Greetings and salutations. I just discovered this forum due to an entry on http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/ by Ctein. I've owned a Panasonic Lumix GH-1 for about two months now, and have been looking for a good place to discuss this camera and compatible lenses. Hopefully this is the place. In the past, when on trips, I've lugged around both a stills camera and a good video camera. The weight of a DSLR + lenses + camcorder + wide angle camcorder lens is getting less appealing as I get older. The GH-1 was purchased in a bid to combine the stills and video tasks into a single camera. I just returned from a trip to the UK (made longer than intended by the British Airways cabin crew strike) where the GH-1 got its first major workout. I'm still working my way through the stills, and have only taken a passing glance at some of the video, but I'm reasonably pleased with the results. What I've learned so far is that: - Stills taken in bright light easily meet my requirements. - Stills taken in dim light leave a bit to be desired. Part of the problem is that, at the moment, I only have the 14-140 zoom. That lens can only open up to f4, and that only on the wide end. Even so, my impression is that the GH-1's u4/3 sensor is not a standout when it comes to low-light operation. - AVCHD video is a pain in the kiester to deal with. I use Final Cut Pro as a video editor, and the need to maintain the original AVCHD directory structure and file names when archiving the video makes it difficult to store the clips in a logical hierarchy with meaningful names. Once transcoded to a different codec the clips are too darned big to keep around on a long-term basis. I'm missing HDV already. - This camera just can't maintain a data rate high enough to use 1080i if there's significant movement in the frame. I think I'll be sticking with 720p. - Underexposing video slightly to saturate colors seems to work very well with this camera. - Some pretty heavy neutral-density filters are necessary if I want to shoot video in bright light at 1/60th of a second (to maintain some motion blur) without having to stop the camera all the way down to f20 or so. This is something that camcorders have built-in that I hadn't really thought through before buying the GH-1. Once I sell my old DSLR gear I'm definitely going to need to buy some faster lenses for this thing. Back when I was shooting film a 50mm f1.8 and 28mm f2.8 were my most commonly used lenses. What lenses would people suggest that are reasonable equivalents to these in the u4/3 world without breaking the bank? I know that lenses from various other systems can be used with adapters, but at this time I want to stick with lenses that work with the camera's autofocus. Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.