The UPS man just came. I mentioned to him that it's supposed to snow tonight—but only two inches. "Oh, that's two inches too much!" he shot back, as he raced away. UPS men move fast, I've noticed. Maybe they're just scared of Lulu. She tends to have that effect on delivery people.
Anyway, I'm very pleased to report that my Panasonic GF1 has finally arrived! It's been just a day short of one month since I ordered it. It's the first new digital camera I've bought for myself in a long time.
From what I've heard—this is just scuttlebutt—Panasonic is favoring the Japanese home market with early deliveries, and the GF1 has been very popular in Japan. It's been very popular all over the world, actually. Wherever cameras are sold. Supplies have been arriving, they're just very intermittent.
If you've been waiting, Amazon lists one GF1 with the kit zoom in stock now, from Wall Street Photo, at a $100 price premium, and is expecting a shipment of the GF1 and 20mm ƒ/1.7 (the lens I bought) on the 13th of this month; according to them you can pre-order one from this page, although it's possible you still might not get one from that shipment, I imagine. (At least, you shouldn't blame me if you don't—I had to wait too, don't forget.) You can pre-order a GF1 with the kit zoom from the December 13th shipment from this page, with no price premium (other than having to pay early list price, which is usually a sort effectively a "premium" in itself, although not technically).
A veritable DMD! In my hot little hands at last.
MikeFeatured Comment by Jeff Goggin: "I hope you enjoy yours as much as...well, as much as you enjoyed mine. :-)"