I am a camera

picture of my new camera

After months of reading reviews and being unable to decide on one, I just ordered a new digital camera! Hurrah! I’ve chosen the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. I’ve ordered it online and it should be here tomorrow. Can’t wait! šŸ™‚

Let me quote from the overall conclusion from this review on dpreview.com:

In summary the FZ8 is a welcome upgrade to one of the best ‘super zoom’ cameras on the market, even if it doesn’t address some of the fundamental issues we had with its predecessor (namely the inability of the sensor/processor to deliver results to match the lens). But it’s a very well-priced, very well-designed, wonderfully versatile, fast and responsive photographic tool that offers SLR features – and an effective image stabilization system – in a very compact package.

If you accept that the size and convenience of this type of product means a certain level of compromise you won’t be disappointed. Viewed on-screen at 100% the output often leaves a little to be desired, but for ‘normal’ use (standard sized prints, full screen viewing) the excellent lens and reliable focus/exposure systems cannot fail to impress.

There’s another quite thorough review on dcresource.com.


Don’t think I’ve ever seen Paradiso so packed as it was yesterday evening. We’d all gathered in Amsterdam to enjoy a show by Queens Of The Stone Age. Sold out in under 2 minutes, so expectations were running high.

Fortunately they did deliver, with an excellent set. The only downside was the volume level, it was just too damn loud, which caused quite a lot of resonance at times. Check out photo’s of this event on Flickr.

Setlist: Monsters, Burn the Witch, Misfit Love, If Only, Sick, Sick, Sick, Avon, Do it Again Headache, Turnin on the Screw, Hollow, Little Sister, Battery Acid, 3’s & 7’s, Better Living, Go with the Flow, Regular John — Run Pig Run, Song for the Dead Lees verder QOTSA