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Old Jan 9, 2010, 6:21 PM   #41
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I totally agree with you. I have both brands and there is no doubt the Pana way to upgrade F/W is easier.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 8:50 PM   #42
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Walter,

Your panoramic sunrise series is a joy to view. It is so refreshing to see how you have worked with the progressing morning light. The camera certainly excels in your hands.

I am currently a Panasonic FZ18 user and having difficulty deciding between the G1 and a Pentax K-x. I have more domestic uses for the camera, both around the house and when we travel. The G1 would be familiar in size and operation, and the K-x would offer some nice low-light abilities that I enjoy exploring.

Keep up the good work with the Panasonic G1, and please share it with us, it is inspiring.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 4:47 PM   #43
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Thank you for your kind comments, MacBook!

I don't know the Pentax K-x so i wouldn't know. What I know, is that I'm fully satisfied with my G1, but then I do mostly landscapes which is not very demanding on a camera. The Panasonic ought not to be used with higher ISO-settings than max. 800 - after that you will find degrading IQ. From what i heard (read in this Forum, really) the K-x is very good with high ISO.

My Panny is perfect for my style of photography, and the best I have ever seen for taking bracket-shots for HDR's. On the down-side is the very limited choice of lenses for it. I'm dreaming of a Tokina 11-16 or equivalent for landscape-shooting, but it's not easy!
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I'm dreaming of a Tokina 11-16 or equivalent for landscape-shooting, but it's not easy!
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...tialSearch=yes

should be pretty close to that.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 5:36 PM   #45
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...should be pretty close to that.
Yeah, I know this lens but its not going to happen, Hards80 - its almost twice the price of the Tokina, here in Norway! For that price I can buy a Nikon D5000 house or a D90 house + a Tokina 11-16 AND I'd have f 2.8 also, instead of f 4.0 on the Lumix G-Vario 7-14mm!

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Yeah, I know this lens but its not going to happen, Hards80 - its almost twice the price of the Tokina, here in Norway! For that price I can buy a Nikon D5000 house or a D90 house + a Tokina 11-16 AND I'd have f 2,8 also, instead of f 4,0 on the Lumix G-Vario 7-14mm!

hmm...

how about a sigma 10-20 4-5.6 and a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter??
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 2:39 PM   #47
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- Well it might work, but f 4 - 5.6 is not exactly a 'bright' lens - that's why i like the Tokina 11-16 it has f 2.8

- Another thing is, I need to find out if AF will work with that lens (probably not). Most certainly I'll have to use it with manual focus AND in Aperture-priority only as well.

I said I was only 'dreaming' of one....

But thanks anyway!
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In my experience with the m4/3 so far, I find that short FL prime lenses work best. One of the reasons is because the G1/GH1/GF1 do not have in-body IS. Thus, using long zooms will produce blurriness due to camera shake (unless a tripod is used). I bought two 135mm lenses and have a hard time obtaining good quality images. So, I'd stick to a FL no greater than 90mm if using it hand held.
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 12:00 PM   #49
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Walter S.

Mind blowingly awesome photos sir!! Waw, so inspirational!!!

Well done on achieving what you have.

I am looking at buying a DSLR and didn't think about the G1 at all. See my thread about what to buy.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wh...ice-again.html

What are your views on the Samsung NX10

Any advice form you would be great sir. Would you recommend the G1 to me?

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Cobblestones at night. Quiet town. And you, standing there taking pictures.
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