- this is a lousy time to learn new photo tricks.
No, this dog is Not too old for such things. I often look forward to doing things in new ways. It's simply that I know the Pentax methods of doing what I do often, and I like them! The G7's methods still work fine, it's just different - but different is hard right now in a home where nearly everything is a whirlwind of 'different'. Case in point: I did not realize just how often I shoot, replay & immediately adjust exposure and/or crop. Those things are a simple down-arrow away in Pentax play mode, but I had to hunt to find 'cropping' and then zoom to crop instead of .. well anyway. Different.
It's also been more expensive than I planned for a reasonable mic4:3 system; it's nearly at $1000 now, vs. about $300 for a K·50 and a WR lens or maybe two (plus what's still on my shelf). I was falling victim to the usual concepts that elude me - a few excellent deals on individual lenses still adds up to several hundred dollars total. I was just outbid on a $400 lens that was up for $225, and I feel good that I shall lose!
And of course - nothing that I have purchased has any weather resistance. That would require a different body, different lenses. Yet again - different.
We'll see in a day or two how this pans out. Stay tuned.. or don't!