Rosie lives

The woman who won the war.

G1, kit lens @19mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 320.

Rosie the Riveter, here with San Francisco’s 1899 Ferry Building as a backdrop, not only did the cooking. She also built the planes and munitions which helped America win WW2.

When I spotted her it was a matter of waiting for a few minutes for one of the classic old trolleys to come by, and the flashback was complete.

While apparently static, this was anything but a stationary subject. The bus was moving and composition was pure instinct. A perfect example why, in most street snapping, shutter and focus lag in a camera is simply unacceptable and, mercifully, the lag in the G1 is negligible. This is where so many camera ‘reviews’ fall down. As most testers cannot take a picture to save their lives, they rarely comment on shutter lag.

I made an 18″ x 24″ print, mounted 22″ x 28″, for the wall and it would just knock your socks off. Nothing much wrong with the G1’s MFT sensor – can’t wait (well, I have no choice but to wait) for the even better one in the G3.

One thought on “Rosie lives

  1. Great timing! I am considering purchasing a mirrorless system myself, and these real world examples give a good sense of what they can do.

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