Jim T

Jim T

Lives in Canada Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Consulting Professional Engineer
Joined on May 29, 2000
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Equipment:
LumixGHI, EPL2, LumixGF3, PL25, PL20, 14-42PZ, FL5OR, DSC-TX10, E8080, SP570, SP550, C21OOuz, D34OL, B28, A2OO, Can0n SD7OOIS, Pent@x S51, Aperture Gigtube Wireless release/viewer

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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Jim T: Enjoyed the review, I may just look into selling a couple of my older m4/3 cameras to purchase this little marvel. Only thing that mothered me about the review is the comment near the end of the Conclusion "Not so good for Fast action, telephoto shooting, very low light." I can see the fast action and low light issues, but I failed to locate the testing that assesses the telephoto performance. What's the problem putting the Lumix 100-300mm lens on this little body? I do this all the time using my GF3, can't see a lot of difference in IQ comparing the GF3 and GH1 results or handling. I am a big guy with fat hands/stubby fingers and holding the 100-300 just feels natural on a small body like the GF3 so can't see what the problem would be with the GM1. I'm really considering replacing the GF3 with the GM1 for my long zoom or telephoto shooting, but need a little more explanation as to why the GM1 isn't so good for telephoto.

That's a subjective comment at best and shouldn't be inserted in a review in the way it is. Why on earth would anyone want to hold onto a camera without supporting a long lens. In my uses of the GF3 I find the 100-300 very comfortable to hold the lens in my left hand and only use my right hand to balance the torque of the zoom and to press the shutter. With these small cameras having a big zooms solves the problems with accidently pressing control buttons or random touch screen taps. The balance in fact in my opinion is perfect on the GF3 and would only better with the GM1. It's the lens that's being held not the camera with a big zoom. I put the Peak Design wrist strap thing on the left side of the GF3 around my left wrist keeping my right hand free. Unlike the GH3 where my right hand is preoccupied with support duties. I fully expect DPR's Conclusion for the full Sony QX100 review to say it is useless, based on the logic applied to the GM1 review and the Bad Balance brigade.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 21:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)

Enjoyed the review, I may just look into selling a couple of my older m4/3 cameras to purchase this little marvel. Only thing that mothered me about the review is the comment near the end of the Conclusion "Not so good for Fast action, telephoto shooting, very low light." I can see the fast action and low light issues, but I failed to locate the testing that assesses the telephoto performance. What's the problem putting the Lumix 100-300mm lens on this little body? I do this all the time using my GF3, can't see a lot of difference in IQ comparing the GF3 and GH1 results or handling. I am a big guy with fat hands/stubby fingers and holding the 100-300 just feels natural on a small body like the GF3 so can't see what the problem would be with the GM1. I'm really considering replacing the GF3 with the GM1 for my long zoom or telephoto shooting, but need a little more explanation as to why the GM1 isn't so good for telephoto.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 12:39 UTC as 105th comment | 6 replies

I use my Panasonic GH3 connected by WIFI to my Android using the Panasonic app and find it quit useful. There are other camera companies other than Canon and Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 13:09 UTC as 8th comment
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