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Monday, February 17, 2014

Great Celebration Documented Using Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200

Lunch at Heartland Okotoks Alberta

Great Celebration, 
I had one of the best day, lunch was excellent, cheese and bacon flatbread, sharing plate of goat cheese, flatbread, tomatoes, olives, a great glass of Malbec, chocolate shortbread cookie and cappuccino, in great company,  after what went to the consignment store bought few things, came back home to get ready for dinner. 

Dinner was a real feast our friend Tom cooked a turkey a recipe from Gordon Ramsey "The Christmas Turkey", 
it was amazing, end the day with beautiful evening playing card, nothing better than to enjoy great food with great friends.

A real feast, the best turkey ever:)
To document that day of celebration I used my little Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200, it's a great camera to document life events, not the image quality of my Canon, but for a day in town drinking wine, it's a lot better than using a smart phone, more resolution, better focus, a zoom that can go up to 600mm, not a bad piece of equipment. 

On my wish list to get better resolution and great image quality in a small package is the new Canon G1X Markii, this new toy should be available by April,  not a cheap camera, around $849.00 Canadian.
The specifications for this new Canon addition are amazing, it's a dream camera,  the new 24-120mm f2-3.9 lens is very fast, plus great macro ability, a large sensor  1.5-inch for noise reduction, the latest Digic 6 image processor to improved low-light photos, a tilting touch-screen version that can flip up 180 degrees for selfies. A flash that also tilts for bouncing a hot shoe for Canon flashguns , two rings on the lens barrel, one for focus and the other for a user-selectable function. The auto focus has 31-area contrast AF this little camera has  wireless connectivity, shutter speed up to 60sec and weight only 19.5 ounces, it's a lot of specifications for a pocket camera, and if it reach the expectations that will be the perfect pocket companion. The price at Adorama is $799.00 US 

Adorama Specials

I sent an email to Canon to ask if the G1X Markii will be compatible with their new  radio triggering  speedlite system,  the 600EX-RT Flashgun and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter, I used this system with my Canon 5D Markiii and it's amazing, up to 30 meters transmission, a lot of flexibility, and no worries, the radio transmission is very effective even the other side of a wall.  I really hope it will be compatible!


  1. Thanks for an excellent evening..... Good company... Much fun.... Thanks.