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Unrising ­ Muffin
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Dec 01, 2014 16:37 |  #1

I've recently purchased a m43 camera for travel purposes... and I enjoy the convenience of the camera so much that I now have to make a conscious effort to take my SLR out of the closet and go shoot with it.

There are many (nice?) random shots that I would not have caught if not for carrying my little friend with me at all times (it's packed in my daily bag). SLR almost feels like a burden now. The quality is obviously not as good as my SLR, but I guess that's one of the trade-off...

Anyone else in the same boat?


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Dec 01, 2014 17:03 |  #2

Nice pic !

I have a 5D III and recently bought a GX7 - and love it ! It is so light compared to the 5D and IQ is great. I have added a GM1 as well - that is even smaller !!

I am likely to have it with me whereas the 5D will likely be indoors.

I am very impressed by the 'better' lenses for the GX7. I got it with a 20mm f1.7 and have added a 12-32 with the GM1. I already had a 45-175 from my older GX1 and a 14-42X (though I don't rate the IQ as much with this one).




  
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Dec 01, 2014 20:08 |  #3

The GX7 is still in my buy list but now I'm swayed by GM5.


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Dec 01, 2014 21:42 |  #4

Luvin' my GX7.
Get's as much use as my GH3s.
A fantastic small camera.
I use my 7 everyday 20 ft high on a mast to shoot real estate.
Attach the 7-14mm...and let it rip.
Gets the job done quite nicely.

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Dec 02, 2014 10:55 as a reply to  @ DarthVader's post |  #5

The GM5 is a very good camera, I tried it a few times. Has most of the awesome features I was looking for (silent shutter and viewfinders to begin with). But my main issue with it was the lack of grip.




  
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Dec 02, 2014 13:10 as a reply to  @ Unrising Muffin's post |  #6

Yeah that true, the other thing that's a minor issue for me is the flash sync speed 1/50s.


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Dec 03, 2014 05:28 |  #7

DarthVader wrote in post #17302568 (external link)
The GX7 is still in my buy list but now I'm swayed by GM5.

I went for the GM1 as it is far cheaper now - almost half the price in the UK !! + I didn't want an EVF and did want a flash.




  
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Jan 10, 2015 00:30 |  #8

I made the jump 12 months ago. Cold turkey, too; sold my 7D and 5D Canon kit.  :p Not one single regret. In fact, the S100 I used for daily carry has also not seen any use since the GX7 hit the bag. (hardly surprising)

Which is not to say I don't wish for a few improvements, but the GX7 is so good at the fundamentals that I never look back.

Some things these cameras do better than DSLRs do. (It's not *only* about the size and weight.) Take advantage of their strengths and these cameras become a true alternative. OTOH if you focus on trying to exactly replicate DSLR functionality, you will be frustrated. Who needs that? :lol:




  
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Jan 12, 2015 11:59 |  #9

TN Args wrote in post #17374997 (external link)
I made the jump 12 months ago. Cold turkey, too; sold my 7D and 5D Canon kit.  :p Not one single regret. In fact, the S100 I used for daily carry has also not seen any use since the GX7 hit the bag. (hardly surprising)

Which is not to say I don't wish for a few improvements, but the GX7 is so good at the fundamentals that I never look back.

Some things these cameras do better than DSLRs do. (It's not *only* about the size and weight.) Take advantage of their strengths and these cameras become a true alternative. OTOH if you focus on trying to exactly replicate DSLR functionality, you will be frustrated. Who needs that? :lol:


I've had the GX7 for a few months now, shot a few events, a few outings in the woods and found the picture quality to be just about right for my needs... in fact, my DSLR didn't come out once since I got my newer camera so I guess it is time to sell the expensive paperweights. :rolleyes:




  
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Feb 02, 2015 03:00 |  #10

This 6 image panorama was taken with my Lumix Gx7 camera at Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island, Qld; Australia.


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Feb 06, 2015 12:46 |  #11

I've been thinking of getting a GX7 as it seems to be the most compact yet full-featured camera out there right now. As a two year old camera, there's got to be a successor coming.

The LX100 has been intriguing me too with 4k video, but lacks a touch/tilt screen, pop-up flash, and of course, interchangable lenses (though for some, a fixed lens is preferable).

Put 4k internal recording on the GX8 and I will be a happy, happy man :D




  
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Feb 06, 2015 14:03 |  #12

The one thing I don't like about the GX7 is the EVF, I wear glasses and the EVF washes out on me. I bought the add on eyecup and it is still a problem for me, I have to use my hand to block the sun from washing out the EVF. The camera is almost perfect for me in all other respects, great video quality and small enough to take just about anywhere.




  
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Feb 08, 2015 01:24 |  #13

Images taken early morning, with my GX7 @ Bribie Island, Qld; Australia. I'm really starting to appreciate this cameras capabilities. It's a great little camera for taking stills & video is also of excellent quality.


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Mar 03, 2015 23:59 |  #14

The successor must be close because the price of the Gx7 just dropped and I just ordered :)


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Mar 10, 2015 14:46 |  #15

Edwin Harvey, if those pics were on Flickr I would instantly fav! Fanastic work.
Agreed this is an awesome little camera. I've been shooting a GH4 for a couple of weeks, saw this one on sale, knew I wanted a touch of IBIS for my
Oly 40-150 2.8, so jumped on it. Man am I glad I did-

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