Just said goodbye to my trusty old Panasonic Lumix GF1. (Dave, you call your camera a GF? c’mon…)
I feel the drain (drama!) upon the loss of this worthy equipment, but there’s a time for everything I guess. It’s time to let it go. It has served it’s purpose well for my photographic adventures, but I think the legacy the GF1 has given to me is it really made me believe in the mirrorless camera system. I’m more than thankful to that because never it came across my mind that I’ll entertain another system other than Nikon.
Why GF1? Simple. I never read the camera manual inorder to use it. It’s that intuitive and easy for a DSLR user to adapt to it’s controls and handling. I never expected it to be able to adapt seamlessly using a whole new system. That’s the magic. Kudos Panasonic for a job well done on the GF1. On the other hand, the Panasonic GF2 and GF3 didn’t live up to the expectations of many photographers, it dumbed down the feature sets of the GF1 which really turned-off a lot, including me. I think the new GX1 is the worthy successor to the GF1.
For now, I’m shooting with the G3. Why G3? It’s a long story, I’ll tell you next time.
Here’s one from the GF1. Life goes on…
Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 400, Panasonic GF1, Panasonic 14mm 2.5
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