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Got the EM1, replace the GF3 with which GM1-kit?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by e_kjellgren, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hi fellows and girls!

    I got the EM1 with 7.5, P14, PL25, O45, O75, O12-40, O40-150(3.5-5.6) and recently aquired the GF3 for backup and portability.
    Can't stop thinking about the GM1 though, and selling the GF3+P14 tomorrow.
    So.. whitch GM1 kit would you get (prices are cheapest available in Sweden)?
    GM1 (300£)
    GM1 + 12-32 (£465)
    GM1 + 12-32 + 20 (£680)
    GM1 + 15 (£510)

    Thinking that the GM1 + 15 is a real bargain atm but then I won't have any really pocketable setup.
    And it's all black...

  2. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 17, 2012
    None of them are anything but jacket pocket pocketable. I imagine that's less of an issue in Sweden.

    The gm1 is great but I don't think id buy it again. I think a Sony rx100 mkii is probably more useful if you want something to carry on you all the time.

    The gm1 or gm5 are great 2nd bodies but don't really work as the camera you can have with you all the time.

    It really depends on what your use case is for the camera.

    I'd get the gm1 +15mm if given the choice.
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  3. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    I love my GM1 for everyday carry.

    I always leave the house with the GM1 with the P20 pancake. I have a small carabiner on the camera lug and will just attach it to my belt loop if I'm not bringing any sort of bag. That's an incredibly versatile combination, the 15mm would be similarly so, but a bit larger and more expensive.

    When I'm leaving the house with a bag (even a very small waist pack), I bring along the P12-32 and O45. That's such a small addition, but takes the versatility up a big step. The P14 can be a good substitute for the 12-32, and that's what I originally had, but having the zoom and stabilization is nice for when I occasionally shoot video.
  4. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    I would get a body only and stick the p14 on it
  5. svenkarma

    svenkarma Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 5, 2013
    mark evans
    Since OP says he's selling the P14, I'd suggest body + O17/1.8 - if not a pancake it is decidedly petite and I much prefer it to the P20. The 12-32 seems interesting but - no manual focus ring, no thanks.
  6. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    I have arranged the lenses by their length (and added the weight):

    P14 20.5mm, 55g
    P12-32 24mm, 70g
    P20 25mm, 87g
    O17 35.5mm, 120g
    P15 36mm, 115g

    The O17 and P15 are quite similar in measurements.
  7. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters
    Keeping image stabilisation in mind, I would go for the kit zoom (12-32). Reports say it is not bad at all, and for every day use, stabilisation can save the day. Besides, when carrying small, a small zoom like this one is more flexible, and it is even smaller than the 20mm.
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