Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Door

GF1, f4.0, 1/100, ISO 200, JPG, 14mm (Panasonic f4.0 7-14mm)

After using 40mm and 50mm lenses for quite a while it is not easy to use such a wide lens but I like the field of view provided. Now I just need to remember to move closer instead of further away.
And I really wish the GF1 would have a electronic leveler since holding this lens level is not easy.


  1. It's not just a matter of "leveling"; it is equally crucial to ensure that the film-plane (sensor-plane) is kept parallel to the subject plane, especially when photographing a flat subject such as a door or building facade. My technique when using my Nikon 15mm rectilinear lens on Nikon film bodies is first to find a vertical and/or horizontal line for composition and leveling and then to rotate the camera a bit to the left and the right around the vertical access until subject and "film" planes are aligned. SL

  2. Thanks for your comment Stephen, this is excellent advice and I will keep it in mind. You are right that levelling is not the only thing to watch out for but a electronic leveller will help to at least get one part right.