Test-driving the Lumix GF1

Last week, my cousin hit me up about a good deal on a [Lumix GF1] camera his friend was selling. I finally went over to see it and he ended up lending it to me for the week to give it a proper test-drive. Here's what I pointed it at today: 

Near my aunt's home in Chorrillos - Lima, Peru
Sunset in the Plaza, Barranco

I found my white kitty, Picasso, a few weeks ago abandoned underneath this old train-turned-restaurant near the plaza.
This guy!
 I adopted Dalí after seeing her sweet face on a pet adoptions website
Having a Lion King moment

My boys
Pizza and jazz at Dedalo in Barranco 
La Lindsay trying my big-face glasses on her little noggin.
So far, the GF1 seems to be a great value for the price. The quality of the 20mm F/1.7 pancake lens is pretty impressive. I'm just trying to figure out if the amount of noise at high ISOs will prove to be distracting.  It's size is a definitely a huge plus-- relatively light and easy to tote around under a light jacket; something that will be extremely useful when I want to take shots in sketchy neighborhoods that I could never whip out my huge DSLR in.

Even though it came out in late 2009, the camera's mirror-less technology is completely new to me -- and pretty sweet! I'm seriously considering adding on the GF1 as my newest travel companion...


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