New seals. Fresh batteries. UV filter.
I replaced the light seals in this old guy today. Total time involved was just a little over an hour.
And, of course, I spent more time scraping off the old gunky seals, removing residue, and general cleaning than I did cutting and installing the new pieces of felt and foam.
Luckily, I had everything I needed to take care of the seals without having to spend another penny.
I’m waiting for batteries and a UV filter to arrive and then it’ll be ready to see the light of day.
I’m thinkin’ a roll of 36 exposure Kodak Plus X Pan, expired 03/1992. Stoked to get out and shoot with this relic…
I’ve been updating my Mac system a bit lately, adding a second monitor, replacing the very old keyboard, and moving up to Apple’s Magic Mouse 2.
The MM2 is awesome. I used the previous model with my work laptop back before I retired and loved it.
The Logitech wired mouse I’ve been using on my personal system the past few years was fine, but that model was discontinued and I had an Apple wired mouse that was just okay.
So, I finally bit the bullet and paid the price for the Magic Mouse 2.
A good investment.
Good things come in small packages.
This camera was a game changer for me. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1. A super-nifty little Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with the legendary 20mm ƒ1.7 lens. So many nice images came from this little gem.
I learned of this camera through a blog post by Craig Mod titled “GF1 Fieldtest – 16 Days in the Himalayas.” His detailed review, high praise, and gorgeous photos with the GF1 were all hard to ignore.
The first time I held one and fiddled with it was December 2009 while attending a photo meet-up in Santa Clara, at the coffee shop across from Loyola Hall on El Camino Real.
One of the folks at the meet-up brought along his recently acquired GF1 and was kind enough to let me hold it and play with it a bit.
The minute I pressed the shutter release I was sold.
The minute I pressed the shutter release I was sold. It made a solid two-part click-thunk combo – you knew you’d just made a picture.
I’d gone from Pentax DSLRs to small point-and-shoot cameras in years prior to the GF1. Samsung NV11, Canon S3IS, Ricoh GRD2, Leica D-LUX 4. All awesome cameras, but the GF1 was so cool. Small, 12 megapixels, used interchangeable Panasonic and Olympus lenses, quick auto-focus, a 3″ display, and an external viewfinder could be added.
By Christmas 2009 I had one of my own, along with the 20mm ƒ1.7 and the EVF.
Some of my fave portraits were made with this little guy and I shot a lot of cool cars and beautiful flowers with it, too.
Nothing aggravates me more than losing a lens cap. Especially when I’ve only had the camera/lens combo for a few. short. days.
I participated in the annual Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk today. Met new shooters, got a few decent shots with the E-PL3, and walked around Los Gatos, California for a couple of hours. Photo strolls are bunches of fun. I mean, what’s not to like? You’re with other enthusiasts, there’s always gear talk, and it’s a great way to check out new locations.
Anyway, I had a blast today. Thanks to Charlie Gibson for hosting the event and a tip of the hat to the folks from Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club for helping out.