Thursday, 26 April 2012

Panasonic Lumix GF3.

Today I bought the Panasonic Lumix GF3. You can currently buy it with the twin lens kit from Jessops for just £299.95. I really wanted it in red, but no where was selling the twin lens kit in red, so I had to settle for black :'( sad times!

I'd been wanting the GF3 for absolutely yonks, so decided to get it with some birthday money, and I'm SO happy with it so far! I have a Nikon DSLR and a Nikon coolpix compact, but the compact just isn't good enough for me. I got it a couple of years ago for only £99, and I can see why - despite decent reviews, it's pretty awful. It's been fine for carrying around in my handbag for quick snaps, but the quality really is dreadful compared with my DSLR. 

I wanted something in-between a compact and my DSLR; something that was small enough to carry around in my handbag, but that was good quality and produced photographs similar in quality to my DSLR. I'd read heaps of reviews on both the GF2 and GF3 and after testing both in-store I opted for the GF3, as I found it more user-friendly, lighter, and easier to hold. I'm a little bit addicted to cameras, I have quite a few. So far I own;

Digital cameras;
Nikon D40X
Panasonic Lumix GF3
Nikon Coolpix
Fujifilm XP10

Film cameras;
Praktica LTL
Praktica MTL
Rollei B35
Kodak Brownie

I think I have an addiction.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from the LTL, Lumix and D40X (all photographs are copyright and must not be used without permission and link-back);

Praktica LTL;

Oranges in the garden in Australia

Sculpture at Vasse Felix Vineyard, WA

I see you!

Lumix GF3;

My birthday cake!

Dylan! How can you say no to those puppy dog eyes?!

My mum's garden gargoyle - always makes me laugh!

Nikon D40X;

Koala at Caversham Wildlife Park, 2008.

Jug in Hong Kong, 2008 (edited by myself, the camera doesn't come with colour selection)

Jonty Howley from 'The Dirty Chimes' performing at Guilfest 2010

Andrew Brown and Rick Parfitt, performing as Status Quo at Guilfest 2010

Taba Heights, Egypt. 2011



  1. of all the addictions out there, surely photography is a healthy one! love the pics.

  2. Wow! Nice picture! I've one. Panasonic GF3 is a nice take on the Micro Four Thirds concept—a compact camera system built around a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. Its touch screen may appeal to some users, and it performs admirably in terms of speed and responsiveness. It's brought down by poor image quality in lower light and a kit lens that isn't as sharp as that of the competition.
    Best wishe-


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