My Weekend trip to Shimoda Izu Peninsula with the Panasonic GF2 and Fuji X-E1

August 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I just got the Fuji X-E1 2 weeks ago and the Panasonic GF2 a few days ago. I was excited to take both of them for a spin. It's summer here in Japan and I missed the beach so we headed out and took the train for 4.5 hours to the nearest white sand beach from Tokyo that I know, the sleepy town of Shimoda in Izu Peninsula.
 
These first 13 shots were taken with the GF2 + 14mm f/2.5.
 
1. Waiting for the train. 
"Yokohama Station" "横浜" "Panasonic GF2" "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
2.
JR Tokaido Line "Panasonic GF2" "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
3.After a few hours on the first train, we had to transfer and I saw this guy connecting these two cars
"Atami Station" "熱海駅" "Panasonic GF2" m43 "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
4.Inside the train on our last leg of the 4.5hour trip. 
"Izukyu Train" "伊豆急電車" "Panasonic GF2" "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
5.This train is quite old too
"Izukyu Train" "Panasonic GF2" "GF2" m43 "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
6. Ahhh... arrived at last. This is the view that greeted me :happy-084:
"Sotoura Beach" "外浦口" Shimoda ”下田し” "Panasonic GF2" GF2 "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
7. Had to cool down a bit and ate some shaved ice
"かけ氷" "Panasonic GF2" Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
8. Say hi to my ever loyal companion of 10 years now :happy-084:
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"Panasonic GF2" "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5" Shimoda "Sotoura Beach" "外浦白浜"
 
9. Crazy lady:wink: jumping in front of a traditional building in this town, apparently made of stones that are common here
 
10. When it was time to eat, we head out to a local eatery, I ordered a bowl of Ramen and the lady asked me if I want the big serving for the same price. Of course I said yes.... then they served me this. A serving good for one person :eek:
Shimoda "下田" Ramen Noodles "Panasonic GF2" Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
11. Since I used the GF2 as back up camera to the Fuji, here's the Fuji camera in action
"Fuji X-E1" Panasonic GF2" Shimoda "下田" Sotoura Izu "Panasonic 14mm f/2.5"
 
12. Here's my usual landscape kit, some filters, a bag for longer lens and a small bag for the camera, all attached to a belt that I sling around my shoulder.
 
13. Just wanna show the old school shutter release.
"Nikon AR-3" Fujifilm X-E1" "Panasonic GF2" Panasonic 14mm f/2.5" Shimoda
 
Here's a few from the Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm
 
14. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
"Fujifilm X-E1" "Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8" Landscape Shimoda Sunrise "外浦" Izu
 
15. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
"Fujifilm X-E1" "Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8" Landscape Shimoda Sunrise "外浦" Izu
 
16. SOOC Jpeg in Velvia Simulation mode using some square filters. Sunrise
"Fujifilm X-E1" "Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8" Landscape Shimoda Sunrise "外浦" Izu
 
17. Chuo Shirahama view
"Fujifilm X-E1" Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8" "Chuo Shirahama" Izu Shimoda "Izu Peninsula"
 
18. Chuo Shirahama Beach
 
I have to say, I quite like the GF2. I did not expect much from it as I only got it to test around and to use some of my m43 lenses that I have. It definitely exceeded my expectation. I always read that the GF2 have a noisy sensor etc but I think it makes for a fine second camera. :smile: 
 
I will be selling it as I originally intended and not because it is a bad camera. :smile:
 
Thanks for looking folks. :happy-084:

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