Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and 14-45mm lens: London street shots

West End photos with a Lumix GF-1

After selling a few photos recently and feeling flush, we recently shelled out for a Lumix 14mm-45mm zoom lens for our  Panasonic Lumix GF-1 camera.

In case you’re not familiar with the camera, the GF-1 uses the Micro Four Thirds system, offering near-dSLR quality images, removable lens and high end controls in a compact package considerably smaller than a regular SLR.

It’s a great ‘bigger brother’ to the Lumix LX3 compact camera – still our favourite small digital snapper – and when used with the nifty 17mm ‘pancake’ lens, is a great street shooting camera.

We took the  camera and the 14-45mm lens for a stroll around London and once again were impressed with the results. We thought you might like to see the results.

In the above photo you can see the old Borders store in Charing Cross Road, London, with the name of its previous owners, The Sun Electrical Co Ltd clearly visible.

The store is set to reopen as a TK Maxx fashion shop.

West End photos with a Lumix GF-1

All the photos were blasted off using the camera’s excellent ‘iA’ auto mode, with just the occasional exposure compensation tweak for trickier scenes.

This is Soho Square, a short walk away from the bustle and hustle of Oxford Street.

West End photos with a Lumix GF-1

This monster pile driver is near the junction of Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street, and is part of the major works involved in the Crossrail project.

West End photos with a Lumix GF-1

You can clearly see the reflection of the Telecom Tower in this shot of Euston tower near Warren Street tube station.

We’ll be out and about with both Lumix cameras over the summer, so be sure to check out our comprehensive and regularly updated photo gallery on our sister site, urban75 for more examples.

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