Still using a Panny G1

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by walter_g, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    Its amazing how time flies. I remember looking at the G3s when they came out, trying to justify upgrading.
    Im not sure what My next m4/3 CAM will be, but id like to stick with Panasonic.
    G6? Look for a good used G3. Guess I need to check out the features and see what meets My shooting style and budget.

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  2. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    I still have a Panasonic G1. I keep an Industar I61L/D lens on it most of the time - it's a combination I enjoy very much.

    I still maintain that Panasonic got a great deal right with the G1:thumbup:, especially as it was the first in the line. Even now, five years on, it doesn't seem (to me, at least) to have become particularly dated... quite something, in the digital era!
     
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  3. walter_g

    walter_g SC Regular

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    Mar 8, 2014
    I agree.
    The controls feel just right. I like the size. I usually shoot with the screen facing the CAM.
    All the info comes up on the evf anyway.
    One of My favorite lenses on My G1 is the Minolta MD 28 2.8.
    Ofcourse the Minolta Leica 35-70 3.5 is a sweet Lens on the G1 also.

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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I can't think of a single thing I'd change about the G1. Update the viewfinder, the rear screen and the sensor and leave everything else the same. That is a great camera.
     
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  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Colin
    I had one and loved it. Wish I'd kept it:(
     
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  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I still have one in my "collection" though it's not used much. Took a few shots with it last year. I bought it for my daughter and she's shooting a G3 now and gave me her G1 for my camera collection. It's one of the very few digitals in that collection as it's the camera that started to make mirrorless "main line".

    Here's a couple from last year when I took it out to play:

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    Down Day: Anticipation by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Down Day: Loader Face Off by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic G1 Tests: Miss Mellie, Mayor by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    You can still do some great photography with it. G3 has some advantages and is dirt cheap. I had a GX1 (same sensor) and it was a pretty darn cool little camera.
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I still have my GF1. Funny how some cameras you just don't want to part with.
     
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  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The G1 never passed through my hands, but I do still have a GH1 which was released only a little afterwards. I don't know if I'll take it travelling with me again but it is a favourite camera of mine to use around home where I can be more selective with how I use it and shoot to it's strengths.
     
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  9. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    I still use my Olympus E-P1with my 2.8/17mm and love the pictures taken with it. The Panasonic G1 was a great camera, too, and I don't see any reason for not using it. We consider these cameras as old, because they are digital. When I was shooting film, I never had the the idea, that cameras of that age could be called old.
     
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  10. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I owned the same G1 twice, and in a few weeks, it's coming back. I have used it to get family members into m43. The camera just feels right in the hand. My only real complaint, was the less than stellar EVF. Like others have said, I wish it had the latest 16 meg sensor.

    Another thing about our growing education, in equipment, is our "backward" movement in lenses. I just bought another Olympus 14-42mm IIr, for my primary, everyday lens. One daughter has one (and the Oly 45), my wife has one, and I will have one at the end of the week. After 6-7 years into digital, 8-10 cameras, and numerous lenses (several of them very good ones), I find myself with an Olympus E-pm1 and the 14-42. But my daughter in another state will get the E-pm1 and I will get the G1. And, I find myself very comfortable in my constricted state. I have sold or given away nearly everything, but one "old" body and a simple kit lens. No decision, as to what to take out today. Just pick it up, put an extra battery in the pocket, and go! :2thumbs:

    Oh yes, the wandering eye, will eventually get me, to spend some more money on "better" equipment.
     
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  11. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    No matter which camera one has, there is always a better camera one starts dreaming about. And as soon as one owns the better camera, it is just a matter of time until one starts dreaming about a better camera again. The distance of time between buying a camera one has been dreaming about and the moment of time one begins dreaming about the next better camera seems to get shorter and shorter. Curiously, the differences between different cameras are getting smaller and smaller, which makes frequent upgrades of cameras rather pointless.
     
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