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That is one thing I don't like about the G80, the tripod mount is in a silly place, no idea why they did that! I guess they imagined it would benefit when using tele lenses for better balance, which is fine - but if you ever use an adapter or larger lens with it's own tripod collar it can get messy/too close for comfort
 
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Cheers.
From what I've read, the tripod mount on the G80 is set towards the front of the base, and this apparently causes issues with generic L brackets.
I didn't realise that Robert. That's a shame, and I hope you can find something suitable for your needs. I find the L bracket to be incredibly useful out in the field.

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It's kind of the same issue with the Olympus EM1 MK II which is right on the front edge, although I did find a generic one that fits quite well.

 
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Cheers
I did come across this one when trawling through Google.
I'll probably get this one. I had hoped to pick up a cheap one to see how much use it gets.
 
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I did come across this one when trawling through Google.
I'll probably get this one. I had hoped to pick up a cheap one to see how much use it gets.
I have spent a while looking for one also, it seems most of the generic ones have the screw mounted half way in which means some of the bracket doesn't even touch the camera.
If you do get this one it'd be worth seeing some pictures of how it fits the G80
 
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Just to add for any people out there with Canon kit... the viltrox M1 and M2 work flawlessly. Never been happier, using the Canon 100-400 on this with either model is perfect. AF seems really speedy and accurate. Blows my mind how you can get different brands to work together nowadays fro a fraction of the price. And, to be honest, the 100-400 cannon is a top quality piece of glass. Now I'm removed the tripod collar its much more compact and easy to cart along.
 
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Just to add for any people out there with Canon kit... the viltrox M1 and M2 work flawlessly. Never been happier, using the Canon 100-400 on this with either model is perfect. AF seems really speedy and accurate. Blows my mind how you can get different brands to work together nowadays fro a fraction of the price. And, to be honest, the 100-400 cannon is a top quality piece of glass. Now I'm removed the tripod collar its much more compact and easy to cart along.
Didn't you have issues with he Viltrox ef-m1? did you change it or upgrade it? thinking of getting one in the new year with the 55-250
 
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Anyone care to share their views please on the Panasonic 12-35mm, thinking of trading in a couple of primes for one.

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I have the 12-35, it's a nice sharp lens, very similar to my old Canon 17-55 f2.8. I've been using it with the GX80 recently and the dual IS makes it very usable. I would like some more reach, I have my eyes on the Leica 12-60 but I wouldn't get rid of the 12-35.
 
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I have the 12-35, it's a nice sharp lens, very similar to my old Canon 17-55 f2.8. I've been using it with the GX80 recently and the dual IS makes it very usable. I would like some more reach, I have my eyes on the Leica 12-60 but I wouldn't get rid of the 12-35.
Thank you, I had the Canon 17-55 and if its equally good I wouldn't complain.
Hope it's a bit smaller and lighter though :)
 
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Thank you, I had the Canon 17-55 and if its equally good I wouldn't complain.
Hope it's a bit smaller and lighter though :)
Yes it's much smaller and lighter than the Canon 17-55, probably faster to focus but not as good IS unless you have a dual IS body, which is even better. I'm not home till tomorrow but there are plenty of sample shots on mu43.com
 
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Yes it's much smaller and lighter than the Canon 17-55, probably faster to focus but not as good IS unless you have a dual IS body, which is even better. I'm not home till tomorrow but there are plenty of sample shots on mu43.com
I have a GX9 so yes the dual is would work, got an older 14-45 and a newer 12-32, but fancy something faster with a constant aperture.
Might shift the Olympus 12mm plus the two above mentioned to help pay for it, 20% off at WEX is very tempting though.
 
