Chas2

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Joined on Dec 6, 2007

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  • how about the one that comes with it?
  • Replied in Lumix DMC G85?
    I purchased a G85 + 12-60 3.5-5.6 kit lens for an equivalent £500 on eBay.  It had about 1300 exposures on it and was in near mint condition. I mention the G85 because I think it is a better form ...
  • if you want a DSLR style camera, in addition to the EM5.2 look at the G85.  I love the OLED viewfinder, and the grip and ergonomics.  The EM5.2 is another great camera in the SLR style.  There it ...
  • No advice. I get similar anomalies with my G85 though not quite so bad. Keeping a steady horizon and smooth regular movements seem to help.  You also have to pay attention to shutter speed. The ...
  • I never thought I would say this but the LUMIX 12-60 is a great all rounder.  Got it with my G85 on eBay for almost nothing.  Great weather sealed lens with a great range And reasonably sharp
  • my newer G85 is similarly bad at panorama my old iPhone worked much better on a recent trip to Europe
  • Since you only want to take ONE lens, and you are going backpacking, and space will be limited, go with the 12-40. It will suffice for most of your work, and gives you a weather sealed system. The ...
  • Replied in G85
    At this point, the best entry into the 20MP sensors are the GX8, PenF, GX9.  All happen to be rangefinder styles. For me, the GX9 would be the key, especially with the (1) 20MP sensor with no AA filter ...
  • see comments below Not sure what you are talking about here. The G80/81/85 is highly spec'd G7. It might have been called a G8 if they did not change all the naming conventions....It is essentially ...
  • Thanks very much for clarifying that.  I guess because they announced the S3 concurrently with the L-mount alliance , I got it all confused.  It totally makes sense that the S cams, which have ...
  • Can someone please confirm for me? My impression is that the L-Mount serves three different sensor sizes, but I am really not certain on MF: APS-C:  Leica TL and CL mirrorless cams FF: Leica SL ...
  • I agree, no need to panic, and enjoy our MFT gear.  But only future behavior will tell...look at Sony, they did not abandon APSC, yet almost all of their effort is put into FF E mount, and not ...
  • One other thing to add. I purchased the 14-140 from eBay specifically for this trip because of the experience I had on a European trip a few years ago. Back then, I used a GX7, a 12-35 zoom and ...
  • I have the G85 and 12-60 kit lens.  I do not have the EM5ii or the 14-150.  But, I do have the Panasonic 14-140 3.5-5.6 which I consider similar to the Oly lens. I want to give you the benefit of a ...
  • Replied in GM1 x 3
    Great setup. You have a great solution for you. I have a GM1 also and love the utility using it much as you do but with G85 and GX7 before that. The big disadvantage for me is lack of EVF for ...
  • I seem to recall if you want the absolute lightest system, Thom Hogan recommended the OM10-2 (the -3 is now available) and the two Panasonic 2.8 zooms 12-35 and 35-100 gives you the smallest ...
  • Actually, I was just thinking about that and how I need to buy more storage and a new computer just to keep up with the G85, and other 16MP cams I have.  I have the bad habit of shooting 2-3 ...
  • Replied in Not an issue so
    far as I am aware.  The shutter shock with the 14-140 was reported when paired with cams with the old shutter mechanism such as the G7, GX7, GX8, etc. The newer shutter mechanisms do not exhibit ...
  • Replied in Yes!
    I bought mine off eBay, for about USD $350. It was still in the box with plastic wrapping intact. The user had tried it a few times without the lens hood, etc. and did not like the focal length. ...
  • Assuming a G90 would continue with the heritage of the G80/85 yes that would be great!  Would also like to add BT and USB charging i had a GH1 and then went GF1 GX1 and GX7. Tried the G85 in a sale ...
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