Sharifa Asma Rose
Datura with my new-old GF1 Panasonic
I've just done something I never thought I'd do; sell my lovely old D200 Nikon.
Don't get me wrong; I think it's still a superb camera and probably one of the best options for a serious but seriously financially challenged photographer, but I have a D300 and I love it just as much and I was thinking 'well do I need 2 Dslrs and should I get instead another better compact camera (than our S95 Canon) that I'll take with me more?'
This little Panasonic was listed with it's famous 20mm 'pancake' lens for a bargain price, that I knew I'd more than recoup on the lens alone, so I snapped it up. I took a few test shots while pretty much set on selling it as I needed the money but...WOW! See above. The wee Gf1 is a pleasure to use; just like a classic film rangefinder and the 20mm f1.7 lens is solid gold. I don't think it optically gives up anything to my Tokina 90mm macro; fabulous!
What a combination, I'm keeping it.