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    Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    You can't have it all. We know that. The GF1 lacks a good EVF, the E-P1 lacks any EVF and has slow AF, the G1 is too bulky by comparison to both. But, for what this guy did, he'd have been better off with the G1 or the new E-P2 and its EVF.

    http://craigmod.com/journal/gf1-fieldtest/

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    I really don't see the too bulky ... put the 17 or 20mm on the G1 and its really only the grip.

    which I happen to like

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    I liked his point about eye contact ... interesting

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    A nice field report - love to see people using their cameras!

    Thanks for the link.

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    Thanks for the link. A very nice website.
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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    It's almost too good, I thought he was on Panasonic's payroll until I read the disclaimer.

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    I really don't see the too bulky ... put the 17 or 20mm on the G1 and its really only the grip.
    which I happen to like
    I totally agree. I actually like the grip on the G1. I played around with the GF1 in the store, and it was just too small. I'm a big guy with big hands and long fingers, so the G1 works better for me. In fact, the GH1 with the heavy, bulkier 14-140mm lens on it works even better.

    The nice things about what Pana and Oly have done with this new format is to make a range of products available for different tastes, so there's a camera out there for everyone. Now that they're bringing more lenses to the market, it makes for a nearly complete product line.

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    Just had a chance to look at the site design on the PC (rather than iPhone) - the design work is top notch... highly professional.

    Cheers

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    When it is rated as too 'big', too 'small', too 'heavy, too 'bulky', etc, it is not a review. It is just a statement of personal preference or favor. When one uses to carry a Canon 1 series body with super tele lenses, the G1 with 20f1.7 is RELATIVELY feather light and invisible.
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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    Quote Originally Posted by slau View Post
    When it is rated as too 'big', too 'small', too 'heavy, too 'bulky', etc, it is not a review. It is just a statement of personal preference or favor. When one uses to carry a Canon 1 series body with super tele lenses, the G1 with 20f1.7 is RELATIVELY feather light and invisible.
    True, you can actually wear it around your neck, something I can do with the G1 but not really my Nikon D300.

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    but you know, I just can't get the idea of owning a GF-1 out of my head

    then the lack of IOS in the 20mm (so why is it so dear again?) pulls me towards the EP-1 then the EVF pulls me to the E-P2 (which I can't get yet and is dearer).

    I don't want "another" charger and battery system, but I'd like to occasionally have movies and I think that the EP style stabilization offers some great advantages in that department.

    sigh
    Last edited by pellicle; 20th December 2009 at 22:15.

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    His work and words are enchanting, I adore travel stories. But, IMHO, many of the images, save the outdoor one with the shallow DOF could well have been shot with a decent small sensor camera such as a S90 or F200EXR will far less weight and size footprint. At least in web viewing
    An Oly e410 and Pancake could have done quite well too
    Just my two cents

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    Re: Guy's review favours G1 over GF1

    I would like to put things in prospective by looking at the spec of G1 & GF1 bodies (source: B&H website):

    G1: 13.6 oz; 4.9"X3.3"X1.8"
    GF1: 10.5 oz; 4.69"X2.8"X1.43"

    I doubt that any average people can tell the difference of 3.1 oz in real world shooting environment, without holding both cameras side-by-side. Size wise, one can easily put a G1 + 20f1.7 in the pocket of a photo vest or parka. For his type of shooting, he probably will do better with the G1's EVF which will allow him to shoot at any angle or height. A stranger who unexpectedly walk into those kind of environment will draw enough attention, whether he carries a G1 or GF1.

    If I were him, I would carry a GH1 instead. Just personal preference, of course .
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