Great advertisement for CanNikons prof. sports cameras.
I must admire the sport photographers who 5-10-15 years ago were able to make similar excellent action photos. So after all it might still be the person behind the camera that is most important.
Just my opinion.
OneGuy: Yesterday I read a brief "consumer-style" review on Amazon concerning this PZ X lens. The reviewer gave it a single star claiming its OIS does not work (makes the image fuzzy) at a particular zooming point. He got another copy of the lens and updated the Panasonic software on his GF3 body but the problem persists.Amazon dropped the price on the GF3 / 14-42 X kit by $100. Also, preorder for FX1 / 14-42 X kit is no longer available for preorder.Now, the real question is how good is this lens optically? I could not find a technical review (DPR has but a preview) but if it is good it still could be used by the Olympus 4:3 crowd (because of IBIS).
Panasonic is still (feb. 2012) shipping copies of this lens that are extremly soft at all settings if a shutterspeed betwen about 1/30 sec. and 1/300 sec. is used. The problem is the samme if stabilisation isn´t activated. It doesn´t matter if the lens is mounted on a Pana body or an Oly.I don´t think that DPR will perform a full review, before they have got an explanation from Panasonic.
JLins: As a GX1 user who embraced M43 due to the available lens set and size, I find it very unfair that the photos in this review comparing the GX1 body to the NEX-7 and NX200 are shown with the original kit lens 14-42mm instead of the X zoom lens that is much smaller.
I accept the IQ having a bigger weight in the final score, but it looks to like those photos intend to hide the great size advantage of M43 to APS-C sensor cameras.
It makes the review appear partial to Sony and Samsung.
I bought the GX1 with the X 14-42 Power Zoom the day before DPR´s review. Many copies of this lens has shown pronunced sharpness problems using shutter speeds between about 1/30 to 1/300 sec. as also stated in the review. Sadly my lens has exactly this problem. I hope Panasonic´s service will show responsibility.
It would have been helpfull for many buyers, if D.P.Review had revield the problem, when the lens started beeing available. They previewed the lens in august 2011 !