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   Panasonic GF-1 Camera - Parts List                             



This was my first purchase, a Panasonic GF1 Camera and a Panasonic 20mm f1.7 Lens Kit. I have listed all the accessories that I purchased with it and the Lowepro Apex 100AW Shoulder Bag that I bought to hold it all.

 Panasonic GF1 Camera + EVF + 20mm f1.7 Lens  - Parts List - 1st Purchase

1. GF-1 Camera Assembly (Fits neatly inside the main part of the Apex 100 AW Case):-

  • Panasonic GF-1 Digital 'Micro 4/3rds' SLR Camera

  • Panasonic DMW-LVF1E 'External Live' Viewfinder

  • 2 x Sandisk 16Gb Extreme III 30Mb/Sec SDHC Cards

  • Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Battery

  • Black (Wrist) Strap for the camera (I am not using the supplied shoulder strap)

  • Giottos 3" LCD Screen Protector

  • Panasonic 20mm (40mm FOV) f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G Lens

  • Hoya 46mm HMC UV Filter (Permanently Fitted)

  • Hama 46mm Screw Type Standard Collapsible Rubber Hood (Fitted when required)

  • Lumix 46mm Lens Cap

  • Lowepro Apex 100 AW (Belt/Shoulder) Carrying Case

2. Graduated Filter Kit Assembly (Fits neatly inside the front part of the Apex 100 AW Case)

  • Tiffen 46-52mm Step Up Ring

  • B+W 52mm F-Pro '2 stop Gray' Graduated Filter

  • Hama 52mm Screw Type Standard Collapsible Rubber Hood

  • Hama 52mm Lens Cap

3. Panasonic DMW-BLB13 (Spare) Rechargeable Battery (I use a separate Sandisk Small Zip Case)


Giottos 3" LCD Glass Protector
This was a slight disappointment (although not a deal breaker) as it overlapped the top and bottom of the LCD by 1mm and did not completely cover the LCD leaving a gap on the left of exactly 5mm. It did cover and display my viewing (4:3) area and offered substantial rigidness and protection to the existing LCD. It could also be removed and replaced. Apparently the GGS LX3 glass protector can be used for the GF-1 and offers a complete LCD covering.

Lowepro Apex 100 AW Belt/Shoulder Bag
It was a neat fit - with the GF-1 Camera and the DMW-LVF1E external viewfinder clipped on, the 20mm lens, the Hoya 46mm UV filter and lens cap all fitted and the lens assembly facing to the back of the bag with the lens nearer the bottom (camera grip at the top). The back of the camera therefore faces to the front of the bag. I was able to place the 46mm rubber lens standard hood (collapsed) alongside the camera in the top of the bag. I also popped in a small cleaning cloth and a small gel bag (to prevent dampness).

In the front part of the bag I put in the graduated filter assembly and also the spare memory card in the special 'memory' pouch inside the lid. I was going to carry around the spare battery in my pocket (no room in the bag).
I used a Sandisk (memory) small zip case to put my spare battery in.

I tried the Lowepro Apex 100 AW case for 'belt carrying' but this proved difficult when wearing a large overcoat (Scotland has pretty hostile weather). Its an age thing, I suspect younger people will not have a problem. I am currently using the case as a shoulder bag and slung over my shoulder or across my chest - works just fine. Also because the Apex 100 AW is so light with the GF-1 you can carry it with ease by wrapping the strap in your hand or using the handle.

Lowepro Camera Bags - Link

GF1 + 20mm Lens Combo + Apex 100 AW - Images






The Alternative Bags

Lowepro Apex 60AW
Lowepro Apex 60AW belt and/or shoulder bag is ideal for carrying the GF1 and ONLY the Lumix 20mm f1.7 Lens with a UV filter and lens cap fitted. It is a neat fit and the camera is placed in the bag with it's back to the back of the bag and it's left side at the bottom. This ensures the lens is facing out and is nearer the bottom to allow the front of the bag to zip up. There is only room for a very small cleaning cloth and any spare battery and spare memory card have to be carried in your pocket. It has a handy and very sturdy folding Velcro clip for fastening to a belt - it also has a detachable shoulder strap. This is a reasonably small case, very protective and yet very easy to carry in your hand, on your belt or on your shoulder.


