My Micro Four Thirds Equipment (page 3)
My current Micro Four Thirds gear consists of the following:
- Panasonic GF3 camera
- Panasonic G3 camera
- Panasonic GX1 camera
- Panasonic 7-14 mm F4 lens
- Panasonic 14 mm F2.5 lens
- Panasonic 14-42 mm F3-5.6 lens
- Panasonic 14-42mm X F3.6-5.6
- Panasonic 20 mm F1.8 lens
- Panasonic Leica 25 mm F1.4 DG Summilux lens
- Panasonic Leica 45mm F2.8 lens
- Panasonic 100-300 mm F4-5.6 lens
- Olympus 45 mm F1.8 lens
This collection serves my purposes well and covers most shooting situations. For street work, I tend to use the Panasonic GX1 camera camera with either the Panasonic 14 mm F2.5 lens, Panasonic 20 mm F1.8 lens, Panasonic Leica 25 mm F1.4 DG Summilux lens or the Olympus 45 mm F1.8 lens.
For me, the Panasonic 14 mm F2.5 lens is faster at auto focussing than Panasonic 20 mm F1.8 lens, but it forces me to get closer to my subjects, and its image quality is not quite on par with that of the Panasonic 20 mm F1.8 lens. Both the Panasonic 14 mm F2.5 lens and Panasonic 20 mm F1.8 lenses are pancake format, so they are really discrete and you can even slip the camera combination in a modest sized pocket.
The Panasonic Leica 25 mm F1.4 DG Summilux lens and Olympus 45 mm F1.8 lens are not pancake lenses, but are also great for street photography. Even though they’re bigger than the pancake lenses, they’re still pretty small and discrete. Both autofocus extremely fast. The choice depends on the field of view you want, and how close you want to get to your subjects.
I wanted to get myself an Olympus OM-D E-M5 to add to my Micro Four Thirds collection. Apparently, this camera has great high ISO performance, and is extremely fast. It also has a built in EVF, and reasonably small. However, the release date of this camera dragged on, and it’s current availability is limited. As a result, I ended up buying into a second mirror-less camera system. Bring on the Fujifilm X-Pro1.