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Just to add for any people out there with Canon kit... the viltrox M1 and M2 work flawlessly. Never been happier, using the Canon 100-400 on this with either model is perfect. AF seems really speedy and accurate. Blows my mind how you can get different brands to work together nowadays fro a fraction of the price. And, to be honest, the 100-400 cannon is a top quality piece of glass. Now I'm removed the tripod collar its much more compact and easy to cart along.
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New to micro 4/3 after taking advice from you all a few weeks ago. What is the difference between Viltrox m1 and m2 please?
I have Panasonic G80 and I’ve bought the husband Olympus omd 10 Mark II for Xmas. We have both 70-200L 2.8 mark 1 and 2 and a few other Canon lens that he would like to try on these bodies but eventually change all our lenses to micro 4/3 to make our kit much lighter. I had seen this thread before Xmas but just didn’t get chance to ask the question at the time. Thanks
 
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New to micro 4/3 after taking advice from you all a few weeks ago. What is the difference between Viltrox m1 and m2 please?
I have Panasonic G80 and I’ve bought the husband Olympus omd 10 Mark II for Xmas. We have both 70-200L 2.8 mark 1 and 2 and a few other Canon lens that he would like to try on these bodies but eventually change all our lenses to micro 4/3 to make our kit much lighter. I had seen this thread before Xmas but just didn’t get chance to ask the question at the time. Thanks
Hi ceri not tried any canon lenses on mine but I now have three Nikon fit manual focus ones , 50mm ,200mm and 400mm that work fine ..
 
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I think Ian and I need to find valuable time to get out and use the cameras a fair bit especially Ian with the Olympus 45-150mm on the rugby pitch. I’m sure with all the other Canon lenses we own a Viltrox will be very useful but I’m not sure we would need the extra reach ( hope I’m understanding it correctly) so maybe the M1 would be good enough for us to start with and use our existing lenses.
 
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Don't know if anyone uses the 12-32mm pancake that come with the GX80 kit .... I haven't had much time (been too busy with a couple of other lenses) but apparently it's quite good. I was a bit disappointed there is no hood for it ... I like hoods and I'm not very good with lens caps. I googled and my local camera shop came up with something ... free of charge!

A step-up ring ... means the glass is less exposed, it will take a 46mm filter and cap that comes with the Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 :)

 
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I think Ian and I need to find valuable time to get out and use the cameras a fair bit especially Ian with the Olympus 45-150mm on the rugby pitch. I’m sure with all the other Canon lenses we own a Viltrox will be very useful but I’m not sure we would need the extra reach ( hope I’m understanding it correctly) so maybe the M1 would be good enough for us to start with and use our existing lenses.
The viltrox ef-m1 doesn't have a glass focal reducing element inside, it will maintain the aperture and focal length of the original lens but offer AF using Canon EF mount lenses. The EF-M2 on the other hand is a focal reducer, it kind of converts an m43 sensor into an APSC and you gain an extra stop of light. You multiply the focal length X 0.71 and drop a stop in aperture. A 200 2.8 lens would become a 140mm F2 - this is all before you convert to FF equivilancy of course
 
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The viltrox ef-m1 doesn't have a glass focal reducing element inside, it will maintain the aperture and focal length of the original lens but offer AF using Canon EF mount lenses. The EF-M2 on the other hand is a focal reducer, it kind of converts an m43 sensor into an APSC and you gain an extra stop of light. You multiply the focal length X 0.71 and drop a stop in aperture. A 200 2.8 lens would become a 140mm F2 - this is all before you convert to FF equivilancy of course
Thanks Cagey75 that has explained it in such an easy way for me to understand. I’m now wondering if I should buy the EF-M2 and keep our EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM Mark 1 instead of selling it and buying a new Panasonic 100-300 Lumix?

As you know We have just bought the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 to go with the Panasonic G80 and I bought the Olympus omd 10 Mark II body from the classifieds for Ian for Christmas and was looking at the Panasonic so we both had a good long lens.

Ian shoots for a local rugby team each weekend but I will be more bird photography. We are both now suffering spinal problems but not passed it just yet! Any help on that decision please? Thanks. Ceri
 
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I’m now wondering if I should buy the EF-M2 and keep our EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM Mark 1 instead of selling it and buying a new Panasonic 100-300 Lumix?
The weight saving by using the 100-300 Lumix lens compared to the Canon 70-200mm and Viltrox combination is over 1kg. The trade off is the much lower light gathering capability of the Lumix lens (but it has a longer effective zoom), so I would suggest considering how far the combination might have to be carried and typical light conditions on arrival.
 
