Record high temperatures bathed New York City in sunshine last week, causing flowers to bloom across the five boroughs. Every patch of green in Manhattan was crammed with tulips and pansies in vibrant colors.
I headed to the West Village with camera in hand to document the first signs of spring.
It was the perfect opportunity to test out my new micro four thirds camera, a Panasonic Lumix GF2 that I bought after reading a glowing review on A Little Adrift.
I was reluctant to abandon my Canon G11 camera, which had captured my travel adventures from Wyoming to Egypt, but the slow shutter speed and blurry images convinced me it was time for an upgrade.
Flowers looked unbelievably sharp with the Lumix GF2’s dedicated “flowers” setting, but I found it hard to shift the focus to objects in the foreground. The auto setting did not wow me, but the shutter speed was incredibly quick for a small camera.
I am still experimenting with my new camera, but was pretty satisfied with my first shots. What do you think– is the Panasonic Lumix camera a keeper?