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    The Lumix GX9 in detail - new features and functions

    Looks like I may do what I said a while ago: Replace my GX8 with a GX10 around the time the GX11 comes out. Maybe I will have learned to use all the options the GX8 gives me by then. Stefan
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Worried about my mental health. Haven’t bought anything in months, just because I don’t have disposable funds. Something is wrong with me.... Stefan
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    What computer do you use for your photography?

    Not rich enough for state-of-the-art solutions. After my old desktop board died, I just recycled an old Dell Optiplex 790 with a 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, a 2GB video card, and a 27” Benq IPS monitor - does everything I need. Well, may invest $120 into a 16GB RAM upgrade one of these days... Stefan
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    Showcase Olympus 75mm f/1.8

    I spent a weekend in the Alsace this past summer. Between lots of work and dying computers I am still a bit behind with going through my pictures. Here a few from a market in one of the small Alsatian towns. The tomatoes are very red, but that's how they looked in there... The cheese is through...
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    What are you listening to?

    Hey, it’s 2:20 am, what else would I be listening to? ;) Stefan
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    What are you Drinking ... Right Now ... ?

    White Russian - you may call me Dude. Stefan
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    What is your favorite lens and WHY--2 part question???

    To be honest, my Iphone 8+ has become my most-used walk-around camera & lens. For an easy walk-around camera combo I’ll either take the GM5 with the 12-32 in my pants pocket for convenience or the GX7 with the 14-140II - the latter being my most-used lens, just because of its versatility. My...
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    Panny G-series vs GX-series

    FWIW, I fully agree with Turbofrog reg. the ‘needs’ for a GX9, would even sacrifice the weather-sealing for a reasonable price point. Stefan
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    If there is never a Gx9, which camera will be your next?

    Some years back, when I had a GH2, I realized that any limitations clearly were mine, not that of the camera. I now have a GX7 which I love for the size and handling, an GX8 which I love for the viewfinder, and a GM5 which I use like a snapshot camera, mostly. If I could bake one, it would have...
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    Panny G-series vs GX-series

    Interesting developments. I was also hoping to see many of the G9 features in an upcoming GX9. But then again, based on my finances I will probably pick up a used GX10 once the GX11 is on the market... Stefan
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    For Sale: GX-7 (black), Lensturbo II MD-m43 plus MD lenses | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? GX-7, Lensturbo II MD-m43 plus MD lenses What are your prices? Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Happy to ship internationally for adjusted actual shipping fees. Description...
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    For Sale: legacy manual-focus prime lenses, lens adapters, and hoods | Location: USA | Ships:

    FWIW, some of these are ridiculously cheap. That an easily adaptable Zeiss glass does not sell for $18 brings shame over this forum... Stefan
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    Which MTF body & which MTF lens do you like the least ? (WAR)

    I have had Panasonic's G1, GH1, GH2, GX7, GX8, GM5 - and cannot see any of them as a real disappointment for what I use them for. True, the GM5 is not perfect when using flash and the viewfinder is pretty useless, but I use it as an upscale P&S, and for that it's perfectly fine. Also liked...
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    Showcase Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6

    Just being a tourist for today. Nothing artsy, but I really like how uncomplicated and variable it is.
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    Best Bargain you ever caught

    At the height of the c-mount lens craze, before all the fast native lenses were available, I won a lot of 30ish lenses for $1,900. The lot included 3 Angenieux 25/0.95 lenses that I sold for over $1,200 each. Fun times. Stefan
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    Obsolete and Inexpensive

    Never had a DSLR, but does my old Leica R4 count? The m4/3 that really got me sucked into the system was the GH2. The 'pocket camera' I loved was the Olympus XA. Stefan
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    I did something stupid - again... Had been scouting Ebay for a C/Y Planar 50/1.4 in good shape. There was one in Germany - where I will be going in a few weeks - so I put an offer on it. Half an hour later, another one popped up in mint condition and exactly how I wanted it, so guess what - I...
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    COMPLETED Want to Buy: WTT C/Y Planar 50/1.4 MMJ | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? Want to Buy What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? WTT C/Y Planar 50/1.4 MMJ What are your prices? Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Description The last one on my list that I am still looking for, the good old manual...
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    What to shoot in NYC?

    Great, I never even knew about the little Roosevelt Island tram, I will look into that. I think I'd rather watch peope than animals in a busy place like NYC. That said, I drive past the Philadelphia Zoo every work day and am considering a membership just for the photo opportunities. So much to...
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    What to shoot in NYC?

    Some really great tips, thanks! I will avoid setting up my tripod in the middle of Times Square ;) We'll get a Metrocard for the time we are there, so we should be good. We booked an Airbnb on the Upper East side, just a few blocks into East Harlem, close enough to lines 4 - 6 to get us where we...
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    What to shoot in NYC?

    I am just reviving this one because I had almost the same questions. Will be in Manhattan in a couple of weeks for 4 nights. Last time I was there, the WTC was a just a whole in the ground, so it's been a while. I will be there with a non-photog friend, but I negotiated some photo-dedicated...
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    Potential Laptop/Electronics Ban - Looking for Opinions/Options

    Stopovers in Reykjavik are easy, I actually prefer the short stop to being squeezed in a plane for 9h... It's very small, so there are no long ways to gates etc. it's a while that I flew with them, but they were among the friendliest airline experiences I had. Stefan
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    Potential Laptop/Electronics Ban - Looking for Opinions/Options

    I also would trust Quatar Airways - but United? American? No way, especially not on a non-direct flight. I better start thinking about encrypting my stuff on the laptop. I wonder if I can take hard drives with backups in my carry-on if I have to check my laptop. Stefan
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    So, technically it's a new week... After I ordered the Lowe bag I saw someone selling a F-Stop Brooklyn sling bag and I snapped it up - looked good but I did not know much about them. Once I started researching them, I saw a neighbor selling a new F-Stop Ando on Craigslist which, of course, I...
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    Microphone adapter?

