Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Utah

Red rocks with Pine Valley Mountain in the background. Taken with a Panasonic Lumix G1 with a Elmar 50mm f3.5 (Leica screw mount) lens. Direct from camera, no post adjustment.

The lens is over 60 years old but shows what fine lens they were. Only drawback is manual setting of focus and aperture. Just like the "good old days."

  • Izzy Standbridge PRO 6y

    Came out pretty well!
  • Carl Berger PRO 6y

    Thanks izzybel, it did work well. At an effective 100mm angle of view, it sure isn't going to be a landscape lens unless I do a lot of panoramas. Also I'd forgotten how much I use the zoom feature on our modern lenses. Even a usual 3X makes a difference for landscapes, groups and portraits.
  • Kevin 6y

    Great pic it shows how well the old can work with the new
  • photontrappist 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Panasonic Lumix G1 and GH1 - max 2 photos per day, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Carl Berger PRO 6y

    Thanks Newbekey and PhotoTrappist, Looks like a good group and I'm pleased to add the photo!
  • photontrappist 6y

    Thanks for posting!
    Seen in: Panasonic Lumix G1 and GH1 - max 2 photos per day
  • Utah Public Education USBE/USOE PRO 3y

    Great shot! Thanks for posting it with a CC license. I've used it to illustrate a blog post on If you ever change the license or want us to remove the photo, please email Thanks for sharing! -Elizabeth Ziegler, Utah State Office of Education
  • Carl Berger PRO 3y

    Thanks utahpubliceducation (ALA Elizabeth), as a retired Dean of Education at the University of Michigan, I'm particularly honored to have my picture included in your posting.
  • Utah Public Education USBE/USOE PRO 3y

    Well that's serendipitous! You've just gotta love flickr and Creative Commons. Thanks again for sharing this image. It is beautiful and we are honored to have it on our blog. -Elizabeth
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Taken on June 26, 2009
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  • 50.0 mm
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  • 100
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