Lion in summer

Just a snapshot with my new pocket Lumix camera. It’s nice to be able to manually control the camera, shoot in RAW format, and so on, without having to lug a big DSLR.

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Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

6 thoughts on “Lion in summer”

  1. The Lumix is a pocket rocket — since it's so compact, it's always with me and packed with more features than I've mastered yet. My brother lugs around his huge DSLR to family events and it mostly sits on a table. My Lumix is meanwhile being easily handed around and everyone is taking pictures with it. Enjoy living light!

    1. I have a Lumix DMC-LX100 myself. I use it as a walking around camera and for any time when I don't want to lug the Nikon.

      I recommend it highly. It's light. The lens, which it shares with a Leica clone, is pretty fast, has a reasonable zoom range and produces nice images.You can also get a cute lens cap that has a sort of leaf arrangement that opens when you turn the camera on, so it stays in place and you can't lose it. Nice-sized sensor also.

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