jonathanj

jonathanj

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

jonathanj's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Samsung NX30
Great camera as long as you carefully test each lens for shutter shock and plan usage accordingly.
Convenience / everyday camera & second camera for travel. No complaints - hard to think of things that could be improved!
Almost perfect for me, only slight bugs in firmware stops it from scoring top marks.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH Power OIS
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 non-GM bodies.
Very nice lens for the size and price. Susceptible to shutter shock on non-GM bodies.
Girlfriend's lens for the G3/G7. Very impressed with this lens for the range and price, but the new version II is smaller, lighter, and slightly faster (but more susceptible to shutter shock)
Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S
Samsung NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN Art
Portraits, macro shots, general 90mm equivalent telephoto. Good quality and sharp, but quite slow to focus.
For Micro Four Thirds
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
For Micro Four Thirds
For Micro Four Thirds

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, still going strong with my dad despite numerous drops.
2010-2013. Third digital camera, replaced when I moved away from compacts. Given to family member, still works fine today.
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 to a friend and still working today.
2013-2016. Girlfriend's camera, sometimes used on holiday. Excellent camera with good controls and image quality for the price.
Nikon 1 V1
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake
2013-2014 Love the Nikon 1 lenses, hate the cameras. Fast AF and decent IQ, 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.
Samsung NX 16mm F2.4 Pancake
Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS
Samsung NX 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED
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.
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
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.