Chas2

Lives in United States VA, United States
Joined on Dec 6, 2007

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  • Replied in Wet swabs
    Wet sensor clean assuming your blower does not work. I have used the wet cleaner kit twice on a GX7 and a G85 with good results! I went to the dedicated swab and wet cleaner after making a mess ...
  • Paired with a fast prime, like a 15, 17, 20 or 25 of your choice, at least 1.8 aperture, you have a small light combination.  The 14-140 is not that big or heavy compared to the Mk1 monster I sold. ...
  • While I have not checked the new cams all my Panasonics and my friends Oly had a remote plug up through GX7. You plug in a wireless transceiver mounted on the hot shoe although it is light enough ...
  • Replied in G85!
  • Replied in Agreed
    I used my 12-32 as if it were a small 12.  I rarely zoomed it. So I my little "prime" Trinity was 12 20 and 45 and it was quite satisfactory. Then I went to Europe and used it as an excuse to get ...
  • Every once in awhile you see a NY Brooklyn eBay seller claiming Manufacturer Refurbs...claims 100% satisfaction and returnable Look up "Panasonic Lumix manufacturer refurbished" in eBay Vendor is ...
  • I have used a wet sensor clean on my G85.  No issues
  • Replied in No and yes
    No, unfortunately the body and lens I S are not compatible between the two brands. You choose one or the other...body IS or lens IS but not both Yes. Distortion correction is part of the MFT ...
  • Polarizers are most effective when shooting 90 degree from the direction of the sun, but you will get practical polarizing effects within a 15 to 30 degree band from the ideal position, say ...
  • You will need both but having a flash can be the difference between a shot and no shot. You have to learn how to use the flash so that your background is not black but environmentally similar. A ...
  • Never been to RIAT or any airshows in England but have been in the US. 12mm is reasonable but tight for some things. If you really want wider, I would look for a used Oly 9-18/4-5.6 or Panasonic ...
  • Look at Panny 15/1.7; Oly 17/1.8; your choice of 25'sif interested in primes. I find the 12-60/3.5-5.6 a great walk around lens and it was only $100 more with the G85 That zoom is big but light Per ...
  • For any camera with a fully articulated LCD, I alway put on a screen protector, because you never know what could happen despite your best intentions to flip the screen inwards, etc., and for cams ...
  • Interesting to note. I had the Joby neck strap from some year ago and loved the ability to convert to wrist strap or neck strap. But overall the length was too short for sling so I went to Other ...
  • you can use any number of tripod attachment points. I have been using custom SLR mini c loop but peak also makes some. The quick disconnect / anchor feature allows you you to switch from neck strap ...
  • This was a criticism when the camera was released.  Panasonic vowed to improve with FW updates. Have not tracked to see if the FW fixed it. Apparently not based on your email experience
  • Held up fine The lack of an EVF is a bother in bright sun. But you trade off for size!
  • Yes I think it is worth while to get the 20 mp sensor, newer IBIS, shutter, wifi BT implementation, tilting EVF though disappointingly the same field sequential unit.  I also like that there is ...
  • I just got a Lumix 12-60 with a G85. It works well with that body. I have a GX7 with which I always use the 12-35. The 12-60 is a little bigger but not heavier only about 2/3 the weight. It is a ...
  • Replied in Wait and see...
    Conventional thinking is a fast prime to complement the zoom.  It will be a normal to wide, f1.8 ish... Use the 12-60 and survey the focal lengths of your favorite shots.  Chances are you will end ...
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