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Old Jan 9, 2011, 10:01 PM   #11
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Hi Saly-

As I posted in the Panny M4/3 folder, I also ordered a GF1 body today (01/09), so we can learn together. I own the Panny 20mm, the Oly 14-42 and the Panny 45-200mm lenses. Even when I used those lenses on my EPL1, I just took with me only the lenses I need for that event, otherwise the kit gets too heavy.

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Old Jan 10, 2011, 9:34 PM   #12
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Nice pics. How well balanced does the camera feel with the 70-300mm (+ adapter)? This is a great lens and since the m4/3 version costs more than twice as much, I'm thinking about getting this combo for my EPL1 the lens + adapter look way too big.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 10:02 PM   #13
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Nice pics. How well balanced does the camera feel with the 70-300mm (+ adapter)? This is a great lens and since the m4/3 version costs more than twice as much, I'm thinking about getting this combo for my EPL1 the lens + adapter look way too big.
Tullio - Switching over from the FZ35, this lens feels like an elephant on the end of the camera.... Plus, it doesn't have the built-in image stabilizer like a Panasonic lens, so it's quite a challenge to hold it steady. At full 300mm zoom, I have to use a tripod. But at lesser zoom, it's manageable, and the images are very sharp.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 12:02 AM   #14
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Nice pics, does the GF1 have a viewfinder?
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 11:56 AM   #15
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Nice pics, does the GF1 have a viewfinder?
DML - No, the GF1 does not come with a view finder. Personally, I prefer to always use the LCD, but I know that this is a huge negative for many. You can get an external EVF and attach it to the hot shoe, but it costs $150.
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actually with your 70-300 lens, the add on vf will help keep it stable when shooting outdoors. So if you are going to use the big zoom allot, the evf might be worth it.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 1:17 PM   #17
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actually with your 70-300 lens, the add on vf will help keep it stable when shooting outdoors. So if you are going to use the big zoom allot, the evf might be worth it.
Oh joy, more money!!!!
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Oh joy, more money!!!!
My thoughts exactly. I fail to understand (well, actually I think I know...it's all about $$$) why Pana/Oly don't build the GFx/EPLx with a BI EVF. If they keep the 2.7" LCD, adding an EVF would only slightly increase the size of the body (certainly not even close to what it is with the external EVF mounted on. Yes, I know you can remove the EVF to store the camera in a small case but that's not the point). Nothing like having the EVF built in IMO.
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My thoughts exactly. I fail to understand (well, actually I think I know...it's all about $$$) why Pana/Oly don't build the GFx/EPLx with a BI EVF. If they keep the 2.7" LCD, adding an EVF would only slightly increase the size of the body (certainly not even close to what it is with the external EVF mounted on. Yes, I know you can remove the EVF to store the camera in a small case but that's not the point). Nothing like having the EVF built in IMO.
As I wrote earlier, personally I don't like to use the EVF. Having to take my glasses off and on every time I look through the EVF is just too much of a pain. On the other hand, it's almost a must, if you are in manual focus.
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I never take off my glasses when using a vf or a evf. I just set the diopter setting to match up with my glasses.
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