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Thanks Cagey75 that has explained it in such an easy way for me to understand. I’m now wondering if I should buy the EF-M2 and keep our EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM Mark 1 instead of selling it and buying a new Panasonic 100-300 Lumix?

As you know We have just bought the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 to go with the Panasonic G80 and I bought the Olympus omd 10 Mark II body from the classifieds for Ian for Christmas and was looking at the Panasonic so we both had a good long lens.

Ian shoots for a local rugby team each weekend but I will be more bird photography. We are both now suffering spinal problems but not passed it just yet! Any help on that decision please? Thanks. Ceri
The Canon is a lot heavier, but it is brighter and optically better I imagine. I'm not sure how good the AF will be with this combination, but remember, the EF-M2 also cuts down your FL. The 70-200 is going to be focal reduced to a 50 - 140 F2, so not all that far off your Oly 40-150 2.8, but much heavier and larger. The 100-300 mkII is a nice lens, you'll probably get better AF with it, but it won't be as good in low light. It does offer a lot more reach though and if it's mostly day time shooting that shouldn't be too much of an issue
 
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Thank you so much for comments. I’ve decided to sell the Canon 70-200mm Mark 1 lens and then look at the Panasonic 100-300. The weight difference is def what sways my decisions especially with Cagey75’s comment being correct that 99% of the images will be taken during day time.
 
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My daughter has the Panasonic 100-300 mkii, she struggled at first with it at an airshow, but did get a couple of keepers by the end of the day.
She has an Olympus EM5 ii, wonder if it would work even better on my newer Panasonic body that could utilise the dual ois, must have a try
 
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The Black Fox... you're switching systems?!
no I'm not , I had a offer of a very good deal on some nikon equipment which meant selling my camera and lens to raise the cash (pensioner problem) but realised late last night I was being a tad hasty .. so I am passing the G80 and lenses on to the wife and instead selling her olympus omd-10-mkii and her panasonic 100-300 . that will give me my Nikon D300S and sigma 150-600 for my use as required and the use of the g80 as needed . .. ..

I will be posting the olympus and 100-300 for sale when time allows
 
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no I'm not , I had a offer of a very good deal on some nikon equipment which meant selling my camera and lens to raise the cash (pensioner problem) but realised late last night I was being a tad hasty .. so I am passing the G80 and lenses on to the wife and instead selling her olympus omd-10-mkii and her panasonic 100-300 . that will give me my Nikon D300S and sigma 150-600 for my use as required and the use of the g80 as needed . .. ..

I will be posting the olympus and 100-300 for sale when time allows
Nice to have both,ime back on DX mainly because i moved to m4/3 due to carrying the weight but now my jaunts are on a mobility scooter so i dont carry it as such,wish you all the best with your dual set up.
 
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My daughter has the Panasonic 100-300 mkii, she struggled at first with it at an airshow, but did get a couple of keepers by the end of the day.
She has an Olympus EM5 ii, wonder if it would work even better on my newer Panasonic body that could utilise the dual ois, must have a try
My husband tried the Olympus omd m10 II with the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 tonight at rugby training under flood lights. He has come home well impressed but I think the use of the Panasonic G80 body will get used more often because of the weather proofing. He couldn’t get over the weight difference.
 
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My husband tried the Olympus omd m10 II with the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 tonight at rugby training under flood lights. He has come home well impressed but I think the use of the Panasonic G80 body will get used more often because of the weather proofing. He couldn’t get over the weight difference.
The pro lenses will always be faster than mid range tele lenses. The 100-300 mkII won't be quite as snappy nor as bright as the Oly 40-150 pro, but as you say you plan to use that more so for daylight shooting so should be just fine. A lot of people who switched from FF to the smaller, lighter M43 gear are very surprised by the performance and quality. I really believe that many [we see it on here all the time, you only have to peep into the latest FF mirrorless threads] just buy the latest higher end gear because some reviewers tell them to, or just to keep up with the Jones's - as your hubby discovered, it's more about the grade of gear within any system that counts more, and also the user skill. With Full frame set ups it's no different, for shooting sports you need the faster, higher end lenses where cheaper zoom don't cut it. The real 'big' difference though is the equivilant for FF weighs a tonne more and will be much more expensive.
 
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