If the GM-1 was sold as 'Body only' I might be tempted ...

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gteague
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Re: If the GM-1 was sold as 'Body only' I might be tempted ...
In reply to Len_Gee, 11 months ago

Len_Gee wrote:

gteague wrote:

i don't care about the articulating lcd or the eyepiece finder very much--those items didn't influence my purchase of the gx7. i bought the gx7 as a replacement for my gx1 for basically one reason--i have oly lenses and the gx7 has stabilization.

but i bought a panasonic lens to use with the gx7 and paid $400 for it on ebay. it was the 12-32 off a gm1 which meant the guy who bought that kit got a very cheap body indeed. and it wasn't like he didn't like the lens (it has gotten very good reviews and a thumbs up from me as well), he just had another copy of it from somewhere else.

thus i say that if you have means to sell the lens you can get the gm1 body you say you want at a very good price as long as there is no major american outlet for buying the lens standalone.

/guy

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Does the 12-32 kit lens OIS work when mounted on your GX7? Is there an OIS switch on the 12-32 lens?

How would the 12-35 lens be stablized if mounted on an older Panny MFT lens?

Where is it set? On the lens, or in the GX7 menu?

In other words, is the lens stabliized when mounted and shooting on the GX7?

That would make the lens stablized for shooting videos when attached to the GX7, correct?

How do you thnk the 12-32 IQ stacks up against the lengendary Panny 14-45? Or does it even mattert to you?

Thanks.

yes, the gx7 defaults to lens stabilization if available and the 12-32 doesn't have a switch, so there's no choice. hopefully that answers your first 4 questions all in one.

video is not stabilized on the gx7 using the body stabilization and i don't think it's stabilized even with a stabilized lens mounted. i sure wish they could fix this in firmware, but most likely not. it's disappointing and a weak point for sure, given the capabilities and quality of the video system.

i've never owned the panasonic 14-45 as i really dislike 28mm (equiv) as a format. but i did own the oly 12/2 and i currently own the oly 9-18 and the 12-32 compares quite favorably with both of them although the pana 12-35 does beat it quite handily--albeit at 3x the price and 5x the size.

/guy

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