Both Newton's Fourth Law and the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics state that any money obtained from the sale of guitar and photo equipment must be reinvested in the same pursuit so as not to upset the forces of nature. Or so I tell my wife. So in order not to mess something up, when I sold off my D7000 and remaining lens I had to spend the money on camera stuff, specifically m43's. So I got a lens and an EPM2. I took a few shots inside with my 7-14, and got a lot of the dreaded purple blobs (John Grigg's analysis about this is very good and spot on) with the new body. Needless to say I was thinking I should send it back and use the GX1 as my smaller, easy to carry body, especially with the 7-14. I figured I'd give the mini a try outside anyway as we were going to visit my stepson and his wife to see their new puppies. I was really happy with how small it was and how easy it was to carry the body, a 20mm, and a 14-45. To make a long story short, I ended up really liking it, and it will be taking a place alongside my other bodies for the foreseeable future.