Concerned ...

Started Dec 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
MoBokeh New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Concerned ...

I too think the OP should be concerned. I own a V1 with the 10-30 and 30-110mm lenses, and was on the verge of purchasing the the 18.5 prime and wide angle zoom when Nikon announced their "rethinking" of the 1 series.

This announcement caused me to "rethink" my 1 series ownership. I decided to keep my V1 and 2 lenses(got them at the greatly reduced prices about a year ago), but not add anything more.

In fact, with the purchase of a Lumix G6, I have just migrated to MFT and am very happy. Though not quite as small as my V1, there's a lot to like........excellent selection of native lenses(from both Olympus and Panasonic--a big plus), articulating screen, very good ergonomics, lots of easily customized function buttons(so I can actually set the camera up to suit myself), flexible AEB bracketing(if there were ever cameras that cried out for AEB, it's the V1 and V2....and I'm not talking about the in camera AEB on the V2), silent electronic shutter(like my V1) and focus peaking.

The G6 is a middle of the road camera for Panasonic. Both the GH3 and GX-7 are above it, but unlike Nikon and Canon, they haven't crippled the feature set to protect the higher end models. This is one of my biggest gripes with Nikon, and a major part of my decision to go in another direction.

If Nikon continues down the same path they're currently on, I fear they soon won't have much left to protect.

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