a clean jpeg with no adjustment. The second is what's called "Impressive Art" and finally "Expressive" which boosts the saturation. Had I been posting "live" and had the camera set up with wi-fi, the in-camera manipulation would have allowed me to play with an image and send it right to the Internet.
The bottom line for this post though, is simply Tamron's making great optics, expanding the availability of creative tools for micro four thirds cameras. Put their quality together with the GH3's creativity and you've got a terrific combination!