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Drbee

Naperville, US
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Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004
Thu 04-Mar-10 02:14 AM | edited Thu 04-Mar-10 06:49 PM by Drbee

A soon to be age-old question. Which do you prefer? GF1(20mm), LX3 or S90?

I'm traveling and have pretty much my full Nikon gear with me. Usually my "compact" is a D200 with 35mm f/2 AFD or my SD750IS. The latter has just never been a good replacement for my aged Canon S60, at least not like I thought it would.

The idea of a good, controllable compact keeps surfacing. This would be an always present camera to fill in the gaps when either the situation or the energy doesn't warrant carrying the DSLR.

Olivier is making great use of the LX3, exciting images. The overall footprint of the GF1 with 20mm appeals to me as I really like the 40mm equiv FOV for general use (I'm using a 28mm f/2 AI lens on my DX bodies for a lot of general photography). The GF1 with a 40mm optical VF is part of the appeal. The LX3 adds a zoom and aperture selection that is in my preferred and often used range. My familiarity with the Canon S series puts the S90 in the hunt, but I find the overall quality of the pocket cameras really declining since I had my S60.

I'm not looking for a DSLR replacement, just a DSLR companion when my tank is running low.

Your thoughts on how you see the trade-offs between these cameras would be appreciated.

Best Regards,

Roger
It is still ISO, aperture and shutter speed, right?
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