I quietly bought a GRD2 on the buy/sell of this forum. It arrived on Thursday just in time to take it on a trip to Las Vegas where I ended up with no time at all to take any real pictures.
The camera itself is very impressive. I read the manual on the flight to Las Vegas and set up the menu items, function key and then I also have a My1 and My2 set up. I'm not telling people anything that is new but will agree that this is the best control layout for a compact camera that I have ever used (although for different reasons the Digilux 2 - much larger is my favorite).
Here are my settings.....all comments and suggestions welcome.
Adjustment wheel - ISO, WB, B&W etc, size (aspect ratio)
Function button - AF/snap focus
My1 is for landscapes and I will test that out later in the week in San Juan.
Focus = infinity
Aperture priority starting at f4.5
Full sized RAW 4:3
Center weighted metering
My2 is for street but I am trying out street shooting - not sure if these are optimal
Focus = snap
Auto ISO max 1600
Aperture priority starting at f4.5 (may change it to 2.4)
center weighted metering
RAW 1:1 (an experiment for me)
Oh, image quality....no comments yet as I really didn't get a chance to shoot. So, here are some dreaded words the "test shots"....
NO real PP on these...just resize and some contrast boost to the first.
On the plane reading the manual and testing settings
Finally after landing - lunchtime
My only free time of the weekend
More from San Juan.