Hi from New Zealand


Mu-43 Regular
Jun 25, 2010
Wairarapa, New Zealand

I am a non-mU4/3'rds lurker :smile: who is very interested in moving away from my brick outhouse of a DSLR to possibly a GF1. I refer to it as a brick because its a Canon 1Ds Mark 1, and its huge and heavy and cumbersome and draws a lot of attention.
I come from an OM-1 film camera via a Canon 20D which had the worst colour fringing on its kit 18-55 lens, that I bought the 1Ds and a 17-40 f4L and love the full frame resolution. But (isn't there always a but?) I'm suffering for my art carrying this monster around and its getting left at home in preference for my Canon G9. So.. my question is, will a GF1 replace the 1Ds in quality? They have near enough the same 11-12MP, but the 1Ds does that with full frame. I enjoy 80% landscapes/architecture, and the other 20% is childrens sports - but thats optional, the G9 has been just as useful at that - I'm just a proud parent not the team photographer! If I did go to a GF1 can I get an adapter for my better EOS lenses?

looking forward to the advice


Mu-43 Regular
Jun 14, 2010
Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Welcome. I'm in the Bay of Islands. I'm keeping my Canon 5D. It has it's advantages, but it's a load to carry around. My walking around camera is now a GF1. In general, EOS lenses aren't a good fit for m4/3 because they don't have manual aperture control. The older Canon FD lenses do and are reasonable to adapt. I've only been using the GF1 a few months, but so far I've found it quite excellent for perhaps 90% of what I like to photograph. For a serious landscape adventure, I'll lug the Canon. (Sometime it feels like lugging a cannon.) Whether it's enough quality for your needs, may I suggest browsing the galleries here?


Mu-43 Regular
Jun 16, 2010
Hi Mac. I have the same issue as you. Want to move to 43, but am still using a big Nikon at the moment.
I am rooting for the GF2 and imagine that it will be perfect for me:rolleyes:


Super Moderator Emeritus
Jan 13, 2010
Near "Playland" outside of NYC, NY, USA
macboy, welcome to the forums here on mu-43.com!

I'd like to suggest that you start a new thread asking your questions about the adaptability of your Canon lenses on the Adapted Lens forum. If you're 100% sure you want the GF1, you can skip the Adapted Lenses forum and post directly on the Panasonic forum. Either of these forums will bring you more "eyes"...

I hope you'll get some more feedback and feel confident about whatever camera you decide to go with.:thumbup:

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