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Sep 21, 2019 11:45 as a reply to  @ post 18930540 |  #676

I think for details I top out at 1600. For the sake of creativity I am willing to go beyond that, but I would expect detail to suffer


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Sep 22, 2019 15:25 as a reply to  @ post 18930471 |  #677

It is a damn good value in a lens and quite good. The one I had became noticeably softer once I got past about 270mm. The long end is where I really wanted to use it, so after a week or so I decided to return it and go "big" with the 100-400mm.

Not entirely sure the 100-400mm is worth the extra money, but camera gear is one of my few vices, so I decided to splurge.


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Sep 22, 2019 15:29 as a reply to  @ post 18930540 |  #678

Both of those shots look good. My experience with M4/3 and higher ISO noice issues is detail in shadows. If you can get a well lit exposure it can do good.

I would take my G9 alone anywhere so long as I wasn't planning a lot of night time/dark shooting and had good fast lenses to scoop up the light and allow a decent shutter speed for animal shots.


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Sep 22, 2019 16:56 |  #679

LoneRider wrote in post #18931280 (external link)
Both of those shots look good. My experience with M4/3 and higher ISO noice issues is detail in shadows. If you can get a well lit exposure it can do good.

I would take my G9 alone anywhere so long as I wasn't planning a lot of night time/dark shooting and had good fast lenses to scoop up the light and allow a decent shutter speed for animal shots.

Here is the dilemma—- last trip to Africa I had my Canon 80D with Canon 100-400 II. I was very pleased with the overall results. Most game drives begin early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. So a lot of low light situations. I found my self at 5.6 1600 at 3200, 5000 and even 6400 ISO. Not ideal. The Panasonic 100-400 loses another stop to 6.3 at the long end. So pushing the ISO is likely many times.

Shooting animals in Africa in my experience doesn’t require a lot of super fast AF unless you get into a chase situation which really doesn’t happen that often. Not like shooting BIF. So I believe the G9 AF system would be more than adequate.

The low lite situation still worries me. I thought about upgrading to the Canon 90D but I really like my G9.

Actually we’ll see what happens because the Africa trip is being planned for May 2021 but have to look forward since it’s likely my last trip to Africa.




  
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Sep 22, 2019 19:02 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #680

BUT... PL 100-400mm at 300 (600mm eq) is f/5.7 vs the EF 100-400mm at 400mm f/5.6 and 560mm eq on the 80D so almost a wash at equal FL.

I have an 80D and the 100-400mm, I’d much rather carry the G9/PL 100-400mm combo if there wasn’t a gear Sherpa and I was having to lug it around all day.

Other thing I would think of was what I was doing with shots, personal use on computer screen or small prints I wouldn’t worry as much. Paid work or large prints, I’d be more concerned.

Tell you what, adopt me for the trip. Bring what you want and I will bring the other. We can shoot side by side and compare afterwards:-P


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Sep 22, 2019 19:20 |  #681

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BUT... PL 100-400mm at 300 (600mm eq) is f/5.7 vs the EF 100-400mm at 400mm f/5.6 and 560mm eq on the 80D so almost a wash at equal FL.

I have an 80D and the 100-400mm, I’d much rather carry the G9/PL 100-400mm combo if there wasn’t a gear Sherpa and I was having to lug it around all day.

Other thing I would think of was what I was doing with shots, personal use on computer screen or small prints I wouldn’t worry as much. Paid work or large prints, I’d be more concerned.

Tell you what, adopt me for the trip. Bring what you want and I will bring the other. We can shoot side by side and compare afterwards:-P

You make some good points. Have to go check how many shots were actually at 400mm.

Sometimes we were just too close for the 100-400. In fact I intend to bring the 80D with my 18-135 attached. No fumbling around to change lenses that way. My 2013 trip to Africa I had the 70-300 L and didn’t really feel I needed a lot more reach —- but I did it anyway. Hehehe. Back in 1979 in Kenya I was shooting film with a Canon AE-1. :eek:




  
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Sep 22, 2019 23:09 |  #682

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Very nice Chris!!!

