Hi from W. LA. I figured I should introduce myself after posting this thread that made it to the front page The GF1 is my first :43: camera. I'm a longtime Canon user (D60, 20D, 5D2) who was in search of a lighter kit that produces great images without sacrificing SLR like controls. I have no formal art training and actually write software for a living. I admire the photographs by Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell and the rest just followed.