My New Panasonic GF3 Camera – Micro Four Thirds

I need to work out the low light issues I am having with this camera.  Can’t seem to figure out how to get more light without using the flash indoors as well as outdoors.  I have not loaded the manual yet thought I could figure this out on my own.  I will be enrolling in a 3 hour class as soon as I can to learn more about this new camera and how to work it better as well as just take awesome pictures.  I am in no way a photographer but I am at the point in my life I really want to learn more.  I will never be great because I lack patience and artistic flare but I can learn to improve. (SLIDE SHOW BELOW)

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BRIDGE CAMERA LINE UP–Reasonably Priced Big Zoom Cameras

Bridge Camera Roundup

By Allan Weitz

Published Fri, 2011-11-18 12:35

B&H Photo, where this info was obtained – click here!  Great website

Despite the growing availability of some impressively small mirrorless digital-camera systems, the market for bridge-style cameras continues to hold its own. If you think about it, it’s kind of cool to know you can purchase a technology-packed digital camera that can capture up to 10 frames per second, HD video with Dolby sound, and sports  a fixed 36x optical zoom lens no less for a few hundred dollars. I take that back. It’s very cool.

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PANASONIC TS3 – Practice Pictures

Still testing out the new camera we got for our trips.  This is just a test picture post.  Feel free to share comments and remember I am definitely not a photographer although would like to be one some day.  🙂 None of these picture shave been edited.

While Cheryl had to work today and while I was supposed to be doing chores, I decided to head to a local park and take pictures.  It was a beautiful day here and just couldn’t resist going for a walk in Kanaka Provincial Park.  Located in Maple Ridge, BC right along the Fraser River.

Kanaka Park Grainy Look



Typical Wetcoast


Sneaking a look at the Fraser River





This was taken directly into the sun





















Golden Ears in the Back ground - Mts near our house


















Panasonic TS3 Point & Shoot Camera

Our summer trip ended up killing my other Panasonic camera.  The one that took almost 99% of the pictures.  I brought the camera back to the store I bought it because it was new before left on June 29th.  Told them where I went and that it was my fault the camera died.  Panasonic gave me a new one anyway.  Great customer service. 

So, I will be selling the Panasonic DMC-FH25 since it’s new and got myself a Panasonic TS3 waterproof camera.  I think this is the type of camera that would work better on the bike doing one-handed moving shots and now I can take pics of the rain that we often ride in.

Salmon stream by my house

Today I was just playing around taking pics getting used to grip and trying out the HD 1080p video function.  Here are a few non motorcycle pictures of my dogs and a little stream near my house where Salmon spawn and Eagles come every fall early winter.

***If you click on the pics they get larger and you can really see that this camera takes some nice high resolution pictures.  Please so far.


I have to practice not covering the mic with my finger and get used to the lens being easily covered up my fingers as well…




Close up grass
Foggy Morning

Salmon Stream


My short test video set to HD 1080p.  In the above picture you can see where the mic is.  Easy to cover if not paying attention.  So far I like this camera.  Not much bigger than the one I took on the trip just a little heavier.  So, I will try it out this weekend on our 2 niter to Tumwater, WA to go see the Gerbing folks.

Would love to hear about your own set up and cameras that are being used out there.  We also bring a more powerful camera when on a trip.  Canon Powershot SX30 IS.

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