Lowepro Rezo 110AW
This is a very neat bag and capable of carrying the GF1 with EVF fitted, the 20mm lens, the 14-45mm lens and accessories. It does require modification though and this might not be to everyone's taste.......See the full story below.

Lowepro Rezo 120AW
The Lowepro Rezo 120AW shoulder bag will really 'cut the mustard' as the perfect size bag, higher than the Rezo 110AW, but with much more working room for the GF1 with the EVF fitted, the 20mm Lens and the 14-45mm Zoom Lens. It is a larger bag but not by very much. I purchased one and liked it so much, I now use it to carry my Nikon FM3a Film SLR plus my Nikon 50mm f1.4 AI-s Lens and my Nikon 28mm f2.8 AI Lens. The FM3a is about the size of the Leica M8/M9 Cameras.




GF1 + EVF + 20mm + 14-45mm Lens Kit - Lowepro Rezo 110AW Shoulder Bag


Lowepro Rezo 110AW Shoulder Bag


I searched around for an even smaller shoulder bag than the 120AW - the Lowepro Rezo 110AW. It can just take my GF1 with the EVF fitted, the 20mm Lens, the 14-45mm Lens and all my accessories. This Lowepro 110AW bag is a VERY - VERY neat fit and may not be to everyone's liking. 


Main Compartment (has a Top Lid that is zipped on 3 sides - meets the 'Velcro Held' Front Lid)

  • GF1 Camera with DMW-LVF1E 'External Live' Viewfinder Fitted and Wrist Strap

  • Panasonic 20mm Lens/UV Filter (fitted to camera or in spare compartment)

  • Panasonic 14-45mm Lens/UV Filter/Own Hood (fitted to camera or in spare compartment)

Spare Side Compartment (has the same Top Lid as the Main Compartment)

  • Panasonic 20mm Lens/UV Filter (fitted to camera or in spare compartment)

  • Panasonic 14-45mm Lens/UV Filter/Own Hood (fitted to camera or in spare compartment)

  • Hama 46mm Screw - Collapsible Rubber Hood (for 20mm lens)

  • Hama 52mm Screw - Collapsible Rubber Hood (for graduated filter on 20mm lens)

Front 'Zip' Compartment - Underneath the 'Velcro Held' Front Lid

  • Spare - Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Battery

  • B+W 52mm F-Pro '2 stop gray' Graduated Filter

  • Small Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

  • Lens Wipes and Cotton Buds

Pouch Compartment (inside of main/side compartments lid)

  • Spare - SanDisk 16Gb Extreme III 30Mb/Sec SDHC Card

  • Tiffen 46-52mm Step Up Ring (for fitting 52mm graduated filter to the 20mm lens)

I planned the kit to enter and exit the bag from the back whilst it was being carried - with the top unzipped and folded forward. Therefore the GF1 with either lens and its EVF fitted - drops in on the left with the EVF top facing the front of the bag (with the 14-45mm lens you reverse fit it's hood on the lens).


The bag comes with a single divider which will have to be reduced in height by about 3/4" - it has no flap. By reducing the divider you allow the GF1 with either the 20mm or the 14-45mm, reversed hood fitted (lens down) to be placed in the left side and using the edge of the divider as a support to retain the GF1 above the spare lens on the right.


The divider has to be higher than the diameter of the 14-45mm lens (with its own hood fitted backwards). The 14-45mm lens is placed sideways in the right side of the bag from front to back.


The trick is making sure that the 'divider' is the right height when fitted tight to the floor of the bag - its top must be higher than the diameter of the hood of the 14-45mm and the top low enough to allow the body of the GF1 to sit deep enough in the bag for the bag to be zipped shut.


I placed the divider in the bag so that the velcro tabs were facing into the spare lens - right section. Do not cut the divider across - I hand stitched the velcro tabs at the bottom where I was going to cut them and then I removed a small section of the velcro tab at each side - this allows the divider to be folded at the bottom towards the the right and can then be easily adjusted for height.


I use a large 'Jessops' blue cleaning cloth to wrap my GF1 and either 'fitted' lens in before I place it in the bag - offers more protection between the camera body and the spare lens. Sometimes I fold the cloth up and lay it over the spare lens on the right as extra protection - makes it easier to grab the GF1 for instant use. I use a wrist strap with my GF1.




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Richard Lawrence
United Kingdom