Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Announced Sep 2, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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I plan, probably, to trade in my GX7 on a GX85, with a touch a GAS and for the improved IBIS as much as anything (I'm an oldster who needs whatever camera-holding help I can get in non-tripod situations). I know the GX85 does not ship with a battery charger; the Panasonic expectation, apparently, is that one would prefer charging the battery in camera, saving a bit of gear to carry around, and perhaps because it saves Panasonic an obvious cost for the charger, which had always been provided...
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GF1 is a very old horse now, but I love it very much. I am wondering if the aperture ring of the relatively new 15mm f1.7 Leica could be used on it? Does someone have experience with this combo? Many thanks, Peter
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Hello! I'm trying to connect my Panasonic Lumix GF1 to my MacBook Pro with the AV cable for Live View, for photography only, not video. I read on this website that this is perfectly possible and it should work fine by just pressing the trash button for 5 seconds or more and setting the camera to Manual Mode. I did exactly that and the lcd screen on the Lumix gives me a selection between PC or PTP. I chose either one, the lcd screen shows a lightning type of thing with the word "access", the...
By: mukka (6 months ago)
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It is a long time I am using the GF1. Now I have also the viewfinder and the Leica 15mm lens and really have that "old school" feeling over the controls of the camera. IQ is good but I would like something more, also the viewfinder can be better. So I am looking for a companion and by now I have to choose between the Pana GX7 and Fuji X100. As far as the GX7 I now I will go for sure but do not know if the viewfinder is as good as the X100. Moreover if I take the GX7 I dare that I will not use...
By: George Davidson (7 months ago)
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I bought a GF1 several years ago and never really used it. Today I got it out with the intention of selling it along with the 2 lens on ebay. But was in for a big surprise when I found out the current value. What happened to the value? Is the technology just too old?  Are the newer versions just that much better?  If so please explain to this digital neophyte.
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Hi - I've done Google searches and searched this thread and can't find anything on this. I have a Lumix DMC-GF1 camera and use the Lee Seven 5 filters. I have a Lee Pro Glass .6ND, Lee .9ND, and Lee .6ND graduated. Whenever I use these filters I can hardly make out where the line of the filter is versus the actual image. I had a semi-pro photographer buddy look at it and said you should definitely be able to tell where the filter is a lot clearer than we can. We used both the EVF and the back...
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I'm considering a used GF1 with a 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Sometimes I need to take photos of insects and plant parts for identification, at ranges from 1-5 cm. Would the 14-45mm lens work for this, or would I need to get a different lens?  Currently I use a Canon Powershot A630 for this, which has excellent close focus, but it's on its last legs.  Thank you!!
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Hi - I've done Google searches and searched this thread and can't find anything on this.  I have a Lumix DMC-GF1 camera and use the Lee Seven 5 filters.  I have a Lee Pro Glass .6ND, Lee .9ND, and Lee .6ND graduated.  Whenever I use these filters I can hardly make out where the line of the filter is versus the actual image.  I had a semi-pro photographer buddy look at it and said you should definitely be able to tell where the filter is a lot clearer than we can.  We used both the EVF and the...
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I grew tired of my Panny 20mm AF sluggishness, even though it's better on the GX7 than on the EM-5. Besides, I had some old equipment to sell: a GF1, a 19mm 2.8, two SLR MAgic manual lenses... So I told myself: why not sell this all on eBay and buy a new general purpose lens with proper AF for street photography or to be fitted on my second camera when on a job (beside the sweet E-M5 + 12-40 workhorse combo). Thinking about the Oly 17mm or the PanaLeica 15mm... So the lens is on ebay, being...
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Hi hope you can help. I'm trying to record some classes I teach for research purposes using the above camera. I've never really used it much for video beyond short clips. However when I start it on it appears as if it defaults to a remaining time of 8m 24 secs aftert which  it stops. Now I'm trying to record for 45 mins. Can anyone advise if this is simply the max time this camera allows me to shoot at one time or can I tweak it and remove this time limit and if so how. Many thanks.
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