SF Photo Gal

SF Photo Gal

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer / Pornographer/Butch Lesbian/Druggie
Joined on Mar 20, 2010
About me:

Single lesbian looking for love and adventure. Party all day and night.

SF Photo Gal's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
For it's time, this was the perfect go any where camera. I've dropped mine so many times, yet it still works. I still take it with me backpacking or where I'm in or around water (have a water proof case). Covered up all the scrapes and scratches with the Aki Asahi skin (see in my gallary).
Just bought this used. Haven't really had a chance to put it through its paces yet.
First brand new camera I've purchased in a while, but I just had to have it. Finally everything (almost) that I ever wanted in a camera. Vastly improved JPEG, much MUCH better at higher ISO, tilt LCD and build in EVF, IBIS, great movie mode, fairly fast burst mode, and it looks good! EVF is a disappointment. Can't rely on it for WD or exposure, but I've learned to trust the camera. The IQ and DR is a real step up from previous Panny m4/3 cameras. Just wish they would have included a mic input. Handling takes some getting use to as the center of gravity is off center towards the left. More apparent with heavier lenses, but just had to learn to handle it differently. Did I mention it looks good? Cuz it really really looks good - really! This is the most fun I've ever had with a new camera. One more thought. This is the fifth m4/3 camera I've owned. Until now, I realize I had to make some IQ compromised for the smaller size and weight, not to mention the ridicule from my friends. Finally I feel my faith in m4/3 has been vindicated and except in the most extreme low light situations, my photos stand up to any APS camera.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Plastic is turning color, but the photos are tack sharp. With the range and the silent mode and IBIS of my GX7, allows me to do more street shooting without being obvious. Ninja style!
Have wanted this since it was first announced. Have been hesitant because of its weight and lack of OIS. But now with my GX7, plan on getting a lot of street shooting use.
Great lens, but for the size and price, it really should have had OIS.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4-5.8 OIS
Probably shot more photos with this than all my other lenses combined. Slow to focus, but I wouldn't give it up.
Great value considering the range. Zoom action is not as smooth as the other Panny lenses I've owned. Really should have its own tripod mount. (Update: found a tripod mount for the lens. Sells for about $100, but worth it if you use this lens a lot.)
Great outdoor lens. How can you beat a 28-280 equivalent? It's a HD lens and work great with the GH, but rather slow in comparison to the new 12-35 f2.8 HD. Will probably replace once I get the 35-100 f2.8.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS
Canon Pixma Pro-1
Expensive, but really well worth it. Fast, OIS, and great range.
Finally added this to my collection. Nice lens, but damn expensive. I might have gone for the Oly 40-150 f2.8, but without OIS, I thought the lens was just too big for a Panasonic body.
Finally took the plunge. This sucker is monster and should have it's own zip code. Amazing for B&W, which is primarily why I bought it.
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II
Have used this a lot over the last couple of years, but now use it only as a back up or testing.
Other gear:
  • Olympus FL36
  • Olympus FL50

SF Photo Gal's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH OIS
Added Jan 9, 2015
Learned my lesson about buying anything right at release. I'll probably pick one of these up when the GH5 comes out - maybe. Not really sure if 4K video is worth the trouble.
Added Mar 4, 2014
Not really sure why I want this. I rarely use my Oly 45, but at f 1.2, I might try and pick one up when they get a little cheaper - or I win the lotto.

SF Photo Gal's previous gear

Leica Digilux 2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717
Bought mine used some what after it had been discontinued. It was impressive to look at and fun to use, but had to have the sensor replaced twice. Kind of wish I would have hung on to it. There was something magical about owning a Leica, even tho it was a Panasonic poser.
Has an amazing lens, but you couldn't go above ISO 400 with out an obvious loss of IQ.
Someone gave this to me but I actually got some great shots with this. Still have it in the closet. (I of course came out of the closet long time ago.) Hey, anybody actually read this stuff?
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Bought used during my rather short professional career. Impressive but a beast of a camera. Got tired really quick holding it. Sold it for about what I paid for it.
Bought used for my brief career as a pro photographer. Probably shot more porno with it than anything else. Much more reasonable size than the 1DsII. Sold this one for about what I paid for it. One thing about the big Canon's is since they don't replace models every six weeks they really hold their value.
Was easier to use for video than the 5DII I owned at the same time, but really challeged above ISO 800. At the time, there wasn't any fast m4/3 glass so was having to push higher ISO that the camera wasn't capable of handling. Really wanted this when it was new so paid too much for it and all but gave it away.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Bought used and sold it for near what I paid for it. Never used with with anything other than the 20mm f1.7 lens. Looked better once I added the Discover Photo grip and Aki Asahi skin to it (see my gallary for a photo). People always would ask me if it was a Leica.
Video quality was much improved compared to the GH1, but was still lacking in still image IQ. Bought it after the GH3 was first released so got a killer deal on it. Sold to buy a used GH3.
This wasn't a bad camera but was a bit of disappointment. IQ was a little better than the GF1, but only the faster glass saved it. Had to shoot in RAW+JPEG mode to make sure I had a good file. But the buffer was slow. Glad I bought this used because it didn't hold its value at all. Looked a lot better after adding the Aki Asahi skin to it. Gave it a Leica look.