Adventures of a father and a photographer. Tales about the mystery and excitement of family travel.

tiistai 15. tammikuuta 2019

Mums In Control

I was at the Disneyland Paris walking to the Toy Story land with my kids. There was quite a lot of people there, although it was low season. I held the hands of the kids tightly not to lose them in the crowd.

All of a sudden, I heard a loud voice beside me: "Caroline, hurry up! We are going to miss the rides!" The noise was so demanding, I just had to turn around and look where it came from. I saw a small family with a mother pushing a trolley. From the look in her face and the tone of her voice, I could tell Caroline was going to be in trouble pretty soon.

The family consisted of a teenage son, twins in the trolley, the mother and Caroline somewhere out of sight. The mom wasn't too tall, maybe 150 cm with her shoes on. But although she had her hands full, she was keeping the group together, despite of Caroline's wild nature.

Then, suddenly, the teenager sneezed and mother responded immediately, automatically: "Bless you" with a heart full of warmth. Just a microsecond after she had yelled at Caroline.

Isn't it wonderful how mothers can keep it all together? No matter what happens, mum will always be there. Keeping everybody together, getting to the rides on time, pushing the twins around in a trolley, keeping an eye on Caroline and minding about the health of the teenager. Can't help but admire them!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

If you have read my previous posts, you know that I have a soft spot for Panasonic cameras with Leica lenses. A little while ago, a friend of mine was selling his Lumix DMC-LX3. It's not a brand new model, but I noticed the magical L-word on the lens. He was asking 50 euros for the camera.

I've got not much use for point-and-shoot cameras, but I have been looking for a small camera for street photography. This one looked like it would be perfect to carry around. And it had a beautiful leather housing, too.

I gave in to my temptation and bought it. The lens worked just as beautifully as I expected. Excellent, sharp photos even in challenging conditions. The 10 megapixel sensor isn't the best one around, but it will do.

And, when I studied the internet, I found out that the DMC-LX3 seems to be a Leica D-LUX 4 in disguise. A Japanese Leica, but Leica camera anyway! When have you bought a Leica camera for 50 euros?

My adventures with my previous Panasonic camera can be read here.

You can read more about the camera here.


8 kommenttia:

  1. Amazing article about Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3!!!

    There is also a new Panasonic camera which is the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera. Read More About The New Panasonic Lumix S5 camera


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