My Micro Four Thirds Equipment (page 1)
In August 2011, I got the Panasonic GF3 with 14-42 mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens and 14 mm F2.5 prime lens. In fact my choice of camera was dictated by my holiday departure date. After reading various reviews of the Olympus PEN E-P3 and Olympus PEN E-PL3, I had decided to get the more advanced E-P3, however it never came out before my departure, so I ended up getting the Panasonic GF3 instead.
Compared to the Olympus PEN E-P3 and Olympus PEN E-PL3, the Panasonic GF3 is a more basic camera. But for me, I found it a great way to get into the Micro Four Thirds camera system at a reasonable price. At that time, the Panasonic GF3 was the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera on the market. Since the 14 mm F2.5 prime lens is a pancake lens, the GF3 is easily pocketable when this lens is attached.
Here are a couple of shots from taken with my GF3 and 14 mm prime lens whilst on holiday in Javea, Spain in August 2011. I think they show how fast the Panasonic 14 mm F2.5 prime lens is.
The wife, myself, my sister-in-law and bro G – clubbing at Achil, Javea, Spain
Soon after my vacation, I acquired GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), which is a common “illness” that tends to strike many middle aged men like myself ;-). As a result of GAS, I ended up purchasing the Panasonic G3 along with numerous other native Micro Four Thirds lenses over a period of a few months. The Panasonic G3 has a 16 mega-pixel sensor, built in EVF (electronic view finder), and articulating LCD (liquid crystal display) screen.