G3 + 14-42 + 45-200 1st trip & pics
Have just arrived back from a week in Istanbul, having taken 400-odd photos.
The difference in useability compared to my FZ28 was striking:
all photos in focus
no hunting while focussing: speed more or less instantaneous
maybe 1% "throwaways" vs 30% with the FZ28 (I was quite daunted, thinking that now I have a top-level camera, if the photos are duds, there are no excuses !)
"200mm" of the 45-200 zoom seems pretty close to the long end of the FZ's range, with none of the lost photos I had before
colour-rendering seems good
stabilisation much better than the FZ28
EVF much better (and BIGGER): helps with composition, getting horizons straight etc
I can really enjoy taking photos !!!
I was using "A" 99% of the time. The times I did try the "special effects" night times (etc), it was mostly no better, or much worse ... So, for the moment, I'll stick to simple speed/aperture relations, to get good photos ...
The G3 seems to be a little marvel.
Amongst the tourists, there were lots with Canikons, but mostly Canons, and a lot with Tamron 18-270's, but that makes for a HUGE combo: real bulk ! When you see that, you really understand that µ4/3 is a lot smaller. I'm sure there would be situations where it'd be caught-out, but I didn't find any. It even took reasonable pics at 1 sec + in the underground water-reserve....
I do understand why there is a good following for µ4/3 !