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    GF2 Arrived today

    Getting my kit back together again. Wanted to throw a GF2 in my bag along side the GH2's. Black kit with 14mm lens arrived today.

    Just spent some time doing the "set-up".
    I can already tell that I will not miss the mode dial. The camera seems "clean" without it and accessing the modes is very fast from the screen....actually faster than the dial because I can hold the camera normally with my right hand and simply change the mode with the thumb of my left hand. Very simple.

    Almost everything I regularly need is close at hand making my decisions about what to put in the quick menu more difficult.

    So, on the back there is direct access to WB, ISO, Drive mode (bracket, burst, timer), AF Type (face detect, single multi).

    I set the function button to AE lock. AF lock isn't really needed anymore with the touch focus/touch shutter capability.

    With my other Panny's I've found histogram top left works well.

    So, for my quick menu right now I've got
    AFS/AFC/MF
    Metering (Spot/center/multi)
    RAW/Jpeg
    Flash Settings
    Grid Line - style choices

    One thing I will have to test out is that MF assist (zoom) seems a little more sluggish to engage. Not sure that it will bother me and perhaps the slight hesitation will actually improve upon the fact that it used to be overly sensitive to the slightest touch of the lens.....regular use needed to assess and say anything more conclusive.
    Too dark to start doing much shooting....so more to come.

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    Re: GF2 Arrived today

    thanks for the 'quick review' :-) Nice to know about the mode dial, as I was wondering if it was better with or without ... just have not had a hands on on a GF-2 yet :-)

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    Re: GF2 Arrived today

    We're waiting....

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    Re: GF2 Arrived today

    Haha. I didn't go out shooting this weekend.

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    Re: GF2 Arrived today

    You will NOT be disappointed!

    Enjoy

    Peter

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    Re: GF2 Arrived today

    Got my red gf2 saturday. So far just using the same way I use my gf1. Photo not as great as TEBnewyork, of course (still waiting...haha). Just sharing.

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