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Old Jan 9, 2011, 5:10 AM   #1
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My hubby apparently got tired of watching me mope around while my son is away with my FZ35. He found a very good deal on a Panasonic GF1 so he got one for me! It's a micro 4/3 with interchangeable lens. I haven't really had chance to take shots outside, but right away I'm noticing a big difference in limited light conditions. Here are some shots of my christmas tree ornaments. They were taken with only the available pin lights of the tree, no flash. You will notice considerable noise with the FZ35. I did noticed that image stabilizer is not as good with the GF, I had to use a tripod while I didn't need to with the FZ:



#1 FZ35, ISO 800




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#3 GF1, ISO 200




#4 GF1, ISO 200



I'm hoping the weather clears up a bit tomorrow so I can shoot outside. I'll report back what I find out. I adore my FZ35, so I'm still very anxious to get mine back......

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 5:15 AM   #2
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I like the results you got with the GF1......
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 5:23 AM   #3
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Geoff, yes that's the weakness of this class of cameras with the smaller sensor - it does not perform well under low light conditions. They are still terrific cameras overall, but one has to accept it's limitations.
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Those GF1 shots look great - congratulations on the new camera.
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congrats on new camera..images are great beacuse its you, not the camera taking the photos..!! have a nice sunday..!! thanks for sharing the nice images..
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Saly, congrats on the new camera. Not only reduced noise, I also notice increased depth of field in the GF1 photos. I look forward to seeing your outdoor shots.
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Saly - I think you'll enjoy the GF1. The "extra" ISO range is a great advantage.
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Saly-

Congratulations on your new GF1. Wow! I am sure that you will enjoy it a lot. It is a whole different class of camera with much more flexibility and interchangeable lenses. What lens came with the camera? The photos look very good.

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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Wow, the shots with the new camera really jump out at you! Great brightness, & color.
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Thanks everyone!

Sarah - I got the body ($299!!!), and a Olympus 70-300mm telephoto lens. Then we found a used Lumix 14-45mm on Craig's List for a good price. To my delight, I found out that my Raynox 250 fits on this 14-45mm, although I'm not very good at using it (I also had trouble using it with the FZ). The GF1 is a very small bodied camera, so it's easy to carry around like the FZ, I just have to get used to lugging around lenses.
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