Sunday, July 17, 2011

Art Gallery Rest Room

Hudson, New York

Pretty fancy mirror and frame, plus art on the walls.

7 comments:

Markus said...

And, not to forget, a pretty fancy photographer ;)

Don and Sher said...

No matter what, get the shot. I like Hudson hope to see how you did there.

James Weekes said...

Is that a new camera or did I miss something? It looks very handy.

Carl said...

James, it's a Panasonic Lumix GF1, and I've had it for almost exactly a year now. It's micro-4/3s format, and I have the 20mm f/1.7 and 14mm f/2.5 lenses, plus the accessory electronic viewfinder that fits in the hot shoe.

The quality of the files is so good that it has taken over essentially all of my digital capture photography.

James Weekes said...

Wow! I am about to travel for a month in France and would love not lugging all of my Pentax gear every day. I see that they have 3 or 4 different models, so I'm off to campare.

Carl said...

James, the GF1 has been discontinued. I don't like the GF2 because I think they went a step too far in miniaturization, resulting in too many menu-based operations.

I am very interested in the new G3 but it is not available from the usual suppliers--perhaps a distribution problem from the tsunami. The G3 has a very good built-in EVF (the accessory EVF for the GF1/2 is accurate but low resolution). The G3 EVF is (visually) bigger, brighter, and high resolution, while the camera is hardly larger than the GF1. The GH2 is significantly larger, though still smaller than even a K5, and of course the lenses are much smaller than equivalent lenses for APS-C. The trouble is that it too is currently unavailable at the big places like B&S and Adorama.

The big advantage of the GF2 is that it's in stock! It's inexpensive enough that in your situation I'd seriously consider getting it and a 20mm, plus the EVF unless you don't mind composing on the LCD. It could then remain your "jacket pocket camera" even if you later go with a G3 or GH2 when they become available.

James Weekes said...

Thank you! I'll start my research.