"Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

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Panasonic G9 100-400 @ 400mm iso 4000

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Just bought myself a new 35-100mm f2.8.
Popped out this morning to take a few shots - what a fab lens! Sharp as a tack and great colours.
Now looking for a Leica 100-400mm (again!)
 
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Just bought myself a new 35-100mm f2.8.
Popped out this morning to take a few shots - what a fab lens! Sharp as a tack and great colours.
I agree, only sold mine when I got the 12-100, dual is2 as well with the later cameras.
Enjoy!!
 
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I have bought a GX880 with a 14mm f2.5 as an "always in my bag" camera as I do not have a smartphone and don't really want one. And so far it's proven pretty good.

Now I wish I had gone for the 20mm f1.7. I find on my other camera the GX9 I love the 15mm f1.7 but I include a lot of full body portrait when I'm out with my family, And when I take picture I have for time for framing, going a bit out of the way to get the shot I'm looking after. With this "always in the bag" camera I took more snaps i.e sunset, view from the side of the road, things I don't have the time to go out of my way... and I find the 14mm is a bit too wide, a bit too far for this sort of purpose.

So I think i'll end up getting a 20mm f1.7 too also a lot of review point to a slow autofocus compare to the 14mm. I can't see any benefit of getting the version ii? Apart maybe the fact of knowing that the lens is much more recent as some mark i can actually be pretty old now?

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Just got a lumix 20mm f.17 mark ii.
Put it on the GX880.

AFC is greyed out only AFS or MF are available?
Apparently, this is normal, but I am pretty surprised (Slightly annoyed).
 
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Just got a lumix 20mm f.17 mark ii.
Put it on the GX880.

AFC is greyed out only AFS or MF are available?
Apparently, this is normal, but I am pretty surprised (Slightly annoyed).
I don’t understand that - why?
 
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Didn't know about it and a quick google took me to a few threads on other forums like dpreview and apparently the 20mm is an old style of focusing motor which doesn't allow AFC?
But only AFS.

I'd never expected that, specially i grabbed the mkii which is a fairly recent lens.
 
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Didn't know about it and a quick google took me to a few threads on other forums like dpreview and apparently the 20mm is an old style of focusing motor which doesn't allow AFC?
But only AFS.

I'd never expected that, specially i grabbed the mkii which is a fairly recent lens.
I can't believe that.. how "backwards" and unusual? Considering you can use an EF lens from the 80s (my canon 200 2.8) on a micro 4/3 with continuous AF (via adapter..)
 
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Didn't know about it and a quick google took me to a few threads on other forums like dpreview and apparently the 20mm is an old style of focusing motor which doesn't allow AFC?
But only AFS.
How disappointing. I know the 20mm f1.7 is known for being a bit slow to focus but that seems extreme.

I guess you could try the Olympus 17mm f1.8 or Panasonic 25mm f1.7? I have both and rate them on my Oly E-M10ii
I know from when I looked around the actual field of view across these lenses wasn't quite what you might expect from the difference in specified focal length but I can't remember the details.
Might be worth googling for comparisons if you're thinking of changing.
The P25 f1.7 is a nice lens but I find it a bit tight for some circumstances and favour the O17mm f1.8 most of the time.
 
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Apparently, continuous focus works in video mode but not in photo mode.
I really don't get it, I've watched a few reviews and it's not often mentioned so much so that it was a surprise.
If I made reviews I think that would be the first thing I would say because it really is a strange one!

I have bought it to pair with my gx880 as a small camera so I have the 14mm and the 20mm both pretty tiny lenses.
 
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That's even more strange? I would have thought continuous focus in video was harder.
It wouldn't bother me too much as I tend to use SAF all the time.
The tracking and continuous modes on my M-10ii aren't supposed to be that good but as I don't shoot much where it would be useful it's not big deal.
 
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Very clean for a cropped iso 2500 shot, Did you put it through topaz denoise AI too? I'm just playing with the free months of that software.
 
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Very clean for a cropped iso 2500 shot, Did you put it through topaz denoise AI too? I'm just playing with the free months of that software.
Anything above, say 800 ISO, I tend to put through Denoise AI. (Keepers only!)
I think it’s a terrific piece of software - as long as you don’t ‘overdo it’. I tend to do any sharpening in Lightroom, where I can use a brush.
 
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Anything above, say 800 ISO, I tend to put through Denoise AI. (Keepers only!)
I think it’s a terrific piece of software - as long as you don’t ‘overdo it’. I tend to do any sharpening in Lightroom, where I can use a brush.
Do you denoise using the plugin or after export on the jpg.
 

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Greetings all,
Just picked up a GX80. I have been paralysed by indecision for a while, since deciding to retire my old D50. Finally figured a punt on the GX80 was worth it given the price.
Mainly I’m going to be shooting while out walking with my son, so combination street / wild. It arrives tomorrow so any tips, or essential accessory recommendations are very much welcome.
 
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I have a GX9 which I think is fairly similar to GX80?
Nice camera for walkabout indeed. I mostly use prime lenses to keep size down. I love my 15mm 1.7 and 42,5 1.7 for 90% of photo. But I do have a llaowa 7.5mm f2 for astrophotography and a panasonic 100-400 for wildlife.

I have a 25mm 1.4 in the classify if you are interrested because I think I'm not a big 50mm fan. Well I like 50mm in a zoom but when it on a prime I find it a bit limiting.
 

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I have a GX9 which I think is fairly similar to GX80?
Nice camera for walkabout indeed. I mostly use prime lenses to keep size down. I love my 15mm 1.7 and 42,5 1.7 for 90% of photo. But I do have a llaowa 7.5mm f2 for astrophotography and a panasonic 100-400 for wildlife.

I have a 25mm 1.4 in the classify if you are interrested because I think I'm not a big 50mm fan. Well I like 50mm in a zoom but when it on a prime I find it a bit limiting.
Ah the GX9 was one I considered, I think it’s pretty much a GX80 with higher resolution sensor and a few extras, but it’s also nearly £200 more expensive.
I’ll have to make do with the kit lens for now as I don’t have lens kinda funds at the mo. Maybe filter/spare battery level
 
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