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When Panasonic launched its series of micro fourthirds cameras a little while ago, I think they must have been reading my letters to Santa.
I’ve always wanted something with the functionality of a DSLR but without the bulk/weight. Almost all of the shots I take are incidental to an activity I’m involved in. Carrying a large bodied full DSLR I’ve always thought would prove restrictive. The dimensions of the Panasonic DMC-GF1 I’ve found to be perfect.
I was a little concerned about the amount of support and development this format would get, but it appears I was not alone buying into this format. There is an ever-increasing number of quality lenses being produced that are compatible with this body.
I’m currently using a 20mm (40mm 35mm equiv) fixed length pancake lens as my primary lens with a 45-200 zoom alongside. I find the 20mm a truly excellent addition, bright, fast and great quality.
The 45-200 is just a little too large for the body and using without a view finder can be tough. Although some shots have proved pretty successful with effort.