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    The G1 has arrived....

    OK, I just got home and opened the box. Battery is charging. It is teeny.

    OK, these aren't Marc's product shots and the DOF is too shallow but just thought I would compare it to the M8 and 28 cron.....

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Pretty cool looking . so where are the pictures. LOL
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    ooooooohhhh .... aaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!! The blue looks NICE!


    Hurry up and get that battery charged!
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    I thought you went red. I think you need to send that to a Guy friend since it is blue.
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I thought you went red. I think you need to send that to a Guy friend since it is blue.
    Keep dreaming....

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Terry,
    How is the weight in your hand compared to the M8 and 28 cron?
    Thank you for the shots with the M8...that helps to get a feel for the size.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Terry,
    How is the weight in your hand compared to the M8 and 28 cron?
    Thank you for the shots with the M8...that helps to get a feel for the size.
    Feels a lot lighter...
    G1 + lens and battery = 630g
    M8 + battery 600g + 28 cron 272g

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Thanks, Terry. That sounds wonderful.
    I can't wait till you can show us some shots.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Has anyone looked at the respective flange-sensor registration distances and bayonet diameters to study on sticking an M lens on this camera? No mirror box and a good sensor, seems like you're halfway to having another nifty M-mount option.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by NonFiction View Post
    Has anyone looked at the respective flange-sensor registration distances and bayonet diameters to study on sticking an M lens on this camera? No mirror box and a good sensor, seems like you're halfway to having another nifty M-mount option.

    See entry #13 in this thread: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3795

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    Terry hows the viewfinder?

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Hey Terry
    You've made it look really nice - much better than the product shots I've seen. Does it feel well made? Is the EVF really as good as people say? How is the focusing?
    Lots of questions!

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    Terry

    So how is the EVF, and AF??

    We are all breathless (at least some of us)!!

    BTW - Biue looks cool.

    Please hurry up, and charge the battery.

    Martin

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    OK,
    The battery finished charging just after midnight. Observations. It is easy to MANUALLY focus through the EVF and it is well implemented. In MF as soon as you move the focus ring you have a magnified view in the finder and it was bright enough with regular indoor lighting to focus about 15 feet across the room. I am not sure what will happen when you put a Leica lens on the camera as I don't know how the camera would know you've moved the focus ring to enlarge the section of the screen.

    On AF the camera always locked in and it was faster than what I would have gotten with ANY small sensor CDAF system.

    It is fun to have the histogram in the viewfinder again (I've had other EVF cameras).

    The flash gave well exposed exposures again across the room.

    It is just starting to get light here and I am going to hop in the shower and try and get out and shoot for a few minutes before work so I can tell you how it works in daylight and post some pics.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Nice, Terry.

    Seems to me the 28 Summicron will be longer (and heavier) than the kit zoom on the G1 with the adapter!

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    Waiting waiting. LOL

    I think you should play hooky today. And go out and shoot all day.
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    I agree!! After all, it's Halloween!

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    I am not going to get out shoot and get back to post before work. Today is my last day in the NY office before moving to San Francisco and I have a client coming in at 9:30. But I will try and play hooky a bit later in the afternoon. On Halloween one of the blocks near me closes down and the people who live there all go outside to give candy to the little kids. It should be a fun spot for some shots later today. So, much more then. Sorry, getting my act together to move 3,000 miles and trying to work on both east and west coast time doesn't leave a lot of spare moments.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    That little camera looks really nifty!.
    Will you be on the left Coast on Nov 11 ish?
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    Thanks for the preliminary observations. Hope to see ur outdoor images later today.

    Good luck on the move to S.F.

    Although it is a great place to live, how will you get along without B&H??

    Internet, or phone orders aren't the same as being in that crazy place.

    BTW I like the blue, and may order mine in that color also (getting tired of black cameras).

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    Hi Bob, yes, I will be out there that whole week. Drop me a PM if you are going to be in the city. Will Cynthia be out west with you?

    Martin,
    Sorry that it will take me until later to post. I hope to make the wait worth it.

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    Lucky You Terry!

    I think jealousy is a very stupid emotion but I am definitely suffering this!

    Look forward to seeing the pictures. MY that camera is small too!!
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Sounds very positive so far, Terry. And I have to admit, I'm suffering a bit of jealousy just like Pollobarca, lol.

    I know you'll make this little camera shine and can't wait to see the Halloween shots, perfect venue to try out the G1!
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    You know your the first to get one here than you decide to work today and your killing us. This is just not fare, you have a responsibility to your viewers. Feeing guilty yet

    LOL you know i am just giving you a hard time.

    I know i am a real PITA. But you gotta love me for trying.
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    ROTFLMAO, Guy!
    Regards,
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    Look at all the interest this little (perhaps revolutionary) camera has generated.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    OK, OK I'm going to finish packing up and get out of here. The camera and manual are in my desk ready and waiting.

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    In the meantime...

    Here are a couple of G1 shots to keep you going

    Panasonic G1 + 14-45mm
    1/500s f/6.3 at 22.0mm iso100


    1/200s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso100


    Full RAW files available to Safari Group Members in our ongoing multi-user review (hoping you'll give us some impressions for our report Terry!)

    Kind Regards

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    Brian, those look great! Are you getting one for yourself, or just testing?

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Very nice, Brian!
    Regards,
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    Nice work Brian.

    Keep it up. Hopefully we'll see images made with regular 4/3 lenses also, although these look great.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    please stop showing these. I just bought the DL4 and my credit card is groaning already...

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    Could we justify the purchase of a G1 by saying it is an economic stimulus??

