The Rain Has Stopped


The Peak District towards Kinder Scout. Panasonic GM1 + 12-32mm lens. 0.3 ND Grad on the sky. All processing in Lightroom.
The Peak District towards Kinder Scout. Panasonic GM1 + 12-32mm lens. 0.3 ND Grad on the sky. All processing in Lightroom.

Today there was a break in the rain so I took the opportunity to go for a walk. Ordinarily I would take the RX10 for such outings as I don’t need to worry about leaving anything behind. It’s a great all in one camera. Today though I decided to take the Panasonic GM1 with its 12-32 lens (24-64mm equivalent) and a 35-100mm lens (70-200mm equivalent).

Before Christmas I was selling off old (and some quite new) camera equipment. I had just too much choice and needed to free up some of the cash tied up. Much of the equipment I had accumulated was lying around not being used and the GM1 was an example of this. I had it up for auction on ebay (with both lenses) and it just wasn’t gaining any interest.

In the end I decided to pull it from the auction and keep the camera and I’m quite pleased that I did. Today I remembered why I liked this camera so much. I bought it as a pocket camera and pocket it is. It’s smaller than the LX7 yet has a Micro 43 format sensor. The images are 16MPixels and the quality is very good. Only the corners of the 12-32mm lens let it down a little but they are perfectly acceptable and print well.

I think I will be taking this little gem out a little more often now.

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