Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by pikaaarrr, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. pikaaarrr

    pikaaarrr New to Mu-43

    Nov 21, 2010
    Hi, I'm Jason. I've been following m4/3 since its conception, but haven't managed to convince myself that I should get one. Used to own a Nikon, but then sold it for an LX3. I realized that I missed the interchangeable lens and DSLR quality, so I picked up a Sony A100 recently...but then some terrible demon made me click on dpreview.com again and once again, I find myself back looking at m4/3...

    The prices have really dropped a lot though! Maybe I'll sell my stuff and pick something up...

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Jason, welcome, and thanks for registering to say hi. You're absolutely right - prices keep getting better. We're now at the point where most MFT camera-lens kits are in a similar range to high end small sensor cameras like the Panasonic LX5 and Canon G12.
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Welcome Jason.
    Ya better have a look see down in the classified section. There's many good deals in there....
    any questions/issues...give me a ring...
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Jason - lots of happy campers here.
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jason, welcome! When it comes to buying a new mu43 camera, your timing is impeccable.:biggrin:
  6. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Real Name:
    Richard Elliott

    Now is a great time to try the m4/3 format. The Panasonic G1 has dropped in price to $400 in the United States with the introduction of the G2.

    Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Lens (Black): Camera & Photo

    Also this forum is an excellent resource, not only for technical m4/3 questions, but for photography in general. There are some fantastic photographers I am learning much from here.
  7. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Oh dear Jason, you've come to the wrong place, your head might be turned in here, don't blame us if your plastic gets used any day soon. :smile:

    On a more serious note, welcome and enjoy.

  8. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Just to illustrate how good of a deal that is, this is the kit lens that it comes with:
    Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH / MEGA O.I.S. Four Thirds Lens (HFS014045) with Cleaning kit.: Electronics

    So, it's basically a $90 G1 body!
  9. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany