On paper, Micro Four Thirds (M43, or MFT) seems a wonderful fit for me.
The flexibility of interchangeable lenses (including, with an adapter, my beloved M42 lenses), in a more compact body, and with a larger and better performing sensor than a digital compact, these cameras seem to offer the ideal sweet spot between my favourite DLSRs like my Pentax K100D, and digital compacts like the Lumix LX3.
In the past, the only MFT camera I’ve used is the Panasonic Lumix GF1.
I’ve written about the GF1 more than once before, and in short, it’s a beautiful, well made, digital classic.
But I’ve never quite connected with it, even as much as the, in comparison very simple, and very tiny, Lumix XS1.
So as summer starts to turn to autumn, perhaps it’s time to try again.
Another option (a dangerous comment to make when discussing camera gear) is a more DSLR shaped MFT camera, like the Lumix G2 that was recommended to me a few weeks back.
Or a smaller, better handling MFT Lumix, more akin to the LX3, like perhaps the GM1.
We’ll see how I get on with the GF1 first.
I really don’t want another camera, but equally I don’t want to give up on a mount that seems to promise so much. And I do like a Lumix.
How about you, are you a fan of Micro Four Thirds? Anything you can recommend?
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