It looks like this is the end of the road for me and my DMC-FZ18. Did it break? No. Did it fail to live up to my expectations? Nope. It's just that its successor has just arrived. There's a brand new DMC-FZ28, sitting still in its shipping box, on a table in my studio. Time to move on.
But it's not the end for this camera that has served me so well, probably the best all-around camera that I've ever owned. It's going to trickle down. The DMC-FZ18 will replace the Hobbitt's DMC-FZ5 (another great camera) and the DMC-FZ5 will end up in the hands of my granddaughter, who's just turned five.
So, in a fitting goodbye to my trusty FZ18, here's a collection of images that we made together. Stay tuned for some thoughts about my new DMC-FZ28.