Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

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  1. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    Ladies :p and Gentlemans,

    I was an owner of GF1, it was my favorite weapon for street photography.

    My question goes to those who was also or still use the GF1 and also use one of the new Fuji cameras.

    Are there any time or reason when you use the GF1 because the Fuji did not work or help in the situation?

    And if yes, please post a pictures with example.

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Bencho
     
  2. Pelao

    Pelao FujiXspot Regular

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    Stephen, or Steve, or 'hey you"
    I have had my GF1 for over 3 years. I like it a lot. I don't use it much now at all; mostly it is used by my daughter with the 14 and 20 lenses.

    My X-Pro1 is better in every way, at least in my experience. bear in mind though that I would not describe myself as a street shooter. I do it, but it is not a main feature of what I do at all.

    The XP is larger for sure, but in hand and in use, it is not any more noticeable or bulky, in my view.
     
  3. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    Thank for your kind reply. Nicely said. I bet you daughter will be learning allot of photography. Enjoy your time together!
     
  4. Pelao

    Pelao FujiXspot Regular

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    Stephen, or Steve, or 'hey you"
    Thanks. She has a great eye, and prefers to use prime lenses, so she is learning to shoot in a disciplined way.
     
  5. Gary

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    Interestingly, Stephen and share a similar story. I've owned a GF1 for three years, gave it to my daughter, (for a study abroad in Scotland with the P20mm, P14-45 and the P45-200). I loved that little camera, she loves that little camera and it has replaced her Canon dSLR. I have replaced the GF1 with OM-Ds. I agree with Stephen, everything the GF1 does the XP1 is better in every way. Like Stephen, while I do not consider myself a 'street shooter', I do shoot streets.

    The GF1 is much smaller than the XP1, so if you're into stealth, the GF1 is more your style than the XP1. But I'm not into stealth, so I shoot street using View Finders.

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    #11
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    Film - 35mm

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    Film - 120mm

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    Film - 120mm

    Gary
     
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  6. Pelao

    Pelao FujiXspot Regular

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    Stephen, or Steve, or 'hey you"
    Nice shots Gary.
     
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  7. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Gary, #11 is my favourite shot that I've seen of yours across the various camera forums. Really strong work.
     
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  8. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    those are some AMAZING captured life! Thank you for sharing! they are sharp and interesting!
     
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  9. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I used to own a GF1 (my first Mu43 camera), it was superb for street but a year ago I did sell it and buy the GX1 and have to say I have no regrets as the GX1 is an amazing camera that delivers the goods.

    I do alternate my street work between using the GX1+25mm f1.4 and the X100, if doing close in work I prefer the X100 as it is totally silent whereas the GX1 can be heard and does draw attention sometimes, having said that, the GX1 is super fast to focus,

    I have also used the 45-175X lens on the GX1 and that is a great combo for street and allows you space so as not to be too intrusive, here is a link to a series I shot with the GX1 when we visited friends in India - Taj Mahal and street shots that capture the essence of the country.
    http://571photography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/gx1-does-taj-mahal-and-delhi.html
     
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  10. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Yup, I agree.That's the one!
     
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  11. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    I double that! It is the one got more attracted too. I myself like to capture street that close. The detail is important.
     
  12. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    Thank you very much! This is great, because I am wondering also about the GX1. I much love that you posted this information. Will look everything up and let you know what I think. Later!
     
  13. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    I have looked your wonderful captures life that you did on your visit to friends. It's good variation you did overall. I did not get borred. And was amazed by the man with carton boxes on the bike. Keep it up Ian! I still crave to buy the GX1.

    Lets see who els post more interesting post on the subject of my threat.
     
  14. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Gary - everybody comments on #11, I think it has the telltale look and feel of shots from Robert Frank's The Americans - that was my immediate reaction to the shot. Nice work!
     
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  15. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks David, Bencho, Adam and Eric. It is one of my favs as well. Just goes to show if you shoot enough you'll ultimately get a winner.

    Gary
     
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  16. Nic

    Nic FujiXspot Regular

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    #11 in particular is indeed a timeless image and always a pleasure to view.

    I have previously owned two GF1s; one on purpose to try out and one that came with a lens that I wanted and went soon after. I have an odd affinity with the GF1 since the look, size, feel, heft, and controls make it to me to be THE classic Micro 4/3 body. but funnily enough both in use and in output I never quite gelled with it. If Panasonic had spread the GH1 sensor throughout their other Micro 4/3 cameras at the time I might still own a GF1. Compared to a current model Fuji I wouldn't see the GF1 as potentially having any real operational advantage for street photography. You'd need to consider one of the newer Micro 4/3 bodies for that.
     
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  17. Bencho

    Bencho FujiXspot Rookie

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    Thank you for your opinion. With that said, maybe GX1 is better. But I had GF1, I had beautiful pictures taken with it.




    Then again it doesn't matter which 4/3 or fuji you use, it's how good you capture the moment.
     
  18. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    That is very true, but 'better' equipment will make that capture easier and more consistent.

    Gary
     
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  19. Pelao

    Pelao FujiXspot Regular

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    Stephen, or Steve, or 'hey you"
    I agree. I'm very happy with many of my GF1 photographs, but I am much happier more often with my Fuji. I'm not saying that will be the same with everyone. I simply connec with the camera and find it a joy to use. As a result I am more effective, more often.

    Of course the camera can't make up for my overall incompetence.
     
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  20. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    LOL ... I think we belong to the same club.

    Gary
     
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