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  1. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    Any opinions on the Sigma 30 1.4 Contemporary? The Panasonic 30/2.8 macro was recommended to me by a few people but with 2.8 aperture I don't see how that would be great in low light. I know that it has OIS but the GX7 has IBIS even though it's not as good as the newer Lumix cameras. Would...
  2. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    Read through more reviews and there are a wide range of opinions regarding auto focus of the Lumix 20/1.7. Seems like issues going from close towards infinity quickly and also when there are areas of low contrast. I don't need a lens hunting for focus when I am attempting to take photos of my...
  3. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    It was $147 but now B&H has raised the price back to $247. Adorama still has it for $147 although I wanted to use the B&H gift card. I know B&H will sometimes price match but I find it difficult to purchase this lens. If I had the $$ I would probably purchase the 25 mm Summilux. Going to...
  4. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    Those are both more than I want to spend. I looked through some photos on the 20/1.7 thread and most are still shots of landscape and nature although there are some excellent portrait shots of people and animals. Yes, the reports of slow focus are a concern for me. I have the 14-42 zoom and...
  5. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    Thanks for the suggestions. I don't have a lot of space around the birds' cages. Sometimes I am only about @ 6-8" away when I take a photo. Have more space when they are on their stands. I believe that the 20/1.7 has a minimum focusing distance of 8". I don't know if the 60mm would work...
  6. iamwhoiam

    Recommend lens for taking photos of my dogs and birds

    I'm looking for a prime lens for my GX7 to take photos of my dogs and birds. I get fairly close to the birds when taking photos so need something that will work with that. I was considering the Lumix 20/1.7 but I have read that the AF can be slow at times. I was also looking at the Mitakon...
  7. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I wish I had ordered from Adorama rather than B&H. If Adorama could honor the deal then why couldn't B&H? There was no need to cancel and I don't buy their excuses.
  8. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I ordered from B & H on Nov 24th and today I also received an email that my order was canceled and that the 99.99 was refunded to a gift card which was how I purchased it to begin with. I think it's interesting that the other day the lens was in stock on the Panasonic website selling for...
  9. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    It's listed on Panasonic's site as being in stock and now selling for $299.99 H-H025K - PanasonicB2C
  10. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I didn't get any email from B & H and I ordered 11/24. However, I no longer see the lens listed on their website although it is still listed at Adorama (out of stock) and there are some available for purchase on Amazon. The status of my order continues to be listed as "On Order".
  11. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I received a shipping email from B & H but for the Evo card I ordered not the lens. :(
  12. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    Response from email re: Evo card & lens. Card will ship out the 28th and I should get it @ the 4th. I did call and asked why it didn't ship earlier and was told that I didn't choose to split the shipment ...Oooops. However, now the card is supposed to ship tomorrow. No response to my question...
  13. iamwhoiam

    GX 7 or G7

    The GX7 is my favorite camera right now. I have a G6 and a few Pentaxes but I usually just grab the GX7. Positives for me: it handles well, good build, price, control placement, image quality. Cons: viewfinder but just slightly because I am left eyed and don't like the nose marks/smear on the...
  14. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    My B & H order status has not changed with the 25/1.7 still listed as being on order. However the Evo card I ordered is in stock and status has been listed as processing expedited delivery for several days but it hasn't shipped out. I don't know if they are just holding it until the 25/1.7...
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    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I ordered both a Samsung Evo SDHC card and the Panasonic 25/1.7 on 11/24 but have received no additional follow up since I spoke with a rep on the phone 9 days ago. The last thing I was told by that rep is that I would probably be in the next queue when the lenses come in tomorrow but maybe it...
  16. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    Called today after receiving email response that my backorder would arrive at BH 3/1/2016. This rep told me that the next set of units are due to arrive Dec. 14th and that I am in the queue for getting one, but then who really knows. He also told me that @ 3,000 lenses were ordered. Will wait...
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    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    I ordered on the 24th and got the following email reply: "Thank you for contacting the Customer Service Department at B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio. Please be advised that your backorder is estimated to arrive at our warehouse by 03/01/2016. As soon as we receive it in stock we will ship your...
  18. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic 25mm f1.7 for $99 at Adorama and B&H with Free Shipping (expired)

    Had been planning on buying the 20/1.7 but then this deal came along. Had gift cards from B & H from GX7 purchase last year so picked up the 25/1.7 and an SDHC card. The gift cards covered the entire purchase. :-)
  19. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    No plastic wrap around box just bubble wrap for protection. The new cameras and lenses I have purchased don't usually have shrink wrap around the box.
  20. iamwhoiam

    GX7 body listed as discontinued at B & H

    The GX7 silver body?? Maybe in Australia but not in the U.S. I just bought one recently from B & H as did a few others here. The G6 is now listed as discontinued on B & H and not even listed at Adorama.
  21. iamwhoiam

    Interesting places in California to photograph and sight seeing - any suggestions ?

    You could go to the Huntington Library and Gardens located in San Marino, CA. Lots of excellent photographic opportunities there. http://www.huntington.org/ There's also a large arboretum located in Arcadia. http://www.arboretum.org/ You may also be interested in the Getty Center and/or Getty...
  22. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Thanks Brian. My model number on the box is the same. Was curious about this because on the form for the double your warranty rebate that model # is not listed but GX7SBODY is listed. However GX7SBODY is listed on the B & H invoice. I called Panasonic and one person told me that the rebate...
  23. iamwhoiam

    GX7 body listed as discontinued at B & H

    Maybe a GX8 or a G7 with some of the GX7's features? Still OK w/ buying and not waiting for a newer model which will cost at least 2X as much for what the GX7 is going for right now.
  24. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Can someone check the model number on the side of your camera box for me when you get a chance? Can you tell me what the model number is? DMC-???? Thanks.
  25. iamwhoiam

    GX7 body listed as discontinued at B & H

    Only GX7s available are the kits w/ the 14-42 lens. Silver body still an active item at Adorama & Amazon.
  26. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    No need...I received the replacement camera on Monday. Nothing wet. The camera box was wrapped in bubble wrap which was not the case with camera #1. Maybe UPS tossed it because it was wet. I noticed that the camera has a slight odor which I am assuming is due to transference from the...
  27. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic GX7 reduced to $399 on RobertsCamera Ebay Store!

