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Old Mar 1, 2013, 7:25 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! Quick question on this cam. Can it be used without a lense on it?
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 2:06 PM   #2
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It can operate without a lens on, but it won't take pictures. That's the "shoot without lens" mode for use with old slr lenses, if that's what you were thinking.
 
You can add the tiny "pancake" lenses to make the camera smaller.
 
The 14mm f/2.5, 20mm f/1.7 or 14-42 PZ are only about an inch thick.
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 2:09 PM   #3
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Hey everyone! Quick question on this cam. Can it be used without a lens on it?
You cannot take pictures without a lens even though you can buy a camera without a lens. It is for you best interest to buy a GF3 with a lens, otherwise, your camera will just be a book end.
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Thank you! I have that exact camera! I was just wondering because I am looking for something smaller, that I can use to take pictures from my motorcycle, and I thought that if I could just take the lense off, that I wouldn't have to get anything else.
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If adding a pancake lens to my micro 4/3 wasn't small enough for me, I'd be looking at a Panasonic LX5 or 7 or the Olympus XZ-1 or 2.
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For shooting off a motorcyle. Get a olympus tough camera. They can survive a drop at 40mph. I would not try shooting an expensive camera when riding.
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