Panasonic Lumix GF1 Sample Photos

Panasonic Lumix GF-1 Sample photos - Images by Brian Cleary

As we photographers grow older, the inevitable quest for lighter and more portable equipment seems to creep into our forethoughts. So it was about a year ago when I began scouring the internet for high quality, downsized photo gear.

During my search I discovered something called “micro four-thirds” photography gear. Several companies have started producing this equipment, which is quite small, portable and maneuverable, but also features interchangeable lenses, HD video as well as tons of other pro-quality features.

I settled on the Panasonic Lumix GF1 as my weapon of choice and have been thrilled with the performance of the camera and lenses. This slideshow features some of my favorite photos that I’ve been able to produce with the camera/lens package that I have. I use the Panasonic Lumix GF1 body and have the 20mm f1.7 lens as well as the 45-200mm zoom. Because of the smaller size of the camera’s image sensor, the lenses are effectively doubled in focal length on this camera. In other words, my 20mm lens is comparable to a 40mm lens on a 35mm camera and my 45-200 is equal to a 90-400 zoom on a 35mm camera.

This camera shoots beautiful 720 HD video and most of the newer models shoot 1080 HD video.

One drawback of the GF1 is it’s lack of a viewfinder. You have to use the lcd screen on the back to frame you shots and this can be problematic, especially in bright light. There is , however, an optional add-on electric viewfinder that mounts on the hot shoe and is a great addition, especially when shooting video.

I would heartily endorse the Panasonic Lumix Line of cameras and I think that the photos in this slideshow demonstrates that they’d be an asset in any pro’s camera bag.

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