Ken Duncan x LUMIX S1R
“The new LUMIX S1R full-frame camera is a game changer. The quality of the image files is breathtaking and the LUMIX S 24-105 mm lens is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever experienced.
I took the LUMIX S1R on an expedition to Puna de Atacama in Chile. Having such a lightweight, high resolution camera system was really liberating, as lugging heavy gear at high altitudes quickly saps your energy. The Atacama landscape is all about detail and subtlety of colour and the superb LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R24105) lens allowed me to resolve intricate details to the sensor.
The 47-megapixel RAW files are exceptionally sharp, with great dynamic range and excellent colour rendition. In High Resolution mode, the resulting files are about 187-megapixels and because of the way they are captured – 8 shots combined into one – you get super high resolution image with stunning details. The new technology employed in Hybrid Log Gamma Photo mode gives an incredible dynamic range in images. You will have to see this for yourself to believe it.
The controls on the camera are well-thought out and I found it very intuitive. And although the camera is lightweight, it is solid, well-constructed and robust – perfect for landscapes and adventuring. I have never seen a mirrorless camera with such an amazing view finder – both in sharpness and colour rendition. It really makes composing images a joy.”
Although recognised internationally as a gifted and prolific landscape photographer, Ken Duncan still chooses to describe himself as “an average photographer, with a great God – merely an interpreter of God’s creation”. The art, he says, is in seeing, capturing and presenting these images to others. And this Ken does with his own unique style and an exceptional ability to capture the spirit of a place at a given moment in time. Always striving for excellence, he travels extensively in search of the stunning panoramic landscapes and wildlife photos for which he is best known. Truly passionate about his craft, Ken is committed to researching and developing the best technology to bring photographic art into homes and offices around the world. Ken Duncan’s Limited Edition Art Prints are owned by world leaders, sports industry icons, movie stars, business leaders, collectors and private individuals around the world. The extent to which people enjoy Ken’s unique vision is demonstrated by the popularity of his books, the prices fetched by his Limited Edition Prints and the number of his national and international awards. For Ken it is important to “give back”. Through the Walk a While Foundation he works with indigenous youth in remote Australian communities, equipping them with tools and skills in the creative arts, empowering them to tell their stories into the future.
View more of his photos on LUMIX Ambassador gallery