Hi, I’m Judy and I’m a new GF1 owner. At the risk of showing my age, I’ve been involved in photography for some 40 years, 13 of those in a professional photo lab, some doing a little freelance, the rest as a hobby. Like most of us, I’ve owned a lot of cameras over the years - Mamiya medium format, Olympus OM2n’s and a Hasselblad. Up until my GF1 was delivered a week ago, my main camera was a Contax 167MT with several Carl Zeiss lenses. The ability to use these lenses on the GF1 was a key selling point and a feature I find very exciting. I must say that selecting a new digital camera proved to be a far more difficult task than I anticipated. I spent months studying Nikons and Canons, but in the end just couldn’t get past all the plastic for what these cameras cost. I’m sure they take technically excellent photographs, but $1500 or more for a camera made of plastic with plastic barreled lenses and a pentamirror instead of a real pentaprism? I guess I’m old school, but I think $1500 should buy an all metal body with a satiny smooth black finish that feels soft in your hands, a real pentaprism that you can interchange with other viewfinders, and lenses with real manual focusing rings, F-stop rings and metal barrels. I stumbled across an article written by a photographer who took his GF1 on a two week trip in the Himalayas. This wasn’t a review, it was an account of the camera from a photographer’s point of view. He put into words how the camera “feels” to use and how it works with you, something you can’t quantify with numbers and test reports. That was what I was looking for. Work has kept me busy, so I’ve not had a chance to take my first shots yet with the new camera. I did buy my GF1 with the 20mm pancake as well as the adapter to use my nice Zeiss lenses. I tried it on the body with my lenses and it seems to fit very well. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to try everything out this weekend. Sorry to ramble on so, I'm really happy to be on board.