Friday, January 16, 2009

NH MargUp TweetUp 1/15/09

NH MargUp TweetUp 1/15/09, originally uploaded by stevegarfield.

NH MargUp TweetUp
Thursday January 15, 2009 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
775 Lafayette Road, Rt. 1
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

NH MargUp TweetUp 1/15/09

View the whole 'NH MargUp TweetUp 1/15/09' set on flickr.

I took these pictures with the Panasonic Lumix G1 that I got on my trip to CES as a guest of Panasonic. Putting that fact aside, I really like taking photos with this camera. Shooting pictures in dimly lit bars is always a problem. The Nokia N95 takes a long time to focus, but it's onboard flash helps. The iPhone needs extra light. I've found the Nikon D80 and Canon Digital Rebel troublesome at times.

The Panasonic G1 has an iA setting that seems to take care of everything for you. Not having had much time to read the manual yet, I left the camera on this iA setting. It has face detection, and it was fun to really just compose, point and shoot. The camera knows where to focus. I removed the protective lens hood since it was casting a shadow. I lightly edited these for exposure, contrast and saturation in iPhoto. Overall, a very nice experience with the Panasonic G1. Oh, and it's a lot smaller and lighter than standard sized digital SLR's, which is a plus.


  1. It was good to see you again at the tweetup last night!

  2. Glad you mentioned the lens hood. Did you find out if you can turn it so the small 'petals' can move from the sides to the top?

    Good shots!