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Good for you. Looking forward to read your impressions.
Yes, thank you, I think it literally can be good for me.
It's exciting coming back to FF and a camera with a good performing lens and viewfinder. Yup, I got the viewfinder as well, I'm too old to become a full time monitor shooter.
My first impression, from the first time I handled the camera in the store, is that the camera is too small, too slippery (pretty much as the OM-D E-M5 I have been using for the last year) and in dire need of some modifications.
As Sony don't think a hood is needed I mounted a standard metal screw-on hood I had in the drawer (sold as a "normal hood") which seem effective. Then I added a rubber band to the foot of the viewfinder trying to secure it to the camera (works until the rubber band needs to be replaced I guess). Finally I ordered the RRS grip complete with L bracket.
The grip arrived yesterday. The grip part of it is a bit slippery (all polished aluminum) so I added some tape to it. All this transformed the GX1 from being an expensive toy into a photographer's tool. It is now bigger and heavier but ergonomic.
I don't plan on using the camera for handheld high ISO indoor close-ups, I could have kept the E-M5 for that, but here is a sample telling me I'll be able to have some fun with the camera. Mainly bulb light, ISO 12.800, f/4, a 33% crop, no noise reduction:
Yes, I like it this far (which is one week with little spare time for playing).
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