Decision time: GH3 or LX7 (for trip)

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John.Laninga Senior Member • Posts: 2,333
Decision time: GH3 or LX7 (for trip)

I'm about to leave on a long cruise (minimal photo ops) followed by a week in Rome, then a week in London before heading home.  I can take either of these two kits but I can't make up my mind:

  • GH3, 12-35 and 35-100 in a small messenger type bag
  • LX-7 with LVF2 finder in a small waist pack

I already own both of these setups, but the question really boils down to what to take.  The LX-7 is obviously much easier to carry, and I have found it to be a very capable little camera when paired with the LVF-2. And in the waist bag it is virtually theft proof, and leaves both hands free.

But the GH3 with lenses isn't all THAT big, and is weatherproof (may be a big deal in London).  But, it means carrying a messenger bag, and making sure it doen't disappear in busy tourist places.  And, we'll be doing a LOT of walking, and we're not young anymore...

The draw of the GH3 is strong, but the portability of the LX7 is also in favor.... what would you do?

 John.Laninga's gear list:John.Laninga's gear list
Fujifilm X-S1 Fujifilm XF1 Fujifilm X30 Pentax K-3 II Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR +3 more
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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