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Panasonic GF1: Pro-level picture quality packed in an ultra compact design.


Panasonic announced, today, the newest in their LUMIX G Series – the DMC-GF1. They’re calling this latest addition to the lineup “the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lense digital camera with built-in flash.” And, in fairness, the body does only weigh 285 grams. It packs powerful DSLR-like and HD video capabilities into a sleek and easy-to-use compact body. And its 12.1-megapixel live MOS sensor can capture images up to 4000 x 3000 pixels. Features include:  Full-time Live View, high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF, Built-In Flash, an on-screen Exposure Meter and an iAuto Mode with “Peripheral Defocus” to prevent shooting errors. There…

How To with Lastolite


They’ve been around for 22 years, giving us everything we need in the way of backgrounds and lighting control systems for the photo, video and cinema industry. Now they’re pretty much doing it all for us as well. Lastolite has, by far, the coolest instructional video tutorials on their website. They highlight everything from how to set up & use their various products to how to fold them up and put them back in their cases properly (where are these guys when you’ve got an unruly map?). Don’t take our word for it. Check them out yourself!

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