I saw this Beast in some Camera Magazines and the first thing in my mind was ” OMG HOW MUCH IS THE CASING GONNA COST”, still a mystery as the camera is not in my Market yet. Estimated if i compared with its cousin GF3, GH2 it should be approximately RM 7,500 …. The camera is about RM 3000 when it hits our shore.
To fund my interest, i am Selling my LX5 together with Casing, arms and Strobe Just to be able to afford that Camera alone. Which brings me in deep thought, SHOULD i go for another Compact OR Just tighten my belt and get a DSLR. Of course the latter will need more funding and i am seriously running out of stuff at home to sell.
Some friends suggested i go Olympus since their in-house casing is pretty ok, like this
PT-EP06L or PT-EP03
worth a thought since the casing cost less than the camera and most of my Ultra Light accessories are usable. If i were to go DSLR, the entry level (i’m always a Lumix/Panasonic fan) i’ll be using GH2 with Nauticam Casing. Deep cut into my savings and i’ll have to eat seaweeds for the next 5 years, which is actually quite healthy
so, Unless I strike Lottery, this is still a far fetched dream but dream is what kept us going….. …. IF any of you kind souls would like to sponsor me, I’ll thank you for an eternity, or two