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MentorRon

I have begun posting images from my latest acquisition, a second-hand Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 / ZR1 point'n'shoot pocket camera. I am using 16:9 format, so resolution is reduced to 9MP. I cost $14.99 at a local thrift store. I limit ISO to Auto800 max. It's specs are in equipment listings on ePhotozine: https://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/panasonic-lumix-dmc-zx1-2812
Older photos (of Europe) were taken with my ($7 Cdn) Fujifilm Finepix F100fd point'n'shoot.
My Avatar shows me holding a used Kodak Pony 135 camera found in a thrift store recently: that model was my 1st 35mm camera in the late 1950s. (All manual: 4 shutter speeds (25-50-100-200th plus Bulb), film wind knob, guess-timating focus, external exposure meter and flash required Wink
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