Nice shot, really like the broody sky.
Nod's right, the goynes at the warren have all been repaired/replaced in the last few years after most were destroyed by the storms in early 2014. The sand has also been brought back from the sandbank that formed about half a mile offshore.
Ah yeah, thats the camera not the lens, though it's never going to be a lightning fast lens to focus, the performance on the DPAF camera's (M5/6/50/100) is like night and day in comparison.
Having said that the 22mm is still normally kept mounted on my original M too :)
Interesting article Wayne and confirms my own thoughts that lower power lights look more natural, might have to give LED panels a go.
My preferred tool to date is a cheap halogen torch with a zoom beam (£3 from ebay) which for the most part has worked well zoomed out to give a feathered beam and...
Unless it was really really cheap wouldn't even consider the M3. The introduction of the DPAF sensors changed the abilities of the M series completely, so much more responsive in all ways, not just the AF speed. If you want to enter on a tight budget the M100 is a far better option IMHO.
I think you are going to struggle without taking full manual control and additional lighting due to the huge dynamic range of the subject, but there might be ways to get closer to what you want.
Not used a G7X but has been on my radar for a while so have a little knowledge. It does seem to have...