Love capturing moments in time!
Great addition to the Panasonic stable! Sure it's not everybody's cup of tea and the price is high but compare all the lenses to their equivalents in Nikon and Canon and you save a bucket load of cash. I am looking forward to a super compact 300mm/f2.8 (600mm/f2.8 equivalent) from the Panasonic Team....will be the perfect lens for Surf, Football, and Wildlife. I have been using G Series since it's inception with no complaints....love it!
Steve Wilson: I just wish Panasonic would make some nice single focal length telephoto lenses. There are already more than enough lenses in the 14 to 300 range, but there is a whole market segment above 300mm that is totally unserved at this time.
Hey Steve, if you have not tried one already, have a go of a Lumix 100-300mm/f4.5-5.6, it is the equivalent magnification as a 200-600mm on a FF camera but retains the same aperture of f4.5-5.6. I use it for sport, it is optically stabilized and takes great shots handheld even without a monopod. It is not expensive....about $799 AUD.
Congrats on the GH3 it's awesome to use (especially with the grip), and I was very happy with the GH2 before it. Your lenses are great too I now own about 8 of them! The GX1 lacks a built in viewfinder and it must be of hi res, don't worry about an articulated screen because it will make it too bulky, also the G5 has one so a natural step up if it is so important. I love all the brands and what is being produced these days just makes it so much fun to take photos / videos. The Lumix G Series is aimed at those of us who like to cover all bases, but not cart round heaps of kilos....especially while travelling overseas. I am looking forward to Lumix producing more lenses that are stronger in focal length, and with faster apertures and smaller in physical size..... a 600mm/f2.8 equivalent would be nice......great for sports and wildlife :-)
John Beavin: I would like to see an FZ50 with a 25 to 600mm lens, and perhps a better macro , until then I will stick,
Check out the FZ200 with 25-600mm/f2.8 constant aperture, you wont be disappointed :-)
Eduardo Sarmento: A FZ50 evolution, with a good evf, a improved sensor, a fixed and fast manual zoom lens would be great...
I vote for this shot....amazing!
Far out folks, it's a contest! It has been offered in good faith.....enter it in good faith :-) Everybody has a choice to enter it or not....there is way too much criticism in this world. DPreview you offer a great website, with very interesting and accurate facts about Photographic gear, and I cannot believe how unbiased you are when writing reviews, etc. I never write in these forums, but I just wanted to pay credit to you guys, I have been in the industry of selling cameras for 34 years and taking photos for 42 years....you are the one site I can trust to keep me informed about what is going on in the world of camera gear. How good is the stuff we are now getting to use to capture moments in time? JUST AWESOME!!!