I just got my GF1 about 10 days ago and finally had some free time to try out things in the manual. One thing I tried that amazed me was the manual focus. Never have I had a compact camera with a manual focus that worked this well. The zoom feature was great and made focusing very easy. I found the experience comparable, if not better, than using Live View on my Canon 5DMK2. Very impressive. I suspect that manual focus will be big part of my shooting.