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Goodbye GF

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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  • Reed - I’m in a similar pattern! I hav pe decided to give up my trusty DMC-G1 and GF1, in favor of two G3s. I haven’t sold them yet, and can’t quite part with the GF1 yet. But, it is going to happen.

    The G3 is all that, isn’t it?

    If you’re interested, I have started a blog about my use and interest in Lumix cameras. Come by and say hi at:



  • Bone - Hi dave! I’m a recent m4/3 convert…saw your pics and i can’t believe they’re taken by a m4/3…like this one photo by a gf1….where do you get your m4/3lenses here in Phil?ReplyCancel

  • admin - @Reed, thanks for dropping by. yes it’s kinda hard to let go of the GF1, very solid and well performing camera. Meanwhile, it’s the G3 that gets beaten up these days. Have fun!

    @Bone, i get most of my stuffs at Hidalgo, Quiapo. Cheers!ReplyCancel

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