Thank you! :)


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Sep 23, 2019 04:37 |  #683

Napier usually has lovely mass bedded plantings. Light was overcast, so took the Olympus 60 macro. I do still struggle with this lens a bit. The Canon M5 had the ability to move the focus point using thumb in EVF or live view, and tht wat focus could pinpoint where it was wanted - eye, or a particular part of a flower for instance. I miss that, and am assuming there must be something similar for the G9. Have been Googling.

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Sep 23, 2019 04:45 |  #684

i-G12 wrote in post #18931397 (external link)
You make some good points. Have to go check how many shots were actually at 400mm.

Sometimes we were just too close for the 100-400. In fact I intend to bring the 80D with my 18-135 attached. No fumbling around to change lenses that way. My 2013 trip to Africa I had the 70-300 L and didn’t really feel I needed a lot more reach —- but I did it anyway. Hehehe. Back in 1979 in Kenya I was shooting film with a Canon AE-1. :eek:

Which raises a question for me - just pure idle curiosity really, what our ages are :-) It seems to me, from comment about film that we're not all so young any more.

Happy to start, I am 68, and shot with a Pentax K1000 for a long time, without really knowing too much, or anthing really, about photography. Managed a record of our family life though. If somewhat amateurishly :-)


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Sep 23, 2019 04:53 |  #685

roseyposey wrote in post #18931617 (external link)
Napier usually has lovely mass bedded plantings. Light was overcast, so took the Olympus 60 macro. I do still struggle with this lens a bit. The Canon M5 had the ability to move the focus point using thumb in EVF or live view, and tht wat focus could pinpoint where it was wanted - eye, or a particular part of a flower for instance. I miss that, and am assuming there must be something similar for the G9. Have been Googling.

Something I do with my Olympus is to lock my exposure, then focus on what I want to have in focus and whilst holding down the shutter release pan the camera to get the photo composition of choice.
I imagine G9 has similar. First push of shutter release for focus, then fully down to activate shutter.
Set focal range with the limiter on the 60mm helps IMO too

There's always the manual focus option also.
You can 'sway in or out' slightly to fine tune the focus.



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Sep 23, 2019 05:23 |  #686

Few more :

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Sep 23, 2019 06:26 |  #687

roseyposey wrote in post #18931617 (external link)
Napier usually has lovely mass bedded plantings. Light was overcast, so took the Olympus 60 macro. I do still struggle with this lens a bit. The Canon M5 had the ability to move the focus point using thumb in EVF or live view, and tht wat focus could pinpoint where it was wanted - eye, or a particular part of a flower for instance. I miss that, and am assuming there must be something similar for the G9. Have been Googling.

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Press FN1 and you can set your focus mode etc. Make a small focal point and then use joystick to set where you want to focus while useing viewfinder and /or screen. You can touch the screen to set focal point but I can't tell you how to do that. My age is 71, am no techno geek and my mind still operates as it would for film.

Oh yes, I like this set as well :)


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Sep 23, 2019 06:32 |  #688

Lumix AF guide here, https://www.panasonic.​com …umix/technologi​es/af.html (external link), scroll down a little, and https://www.naturalexp​osures.com …s/LUMIX_AF_Guid​ebook_.pdf (external link)


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Sep 23, 2019 08:32 |  #689

kiwichris wrote in post #18931663 (external link)
Press FN1 and you can set your focus mode etc. Make a small focal point and then use joystick to set where you want to focus while useing viewfinder and /or screen. You can touch the screen to set focal point but I can't tell you how to do that. My age is 71, am no techno geek and my mind still operates as it would for film.

Oh yes, I like this set as well :)


Thanks Chris. Will play until am confident. This camera has too many functions for me :-)


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Sep 23, 2019 08:32 |  #690

Bookmarked :-)

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