My name is Bill, I'm from Santa Rosa CA. I recently retired after 35 years in my own business. The economy wasn't my friend at the end. I have been shooting Nikon for many years and have really jumped back into photography after being retired. I shoot all types of photography and wanted a camera to take out on the street and be able to pack along when the big stuff doesn't work. Since getting my pana GF1 i have really jumped into the 4/3 shooting. I am totally enjoying this camera especially for street photography. I hope to find other shooters to share tips and ideas with. Thanks for making this forum available.