Any GH1 quality control issues to watch out for?

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Any GH1 quality control issues to watch out for?
May 18, 2010

So I've more or less decided to take the plunge and get the GH1 as my first SLR/SLD. However I have identified 3 particular quality control problems that I should watch out for and would like to check to see if there are any other issues I have missed.

1. Neck strap rivets may come lose. It seems to be only a problem with the left strap holder. Solution seems to be to use one of these instead: http://www.blackrapid.com/product/hardware/fastenr/ Annoying thing is that this creates an extra step when you want to mount a tripod.

2. Lens mount seems to have rotational slack in some models. On the ohter hand, some people seem to have lens mounts that have no problems, suggesting that it's a quality control issue. http://www.amazon.com/review/R2HOI0RV5ECVJA/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2HOI0RV5ECVJA Not sure if this is covered under the warranty or not.

3. Banding. This shouldn't be too hard to test with by taking a few test shots. http://www.eoshd.com/content.php?175-Panasonic-recognising-GH1-banding-issue

4. Most importantly, have I missed anything else that I should check out before the return period runs out? This is my first DSLR and a rather big purchase, so I want to make sure I don't get a lemon.

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