Grizzly at Mary Bay Yellowstone Lake

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Forth of July Treat

The Panasonic Lumix ZS7 and ZS5 has been discussed on several of the RV blogs lately. I have been considering a new camera for a while. With all the blogging about these two models I decided to check them out. After reading reviews and the technical data about them I purchased the ZS5.

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I wanted a camera that was small enough to carry in a pocket or small pouch but still had some functionality of a  SLR. I also wanted was the ability to get close up pictures without special lenses.

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The photo of the coins was taken on the dinning table in the RV with just the light that was coming through the window. It passed the close up criteria I was looking for.

One of the things Dianna and I enjoy about Dallas is going downtown to the farmers market. We used go here every weekend when we lived in the big city.

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Those that have been there know what this market is like. It is large with many vendors displaying all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

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Many of the vendors sell locally grown produce. We love fresh tomatoes, squash, spinach and of course peaches. It was a good thing we had the RV with a big empty refrigerator to bring back all the produce we bought.

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Outside the vendor sheds are nurseries that sell all kind of plants, shrubs and trees. On a bright sunshiny morning the colors are vivid. We missed the sunshine by a few hours.

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Hard to believe all this is in the shadow of downtown Dallas, TX.

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The Lumix ZS5 is working out very well. Like anything new it takes some time before you know all the ins and outs of it. So far I am very happy with it and looking forward to getting many more wonderful photos from it.