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Felice62 Senior Member • Posts: 1,270

Hi all,

I have a small N1 system (V2 + J5 +10-30+30-110) that I use seldom, although it fulfills quite well my expectations, mainly because of its compactness associated to a fairly acceptable IQ.

Now I have a question I would like to ask you as likely ‘serious’ N1 users

I am planning to leave for a 10 days safari with my family (including 2 young children) to Botswana.

My need is to pack the lightest acceptable set of gear and hopefully get some decent wildlife shots.

My options:

Take my m43 gear and that demands very little investment (need to purchase a 1.4 teleconverter for my 40-150 pro zoom to allow for the extra reach).

Or do it with the N1 systtem with the addition of a 70-300cx?

This is fairly more expensive than buying Olympus MC-14 but, on the other hand, the three lenses (10-30 + 30-110 + 70-300) would likely cover all my needs).

Is it worth investing 800€ in a ‘dead’ system?

Also none of the N1 bodies or lenses are rugged enough to withstand the harsh environment they’d be used in..

So what is your honest opinion in this respect?

Thanks to all of you taking the time to reply.


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