cba_melbourne

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Jan 26, 2018

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  • I really believe a metal chassis for a GM size MFT ILC is technically mandatory. It cannot be made in plastic (well, not in a kind of plastic that is quick and cheap to mold - and anything exotic ...
  • I just had one of these silly inspirations. As pensioner I have plenty of time.... I put this battery on a scale: 0.1 gram. The going price from the US with postage is about AU$35 for ONE battery. ...
  • Replied in Inside a GM1
    Sure. The white GM1 I bought cheap for parts had a broken main board. So no easy cheap fix as I had hoped. I decided to part it out, as the cosmetic condition was not the best. At least I now have ...
  • So, the first camera needed a new circuit board, is this correct? And the second you do not know yet what is wrong. But both failed catastrophically in the same way, in the middle of a shot. As ...
  • Hi Marc, Sorry to worry you. But it is always better to know about potential problems in advance. Having this battery replaced by Panasonic service can cost as much as a second hand GM1 is worth. ...
  • There are two more screws on the sides. No, there is nothing wrong with the panel fit (except the GM1 flash). It just is not premium fit. Tom, the silver tops are stamped Aluminium sheet, not ...
  • Yes, they both have a magnesium chassis. I guess that makes them both premium build quality. But you just have to compare the exterior fit and finish, to see that they are in two quite different ...
  • You cannot have all same features and build quality and price in a considerably smaller body. Maybe in 10 years, but not now no matter at what price. What could be possible is a GM5 successor with ...
  • Sure. But within m43 itself, there is quite a size difference too
  • Consumers are intelligent enough to NOT equate size with quality. Nor does the majority base their decision on either size or quality. They base it on VALUE . They look for the best bang for the ...
  • By this logic, the GM5 is a "dead camera" too, as it is out of production and cant be bought new anymore (apart from a few rare "new old stock" exemplars). What I would like to see is a worthy ...
  • Fair enough. We all have to make our choices. The GM series make for a tiny stealth travel kit. But yes, there are many (and maybe too many for some) compromises to be accepted for the sake of size. ...
  • The GX800/850 is indeed the smallest Panasonic ILC in current production. Used GM1 are grossly overpriced on eBay (and the GM5 even more so), because there is no successor. That makes both cameras ...
  • Well, if we compare size we compare size, not features. There is no question that all sort of features had to be sacrificed for size, like tilt screen and EVF and IBIS and number of direct ...
  • GF7: 107x65x33 = 229 volume GM1: 99x55x30 = 163 volume difference: 140% now whether that amounts to one or two sizes difference is arguable. To me it is two. Because in between is the GM5. Edit: ...
  • The GF7 has a full plastic body. Metal is always more desirable. A light metal alloy body can be made smaller, or it can be more rigid, or both. But it invariably costs considerably more to make. ...
  • GM1 and GM5 have the same sensor and processor chip as the GX7. But have the sensor directly mounted onto a metal plate, so there is no in body stabilization like on the GX7. The GX7 is a very ...
  • I just happen to have an opened GM1 in front of me for repair. That Magnesium chassis is just 1.2 mm thick. I do not believe such small ILC camera could be made with plastic. Just think of the ...
  • The rear pin looks installed front-to back. And is that gunk attached to it corrosion? Or did you try to solder it and accidentally reversed it? Also, the pin that has broken off looks like it had ...
  • There is not only the corner sharpness to be considered: The 15mm has a useful aperture ring. It does not work on Olympus bodies though. The 17mm has a useful focus clutch. It does work on both ...
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