A commenter asked earlier today if I might write a guide book to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera. I have occasionally had people send me e-mail messages with similar questions about other cameras. I appreciate your asking, but unfortunately I don’t have that particular camera in line for a book; I’d love to do more books, but I don’t have enough resources to do more than a few per year, at least for the present. There is good news for users of the Panasonic GF1, though — there is at least one very good book that covers that camera in detail — a guide written by David Busch and Dan Simon. I have had the opportunity to assist David with some of his other books, and I know firsthand that his books are very well done and provide a lot of excellent information. So, you may want to look into that book, and there may be others available also.
As for the update on my current camera books, today there was a little bit of a change at Amazon.co.uk. For the past several days, they had listed the book about the Panasonic Lumix LX5 as “Usually ships in 2 to 4 weeks.” Now, for whatever reason, it is listed as usually shipping within 2 to 3 weeks. That is some improvement, I guess, though I really wouldn’t want to have to wait 2 weeks or more for a book I purchased to ship. I expect the actual shipping time is getting shorter and shorter, but it won’t be really satisfactory until Amazon.co.uk purchases some books to keep in stock, so they can ship them overnight.
I hope to make some more progress on the Leica D-Lux 5 book tonight; I believe I’m still on track to get it done within the next couple of weeks.