benwood

Lives in United States Seattle USA, WA, United States
Works as a Sr. Engineer
Joined on Mar 19, 2010
About me:

Sony Alpha 700
Panasonic Lumix GX-7 with backup GF1. Mostly I shoot with the GX7 now. It's so much easier to hike with...

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  • Replied in GX9 viewfinder
    Well, I'm glad to hear it, because there doesn't seem to be any cure! Sounds like a technical phenomenon, for which there are various cures.  I am poised to get either a g9 or a gx9 and will take a ...
  • Replied in GX9 viewfinder
    Can you try your other eye in the view finder?  I'm wondering about macular degeneration.  Don't mean to offend because I have no idea how old you are, it's just that my dad got 'wet' macular ...
  • Thanks.... That feature has sounded good on paper, but perhaps the smaller size of the GX9 will win the, if it ever comes as just a body.  My daughter just got a G85, and she needed the extra ...
  • Is the high resolution shot always expected to be lower resolution?  If so, what is the point? I ask because that is the one feature of a G9 that I thought I would miss if I get a GX9 instead, ...
  • I love cityscapes in B&W, but in this case, I vote "Color" because the tower doesn't stand out as well in B&W, to me at least.  If it was a bit later and they sky darker, perhaps I'd vote the ...
  • I'd bet the farm that a GX9 body-only option will appear by the end of April. Since most of my photography is hiking and travel, GX9 for me.  If I win the lotto, I'd get the G9, too.
  • Good points, I won't sell my 20 unless I am really happy with the 15.  As I said, I do like the 20, and it is nicely compact.
  • I've used the 20 (version II) for quite a few years, and I really liked it (the 2nd version which had far superior bokeh), but finally (and just) bought that highly regarded 15 and will see how ...
  • That was a lot of words to complain about the EV wheel, which I am looking forward to.  I'm jaded because on my GX7, the pushbutton thumbwheel doesn't always work, and so it is a pain sometimes to ...
  • Thanks.  No export  to html.  The generalized webgallery export export of LR is nice. Might be a show stopper for me since I don't want to futz around with setting up the gallery from within ...
  • The key for me was in late Dec? when the GX8 was discounted 450 plus a free 32GB card and I still didn't bite.  That's when I knew I'd go in another direction, likely the GX9 when it's available ...
  • Thanks for those comments.  I won't ever subscribe to LR and so have wondered when I will jettison it, too.  One feature I've used which works pretty well is to upload a photo archive, so I can ...
  • Replied in Remove what?
    I think the market probably was not big enough to have this GX95 and another GX9.  I'd have rather they had a true GX9 which was a bit smaller than the GX8 but extended the GX8.  The price point ...
  • I think several micro 4/3 in recent years were introduced as + kit lens only at first, quickly followed by body only and/or other options.  I'm sure this will be the same.  I don't plan to buy ...
  • I can see the point, have wanted them to add one, and now they've done it.  It's just the way my brain works!
  • I typically upgrade every two generations.  So for me, it's GX7 --> GX9.  No complaints.  It's only a tool and it will be a better tool for what I use it for. For me, if I had a GX8, I wouldn't be ...
  • I'm perfectly comfortable with the 'more camera is a G9' frame of reference.  Mostly, light and highly capable is all I have ever wanted, and I've been using the GX7 for about four years and it ...
  • I'm coming from the same place.  Upgrade is definite.  And I use the exp. compensation ALL the time... really glad to have it broken out onto it's own dial.
  • Seriously, why does anybody care? I just want it to meet my needs. It's HIGH ENOUGH end to me, that's actually ALL the matters. I know true high end is like this: https://www.phaseone.com/XF100MP A ...
  • I'm looking for a successor to my GX7, and I typically skip a generation.  The form factor and features are what I'm looking for, to a T.  My only gripe is the expected availability from B&H is ...
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