norman shearer

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  • Both good lenses. The 12-32mm is a rather cheap build but don't let that deter you. It's tiny and light and a good match to the body. AF is excellent and its image quality closely matches primes ...
  • GX85 - lenses, IBIS, SAF, electronic shutter, quieter mech shutter, better GUI, touch screen. A6000 - CAF, EVF a tad better, battery life better (I think?), APS-C sensor will have less noise in low ...
  • G80 will be very capable I'm sure. Lowlight AF is one of the best. If you are concerned about noise then consider Dxo Photolab - its Prime noise removal is exceptional. A fast prime is recommended ...
  • If money was no object, sure, there are better alternatives. However I think there is sufficient isolation for head and shoulder shots. For full body shots you would have to be sure your subject ...
  • The Sigma is a nice performer from wide open. All shots taken wide open using touch shoot on Panasonic GX80.
  • The S lenses are still expensive now but I would imagine at some point their price will shoot down. Hard to guess when that will be. You also wonder if your body fails can you get hold of another? ...
  • Before people baulk at the cost please bear in mind it comes with a built-in lens hood. :-D

  • I used to struggle with my logic for staying in m43. I felt it's beneficial for shooting at the long end but at any other length? Taken with the GX8 and PL 15/1.7. A recent purchase. I have the ...
  • Then you are not very fussy. You also okay with CA, lens flare, moire, field curvature and dust on sensor? It sounds very much like you are in denial..
  • Thanks Ian, I'll try that. For ages now I've avoided NR entirely in post work but I figured Prime NR was worth using if it meant I could use autoISO in camera with the limit set a few stops ...
  • If they did offer warranty would they not be leaving themselves open to abuse by users deliberately soaking their cameras in order to get a new replacement. "Hmm.. that new camera looks better than ...
  • Can you elaborate on how you set 10% Prime NR? I'm new to DXO Photolab and cannot see how you can reduce the overall NR. All I see is individual sliders for Luminance and Chrominance etc. With ...
  • Sure, it's a good time to sell, 2nd hand prices for NX500 are still good. This is the problem! Expensive, big and heavy. Yes, only the very best legacy glass can compete with todays OEM lenses - ...
  • Indeed. When GX7 first came out it was top tier on specs/build and much praised. I think however there is stiffer competition around for GX85 release. I still don't understand why they so quickly ...
  • Leaving the warranty aside, I can tell by just looking that Panasonic made more of an effort in this regard. As I'm sure you can comparing the Sony A6000 to A6300. Don't you believe so? Certainly ...
  • My GX8 is less likely to fail than my GX80 for example. Try spotting an ad that isn't fraudulent in some way. I mean cat food that's so irresistable that cats run through walls to get to it. Don't ...
  • I think it means the camera is less likely to fail in inclement weather. Surely that's a selling point worth mentioning? Sure, they exagerate. Reminds me of claims of fastest focussing camera in ...
  • I think the price point is key here - the GX80 is/was the highest spec you could get in m43 for a very good price. It's almost like they looked to the Sony A6000 and how succesful that was and ...
  • Yes. One of the best Panasonic bodies you can get if you value features and small size. Not so good for sports/action due to poor EVF. It's not so much a bad EVF, it's more a case of many cameras ...
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    I think I've used them before - seem fine. Good price for the lens new - MPB.com are selling the same lens (like new) for only £20 less. CeX (UK) want £150 but have none in stock. It's a nice lens. ...
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