Panasonic 4/3

GH1 Summilux 25mm F/1.4

I've always had a fascination for the Panasonic 4/3 range. This consisted of two cameras, the L1 and L10 and four lenses made and designed in conjunction with Leica. The 14-150mm Zoom, 25mm f1.4 prime and two 14-50mm zooms, one f2.8-3.5 and the other f3.8-5.6. I've used an L1 and its Leica version the Digilux 3.


Leica Digilux3 Summilux 25mm F/1.4


These are "bricks" of cameras. Only 7.5MP but capable of excellent results.


However I've always been more interested in the lenses.


Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm f2.8-3.5


PANASONIC LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S.


In a recent post talking about the 14-150mm zoom- /soundimageplus/2010/10/zoom-that-breaks-rules.html I mentioned the 14-50mm f3.8-5.6 lens and that I knew virtually nothing about it. I've since tracked down a review of the lens and the L10 camera it was bundled with at:-
http://www.photozone.de/dslr_reviews/401_panasonic_lumix_dmc_l10 
where it got a good review. Then yesterday while having a look at the website of a second hand dealer I use I saw they had an L10 and this lens at a very good price, and realising the karma of the coincidence I am seriously considering trying it out. Assuming it hasn't been bought already expect to see some samples soon.


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