Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Joined on Oct 2, 2011

jonathanj's current gear

Sigma dp1 Quattro
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
2017 - date. Bought in an attempt to get significantly better resolution than MFT without going to full frame. Great in the right conditions, extremely sharp and detailed images. Camera is a pain to use but I quickly adapted, the deal breaker was that shadow colour was very easily lost, making post processing a laborious task.
2016 - date. Older camera used for hiking / outdoors in bad conditions where I don't want to risk a newer camera getting damaged. Paired with a 14-140 (v1, the v2 experiences shutter shock),
2014 - date. Convenience / everyday camera & second camera for travel. No complaints - providing shutter speed is kept at 1/500 or below to avoid loss of DR because of electronic shutter. Please Panasonic produce an updated version!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
Sony Alpha a7R III
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH
2016 - date. General backup camera and wife's camera for travel. Other than the limitations of the 16mp MFT sensor, no issues at all.
2018 - date. Newly purchased primary camera. Still evaluating....
Preferred mid/wide prime for general use. Great with a GM5 because the aperture ring makes up for having only a single dial.
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S
Nice lens, but gets very little use as I don't do much shooting at 50mm equiv.
Preferred short tele prime. Sharp and small/ light, with VR, a bargain at the price.
V2 - semi-replacement for the v1, which I also own, this one is significantly lighter. This is the wife's lens for travel.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4-5.8 OIS
Good companion to the 12-32 in low light. Very compact. Susceptible to shutter shock on older MFT bodies.
Very nice lens for the size and price. Susceptible to shutter shock on older MFT bodies.
V1. Now used for hiking / outdoors on the G7, which makes a good combination.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
For Micro Four Thirds. Pretty sharp (the 30 and 60 are reckoned to be slightly sharper though). Now gets very little use because I have the Panasonic 15 f1.7, which I find an easier focal length to work with.
For Micro Four Thirds. A decent lens but not quite sure why I bought it, other than to complete the set of 19 / 30 / 60. Barely used.
For Micro Four Thirds. Very sharp and quite light (although a little bulky). This one gets more use than the 19 or 30.
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 28mm F2
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Newly purchased, still evaluating
Newly purchased, still evaluating
Newly purchased, still evaluating

jonathanj's previous gear

Casio Exilim EX-Z850
Minolta DiMAGE F200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 (Lumix DMC-TZ8)
2007-2009. Second digital camera. Surprisingly nice camera to use, but sensor problem forced replacement.
2003-2006. First digital camera, was still going strong 5 years later.
2010-2013. Third digital camera, replaced when I moved away from compacts. Given away.
Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
Samsung NX10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
2011. First (2nd hand) ILC, used while I worked out whether to go down the DLSR or MILC route. Chose MILC.
2011-2012. Excellent camera, first MILC, replaced because low light performance was not great. Given away.
2013-2016. Girlfriend's camera, and used on holiday. Excellent camera with good controls and image quality for the price.
Nikon 1 V1
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX30
2013-2014 Love the Nikon 1 lenses, hate the cameras. Fast AF and decent IQ for the sensor size, but gave up this one when the controls finally drove me over the edge.
2012-2014. Great image quality, shame about the slow responsiveness and performance.
2014-2017. Great camera, I was almost ready to upgrade to the NX1 when Samsung exited the market.....
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
Samsung NX 16mm F2.4 Pancake
Samsung NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA
"Normal" lens for NX cameras. Extremely sharp.
Wide lens for the NX cameras. Decent but not amazing.
Nice 90mm equivalent for general use, as well as being a macro lens.
Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS
Samsung NX 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
Lens was OK, but image quality was not great for the size, weight, and price. Sold on eBay.
Great lens, unfortunately poor build quality around the lens mount. But I got 28,000 photos out of it before it broke, so I consider it money well spent.
Perfect general / travel lens for daylight use. Just no decent Nikon 1 camera to use with it. Shame on Nikon for not supplying a lens hood with it.
Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S
2015-2017. Extremely good lens that I purchased about a month before Samsung exited the market. Sold on eBay.