Backup travel Body

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srock Contributing Member • Posts: 596
Backup travel Body

G9 user

Planning on some travel later this winter

Usually take 2 cameras to have one as a backup

I used to shoot Pentax and also had/have an FZ200 bridge camera. On Safari, I used both. In Europe, I found I often left my pentax in the hotel preferring to carry the FZ200 despite its small sensor limitations.

I have since moved to the G9 that I can carry all day (taking 14-140 and 50mm 1.7) and thought about getting a backup gx80/85 body to carry as a backup.  Its small, light, can use my lenses and can be had for approx $300 used or gray market.

Or I can continue to bring my FZ200 (Great pictures in good light, good focal range but a small sensor and awful in less than good light)

Thoughts, comments on the GX80/85 and my plan??


 srock's gear list:srock's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Pentax K-3 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +20 more
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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