Panasonic GX1 "revisited"


Yesterday I used my "new" Panasonic GX1 with a a pair of Voigtlander Nikon fit primes - 20mm f/3.5 and 90mm f/3.5. It reminded me how of much I enjoy using m4/3. I like the weight and feel, I like the fact that I get lots of depth-of-field at large apertures and yes I like messing about with manual focus lens and adapters! I'm not going to claim that m4/3 is the best quality you can get, but its good enough. Now thats not meant to be disparaging in any way, in fact its meant as a compliment. That a camera system that is this much fun can also produce images that are capable of all but the most demanding of reproduction needs is to my mind a good thing. A3 double page spreads, glossy magazine covers and commercial video are all within the capability of Panasonic and Olympus m4/3 cameras and lenses. 

There's no great advantage to using these Voigtlander lens. They are very sharp, but then so are the vast majority of the Olympus and Panasonic ranges. I just like using them. m4/3 was the first CFC / Mirrorless / E.V.I.L system and to my mind its still the best. No matter what I use I usually have some m4/3 gear on my camera / lens shelf and I always seem to come back to it. Camera and lens selection is now wide and diverse and the system has gradually been evolving and improving. Its definitely here to stay and seems to be capable of continually building on its increasing popularity.

Now where's that 35-100mm f/2.8?




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