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Subject: [Leica] Lumix GF-1 Images & mini-review (very exciting)
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 11:19:40 +0100
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Very inspiring, Kyle. Good thing my favourite UK camera store is closed 
until the 4th :-)


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:59 PM, Kyle Cassidy wrote:

> Two test shots from the Lumix GF-1, both 1600 pixels across so you can get 
> an idea:
> They're test photos, for sure, but I think they're particularly nice test 
> photos so I encourage you to have a look.
> I got the GF-1 with the 20mm f1.8 lens. Time from flipping the switch on 
> till you can take a photo is around 1 second, if not less. focus is quick 
> and responsive. It has face recognition you can turn on or off and, this 
> is cool, you can _set preferences on face focusing priority_ so you can 
> say "if jimmy is in a photo with mary, always focus on jimmy, but focus on 
> mary before you focus on strangers" -- how neat.
> size is smaller than an m3, & lighter. I ordered the external viewfinder 
> but it's yet to arrive. my main peve at the moment is having to look at 
> the LCD on the back, i want to mash it to my eye. the viewfinder also 
> includes shutter speed / aperture info in it.
> the camera's easy to use in manual mode -- one wheel covers both shutter 
> speed and aperture -- you press in on the wheel to switch back and forth 
> -- not as nice as two wheels, but pretty nice nonetheless. it's got a 
> pop-up flash, etc. etc.
> so far my impressions are very favorable. have a look at the photos.
> rock on. happy new year.
> kyle
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