Thursday, 10 September 2009

I Got A GH1

What have I been doing? Hmm..

I went to Zushi Beach and had a great swim. The water was invitingly warm.

I really wanted to go to the beach at least once this Summer. I can cross that off my "to do" list now. Zushi is in the Kanagawa prefecture, about an hour and a half from central Tokyo. You can get there either by the Keikyu line (to Shinzushi), or JR's Shonan-Shinjuku, or Yokosuka line.

It was end of season, so not the plethora of bikini girls around. It was mostly a family atmosphere and a whole lot of windsurfers. It's a clean beach and quite nice. You could see Mt Fuji at sunset. I think I'll be back here again for sure. It's not that far from my old apartment in Tomioka. Shame that I never came here when it was closer.

It must have been something I ate, but on Monday morning my stomach was tight, and feeling nauseous I rushed to the bathroom to hurl. I had to call in sick. After using four of my leave days last year due to sickness, I really didn't want to do it. I actually really like my Monday's schedule, and I hope my kindy kids didn't miss me too much.

I went to Akihabara today to get myself a new camera.

I settled on the Panasonic GH1. I've been deliberating between this and the Nikon D5000 for ages, and still couldn't make a clear decision. The Panny's feature set is overall better, but I like the feel of Nikon.

I tested some photos this evening with my two lovely model "hentai' dolls I bought today for 840 yen for both.

The low light focusing is a little tricky, but I think it turned out ok. I was impressed with the detail I didn't even notice with my own eyes. The electronic viewfinder will take a bit of getting used to.

I'll pass final judgement until I've taken more pictures and video. The Japanese menus aren't hard to work out though.

For some reason black is the most expensive, but I got a good price. The Gold and Red looked really cheap to me. An SLR can be any colour as long as it's black!

I may still get the Nikon D5000 anyway, instead of buying an adapter for my Nikon lenses which would cost almost half the Nikon!

Now I can get back into taking some pictures and videos of this strange place.