Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
Ditto the comments about the 45 vs 35. The 45 is a much better lens, with nicer rendition of out-of-focus areas and when it's sharp, it's sharper than the 35. The only reason I have the 35 for my system is that I got it cheap, and I doubt I could sell it for enough to make it worth unloading. Get either the 45 or the 28, both of which are brilliant, and pass on the 35. Or go really nuts and hunt around for the 21. I took my G1/G2 rig with me to Barcelona, and in the end the lens I used the most was the 21. The 90 saw a little use, and I was glad to have it for the shots I did use it for, but it's fussy on the G1.
Forget the G1 - GET THE G2 !
I can't emphasize that enough. The difference in AF is
significant & impressive.

The G2 has both an active & a passive AF system. It can
focus in the dark, the G1 can't.

Don't get me wrong, the AF, doesn't always work, not
locking on to the side of a painted car & only having 1
focus point, can be annoying.

Finally, you must remember that the camera uses an
averaging meter pattern. In this day, A Matrix metering
system would be much more advantageous.
As it is, you have to center your subject, in the finder with the subject
to get an accurate reading, use the AE lock, than re-compose & shoot.

Even with these drawbacks the G2, is phenomenal.
Unlike anything else out there & beyond anything Leica,
has ever produced.

As for lenses, the 28 mm & 21 mm Biogons are unique in the way
they record an image. Get the 28 & 45 mm lens combination,
FORGET THE 35 mm !

You won't be sorry.