Hi from Arizona


Mu-43 Top Veteran
Jul 2, 2010
I've been a rangefinder guy at heart for years. First time I used a Minolta CLE I was sold. Bought a Leica M and used them for years. Went to Contax G and used those for years. Digital came and I've been using (newspaper supplies it) Nikon or Canon. I bought an Olympus E1 (I've always liked smaller and lighter, used Olympus OM's for years professionally) and used it for years.

Now, after 26 years as a newspaper photographer, I'm moving into a medical field, Respiratory Therapy, which offers me the same pay to start, a stable work environment and more importantly - job security. Photography will be for me once again.

As for gear, I tried and Ep-1 and loved it, but didn't like the lack of a finder. After seeing reviews of the VF-2 on the EP-2, I decided to go full tilt. EP-2, VF-2, Panasonic 7-14, 20 1.7 and will add the Leica 45mm when money allows.

The VF-2 makes all the difference in the world to me as far as the camera's usability. It's fantastic - although not quite as good as a Leica rangefinder.

I think I'll be very happy with this kit ...


Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Feb 7, 2010
The Netherlands
Hi Jeffry, welcome and thanks for joining this forum.
Seems that Pan is working on a rangefinder mft camera. See 43rumors.
Enjoy your weekend.

Brian Mosley

Administrator Emeritus
Dec 15, 2009
Hi Jeffry,

remember there's a mZD 50mm f2 macro on the way from Olympus... if it's anything like the ZD 50mm f2 it will be worth considering over the 45mm f2.8


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