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Crossroads Decision

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
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snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Sun 18-Aug-13 01:56 PM

Recently I posted a thread here about my disenchantment with m4/3 (G5). Many folks were of the opinion that if I had better optics I would probably get better results. My ultimate goal is to find a "perfect" travel/daily user camera; one that can produce IQ equal or better than what I get with my D200 and not weigh as much.

I was thinking about buying a Panasonic 20mm 1.7 for my G5. I have read that it is a decent lens, compact and not terribly expensive.

On the flip side, I'm thinking about scrapping the whole m/43 project once and for all and setting my sites on a Nikon D7100. I currently have a bunch of Nikon glass but would like to get an inexpensive wide angle prime to use it as a "daily carry" set up. I was thinking of either getting a 24mm 2.8AF-D or a 28mm 2.8 AF-D. Both of these lenses are in the price category I'm looking for at this time. I had a 24mm 2.8 AF-D I purchased new a couple of years ago but had to return it because it was back focusing on my D200 and not metering well. I'm willing to give it a second shot though. I can use the 24 or the 28 on my D200 temporarily until I get a D7100.

So, the crossroads situation is should I buy the 20mm for the G5 to see if m4/3 fits the bill for the travel/daily user, or should I buy the 24 or 28 in the hopes of using it with my future D7100 and scrap the whole m/4/3 project?

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