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GF1 and Oly 17mm f/2.8 test shots...

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, May 20, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    We were selling our very last Panasonic GF-1 at work, body only for £199 new and I got it for £170 with staff discount which I see as an absolute bargain not to be missed. I already had the Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens from the E-PL2 so I thought the GF-1 would put it to good use. I now have my poor mans X100 digital rangefinder type camera and so far I have been very very happy with the results from the GF-1/Oly 17mm f/2.8

    Here's the camera & Lens combo:

    Panasonic DMC-GF1 Olympus 17mm f2.8 by andywest1, on Flickr

    And 2 test shots from the front garden:

    GF1 Flower by andywest1, on Flickr


    GF1 Rose Buds by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  2. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Andy sweet looking kit! Love the 17mm, jealous yours is black, mine is silver, LOL
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks. I made sure I got a black one as they look nicer I think on non silver cameras. I bought it for the E-PL2 which was black and faulty!!! It does look nice on the GF1 :smile:
     
  4. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Lovely shots Andy
     
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  5. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

    868
    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Those are great shots Ghosthunter. BTW, I'm in the UK and hope to get down to London town center tomorrow (Saturday) for some serious walking around and picture snapping.
     
  6. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Andy, I love this lens and the GF1 is a great little camera (or is it a little great camera? :confused:) and I am sure you will love it, too. I hope you have found peace at last with this camera.
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    London is great for photography. Hope you have a big memory card!!!!! Enjoy!
     
  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks pictor. The 17mm is just right for M4/3 and me!! I need to get a decent lens for my 500D so there will be no more money for the Gf1 for a while!
     
  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    My silver 17mm is on eBay at the moment but I won't be too unhappy if it does not sell. Practically the same F as the X100.
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    let's see.... how do I say this....hmmmm

    Andy....Camera Store with discount.... Uh OH.....
    #1 GF1....
    #2 ?
     
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  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    #2 is going to be a lens for my 500D. No idea which lens to go for but I'll have fun trying them out!!!
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Andy, I spotted your photos on Flickr yesterday and had a feeling this was your new baby. Congratulations!:biggrin:
     
  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks BB. It's like meeting an old friend. I know it well yet it still has a charm of it's own and with the nice sharp 17mm f/2.8 it feels part of me. I just love the focal length and am now looking for a 24mm lens for the Canon!!
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I am happy you are happy, my friend.

    Don't forget about ghost pictures, at some point.:wink: