UBC Robson Square… Vancouver, BC

Robson Square_Vancouver

Robson Square is about the center of Downtown Vancouver.

There is an Art Gallery across the road, you see Hotel Vancouver on left and etc…This place always looks good on your eyes… but never look that good on photos.

Only way you can take whole area without horrible distortion is… of course Panorama…

6 photos have been merged on this photo by Adobe Bridge.

There are 3 at the bottom and 3 at the top.

Robson Square_Vancouver 2

This one is taken by Panasonic GX1 and the one at the top is Leica Digilux 3

Panasonic seems to have wider dynamic range and has more detail around the shadow.
But… to me, Leica looks more real and Panasonic looks more like CG.

Leica Digilux 3 14-50mmF2.8-3.5

Panasonic GX1 PZ14-42mmF3.4-5.6

Spring in Vancouver

It is spring here… but still the weather is not very stable here in Vancouver.

This is the panorama of Vancouver from 1st Avenue which is just outside of Downtown under typical weather in this season.

Same as other downtown… it is surrounded by industrial area and it is not the most pretty part of the landscape.

Panasonic GX1 PZ14-42mm 4-5.6


Leica T system

Leica T_System

As Leica website said, Brand new Leica T system was revealed today.

The photos I posted last time was the real… it is full aluminum body.

16.3MP APS-C format with new Leica T mount.

T-SYSTEM-USP-TOUCHSCREEN_teaser-307x2053.7in large monitor with full touch screen operation.

Actually… it looks like smart phone or something….

Of course, you can use WiFi to make it easy to connect social networks.


16GB internal memory

2 lenses are available ….23mm F2 ASPH.and 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH.

The price seems to be below $2000.

Leica has been struggling with their sales due to the price for the primitive mechanism.
To get younger customer, this won’t to be too bad.

Perhaps… it is going to be my next camera.


Gastown, Vancouver BC

Gastown is the oldest part of Downtown Vancouver.

One stage it was forgotten and turned into skid road has been redeveloped and now, it is a tourist spot.

This panorama is using 4 images.

Due to the Photoshop merger, the power lines are looking a little bit funny.

Apart from that, it is not that bad at all. It is impossible to take this kind of photo by using wide-angle lenses.

Panasonic GX1 PZ14-42mm

Panorama in North Vancouver


Personally, I don’t like using wide-angle lenses especially for buildings.

They always distort buildings and I just don’t like the way it looks.

This image is a panorama merged by Adobe Photoshop.

I have been doing panorama many times on this blog… but this one is slightly different.


This is how I took 6 photos and merged later on.

Usually what people does is take from left to right and that is the end.
But if you do like this, it looks more likely to be a normal photo.
By the way, this is the single photo taken by using 14mm wide-angle lens. Well…it does not look that species and building is distorting badly… it is not good at all…

Panasonic GX1 PZ14-42mm

Leica new mirrorless camera is coming… !

LeicaT701_body1 LeicaT701_body3

Leica officially announced that they are unvailing brand new mirrorless camera in April 24th at 3PM CET.

Rumor says those photos are body shell for new Leica mirrorless.

new leica

This is the official image from Leica website…. At least they are saying this the new model is made by solid aluminium… this way, maybe those images are the real.

But… to me… it really does not look like Leica. It is more like SONY or something.

Seems like there are 2 dials at the right thumb like SONY NEX-7.

Another thing is… the hole at the front panel is a kind of odd..

Are they starting another new lens system?
They already have M, and S… which is extremely expensive, very slow to sell and still making another line?

It really does not look good idea to me.

Does the AF work as good as Japanese?  Can they prepare their own lens system from nothing?

There are so many questions on this new model.
I bought Leica Digilux 3 because I knew it was made by Panasonic.

Leica has been doing with Panasonic for many years and I still think it was better idea to do with them.

I guess it is going to be Leica X + interchangeable lens.


Spring in Vancouver, BC

Stanley Park, Vancouver BCSpring in Vancouver BC is still rainy… but when we get sun, it is the amazing world.

Cherry trees are blossoming, green grass and snowy mountains… it is one of the amazing landscape of Vancouver and believe it or not…it is in Downtown.


This is a panorama of the same angle. 2 photos were merged into one. It looks more likely to the one you see by your naked eyes.

Stanley Park Panorama2

Water Front Panorama
Only 5 minutes walk along the water front from Stanley Park, this is the landscape you see. 4 images were used for this panorama.

Due to the unstable weather, it is not easy to shoot good photos at right timing especially in cherry season here in Vancouver.

Panasonic GX1 PZ 14-42mm