♬♫♪♬♫♪ I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promise You Rose Garden... ♬♫♪♬♫♪
The second day (29 December) after I received the Nikon 1 V1, the sky opened up and we had none stop rain for five solid days! As if Wellington need a good cleansing to welcome 2012!
Today (Tuesday 3rd) the sun came out full broom, the air was crystal clear and snappily cool on this public holiday :)
What better time to test the Nikon 1 V1 at our Wellington Botanic Garden! I knew that roses are in full bloom at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden which is on the left end of the garden.
Beside the V1 with the 10-30 kit zoom, I also took with me the E-P2 with the 14-42 for comparison; the other two lenses are the 1Nikkor 30-110 and the Panasonic 7-14 ultra wide zoom.
The award-winning rose garden has 110 formal beds, each representing a different variety of rose.
It includes newly released roses and traditional favourites.
If you want to test the colour fidelity of your lenses, this is the best place to go; when the roses are in season that is.
Notice how neutral the Nikon V1 file is, the E-P2 is a bit warmer; a little more yellow. Both cameras did a great job in rendering the full colour range.
Did you expect the half size (to M4/3) smaller sensor Nikon will loose out to Olympus? Duh!
|Using mobile phones as cameras are very common!|
To find out if there are any subtle colour tonal differences between the Nikon1 RAW and JPEG, I opened both in Adobe Camera Raw...
|A rose named Warm Wishes|
|The Nikon 1 V1 with the very light 30-110 (80-300) zoom on the cafe table where we had lunch.|
|Across our table was a little boy having lunch, I took some candid; the camera is so silent that no one took any notice! The focusing is lightning fast!|
A stunning looking rose called Sheila's Perfume!
The tropical end also features a lily pond containing aquatic plants and a giant water lily.
|My dad and mum, how I missed them!|
Bumble bees are tough to photograph, their erratic flight path are impossible to predict and the motor-drive on your camera better be damn fast ;)
We will look at next, the part or function of the camera that I think can be improve upon :)