Purple Moon

The developed slide of this is wonderful. I really need a better scanner. 😦



Panasonic Lumix GX-1 compared to my G3

I’m curious about the interest in the “premium” GX1 and how it compares to my G3.

As far as i can tell, the GX-1 is an update to the GF-1 / GF-2 body style, but with the G3 sensor and internals. That’s the 30,000 foot view of it, anyways.

So, what are the technical differences?

The GX-1 improves on the G3 with:


  • electronic level
  • a bit smarter button layout
  • tacky rubbery grip areas for better, um, grip
  • slightly faster autofocus (0.09 sec vs. 0.1 sec for my G3)
  • slightly faster frame rate and larger buffer – 4.2 fps vs. 4.0 fps, 9 frames vs. 7


The G3 boasts these features over the GX-1:


  • integrated EVF
  • articulating screen
  • longer battery life


For fans of the GF series, I suspect the GX-1 trumps them all and should be an obvious upgrade.

For me, I could use the level and the better button layout, and I’d love the better grip. I’m not sure it’s worth swapping for, though. I think I’ll try to add some grippy faux-leather stuff to my G3 and call it good.

You can get a great price on either the GX1 or the G3 at Adorama.

Art trumps gear

How important is your gear to your craft? If you lost it all and had to start over, would you give up, or would you still work your craft with your cell phone, your compact point ‘n shoot, your grandfather’s speed graphic?

Cool gear is cool, but if your photography is your art and your craft it must come from the heart.

Podcast Roll

Not exclusively photography-related, but I thought I would throw this out there anyway.

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips -> Lightroom Videos
  • askdane.com
  • Buzz Out Loud
  • Camera Dojo: Digital Photography Enthusiasts
  • The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast
  • Daily Photo Tips with Chris
  • Digital Photography Life
  • Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor
  • FLOSS Weekly
  • Hanselminutes
  • The Java Posse
  • Layers TV: For Everything Adobe
  • MacBreak Weekly
  • Moose Peterson
  • Photofocus
  • Photoshop User TV
  • PixelPerfect
  • Rails Envy
  • Security Now!
  • This Week in Photography
  • Within The Frame
  • WNYC’s Radio Lab
  • You Look Nice Today

Feel free to share your favorites in the comments.