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GX85/GX80/GX7 II Sample Extravaganza!

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by John M Flores, May 9, 2016.

  1. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Starting a sample thread for the GX85/GX80/GX7 II. Please share your settings if you think it's worth noting.
     
  2. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    As of today, Lightroom CC ver 2015.5.1, ACR 9.5.1 does not support the GX80 RAW files so these are JPGs with some minor processing

    26921796795_c3e9115f7f_b.
    Safety Wire
    by John Flores, on Flickr

    With the Olympus 45/1.8 at 1/13s. At 100% the edge is tack sharp. Banding in shadows may be JPG artifacts or limitations of sRGB color space.
    26921797775_a9fc0bf93d_b.
    Eames
    by John Flores, on Flickr
     
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  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    At least on my screen, the red surface is really posterized. Probably not a camera thing, though.
     
  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Camera was still set to sRGB (default) when I took the shot. I suspect that the banding/posterization is due to the colorspace.
     
  5. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Some samples with the Olympus 25mm f1.8, L. Monochrome with NR set to -5, contrast +1, sharpness +1. No PP. Most of these I used the green monochrome filter with the L. Monochrome mode to balance the foliage.

    26850990862_bbb80622bb_z. P1000059 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26911756656_cece257a53_z. P1000050 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26877244181_452d04a4ff_z. P1000043 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26911765786_b2899becb2_z. P1000038 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26339884914_7fdfde2306_z. P1000035 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26671973010_a415b16803_z. P1000033 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26851005002_575edfe17f_z. P1000085 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    26911783606_8a193f22ea_z. P1000073 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr

    There are a few more in the Flickr album. I am thinking I like this monochrome mode a lot.
     
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  6. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I haven't had time to take more than a few test shots in the house so far. I use Lightroom CC and knew there's currently no Adobe support for GX85 RAW files yet. But ... no Panny software included? There's not even a download link. I shoot RAW exclusively and hoped I'd be able to muddle along with some clunky Panny software till LR & PS support this cam. Had I realized this earlier, I would have held off my purchase. Best Buy's return policy is 15 days, so no time to check out GX85 RAWS. :-(

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
  7. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

    171
    Dec 4, 2015
    No silkypix se included on the disc?
     
  8. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    It's pointed to in the manual but not included. I need to download it so I can play with some raws!
     
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Download from where? There's nothing available on the US Panny site. I even had to get the advanced manual from the Japanese site. Do you have a link? I haven't been able to find anything.

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  10. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon

    LOVE the second shot!!!!
     
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  11. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Don't dismiss it too quickly. SilkyPix makes better colors and sharper files from Panasonic files than LR. I bought LR a couple months ago and feel like it was $150 down the can because I don't trust it with anything but landscapes. It does a real number on my kids skin colors.

    Anybody want to buy it from me?

    SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 SE Version

    (Page says 3.0, but download the latest 4.4.x version)
     
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  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Thanks for the link. But ... it says on the download page 'Customers who already have "SILKYPIX Developer Studio SE" can use
    "SILKYPIX Developer SE 4.4SE" for free.'

    When I got my LX-5, I installed whatever version of SilkyPix from the included CD and then was able to update to new releases, but I couldn't do a fresh install. I've downloaded the software, but I haven't had a chance to try to install it yet. Very strange that Panasonic references the software in the user manual but doesn't provide any way to get a licensed copy. The US web site is certainly not ready to support the GX85 yet, freshly released camera or no. Anyway, will post back once I give it a whirl. Fingers crossed this at least gives me a trial to check out the GX85 RAWs. :)
     
  13. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Panasonic USA store still doesn't have a hard ship date for the camera... Thank you Best Buy for indulging our geekiness!
     
  14. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Yes, this is my first time as an early adopter (for photo gear), so I hadn't anticipated not having OEM software available to fully test the camera. :eek-31:But I just happened upon this review that says RawTherapee will develop RAWs from the GX85. Gotta give it a try. :)
     
  15. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Me too, for a camera body! It's fun stuff ;)
     
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  16. Ribbit

    Ribbit New to Mu-43

    8
    Mar 12, 2016
    Has anybody done some comparisons of the 5-axis stabilization vs. Olympus?
     
  17. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I don't own an Olympus camera anymore, but I am going to do a handheld IBIS test really soon here.
     
  18. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I own the E-M10, and it only has three-axis IBIS, so I can't compare. Sorry.
     
  19. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
    Sameer
    I have an E-M10 and am looking at the GX85 very seriously. Would actually love to see a comparison. It does seem like the perfectly sized range finder companion to the E-M10.
     
  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I doubt there'll be much difference in size to the E-M10, but you'll have a whole new menu system and modus operandi to learn. Personally, I think it's worth sticking to one brand unless there's a very good reason not to.
     
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