Dear Abbie, I've always been a one-camera girl but now find myself with five, yes, that's five, small sensor cameras. What should I do?
1. I bought the GRD in July 2006 after reading the review by that nice man, Sean.
2. In December 2006 I got the D-Lux-3 because I wanted to be able to shoot at 50mm EFOV.
3. In March 2007 someone on the LUF sold me his V-Lux-3 at a good price and I was attracted by the idea of a 420mm EFOV lens with the DOF of a 90mm one, although I don't use telephoto much.
4. In the last week of August I was in Tokyo where I found the GX100 on sale until the end of the month for about $100 — at that time it was still unclear when a GRD2 would appear.
5. In early December I bought the GRD2.
Although I like the D-Lux-3 — it has a very good lens which seems to be better at the telephoto end than the GX100, and goes to 120mm EFOV rather than to 72mm — I haven't used it since I got the GX100, which is better at ISO 400 and above. Also, the controls are different and confusing to use together with the GRD or GRD2. But somehow I haven't been able to get myself in the frame of mind to sell it.
As for the GRD, at this point, I'm still keeping it for possibly shooting at ISO200, although the 12-14 sec RAW write time, which didn't used to bother me, is difficult to go back to after the GRD2.
The GX100 I'll keep because it's stepped zoom offers great flexibility and it works the same way as the GRD2.
On the V-Lux-3, I'll decide what to do after my trip to Namibia next week, where it looks like I'll have a chance to go to a game park at least for a week.
So, dear Abbie, please advise me what to do...