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Panasonic GH1: Anyone got one?

timiano 13 894 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 2:04AM
Expensive, but I've seen the lens only RRP at about 850, so explains the cost of the kit. Bit slow to what I'm used to and is f5.6 at 50mm (or 100mm equiv). I'm sure I'll get on with it well to be honest, but a little unsure. I might also look at the Oly 17mm 2.8 pancake, which didn't get great reviews, but it sure does a job.

If anyone does have one, have you tried using the adapters yet? I'm looking at perhaps getting an FD mount one off of eBay, and pickup some good value FDs. 50 f1.4, 24 f2, spring to mind.


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MattGrayson 11 622 3 England
1 Aug 2009 8:20AM
I've only used the Micro Four Thirds to Four Thirds adapter. Works well enough and the 17mm pancake is great on the Olympus E-P1. You can see reviews of the Panasonic GH1 and Olympus E-P1 in our review section or lick the links.

Panasonic Lumix GH1

Olympus E-P1
keith selmes 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 11:44AM
No I don't have one. I'm waiting for someone to crack their lens and put the body on ebay.
timiano 13 894 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 2:58AM
Or maybe buy one and put the lens on eBay?

There's plenty of ep-1 users that have been using it. Just a thought.

I'm quite looking forward to the kit lens for general use and video. But will be looking at a few primes for when I need that extra bit of light, or shallow DOF.

I'm almost tempted to buy the ep-1 with the 17mm and 14-42mm kit lens, and then flog the ep-1 and 14-42mm as new. That brings the 17mm price down to about 150, rather than the silly 289 rrp it's at for the moment. Or....I might just wait a few months and get by with the 14-140 Smile

Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
2 Aug 2009 11:43AM
There`s a vast amount of glass suitable for micr 4/3 if you don`t mind maual focusing Smile


I`m very tempted myself but skint at the moment Sad
timiano 13 894 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 10:09PM

This evening, I have bought the following:

Canon FD 28mm, f2.8, (48mm) - 29
Canon FD 35mm, f2.8, (70mm) - 50
Canon FD 100mm, f2.8, (200mm) - 35
Canon FD 135mm, f3.5, (270mm) - 30
Canon FD 200mm, f4.0, (400mm) - 30
Canon FD 200mm, f2.8 (400mm) - 79
Canon FD 300mm, f5.6, (600mm) - 48
Canon A1 Body/Canon FD 50mm, f1.4, (100mm)/Canon FD 70-150mm, f4.5, (140-300mm) - 99

I wasn't the fussed about the body or the zoom, but I wanted the 50mm 1.4. I thought what the hell, I might give a few rolls of film shot and sell the zoom if I don't like it.

All for the bargain total price of 400 Grin. Amazing what you can get these days. I've not even bought the GH1 yet!
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
2 Aug 2009 10:20PM
Good for you, got a scanner.
timiano 13 894 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 10:31PM
Nikon Coolscan V ED

I was going to sell it though :-/
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
2 Aug 2009 10:34PM
You may as well hang on to it now Smile
timiano 13 894 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 2:39PM
Picked my GH1 up this morning from Mathers in Bolton. 995!! Almost 200 cheaper than everywhere else like Park Cameras that I've used quite a bit over the past.

In black of course, and I'm very pleased with it so far. I'm quite taken back by how good the EVF is. It's optically not as good as optical, but it has so many other advantages, that out weigh the optical advantage in some (or a lot for a non-pro) applications.

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