Upgrading my GX1- Is GX85 enough for indoor sports?

Started Dec 11, 2017 | Discussions thread
addlightness Senior Member • Posts: 2,744
Re: Upgrading my GX1- Is GX85 enough for indoor sports?

I bought my GX85 precisely for indoors events - basketball and school band - shot in 4k burst mode.  In 4k burst mode, I get to keep the video clips as well as extracting 8MB frames from them.

As most members already pointed out, for indoor action moments, you'd need fast lenses.  I shoot with 30/f1.4, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8.  I use two camera bodies - GX85 and PEN-F, the latter for stills.  If you're comfortable with ISO6400 and higher, any f2.8 lens, including 35-100/f2.8, would be a minimum especially when you need faster shutter speed(say, 1/400s or faster) to freeze the actions.  I prefer faster primes to allow more headroom for SS vs ISO.

 addlightness's gear list:addlightness's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Olympus E-M5 II Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +9 more
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