Thursday, October 21, 2010

post-call day off

This week has been somewhat busy, so apologies for the lack of posts. I'm not going to make up for it much today, unfortunately. I just have one observation. Overnight call can be hard--no one likes to be Last Man Standing for that late case in the OR, and one sick patient can be downright harrowing when no one else is around. But I am lucky enough to work in a practice where I get post-call day off, and that trade-off, in my opinion, is well worth the pain.






Full post-call picture set here. By the way, as some of you have noted, I have been playing around with a new camera (a Panasonic Lumix GF1 with fixed focal length lens--the 20mm f/1.7 to be precise) and I absolutely love it. It is tiny little camera that is much easier to carry around than my SLR, and with that quick little lens it is a gem. I don't know why I am saying this, because for some reason this seems to enrage this dissidents whenever I get a new camera (admittedly, my old camera still works so I didn't need a new camera per se, but I rarely buy things for myself and since we do not live an exorbitant lifestyle and photography is a hobby I will give myself a pass)--but if anyone wants to know my opinion about the Lumix GF1, I will say: I may never touch my SLR again. I love this camera. A more detailed review perhaps in the future, but if you're looking at this camera with this lens, my vote is an unqualified YES.

14 comments:

  1. Hey, some of those pictures (in the full set) show Mack smiling! I thought I'd never see it. So cute!

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  2. Outre1:10 AM

    GF1 is awesome!

    I long to get the Nokor f/.95

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  3. I didn't even know there was such thing as an f/0.95!

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  4. we all deserve to treat ourself to a new toy every now and then...

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  5. you kinda make me wanna get out there and buy myself that camera...! is that lens alone serving you well?

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  6. Outre7:01 PM

    I've read that the f/.95 is kind of a glorified CCTV lens refitted and packaged for the 43rds cameras, so in theory you could just buy a CCTV lens and use an adaptor to fit it on to the GF1.

    But the lens looks so pretty... I'm such a sucker with design/packaging elements.

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  7. Outre7:03 PM

    OOps.. forgot to add that the cost difference between the Nokor and going the adaptor+CCTV lens route is HUGE...

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  8. i would love a review - thanks!

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  9. eyeknee10:45 PM

    your children are beyond adorable!

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  10. I have the Olympus PEN E-P2 and switched out the kit lens for the Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens (which in opinion makes for the best combo in the micro 4/3 world). It is absolutely TO DIE FOR. I took it with me to Portugal this past summer, and I felt so light and carefree that I was practically skipping. I think I may never travel with my SLR ever again.

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