Nick Bangkok

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Engineer
Has a website at
Joined on Jun 4, 2003
About me:

Retire before 60.

Nick Bangkok's current gear

Ricoh CX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Have two actually. Black one for me and pink one for my wife. Great for traveling ultralight. The 120 frames per sec. action shots are nice for web posting but not for enlarging. Beautiful screen refuses to display jpg shots from other cameras.
I like this one very much. Unfortunately, it slipped from my hand and hit gravel ground from about 3 feet. Replaced with the Mk VI.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
My "Big" camera, bought with the 12-40 f/2.8 kit lens. Very nice stabilized image on the screen when used with 75-300 zoom. Also bought the grip for better balance with the long/heavy lenses.
Use this one mainly with 20 f/1.7 Pana for product shoot. My assignment is rather specific - pistols on location in the gunshops for weekly articles. The digital 2x is used for close up. Tilt screen is very useful because I use a folding light tent.
This little guy is surprisingly capable. With the 45-175 zoom it actually produces sharper images than the GX7. Maybe because of the softer shutter or the fixed sensor.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II
This one replaces the GX7. IBIS almost as good as the EM-5. Paired with the GM5 for a compact package of 2 bodies, 3 lenses set.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH
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 X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH OIS

Nick Bangkok's previous gear

Casio Exilim EX-Z3
Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom
My first "Pocket" camera. Nice big screen and fast operation.
Love this one for the battery life.
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Zoom
FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd (FinePix S6500fd)
Olympus C-2000 Zoom
A more refined version of the F10. Gave it to my cousin and he is still enjoying it. Really nice picture for a pocket cam.
My first digital camera. Very impressed by the first prints (postcard size). It's huge by today (2015) standard for camera with 35-105 zoom.
Olympus C-2100 UZ
Olympus C-770 UZ
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Took some really nice pictures with this one. Replaced with LX5 for better portrait perspective.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4
FujiFilm FinePix HS10 (FinePix HS11)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
This is the one I've used the most - two memory card's worth of pics. Replace with the GM5.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Lumix DMC-TZ40)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Olympus Stylus 1
Bought it for the 24-720 zoom and PASM with +/- dial. It's quite good outside in bright light, not so good for dim light. Focus not close enough for insect though.
Really like this camera. Very nice zoom range and speed with all the control. The body is Just a bit too big for the sensor size. Sold at minimum price to a favorite cousin.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
My favorite camera. Passed on to my nice in-law along with the 14-42 X lens. The newer GX85 took it's place.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Given to an aspired youngster after acquiring the Pana 42.5.