.:some random test shots with the gf1 – getting there

soooooo… 🙂

nothing too special as I did not have the time or probably the intension of an in depth test of the panasonic gf1, but as I have it now for about 2 weeks in action, I used it here and there, first with the 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S that came with the kit and then with my nikkor 50mm 1.4 on the novoflex adapter.

I did not have the time to edit the video pieces together yet, but they will be coming soon hopefully.

as for the gf1 I think it is a great camera. well built, feels and is very sturdy. the image quality is very good for a camera like this :-). I guess I am just too spoiled by my dslr by now, but for example compared to the panasonic lx3 it pushes it forward even more.

I also have to say I really dislike(d) the 14-45mm kit lens that came with it. I probably should have ordered the pancake lens or just ordered it without a lens and got the novoflex lens adapter with it straight away. since I have my nikon 50mm 1.4 lens on it, it just transformed from a very good compact camera to a fantastic compact camera. and lets not talk about the videos yet, but just beautiful with the 5omm.

of course you loose the autofocus when ataching that adapter, but with the 14-45mm the autofocus did not impress me very much, but then again I might be spoiled by my d3.

not sure if I will give you a more in depth look into all this or just post more pictures and videos over time as there are so many more experienced testers out there.

off we start with the gf1 shots with the 14-45mm kitlens:

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so much for the basic shots. then I was lucky enough to have some great tickets for a diana krall concert here in cologne and I was not very happy with the performance the gf1 showed there… BUT!!! I am sure it was not the camera itself then rather the lens. I wished I could have used the 50mm there already, but the adapter jsut arrived a few days after the concert. still, not too bad… or?

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and here just a few shots with the novoflex adapter and the nikon 50mm 1.4 lens on it. sorry if some have a slight unsharpness… 🙂 I am still training my manual focussing.

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let me know what you think!

all the best

teymur.

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