Panasonic GF3 and 25mm f/1.4 lens announced.



Panasonic GF3 and Leica branded 25mm f/1.4 lens officially announced.

All the news and links to previews, reviews and samples at 43rumors.

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Just a few brief comments - the lens looks good. 25mm f/1.4 and only 200g. The camera is small. Again there's a sight on one of the videos above with somebody really struggling to change settings. If I was still going to be using m4/3 I would have been very interested in the lens, for video particularly, but certainly not the camera.

Just one final point, the Nikon D5100 I have plus 35mm f/1.8 lens basically gives me everything that this (somewhat expensive at 899 euros) lens does on any m4/3 camera. Plus better high ISO performance and I can actually hold it and use a viewfinder and change settings without using the point of my nail or run my fingers over a touchscreen.

If this is the future of CSC's and m4/3 then I'm actually quite glad to be out of it. I had such hopes and things seemed to be going so well with the system, but I'm beginning to think that this is moving in totally the wrong direction for me, which is probably a good job since I'm having problems with it anyway.