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[OM] Need new camera? G3 or ?

Subject: [OM] Need new camera? G3 or ?
From: usher99@xxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:41:06 -0500 (EST)
>In the last two years, I had two "frozen shoulders" im succession, 
which
>made it difficult to carry much (that's cleared up now).  So on a 
recent
>vacation trip to BC, Canada, I took the G1, its 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 zoom, 
the
>Panny 20/1.7, and a little Leica-mount Voigtlander 90/3.5 APO Lanthar 
and
>adapters.

The nl range zoom has been changed a few times.  The latest incarnation 
incorporates a
collapsible feature like Oly's--not much bigger than the pancake prime.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic_x_14-42_3p5-5p6/

It seems to be about 3X the price of the previous 14-42, but haven't 
seen a comparative review.
It still has IS despite the size.  Perhaps a bit more  belt-able than 
NEX due to the reduced depth---AG thinks the
5N still is beltable.

Hah, recently couldn't resist a very good price for the CV 90/3.5 APO 
in OM mount.  I had an image or two to post but they were beset by CSS
(crappy scan syndrome).  It is better close up, I think than the Z. 85 
(well it is designed for  focus close) but I don't think the bokeh is 
as nice
as the Viv S1 90/2.5 macro though the latter is MUCH bigger/heavier for 
travel.  I still like the Z. 85/2  better for people shots except with 
a busy background at 10 ft or so where the CV has an edge.
So Big Foot  is happy to be united with its small sibling and longer 
brother as well.  The CV color Heliar 75/2.5 is available in OM mount
but it is really a double gausse and I kept my snipe guns off, but was 
tempted.   There is a true Heliar design  75/1.8 out but doesn't come 
in OM
and needs to be stopped down a bit to sharpen the corners and has some 
CA I wasn't fond of, but is a pretty nice lens overall.

Tender of the Foot family, Mike


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