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GM1 + Nocticron 42.5mm - an equal marriage ?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by colonelpurple, May 16, 2014.

  1. colonelpurple

    colonelpurple Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 7, 2013
    I have recently concluded a search and buy with a requirement for a very small camera that is silent in operation, Good IQ and Zoom.

    It came down the the RX100ii and GM1 and I eventually chose the GM1.

    I am more then impressed with the beautifully made device with quite frankly astonishing picture quality, even with the unexpectedly sharp 12-32mm. Will write more on this later.

    However for now I have decide to get a few prime lenses with good light gathering.

    I have to decide between the 15mm f1.7 and 20mm f1.7 ii as a mild wide choice.

    I also want one other for 70-100mm (I tend to shoot at either 35mmish or longer then 70mm - not much in between!.

    The 42.5mm f1.2 Panasonic seems sublime and looks good with the GM1 (black) but is slightly unbalanced.

    I wonder whether anyone has shot with this combination and can comment (or actually any other larger then normal lens on the GM1 regularly)

    many thanks in advance
     
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  2. markdaunt

    markdaunt Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Nov 18, 2012
    I've used the GM1 with the 42.5mm f1.2 and also the 100-300m and its fine. You tend to support via the lens rather than the camera.
     
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  3. JHM

    JHM Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Mar 6, 2014
    Amsterdam area
    I have a E-PM1, combined with my Voigtlander 25mm it doesn't look sexy but I have no problem handling it.
    The GM1 is a bit smaller than the E-PM1. I think best way is to rent the Nocticron or just take your GM1 to the camerastore and put the Nocticron on and decide.

    Here a picture from DPreview with the E-PM1 with the Voigtlander

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  4. D MATIC

    D MATIC Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Jul 18, 2012
    I sometimes shoot my GM1 with the Olympus 75mm which is kinda large as well. It's a little akward... and kinda defeats the purpose of the "small size" but its definitely doable. I do have a gariz case on my GM1 which gives it a better grip.

    My favorite combo with the GM1 is the 20mm and 45mm. I feel like those are a perfect match for the GM1. But now that the 15mm is coming, perhaps size wise the 15mm is better.
     
  5. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    548
    Dec 19, 2013
    Australia
    William
    It works well, instead of supporting the weight of the lens by holding the body, you hold the lens instead because the GM1 weighs so little that it balances out.

    14179869326_c76de7707c_c. DSCF0003 by Will Solis, on Flickr
     
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  6. JHM

    JHM Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Mar 6, 2014
    Amsterdam area
    I also found this review with the GM1 and Nocticron:

    ''While the lens overwhelms the diminutive Panasonic GM1, it is surprisingly light given its solid, metal barrel and lens hood. It matches the styling of the GX7 and GH3 perfectly, and feels very balanced. Despite the size difference, it was a pleasure to use on the smaller GM1.''
     
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  7. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
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  8. JHM

    JHM Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Mar 6, 2014
    Amsterdam area
    For your wallet no doubt :biggrin:
     
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  9. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    548
    Dec 19, 2013
    Australia
    William
    the GM1 with the 45mm reminds me of a spy camera for some reason.

    the GM1 + any prime would be good
     
  10. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    350
    Dec 8, 2012
    I've got the GM1 with the P14, P20, and O45. Also the Richard Franiec grip on the GM1. It all balances very well. In my opinion, you don't get a GM1 unless size is a major priority, and if size is a major priority you don't get the P42 instead of the O45.
     
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  11. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    I was thinking more along the lines of short skinny man and a very large lady, but the wallet factor does come into it also.
     
  12. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    661
    Mar 24, 2011
    I've tried the Nocticron on the GM1 (I have the Franiec grip)...and while "doable"...it's a bit ridiculous...the 45mm is a much better pairing IMO. That being said...can't beat that yummy rendering.
     
  13. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    here's some more fun...

    just got a gm1 and took pics of it with all my lens lol

    12-40
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    35mm 4/3 with adapter
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    14-150
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    45mm
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    sigma 60
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    14mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/k3nnyk3n/14322788133" title="Untitled by k3nny k3n, on Flickr"> 14322788133_c6994e23e9_c. "800" height="450" alt="Untitled"></a>

    9-18
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    25mm
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/k3nnyk3n/14115920429" title="Untitled by k3nny k3n, on Flickr"> 14115920429_792c9d60d2_c. "800" height="450" alt="Untitled"></a>
     
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