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Micro Four Thirds Camera - Lumix DMC-GF1

Nothing much happening in my ham world, so a bit bored and trying to find something interesting to play with. That is why I ventured out looking for something new. I've been looking for a replacement P&S camera since my Sony DSC-P200 was 'nicked' by my daughter :) I was interested on m43 camera but I didn't decide on what to get until last week. For some reason, I didn't consider OLY-PL1 at all but I was eyeing for Sony NEX-5 instead. Not until last few days when I narrowed down my selection to either Lumix DMC-GF1 or GF2. This time, I wasn't interested on the dual lenses package but narrowed it down to only the 20mm pancake lens.  I will get a zoom lens if needed but not for now, there are quite number of options if I want to go for zoom lens, more and more lens manufacturers are coming out with m43 lenses.. so .. until then, I believe the 20mm pancake lens is good enough for me. Well, only GF1 comes with a 20mm lens, so, I went ahead and got myself a GF1. I've read quite a lot of reviews on both GF1 and GF2, both have pros and cons and GF2 is just available for few hundreds MYR more than the GF1, actually MYR200 more for a new GF2 with 14mm pancake lens package.

The first thing when I got it, I couldn't believe that it is huge.. compared to my previous DSC-P200 and Nikon CoolPix 885 that I had before the Sony. And it is quite heavy too but it is well built. I don't think I regret of going for GF1 at all.

This is my first time using a fixed focal length lens on P&S and I need to get used to it first.. did my first photo shoot this morning and my son became the model .. :) Not satisfy with the outcome but I guess need to learn more stuff and get to know all the features that the GF1 could give. Some nice features there .. and some photo techniques I need to learn this time. No more P&S this time .. hope I can really make use of it and my daughter won't nick it this time.. she was drooling on it when she saw it last year .. :)


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