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What to do with an underused GX1?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by sgoldswo, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hertfordshire, UK
    On a whim I bought a (very cheap) GX1 in an Amazon lightning deal, liked it but didn't really use it. I used it to take some street stuff and other shots.

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    I was going to eBay it when I came across a blog post about an IR converted GX1. My blog post about all of this is here: Panasonic GX1 and Infrared « sgoldswoblog

    Essentially I shall be keeping it and having it converted for IR photography.
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  2. Dalton

    Dalton Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Portland, Oregon USA
    Dan Ferrall
    Love my GX1

    I have been taking out my GX1 a lot recently. I like to trade off between my G5 and my GX1.

    The images you posted look very nice. I sure hate to see you convert it but, I suppose it was inexpensive and you may like the IR stuff.

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  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    used bodies crop in value so fast it makes my head spin. Sell it fast before you lose another $50 in value or before you spend a few hundred for a super limited use conversion.
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  4. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Hopefully you'll find plenty of opportunity to use it for what it's costing you.

    I bought a ready converted camera from someone called Infraready on eBay and I've used it maybe twice. I think I bought it about 5 months ago too and I'm thinking of selling it soon. Fortunately it was just a cheap Canon Powershot so wasn't really a massive outlay
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  5. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Thanks Dan. I have a GH3 that I've been using as my main M43s camera but I also own an E-M5. Despite what people might think they are very complimentary.

    I liked the GX1 a lot but it became a bit of a "house" camera (it doesn't do its best work in the winter murk that persists in the UK, where it is a bit noisy even at base ISO) and I would have wanted a camera with an integrated VF to use it more. I am very interested in both B&W and landscape photography so to me it was an obvious way to get some use out of a camera I bought relatively cheaply and would otherwise have sold.
  6. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hertfordshire, UK
    That's a pity. Fortunately I love my landscape photography and I've recently become really interested in IR work.

    I figure I can slip the GX1 into my backpack when I take out my GH3 for visible light work to get some (extreme) contrasts and share lenses. Ah well, I will report how it goes!
  7. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hertfordshire, UK
    For me I'm not sure it would be limited use - but I agree with you that if I didn't have a purpose in mind for it it could become an expensive fool's errand.
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Toss a pancake on it and leave it on like a fixed lens. Then take it with you every time you walk out the door without your "serious" cameras.

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  9. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    give it away! thats what i do with old cameras(when im not hoarding them for no reason)
    spread the photography bug!
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