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- Jan 7, 2010
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Real Name
pdk42... yes, I have both the GX8 and the Pen-F.
The GX8, all the way around, has such wonderful ergonomics and is just such a joy to use. The Pen-F (without adding on an accessory orthopedic grip device of some sort) is no where near as comfortable to handle and use. I did buy an add-on device to help with the Pen-F grip hold, which makes handling a bit better, but still falls short of how the GX8 feels and handles.
I often prefer to use lenses which happen to be somewhat on the larger side (vs. primes). My most used lens these days is the Leica 12-60 f/2.8-4. That is such a versatile lens - awesome range to cover such a wide range of applications. And the image quality with that lens is so good. The GX8 is a great match, size wise, to that lens.
The GX8 EVF is just superb. I like Panasonic's menu system better, as well.
I have used the Pen-F a bit, but very little, as compared to the GX8. I see the Pen-F as being fairly suited to shooting with small, light weight primes. With somewhat larger, heavier lenses, the GX8 is a much better "fit" for me.
When I reach for a camera, most of the time, I want the GX8.
So, while I like the Pen-F, I absolutely LOVE the GX8.