    I didn't look at the specifics of the rebate form but I am assuming that if the camera model is not listed on the form then it is not included in the rebate. Most credit cards double the manufacturer's warranty so if you purchased with a cc that offers that benefit then you get a 2 year...
  28. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic GX7 reduced to $399 on RobertsCamera Ebay Store!

    You bought another one! :smile: AND it's a black body which I wanted but I have the silver one coming from B & H to replace my original order "water-soaked" one and so I will resist this. There are only 7 available now. Also, I believe you can use the Panasonic rebate for an additional year...
  29. iamwhoiam

    G6 - An Overlooked Gem

    The G6 was on my list but I wound up buying the GX7. The price and the $100 BH gift card were too tempting.
  30. iamwhoiam

    $600 burning a hole in my pocket..

    No, please send it to me. GX7 priced very nicely right now. Can buy that and have money left over or, if you are happy with the G5 and it meets your needs, just put the $600 aside, add to it every now and then and wait.
  31. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    I'm expecting my replacement camera on Monday. I hope things go better this time around. I received a large bag of bird seed yesterday and the box looked like it was dropped on one side....side of box looks pushed in and then pushed out a bit. Open the box and the top of the bird seed bag had...
  32. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    You can always give them a call and find out although they did send you the $100 gift certificate so they may not want to match. Sometimes stores take their instant rebates/gift card extras into consideration. If you think about it you paid $497 for $597 worth of merchandise so it's a $100...
  33. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Was expecting my camera to be delivered today and UPS dropped off the package but it didn't look like the usual B & H package with their tape around it. Thought it might be something else I ordered but never got notification of that shipping, checked the return address on the label and it's...
  34. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    My camera is arriving ahead of schedule. Was scheduled to be delivered Tues. but will be arriving tomorrow, Monday. Too bad it's supposed to be a very very rainy week here.
  35. iamwhoiam

    GX7 or ???

    Thanks for the EVF/LCD advice. I will try to remember to turn off the Touch/touchpad AF, will work w/ tilting the viewfinder but am also going to try using my right eye and get accustomed to doing that at least w/ the GX7. :smile:
  36. iamwhoiam

    GX7 or ???

    I do have some concerns regarding the slow focusing with the 20mm. I deal with focus hunting with my Pentax K-01 and it can be frustrating especially when I need to focus on something quickly.
  37. iamwhoiam

    G6 w/ 14-42 II lens for $429 at Panasonic

    Yes, thanks for jogging my memory. I do have an EPP account. :smile:
  38. iamwhoiam

    GX7 or ???

    Thanks for the info. When B & H offered the GX7 the other day for $497 with a $100 gift certificate included I couldn't resist. It's on its way and I should have it the beginning of next week. :smile: I think I will use the $100 towards the 20/1.7 or maybe the Oly 45/1.8 or maybe I will find...
  39. iamwhoiam

    Panasonic GH3 $599 at Samys Camera on Ebay and In-Store (No Tax for CA Residents)

    They will match the price but, of course, apply tax to that unless perhaps it's one of the items that they are offering tax free. There are several items right now that they are offering with an instant tax rebate.
  40. iamwhoiam

    G6 w/ 14-42 II lens for $429 at Panasonic

    Sorry about that. Does look like there are different types of accounts. I don't know what type of account I have. Signed up when I got my G3 over 3 years ago. The FZ200 is $299 and I'm very tempted to buy that for some friends.
  41. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    It's great that they sent out the $100 gift card to you. Enjoy your handsome little devil. :smile: What lens did you put on "him"?
  42. iamwhoiam

    G6 w/ 14-42 II lens for $429 at Panasonic

    I just logged into my Panasonic account and the deal is still there. You need to register for Club Panasonic. The deal will not show up if you are not registered. DMC-G6KK Add artistic effects and edit on the go with touch-LCD Share with smartphone or tablet via wireless feature Simultaneously...
  43. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Deal appears to be gone. Don't see the $100 gift certificate anymore.
  44. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Checked B & H and the Pentax K-3 deal with the Pentax flash for $50 bundled with the body was back for a total cost of $846. What to do? I have more Pentax lenses than Panasonic /Oly lenses although can use the Pentax lenses on the Lumix cameras with an adapter. I have a Pentax 10-17 fisheye...
  45. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Just chatted w/ BH online and they won't roll that $100 into the $497. Didn't think they would. Have not heard back from Adorama.
  46. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    Do let us know. I tried to call but I keep being put on hold each time. I sent them an email so will see if I get a response.
  47. iamwhoiam

    GX7 at B&H: $497 + $100 B&H Gift Card + 4% Rewards (=$377)

    This might just be the deal for me. Almost bought it for $497 at Adorama but the same price with a $100 gift card!!! Will wait to see if Adorama matches or if perhaps they will go as low as $397.
  48. iamwhoiam

    Sony A6000 for $448 from Cameta Ebay

    Here's a comparison from Imaging-resource. http://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/panasonic/gx7/vs/sony/a6000/ and another at Camera Debate http://www.cameradebate.com/2014/sony-alpha-a6000-vs-panasonic-lumix-gx7-vs-olympus-om-d-e-m10/
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