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    Panasonic G3

    anyone know where a panasonic G3 is available, or when they expect to hit stores?

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    I sent you a PM.

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    Come on Cindy, Tell the whole world!

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    LOL... I bought mine from Panasonic direct....but I wish I would have sprung for that Chocolate brown G.

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    Kenmore in Seattle posted on Facebook yesterday they had black body only G3s in stock. I bought my brown kit there 3 weeks ago. They also posted the day before having GH2s so they seem to have a stream of Panasonic stock.

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    Europe: every dealer has lots of brown G3s :-) ... even amazon.de sells for second time 10 brown G3s ... buuuut you have to pay 19%-25% VAT :-(

    http://geizhals.at/eu/641360

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    i saw some in a Brussels Belgium Camera shop a week or so ago

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    Hi, Mark1958 !

    you wouldn't remember the name of that Brussels shop, would you ?
    Or an approx location ?
    Was it just a shop or a gigantic outlet like FNAC or MediaMarkt ?

    I'm looking for a body only. Lenses, I own enough (too many, as the lady of the house says)

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    Just call around to brick and mortar camera shops... even in larger cities that may not be close to you (buy over the phone). When big internet dealers are out of stock, many of these smaller brick and mortar stores have them in stock. I'm going to pick up my chocolate G3 today from a local brick and mortar that has two chocolates in stock.
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    Re: Panasonic G3

    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    I'm going to pick up my chocolate G3 today

    Took you long enough.
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    I know.... life gets in the way sometimes. Camera shop has been holding one for me. Leaving for Portland NOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    I know.... life gets in the way sometimes. Camera shop has been holding one for me. Leaving for Portland NOW!
    Well hurry up. Want to know what you think of the new baby.
    Last edited by Pelao; 2nd August 2011 at 13:14.

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    I got one last Monday. Still trying to get used to it.
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    I ordered one yesterday from Panasonic. It should be here by the end of the week.

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    Re: Panasonic G3

    I got one about 2 weeks ago, ordered thru Amazon. My wife just took it to Boston, so hope to see what the files look like this weekend on her return.

    Thanks, steve

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    Got it home. Yipppeee. Battery charging. Trying to be patient. While charging, I'm checking out the form factor... I like it. Easier to hold with a better finger grip than I was expecting. Feels fine with the 14-140. While smaller and lighter than my GH2, not significantly so. It's a very attractive little camera.

    The chocolate color is nice... nicely matches my Tenba Mini Messenger which is chocolate also. I have a Tenba Large Messenger chocolate on the way from B&H as well. I plan to use the mini Messenger as a daily run around bag to hold a camera and lens or two, wallet, checkbook, sunglasses, cell phone, water bottle, pens, iPad. And will use the large Messenger for taking GH2 and G3, a half dozen lenses or so, 17" MacBook Pro, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    Got it home. Yipppeee. Battery charging. Trying to be patient. While charging, I'm checking out the form factor... I like it. Easier to hold with a better finger grip than I was expecting. Feels fine with the 14-140. While smaller and lighter than my GH2, not significantly so. It's a very attractive little camera.

    The chocolate color is nice... nicely matches my Tenba Mini Messenger which is chocolate also. I have a Tenba Large Messenger chocolate on the way from B&H as well. I plan to use the mini Messenger as a daily run around bag to hold a camera and lens or two, wallet, checkbook, sunglasses, cell phone, water bottle, pens, iPad. And will use the large Messenger for taking GH2 and G3, a half dozen lenses or so, 17" MacBook Pro, etc.
    Congratulations.

    I agree about the grip etc. it is a very small camera, but I think they put a huge amount of effort into designing the ergonomics. It's a constant in reviews: small, yet very nice to hold.

    Enjoy!

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    Yep, for such a small camera it's surprisingly easy to hold with fairly large hands. And the chocolate model really does look like... chocolate!





    I'm recording RAWs as I usually do, with JPGs as well, for now, until LR updates.
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    Re: Panasonic G3

    Looks Good.... Enjoy, I have had mine (BK) for a few weeks now. the other day, I used the LCD the whole day... 10m of Video and 202 stills... loved the touch/AF/Shoot option.. very fast...
    You'll need to post photo's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5-Guy View Post
    loved the touch/AF/Shoot option.. very fast...
    Touch AF/Touch shooting are definitely underrated. Some reviews have said it causes motion blur but I've found if I keep my shutter speeds up that it works quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5-Guy View Post
    Looks Good.... Enjoy, I have had mine (BK) for a few weeks now. the other day, I used the LCD the whole day... 10m of Video and 202 stills... loved the touch/AF/Shoot option.. very fast...
    You'll need to post photo's now.
    Thanks M5... yes, I tried the touch shoot and it was quick and right on! It's going to take a while to get into the groove of controlling the camera like second nature. But I have no doubt that will come about in time.

    This is a really cool little camera.... it doesn't have the "rock of gibraltar" solid steel feel that the GF1 has, but in the effort of reducing size and weight, this is to be expected. Not made in Japan anymore, either, but neither is the GH2. That isn't a slam, though, because I would think that many of the components are still made in Japan and that it all comes together in China... and as long as Panasonic's specifications are the usual high standard and are adhered to, I'm sure the build quality from China is as good as ever.

    I think I'm going to really enjoy the G3.
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    Just playin' around.. created with the Lumix GH2 and Lumix 20/1.7 lens.

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    I like the chocolate.

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    Terry... it is the coolest color I've seen on a camera - to my taste anyway. Black has become so boring, silver is gorgeous but can present reflectivity issues when photographing shiny dark objects, red is beautiful, but calls so much attention to the camera when you might want to blend in, blue is ok, but not inspiring to me... brown, for me, is just right!
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    If I had been asked just weeks ago if I thought a modern camera could look good in brown I would have expressed strong doubts. But since first seeing photos of the chocolate G3 I have appreciated it's cool looks. Probably not for me, but it sure looks striking.

    That's a pretty end too.

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    Pelao... just starting to get to know the camera a little. It will take a fair bit more time until I'm feeling really "at one" with it, but so far, I like it! No regrets buying it.
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