Micro 4/3 Played with a GX1....WOW!

Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
Managed to have a quick go on the new GX1 with 14-42mm X series lens and it is really nice. Looks almost identical to the GF1 but has a better grip and metal high quality buttons on the back. The model I handled also had the 1.4m dot EVF which was brilliant!! It looks and feels a great package and will produce great images with it's G3 innards!
 

soundimageplus

Top Veteran
Jul 6, 2010
103
Should I be getting my pre-order in anytime soon?

Managed to have a quick go on the new GX1 with 14-42mm X series lens and it is really nice. Looks almost identical to the GF1 but has a better grip and metal high quality buttons on the back. The model I handled also had the 1.4m dot EVF which was brilliant!! It looks and feels a great package and will produce great images with it's G3 innards!
 

Pelao

All-Pro
Jul 11, 2010
123
Ontario, Canada
Stephen
Sounds very nice. I can't wait to play with one. I don't think it's the camera for me when I move on from my GF1, but I'll certainly look at it.
 

Andrewteee

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Jul 8, 2010
123
I've heard about issues with the 14-42mm X lens at the long end. Any indication of this with your experience? What is the experience like of zooming with that lens? Is it fast? Can it step zoom?
 
Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
I've heard about issues with the 14-42mm X lens at the long end. Any indication of this with your experience? What is the experience like of zooming with that lens? Is it fast? Can it step zoom?
I have not heard any issues for the 14-42 'X' lens. The zoom is a little slow but IQ is very good. Manual focus is tricky though. I did ask ablut OIS problems at certain focal lengths for the 45-175 but the rep said he had not heard of any problems.

Don: Too late David..Andy beat ya to the punch.
Nah, as nice as it is I'm happy with my G3.
 

olli

Super Moderator Emeritus
Sep 28, 2010
123
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
Sounds good. Now Panasonic just need to deliver on the promised 12-35 and this could be a great set up. Of course if the 12-35 and future X lenses are all power zooms that's a different story.
 

olli

Super Moderator Emeritus
Sep 28, 2010
123
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
The other one is a 35-100. Pansonic haven't revealed the maximum aperture except to say that they will be 'bright'. (Sorry, can't find the link to the original report).

These two correspond to the traditional 24-70 and 70-200 zooms on FF which I imagine has given rise to the speculation that they will both be 2.8. I'm more inclined to think that the former could well be 2.8 and the latter perhaps 4.

The mack ups presented by Panny don't look like they have the power zoom feature and they weren't described as such so I'm hoping they won't, but from the presentation it seems that these are still at an early stag of development so presumably a lot could change.

If the 12-35 is indeed a good quality f2.8 it could certainly tempt me to jump ship. This lens, the Oly 12 and the Panny 25 would cover just about everything I could ever want. Let's see what Sony can deliver with their promised high quality G standard zoom.

Isn't competition great?
 
Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
The other one is a 35-100. Panasonic haven't revealed the maximum aperture except to say that they will be 'bright'.
Ahh yes that's the one. The rep showed me proof in his folder that they will both be f2.8 so both lenses should be pretty stunning...I hope!
 
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olli

Super Moderator Emeritus
Sep 28, 2010
123
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
Excellent if they can do it for the bigger lens - judging from the images it didn't look like it would be big enough to be a 2.8. Though if it were me I'd prefer a more compact f4 since I more interested in the wider stuff.

Don't suppose the rep had any notes about potential price range?
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
Hmmm...so Andy how does the new Panasonic EVF compare with the old Oly VF2? Also do you know whether they are compatible/interchangeable?

Certainly not thinking of trading the EP3 or anything....but the PL25 is days away and I just wondered, if I can't live with the rattlesnake, what my alternatives might be..:blush: If tests show that the GX isn't similarly afflicted of course
 

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