Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Olympus E-M10 Mark III vs. iPhone X

Left: Olympus E-M10 Mark III + Panasonic 45-200mm.    Right: iPhone X

Last night was known as Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival.  It is a traditional festival celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, as well as by overseas Chinese communities.  The moon on Mid-Autumn Festival is supposed to be brighter and larger.  So, I decided to dust off my Olympus E-M10 Mark III with Panasonic 45-200mm lens to take a moon shot.  

Walked through my garage, secured my camera on a tripod, aimed at the moon, zoomed the lens all the way with a hood on, turned on the 2x digital zoom, and I clicked.  Then, I clicked a couple more just in case.  After that, I came back home, loaded the image on GIMP, cropped, adjusted a few curves, and sharpened the image a little.  After that I posted the final image (left picture above) on SMS to a couple of friends.  Yes, we are old-school.  One of them was like: "What!!", "How?", "Seriously?", "This is so big!!", "So close" in consecutive replies, followed by a moon shot from the iPhone X (right picture above).   LOL.

These two pictures inspired me to write this blog after being dormant for more than 3 years.

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