GX8 or GX9 as second body for Safari?

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RotorX New Member • Posts: 14
GX8 or GX9 as second body for Safari?

I leave in one week for a safari and am preparing my camera bag right now.

I packed right now:

  • Panasonic G81
  • all my Pana zooms
    • 7-14
    • 12-35 2.8
    • 35-100 2.8
    • 100-300
  • lots of memory cards
  • 3 batteries
  • cleaning material

I think now that I might need a second body.
At first I though the GX8 might be perfect (quiet small, weather sealed, same batteries as my G81) but then I read about shutter shock with that camera and found out that I can not buy that camera anymore, but I could try buying a used one?

So the second option, a GX9 came up. Unfortunately no weather sealing, different batteries, and quiet expensive.

What would you recommend?

 RotorX's gear list:RotorX's gear list
Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 II +3 more
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