?? re the G1

Richard in Idaho

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I have been unable to find anyone around here that sells the Panasonic MFT.

When looking at the size of the G1 and GF1 the G1 is about 1/2" larger both in height and depth than the GF1. But my question is how much difference is there with a lens installed. From the pics it appears the the grip would offset most of the 20/1.7.
 

hodad66

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I chose the G1 as I knew that I would need the EVF. Add
it to the GF1 and it's close to the same height. Add a lens
and it's close to the same depth. I had an LX3 and loved
the form factor and the images but can't stand shooting
from an LCD on the back.
 

back alley

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if all else were equal...

if you like a grip on your cameras then the g1 is for you.
 

Herman

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Hi Richrd, just get the cameras in your hands. G1: hi-res EVF (great in low light), articulated screen, no video. GF1: no EVF (option), video, no articulated screen.
In Holland we got 100 euro cash back for the G1. Body plus 14-45 sells for only 375 euro.

Enjoy your weekend.
Kind regards, Herman
 

Amin Sabet

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I have been unable to find anyone around here that sells the Panasonic MFT.

When looking at the size of the G1 and GF1 the G1 is about 1/2" larger both in height and depth than the GF1. But my question is how much difference is there with a lens installed. From the pics it appears the the grip would offset most of the 20/1.7.
Yes, most of the difference in thickness is gone after you add a lens. The G1 remains a bit thicker due to the articulated LCD and evf, plus it's taller. Overall, there is a noticeable difference in size/heft for most people, but to me the difference isn't enough to have me give up on the evf and articulated LCD.
 

oris642

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For me choosing a G1 over a GF1 was easy: at my age, I have 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery, but I can't see close up - so I can't focus on a 3" LCD screen held a foot or two away. I need the EVF - with its built-in diopter adjustment.
 

DennisC

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I have both the G1 and G1-F and both are fine cameras but the GF-1 body is better and you get video.

The G1 is covered by a soft-feel plastic that wears away easily and in my experience I have found that the button markings also wear off quite quickly.
You can fix the markings by covering with a clear matt lacquer but there's no quick fix to peeling plastic.

This has been discussed widely in other forums.
 

vincechu

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handle each one locally if you can.

If you are OK with the LCD then you
have a smaller package.

Do you want video? GH1, GF1
Agreed ;-) I was considering the GF1 but after handling one I found it uncomfortable and settled for the G1 because the grip really improved comfort in my opinion. Also I dont shoot video so its ok.

There's not really too much of a difference in size between the GF1 and G1, but if you really want the GF1 because its smaller, I would really consider the olympuses, I found the E-p1 really comfortable to hold, strangely more comfortable that the G1 which has a larger grip, maybe i have weird hands? ...:rolleyes:
 

Brian Mosley

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There isn't much difference in size - but a big difference in shape - you really need to hold both to decide which you prefer.

I love the G1's EVF, articulating screen and super sharp sensor... just be prepared to shoot raw or dynamic B&W jpeg for best results. Capture One is the best raw converter available for the Panasonic G1 imho.

Cheers

Brian
 
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