    Perhaps that will soften the blow to the plastic??????

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by asabet View Post
    Brian, those look great! Are you getting one for yourself, or just testing?
    Thanks Amin,

    I wouldn't buy a camera, only to test and then sell... I still have my Sigma DP1 - although I've found a better use for the 4GB SDHD card

    I'm really happy with this purchase - the worlds first EVIL cam, and Panasonic did a fantastic job imho.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Here we go with a few from this afternoon. I'm going to head back out after a conference call. Just playing with settings I used sharpening +2 and Noise Reduction -2. These are jpegs as I'm not keen on loading Silkypix for the moment.

    I added a little saturation here
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    My headless self portrait on the way to work
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    Happy Halloween
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    They were doing construction and there was a lot of dust flying around so this is not a camera problem. I know her "hair" is blown but I still liked the color and you can tell how bright it was because she can't see.
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    It is Marathon weekend and the bleachers at the finish line look ready to go Note: The color is correct this was a not a real red. The sponsor is ING
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Brian and Terry, youŽre doing a great job as Panasonic salespersons...

    IŽm really on the verge of buying one as soon as possible, but I feel I have to form my own opinion about "viewfinder lag" first; I love to photograph dogs when playing, prancing and running... If it feels too much "out of sync", IŽll have to settle for the E520 instead...

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    Terry, these look great. The one concern I have so far comes from the bokeh on the skull mask photo, but I know better than to judge a lens' bokeh from a single photograph.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    I'm hoping to pick one up next week along with the 45-200mm lens. So far, I'm really excited about what I'm seeing. I'm expecting the quality to be as good as my LX3, probably even better, so it seems destined to be a winner.

    Cheers,

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by asabet View Post
    Terry, these look great. The one concern I have so far comes from the bokeh on the skull mask photo, but I know better than to judge a lens' bokeh from a single photograph.
    I know I looked at that one as well and I'm not sure if it has something to do with the sharpening I had going on the jpegs. Here was a bokeh test last night. Please note on the top edge there is a light fixture that is blowing out which is not a surprise to me. I take a lot of test shots from that same spot.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    The 14-45 OIS kit lens is a marvelous little lens - very well made.

    But, I'm seriously looking forward to using the 57mm f1.2 on this baby!

    Kind Regards

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    p.s. Terry - I wasn't too keen on loading Silkypix either, but it's a very capable converter & the image quality is well worth the effort!

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Maybe I will give it a whirl. Interesting on the G1 the menus are not quite as simple as some of my other Panny's and there is a lot of stuff embedded in to be able to shoot automatic (unlike the D700 and M8) which doesn't necessarily get in the way but I think makes it a bit more complicated for the purist. I know I'm not articulating this very well but my feeling is that you need to be a bit more careful on settings to make sure there aren't other built in consequences to protect yourself from yourself

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    I think I know exactly what you mean, Terry. The G10 has so many options to the options to the options ... I really can't figure out who really needs all this stuff.

    The jpegs look pretty darned good with the settings you're using IMO. Very nice detail in the foliage shot. Really looking forward to seeing more, thanks for sharing with us!
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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    HI Terry and Brian
    Great start - I agree with Amin about the bokeh - it looks a little gritty on both of your test shots . . . . on the other hand, perhaps that isn't the main point of the kit lens!

    Does it feel nicely made?
    What's the viewfinder lag like?

    How Jealous am I?

    What's worse, my updated M8 was ready in Solms on Wednesday, just in time for us to go down to Cornwall for a few days tomorrow . . . so they sent it to a dealer in Germany by mistake So I'm even more jealous!

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    It feels very good in the hand. I am not sure yet that I have all of my settings correct. The viewfinder looks very natural unlike any EVF I have ever seen. However, when you take the picture the screen freezes for an instant which is sort of a shock to my system only because it is different than the constant view of the M8 or the short blackout of a dslr.
    I haven't take a lot of pictures of fast moving stuff so I don't have a good grasp of the lag yet. I'm going to take it with me this weekend to San Francisco and actually read the manual on the plane tomorrow. So, perhaps I will have some more shots tomorrow night.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    I think I know exactly what you mean, Terry. The G10 has so many options to the options to the options ... I really can't figure out who really needs all this stuff.

    The jpegs look pretty darned good with the settings you're using IMO. Very nice detail in the foliage shot. Really looking forward to seeing more, thanks for sharing with us!
    Hah, that's what I thought about the G7 and they've had two more models to muck it up some more.

    Well I had to take out my usual export sharpening from Lightroom because the first time I went to upload the shots it was a yikes that is too much sharpening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I know I looked at that one as well and I'm not sure if it has something to do with the sharpening I had going on the jpegs. Here was a bokeh test last night.
    That one looks good to me . Overall, color me jealous as well .

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Hey Terry, it was nice meeting you last weekend at PhotoPlus. I'm glad you got the G1 and can be our guinea pig. I look forward to more test shots.

    Best wishes on your new assignment in San Fran.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Terry, Brian,
    thanks for loading your pictures. My word Olympus will have to go some to compete with this! Brian-the varnished wood on the benches looks just right, as does the rest.Terry the JPGS look good. The autumn leaves and the pink hair are marvellous.

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    Re: The G1 has arrived....

    Terry,
    I can't believe you are being such a sport and posting photos for us when you are in the midst of a move from one coast to another. Good luck on your move.
    I am really excited about this concept and can't wait for more feedback from you and Brian.

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    DC Resource has their review up:

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...ew/index.shtml

    Enjoy!

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