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Panasonic Lumix GF2 -Thoughts?
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Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Panasonic Lumix GF2 -Thoughts? on 03/13/2011 18:44:34 MDT Print View

I'm currently using the Canon G11. I'm wanting something that produces better quality photos. The G11 does a pretty nice job, but not quite to my standards.

My concern is the 14mm lens that comes standard on the GF2. I think I'd be happier with the 20mm that comes on the GF1. I could always go with the GF1, but at the cost of size and losing a few features I think I would enjoy.

Does anyone have experience with this? I would appreciate any input in this matter. Thanks.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Panasonic Lumix GF2 -Thoughts? on 03/13/2011 19:49:42 MDT Print View

Hi Juston,

The lens is partly a matter of preference--wider and slower for landscapes; longer and faster for more of a standard lens. Neither seems to have OIS, which I'd want for myself. DPR seems to prefer the 20 for its sharpness and speed.

As to which body, a lot of that decision revolves around whether you'd like the GF2 touchscreen. It has a few other advancements (stereo sound) but doesn't seem to be significantly better, more incrementally. FWIW I've seen some very cheap GF1 kit prices, so if I could find one for sub $400 I'd budget the difference for the EVF or another lens.

Cheers,

Rick

Levon Jensen
(LevonJensen) - MLife

Locale: Canadian Rockies
camera on 03/13/2011 20:07:24 MDT Print View

i think the "top" "normal view" camera to beat is the brand new http://www.finepix-x100.com/ fugi x100

1000usd i think, 3 built in ND filter for almost every outdoor shot,

i was going over the gf1. gf2 compact camera thing, i decided on the fugi but ran out of money so it will sit on the wish list for now :D


Awesome new sensor, some of the best IQ, the lense was made specifically for the camera,


If not buy the gf1 and the 20mm , gf2 seems like it went in the wrong direction. also by the time you buy the EVF your almost at the same price as the fugi