GF1: Holy spit, this thing is for taking pictures!

Started Nov 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Petteri Sulonen Forum Pro • Posts: 24,585
GF1: Holy spit, this thing is for taking pictures!

I took the plunge and bought the GF1 with the 20/1.7, plus a Leica M adapter so I can use my 40/2.0 from my CL – I thought it'd make a nice portrait lens.

So far, it's exceeded my expectations in almost every way, especially the shootability. All of the stuff I actively want to do is just there – one or two clicks away. Also, the multi-area AF is the best I've come across anywhere, much better than on my dSLR's. It almost invariably guesses right about what I want to focus on. This is a way faster, way better street camera in practice than I imagined.

This sort of thing doesn't come across in reviews, nor by messing with it at the camera store. I'm really impressed; Panasonic has some massively skilled user interface designer-photographers on their design team.

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