After more than three years of pretty constant use,including two years in Doha, I left my camera and four lenses (14mm, 14-42, and a Vivitar 210mm film lens) hanging on the bathroom wall at Honeyman State Park in Oregon. Most of our vacation photos on the coast were on there, and I didn't have my name or phone number in the case. After realizing I didn't have the camera and returning to the facilities two hours later, it was all gone. At least I think that is where I left it. I lost a week's worth of beach photos, except for a few on my phone and a $8.00 Canon SX260 that I use for the zoom. I will miss the 14mm lens the most. It was so crispy. The body was a little battered, and the LCD scuffed. The only thing I didn't like about the GX1 was the lack of a viewfinder and the terrible video button. It was so chunky and solid. There is no way I can replace this gear right away, which I cobbled together over time. So I am going to shoot with my phone and the Canon p/s for now and emphasize composition and post processing. I did notice that bodies can be had for $90 on Ebay. Truth be told, I was considering selling it all on Ebay. My wife pointed out that bringing $300 of camera gear camping was foolish, in her opinion. I ache for the lost photos. I do know that my next camera will have a viewfinder. I've also realized that by the time I put them on Facebook, it's difficult to see much of a difference between the GX1 and the cheap point and shoot. Except when I luck into an amazing picture with the GX1. The whole experience has me asking myself why I take photos to begin with, but that is another post for another time.