    Thanks, found one on B&H that is angled and, according to the reviews, works with a similar set-up than mine. FWIW: Hosa Technology GMP-467 - Right Angle Adapter GMP-467 B&H Photo Stefan
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    Microphone adapter?

    Just to be sure: I picked up a cheap microphone (Takstar 698) with a 3.5mm plug, need to convert this to 2.5mm for my GX8. Can I just get any cheap converter or do I need to pay attention to something specific? Any tips or links to products appreciated. Stefan
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    For Sale: MFT lenses, EOS Lensturbo I, manual lenses, tripods. Location: USA | Ships: USA

    All m4/3 items sold - Thanks! I updated prices on the tripod/monopod items and added prices to the manual lenses I listed. Again, open for offers, especially for combined orders. Stefan
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    C-Mount Adapter Issue / Fujian TV lens 35mm f1.7

    Cannot vouch for it, just know they exist: 【Yeenon】 C Mount to Micro 4/3 Mount adapter (can adjust the midline position) | eBay Stefan
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    DIY flash diffuser

    I like the concept but would hate drinking the instant coffee. But I may try something similar... Stefan
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Cheap week, for a change. Peak Design cuff and ordered a Lowepro Slingshot 250. Stefan
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    For Sale: MFT lenses, EOS Lensturbo I, manual lenses, tripods. Location: USA | Ships: USA

    To be honest: I have not used it enough to notice, but chances are that it does when you shoot into the light - that's when it shows up from what I read. Stefan
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    For Sale: MFT lenses, EOS Lensturbo I, manual lenses, tripods. Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Panasonic 14-45 and 14-140 are sold. I updated the other prices a bit. I'm surprised nobody has picked up the Lensturbo, yet. It's nice toy for anybody with manual lenses that can be adapted to EOS - which are many. Stefan
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    For Sale: MFT lenses, EOS Lensturbo I, manual lenses, tripods. Location: USA | Ships: USA

    I will try to take snapshots as soon as I can. This week is grading week at the University where I teach, and I am usually not at home during daylight hours these days... But I will try taking at least a few quick shots tomorrow morning. The Oly 45 is sold, 14-140 still available. Stefan
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    For Sale: MFT lenses, EOS Lensturbo I, manual lenses, tripods. Location: USA | Ships: USA

    I did not want to open a new thread, so here is the old one again but edited for prices and I added the Oly 45 and the tripods. Stefan
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    About $100/pound :) Picked up a 135/2.8 Sonnar and a 28-85/3.4-4 Vario-Sonnar. The last one I am not sure about, yet, it weighs about 1.75 pounds, but I wanted to try it out and the price was right. I like the range in the - much lighter and cheaper - Vivitar S1 28-90, but a Zeiss is a Zeiss...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Just sent payment for about three pounds of Zeiss manual lenses. Stefan
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    COMPLETED For Sale: Two GX7 Cameras,7 Lenses Including Pana/Leica Lenses | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Sad that I missed the 15/1.7, I would like to console myself with the Think Tank bag if it is still there... Stefan
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    Stuff you keep but don't use.....

    Working on figuring that out right now... I think I am set with my m4/3 kit for now after going on a bit of a shopping spree the past 2 months, maybe a 15/1.7 further down the road, but many others are just moving out of my rice range. I'm actually planning on setting them up like grab-and-go...
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    Showcase Tokina 90mm f/2.5 AT-X macro

    Just got mine, first time playing with it. I love the handling, focus peaking is great. Even after the first few dozen pictures I am confident that this one is a keeper.
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    Adapted Lens Image Thread

    First steps with the Tokina-Bokina AT-X 90/2.5. I have been trying to find a longer manual makro lens I am comfortable with, this one looks like the winner so far.
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    For the dog lovers

    My Buddy Sammy, dog of friends of mine. We hung out together this past week when I was house sitting.
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    Show: Random picture thread

    Not yet all green, but getting there.
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    So really, how much does size matter?

    Had used a few Panasonic bridge cameras which were close to the size of the G1 I got, so I was comfortable and familiar with that. But the main factor for me was the fascination that you could use so many different - and sometimes really old - lens formats on a modern digital body. While I like...
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    what photography related item did you buy this week?

    Gave in to the temptation and received a beautiful Tokina AT-X 90/2.5 macro with 1:1 extender today. Everything I have gotten so far from ebay sellers in Japan has exceeded my expectations, their descriptions were very accurate. This lens was said to have a little bit of fungus which accounted...
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    Lets see your creamy BOKEH Please :)

    May we also post really bad pictures? Work in progress: Tried using a recently acquired Panagor 90/2.5 macro without tripod and without my eyeglasses - on a windy day. Clearly an underperformance on the operator side, I am sure the lens can do much more.
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    Lets see your creamy BOKEH Please :)

    Probably not creamy enough... Playing with the wide open FD 55/1.2 in the morning light, last one against the sun.
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    Sculptures Image thread..

    Carved tree stump in a friend's backyard. Taken with GX7 and FD 55/1.2, here at 2.8. A bit more clarity, vibrance, contras, and sharpening added on the Ipad. And no, the wood is not painted purple, lots of fringing with that lens...
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