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Old Dec 4, 2009, 4:40 PM   #1
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Hi there, Folks-

Just a quick note to tell you that my Panasonic G-1 Kit arrived right on schedule. Wow!

Per my tradition, the first photo with any new camera is always of my husband of 52 years, Bradley. So that photo is attached and I will have fun this weekend, snapping a few more photos.

Have a great weekend.

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Congratulations from someone who knows exactly what it's like!

Enjoy, Sarah Joyce, enjoy!

I bet you will find that TFT-screen irresistable. Such a nice (and big! 3") screen, and practical too.
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Congrats on your new purchase Sarah. Enjoy the weekend with it!
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Thanks Walter and Dustin for the best wishes-

Yes, I will have fun this weekend, and yes, Walter, that beautiful LCD was a very pleasant surprise. It really is nice.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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How's the EVF? I have heard great things about it, but haven't had the chance to try one out yet? Is it larger than the EVF on a bridge camera? I know its has more resolution, just wasn't sure the size. How big of an adjustment to this EVF from an OVF on a slr.
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By EVF standards, the EVF on the Panasonic G-1 is excellent. It has great pixel density. It is much better than the FZ-18, the FZ-28, the FZ-50, and the FZ-35. Compared to a DSLR optical viewfinder, it is not as good as the Canon T-1, but surely on a par with my old Canon 20D.

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I bet you ARE pleased with that camera, Sarah Joyce. Bradley's skin tones are so natural and the overall resolution is just great. I've got a feeling you may be keeping that G-1 and if I had not cameras that can actually out-shoot my ability, I'd be very tempted to buy one.

I too have read nothing but GOOD THINGS re the G-1 and I'm very pleased that Panasonic are having the success in the camera world as they're having in the TV and HDD recorder one. I can certainly speak for the latter two as I've recently bought a 32" Viera TV with matching HDD/DVD recorder. Quite superb...just like my FZ18.

Looking forward to many more photos from your new acquisition, Sarah Joyce.

Very happy for you,

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Hi there folks-

We had a rather murky sunrise this morning, and I could not resist pushing the G-1 a bit. This was taken looking southward in our cove just near the end of the actual sunrise. It was hand held using the Lumix 45-200mm lens at 144mm at F 5.2 at 1/200th using ISO 100.

Frankly I was amazed at the results.And yes, I did play with the post processing a bit.

Have a great weekend.

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Hi there, Folks-

As I make my way through the G-1's documentation, this photo sort of shows how I feel. At times I feel that I am doing this standing on one leg only, just like this seagull is doing.

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Do you have any comparative experience between the G1 and the Pentax K-x? I'm interested in the G1's EVF versus the K-x's OVF. Which is bigger? brighter? easier to use in various conditions?


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By EVF standards, the EVF on the Panasonic G-1 is excellent. It has great pixel density. It is much better than the FZ-18, the FZ-28, the FZ-50, and the FZ-35. Compared to a DSLR optical viewfinder, it is not as good as the Canon T-1, but surely on a par with my old Canon 20D.

Have a great weekend.

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