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    GX1 plus 14mm pancake prime

    Hello all,

    How does the GX1 with a 14mm pancake prime fare in image quality?

    I shoot aerial photography. I am using a Sony NEX 5N with the 16mm pancake right now. The 5N is a great little camera but the 16mm although good in the center has some image quality issue on the edges.

    I have also used the Voigtlander 15mm screw mount and it is not bad but I am looking for a tad better. The Voigtlander is a bit heavier at 166 grams.

    So I started hunting around and one combination may work for me is the GX1. I already have the 14mm pancake. The reasons are that the GX1 has a remote trigger option, is fairly light weight at 272 grams for the body and battery. It also suppose to have a pretty decent image quality.

    I have a GH2 also and I use it with the 14mm pancake and I like the image quality. The only issue is that the GH2 body is a bit heavy. So I only use it for video shoots only.

    My question is that if the GX 1 really does have a good image quality, especially with the 14mm pancake.

    Also being a 4/3 I have a few adapters to put on different lenses from different brands.

    Thanks in advance for your comments.

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    Re: GX1 plus 14mm pancake prime

    I'm sure if your happy with the GH2 using the 14mm then you'll be equally happy (if not maybe slightly more so) with the GX1

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    Re: GX1 plus 14mm pancake prime

    You are asking about the video quality? It is highly unlikely that the GX1 is better than the GH-2.

    You could consider shedding a few things on the C-V 15/4.5 to reduce the weight and also look for a light weight adapter.

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    Re: GX1 plus 14mm pancake prime

    >>You are asking about the video quality? It is highly unlikely that the GX1 is better than the GH-2.<<

    No I am asking about the still image quality. I like the video quality on the GH2.

    >>You could consider shedding a few things on the C-V 15/4.5 to reduce the weight and also look for a light weight adapter.<<

    I have a fairly light adapter and I can cut more meat if necessary. However that will not reduce the weight significantly because the lens itself has a lot of metal in the construction. It is a good thing for built quality but not so much when I am weight conscious.

    Oh also I have used the Panasonic 14mm pancake on the NEX but the image circle is smaller and I get vignetting with the lens.

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