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    Well, it's part of the reason I had been lurking, and since I finally was compelled to make a post again, I decided I should also be the first to post in here. I know there have to be some other GF users out there.

    I know a lot of people like the GX series. And I would like to get one for my girlfriend after the GX2 launches. But that's because it offers quick access to manual controls, and it will be her primary camera.

    For me, I have quick access to everything on my larger camera bodies, so I wanted the smallest package I could get. I have the GF5, and currently only have the 14-42X. What a wonder it is, a 28-84 equivalent with built in image stabilization, and it's so small! The only other lens I plan to get for myself is the 20 f/1.7.

    But I am happy with the camera in the short time that I have owned it.

    This is largely the situation I got it for, indoor people photography, when going out. Can push the ISO a touch get a fast enough shutter without a flash (especially once I get the 1.7), not have to lug an enormous camera around everywhere (let's face it, there are situations when a full body camera like the D3s, or even E-X is just not appropriate, or at least annoying) and the picture quality doesn't go in to the dumps:



    Some more quick snaps I have taken with it:



    Captures great colors, too:







    The sharpness of the X lens has impressed me a lot. I was a little worried about it, but I have gotten some great shots from it. That lens is really a little marvel.
    ~Reggie

    Nikon D3s | D500 | Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF | Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 | 70-200 f/2.8 G2 | Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art | 500mm f/4 Sport

    Panasonic GX8 | GF3 | 20 f/1.7 II | 12-35 f/2.8

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    I like the GF5 a lot, although the user interface is not perfect. The image quality I experienced when using one was really nice in good light.

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      Great post, Reggie. I think that the GF5 probably sells quite well, but mainly to the more casual type of photographer who is less likely to frequent forums such as this.
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        Originally posted by John Perriment View Post
        Great post, Reggie. I think that the GF5 probably sells quite well, but mainly to the more casual type of photographer who is less likely to frequent forums such as this.
        I think you've hit the nail on the head, there. I just felt it deserved a post.

        Originally posted by Ian View Post
        I like the GF5 a lot, although the user interface is not perfect. The image quality I experienced when using one was really nice in good light.

        Ian
        That said, I really like the custom function buttons. I have one mapped to ISO, one mapped to DoF preview, and one to metering mode. The touch screen to choose a focus point is faster than scrolling through 50 of the things on my Nikon, and the wheel on the back in A mode gives me aperture control. That gives me every setting I tend to need on the fly. I can indirectly control the shutter speed through aperture and ISO control, so I am actually pretty happy with the ability to change things on the fly on it, now that I have everything configured for my taste.
        Last edited by ReggieB; 7th February 2013, 02:50 PM.
        ~Reggie

        Nikon D3s | D500 | Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF | Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 | 70-200 f/2.8 G2 | Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art | 500mm f/4 Sport

        Panasonic GX8 | GF3 | 20 f/1.7 II | 12-35 f/2.8

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          She sliced that golf shot didn't she :-)

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            Originally posted by Gordon View Post
            She sliced that golf shot didn't she :-)
            She did. But to be fair, it was her second warm up shot. In a competition to put a golf ball closest to a pin around 150 yards away, she won, putting a ball within about 2 feet of it. So it wasn't an all bad day for her.
            ~Reggie

            Nikon D3s | D500 | Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF | Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 | 70-200 f/2.8 G2 | Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art | 500mm f/4 Sport

            Panasonic GX8 | GF3 | 20 f/1.7 II | 12-35 f/2.8

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              What is the ISO on your 1st and 2nd photo?

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                Originally posted by francis79 View Post
                What is the ISO on your 1st and 2nd photo?
                The first is 2500, the second is 500, don't have full exif, but I believe the flash was fired on it, but I was holding it in a bounce position.
                ~Reggie

                Nikon D3s | D500 | Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF | Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 | 70-200 f/2.8 G2 | Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art | 500mm f/4 Sport

                Panasonic GX8 | GF3 | 20 f/1.7 II | 12-35 f/2.8

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