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New Toy....GF1

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I have just got back from purchasing a GF1 from Park Cameras in Burgess Hill, Sussex (Superb service)

    I was toying with the idea of getting either a Leica X1 or E-P2/GF1 but decided on the GF1 as I don't think the fixed focal length will keep me happy BUT I DO intend to purchase one in the near ish future. But for now it's Micro 4/3!! I decided on the GF1 as it was considerably cheaper than the E-P2 and from my images I have taken in the past from both cameras (GF1 and E-P1 that i had) the IQ is too close to call. Some images are better on the GF1, some on the E-P1. I had the last 20mm kit in stock which is the red bodied one which I love! Makes a nice change and still looks cool (IMO!:biggrin:)

    I also bought the EVF which I think is really good! I can see everything reasonably clearly and the info numbers on the bottom are crystal clear. It looks much nicer on the GF1 than the Olympus one does on the E-P2. It really was a close thing between the two but in the end the GF1 just got to the finishing line 1st :biggrin:

    Now all i gotta do is save up for the X1.....eeek!:rolleyes:
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :biggrin: Congrats, Andy! Boy that was fast! Good for you, now charge that battery and then get going before the sun goes down! Promise to report back in, too.:th_salute:
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Battery on charge!!!! I'll be setting it up tonight and taking some shot's tomorrow or maybe later this afternoon if the sun decides to come out! :thumbup:
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :bravo-009: Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you, too.
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Well here it is!

    Poor quality image from the S90 but the light was poor and it's just a quick pic. Hopefully take some pics tomorrow!

    GF1Red.
     
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  6. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    That looks rather nice!
     
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Verrrry nice! I share your excitement. Nothing like a new camera :)
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi Andy, congrats on your new camera ! I do look forward to your images taken with the GF1.
    By the way I love the red body color !
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Hmmmmm, red..... Hmmmm
    finder....hmmmmmmm

    Enjoy your new camera.....

    Red with finder.....hmmmmm?
     
  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Have now taken a couple of images which are below. Taken with 20mm f1.7.

    1:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4984416166/" title="GF1_1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="GF1_1024pix" /></a>

    2: This is a 100% crop!!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4983817607/" title="GF1_1024pix 100% crop by andywest1, on Flickr">"640" height="397" alt="GF1_1024pix 100% crop" /></a>
     
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  11. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello Andy, great images, you must be very happy with this camera.
     
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Hi Herman

    Thanks, yeah I am really chuffed with it actually. I am impressed (yet again) with the quality of the images from the 20mm f1.7, it really is a superb bit of glass. Looking at getting a nice Leica or Voigtlander lens to get that 'Leica feel'!! Can't wait to take it out on a proper outing.:smile:
     
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  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    2 of my fave pics from my last GF1

    1: Despare
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4316748114/" title="Despair_1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr">https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4316748114_5e034942a9_z.jpg?zz=1" width="480" height="640" alt="Despair_1024pix" /></a>

    2: Subtle colour
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4450824044/" title="Faded Memories by andywest1, on Flickr">[img]https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4450824044_ccf488340d_z.jpg?zz=1" width="480" height="640" alt="Faded Memories" /></a>
     
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  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I managed to pick up a cheap used 14-45mm in mint condition and was again surprised how good it is! This image is from that lens.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4998986626/" title="Lumix by andywest1, on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="Lumix" /></a>
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Andy, I'm so glad you're happy. What made you sell this camera off before? Has anything changed with the camera itself since then? By the way, that close up of those drops of rain or dew is wonderfully crystal clear!
     
  16. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Erm...dunno really. I thought I wanted a big DSLR but they really are not for me. The GF1 is just about perfect!!! The camera is still as good as the other I had. I just hope they don't announce a GF2 in the near future!! :biggrin: I'll have to raid the kids college fund then!!:eek:
     
  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I know, I've been wondering about that - the GF2, too. My one and only kid's college fund is spoken for...though it is her last year as an undergrad.... Hmm...
     
  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Andy has seen the light... uh.. or should I say he can focus on it....