I use a Manfrotto compact tripod which extends to 154cms, weighs 1.15kg, has a quick-release plate, a handle to control the direction of the camera etc. I admit that it is not particularly stable in high winds, but when the wind blows I go into the coffee shop. I use it with my Olympus E-M5 and 14-150 zoom and the results are remarkably crisp.They are a snip at £40 from Wex
THESE ARE THE MOST STUNNING MACRO SHOTS I HAVE EVER SEEN, THEY ARE SPELLBINDING. Thanks for posting and yes, I'm shouting
I am looking forward to seeing pictures taken with the 9mm, to see how much distortion there is. The angle of view is 140 degrees as opposed to the 7.5mm Samyang, which is 180 degrees! My 9-18 is 100 at the wide end.Peter Del
yslee1: Why are the 20mm f/1.7 and 25mm f/1.8 so expensive? These should be inexpensive double gauss designs, so I don't really get the pricing, especially so when gems like the 45mm f/1.8 seem more in line with their larger counterparts.
It does come in silver
Musicjohn: I have a bad feeling that the cover picture is photoshopped. I found an inmage on the web where only the boots of the kid can be seen next to the dog. It would appear to me that the screencapture was taken whilst shopping the kid into the picture. Nevertheless, it is an impressive picture. This one is definately fake: http://i.imgur.com/JXAHY7f.jpg
In your link, the child appears to be defying gravity. So either the first picture in the gallery is the original or they have both been concocted. Whatever it is, they are great pictures.
On another site the price is stated to be £1399, 1499 Euro and ships in March.
Those pictures are awful, it is either the camera or the person pressing the button. It is pleasing to know that my OMD EM5 produces much better results.Peter Del
That's a pity. I went there this year and succumbed to the hype and bought an OMD.The place was very busy and the one stand that was selling equipment was mobbed. So it's not the number of visitors that caused its decline, so perhaps it was an exorbitant rent.Peter Del
sgoldswo: This is a great idea and I wish more camera manufacturers did this. I bet it will drive sales. The GH3 is a cracking camera - probably the best all round camera I've ever used.
I have never changed my first impression of it which is ultra positive.
Also: It is cool that Panasonic is running through specialist camera shops. They are all that are left after the demise of jacobs and jessops and I recognise many names on that list who could teach a few things about customer service
A great idea. I would like to try an OMD before buying as it is a big outlay for an OAP. I thought I would see it at the NEC, but they have chosen not to be there. Some people buy cameras on the web, play with them for a couple of days and return them, leaving the retailer with a secondhand 'new' camera. I cannot bring myself to do that. I hope Panasonic are the beginning of a useful trend.
crisotunity: I picked up a small camera at 12:30 today. The manager at the Jessops in central London was as creepy and pushy as they come trying to sell me a 50GBP 3-year insurance. I practically threatened to walk out of the shop without the camera and he still wouldn't stop. This was out and out fraudulent behaviour - the guy basically made sure that there is no coming back for this retailer. He might as well set fire to the store. This is why the high street is on its knees. I'm sorry for the staff who don't deserve this, but the company obviously promoted the bullies. The good retailers (John Lewis, Apple,etc) are still making mad cash and don't blame Amazon for their own idiocy.
I have a different view of John Lewis. I had not used my computer for 1 year and when I moved it would not work, so I went to them to buy a new one. The assistant said all I need is a particular gizmo, which they didn't sell. I bought one for £25, instead of a new computer for £500.