LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm – my new lens!
Ever since I returned from my trip to Patagonia, I have been dreaming to buy a new zoom lens for my Lumix GF1. I went on an epic trip to the end of the world with 20mm pancake lens – what was I thinking? I missed the opportunity to take truly amazing pictures of wild animals because they were too damn far away from me..
Of course when researching various zoom lens, I realized that the one that I want 14mm-140mm costs over 700USD. Luckily, my husband – the smart guy that he is helped me get it for only 300USD. What we did is basically this: I bought GF2 camera lens kit – a new generation of my camera with 14mm – 140mm lens as a set for 1000USD, then we sold the body for 700USD at yahoo auction Japan and voila! I got my lens for 300USD – sometimes the ridiculous side of Japan works to my advantage. ^-^
So today, I took my new lens out for a walk in Meguro. It is a bit too dark too shoot indoors but outside it does magic. Here, I am posting a couple of pictures I took with 10x zoom like this tower mansion (…yes, that is typical Tokyo sky ^-^)
This picture was taken with 5x zoom – paparazzi style! ^-^
This is the traffic light above the highway – also 10x zoom. With plenty of light, the sharpness is amazing!
Delivery mopeds – 5x zoom
Early sakura in “Rinshi no mori” park in Meguro – 5x zoom.
Walking in the park – 10x zoom.
This one is my favorite – I didn’t have to kneel down or bend to take this picture.
And speaking of the wild animals – I got the shot of my first one! ..Only it seems to be someone’s pet – according to the Facebook statuses – not uncommon in the central Tokyo. ^-^
I guess the zoom on my lens is still kinda small to take a good picture of the moon but the ornament on a roof 5m high? No problem! ^-^
So, to sum up I am very excited about my new lens especially because it also takes good video with a super fast auto focus. I am all set for my Spring trip to Kyoto. ^-^