It was a bit last minute, but I met up with a friend last night in the Peak District. I took along the Panasonic G9 to continue my re-immersion into the world of micro 43. As usual, it didn’t go entirely to plan but there was a brief period of 5-10 minutes where the clouds broke for a rather nice sky. It didn’t last long but here is one of the images I managed to capture.
I shot this with the Panasonic Lumix G9 and 8-18 Leica lens at 9mm. The camera was mounted on a tripod although the shutter speed was 1/20” and could have been handheld at ISO200 and f/8.0. I made the RAW conversion using DxO PhotoLab 4 with some further tweaks to the colour in the Nik Collection and Photoshop.
Overall, the image captures the right colours but there is still something I don’t like about the G9 RAW file colour rendering. I’ve tried Capture One, Lightroom, and ACR with various profiles but none look natural to me. The DxO PhotoLab generic rendering is also not to my taste with greens looking more like nuclear waste.
I’ve now spent a lot of time going through the different renderings in these RAW converters and so far, I think I like the PhotoLab Camera Body rendering for an “Olympus E-M10 MkIV” is OK. This seems to produce nice greens although I’m not as pleased with how it renders orange and red. Hopefully with more images in different conditions and some further investigation, I will find a solution.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.