Almost on post 2000 and still shooting with a first gen body, anyone else?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by KVG, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I have been on here for a minute and I started with a GF1, then GX1, OMD EM5, then back to a GF1 and loving it. I find I can still get results and I preferred the results to my newer bodys , but in all fairness I do have numerous FF, 35mm, and medium format cameras to play with as well. Is there any other shooters on here still shooting with a 12mp body? If anyone else is in the same situation please post some recent results.






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  2. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    I still shoot with my GF1 occasionally. My G1 will be seeing a lot more action. It will be back from IR conversion tomorrow. Nice photos BTW.
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  3. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I too began my m4/3 journey with a GF1, back in mid 2009. It's gone now, but I have a vivid memory of how it felt physically in my hands... what a piece of perfection that camera was. I can see why you're still shooting with one. There hasn't been a m4/3 body since that quite lives up to the magic feel of the GF1, has there?
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  4. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    I think the GX7 is everything the GF1's successors should have been. It is a little bigger, but it handles so much better IMO. The GF1 is still a capable camera. The one area it falls short compared to the current generation is its higher ISO performance. I still sometimes shoot mine with the 20 or 14 lens. Makes for a compact kit.
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  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    The sensor is terrible at ISO 800, but it renders amazingly below that. The overall experience with the loud shutter, clicky wheels and solid meatal body is amazing.
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  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    You guys are making me really want to try one out! I use my GF3 sometimes with the 17mm f2.8 when I WA something really small, and I recently acquired an essentially free EP1, which also renders stunningly well at low ISOs.
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  7. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Still shooting with my PM1... its been a while though, new job and all that. still gets a daily visit.
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  8. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Kiillarney, OzTrailEYa
    Exactly my sentiments
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  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Kelly, that first image is a real gem.
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  10. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    I still use my EP1 it sits in the centre console in the car so I always have a camera nearby, if only it had an EVF or the ability to add one. 12mp is plenty enough for 99% of people and in some ways they have great advantages with less computer power and hard drive space needed for them. I am considering getting a GH1 as well they are dirt cheep and have that multi sensor so on the occasion I want 3:2 I don't lose the angle of view so much.
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  11. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Still use my EP1 for street photography. I have upgraded to an EM1, but still love the first Pen for its form factor. With correct lighting the 12MP sensors still deliver quality results.


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  12. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    I'm still using Panasonic G2, my first and only u43 body. In fact my only active camera.

    Here's a couple from this past weekend. I usually work with raw files in Aperture, but these are both jpegs that went straight to my iPad.

    Friday afternoon after work at Plum Island beach. 45/1.8 at f2.8 1/640 iso200

    Lake Quannapowitt, where I teach recreational kayaking and SUP. 17/2.8 at f/4 1/3200 iso200
    This one went through Snapseed on the iPad.

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  13. My E-PL1s still see more use than the EM5. The photos posted here are mostly from them. Three of them; 2 for shooting. 1 was converted to full spectrum.
  14. Timmy

    Timmy Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 3, 2013
    Wiltshire - UK
    Still loving my 12mp E-PL3. It no longer remembers the time when I swap batteries but still going strong.

    I'm weighing up the advantages of getting a something with a newer sensor Vs a nice lens. Tough decision...
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  15. PENasonic

    PENasonic Mu-43 Regular

    It's ok to upgrade.. DSC09863.JPG
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  16. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Maybe it's also the fact that if I drop it or it blows up, it owes me nothing at this point.
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  17. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    I use my E-PM1 quite a bit and I really like it:




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  18. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    Yep, my vacation camera is the EPL2 it's a refurb that I got from Cameta a couple years ago. I use this camera a lot and love, love, love it. Fabulous pictures - the perfect base for my legacy glass and Sigma lenses. I'm tempted to buy another off Olympus Refurb site just to have. Of course I'm not the quickest to get rid of not-so-new tech. My main camera is still the Pany G3 and it also is a keeper.
  19. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I agree that the GX7 is a fantastic successor to the GF1. It feels fantastic in the hand!!! I shoot my GX7 far more than my EM5, EP5, EPL5.
  20. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Still use my EPM1 and EPL1 once in a while. Have to exercise them or get rid of them.

    Modern times. Makes my EPM1 pretty old.

    Faster lenses, like the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 helps my EPL1.
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