the Panasonic list of fully compatible 4/3 lenses
Referring to the use of the available adaptor with full 4/3 lenses and not
micro 4/3 lens.
It looks like AF is an issue (using the DMW-MA1 adaptor) with a significant number of the bigger 4/3 lenses.
As far as IS - it's a nice to have. Yes, I can gain an effective f-stop or so in speed at which I can hold
a steady shot - it merely mimicks the use of a photographer's steady hand (I have one
) and nothing more. So if my subject is moving - my shot will still
So Low noise / high ISO then comes into the affray.
In the shooting conditions you describe there is obvious benefit and value but find these to be in the extreme and frequency few and far between.
So IS is not really a deal breaker for me. Still, a nice to have tho.
Interestingly, Googling the GF1 body looks a fair bit cheaper at £480 compared to the E-P1 body at £560. So pricewise, these cameras are heading in the right direction because they are most certainly too high at the moment which places them into a bit of a niche.