New G7 owner

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tc333, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 25, 2015
    A quick hello from a new G7 owner. It is my first MFT camera and after some research and handling different models it felt the one for me. Wanted a smaller DSLR style camera for trips and for work use. Got the 14-42 kit which is pretty good and a new 12-32 separated from a kit at a great price. The smaller lens will be perfect for architecture which is my line of work. Will wait a while and see if I want a tele zoom. So far am impressed with it :)
     
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Congrats! Wait till you invest in the Panasonic 12-35/35-100
     
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  3. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    :Welcome: I've re-entered the :mu43: system with the G7 and those two zooms as well. I also added the 45-175 and find it does the job quite nicely. The cats added some extension tubes, which I've never tried before - man they get me up close with the 12-32 :)

    When I'm ready to do a bit better that 35-100/2.8 is high on my list!
     
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  4. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Cheers guys I will look at my use of the camera over coming months before deciding what lens route I choose to go. For now I have an adapter coming to allow me to use SMC Pentax 50 1.7 and Vivitar 75-205 mm zoom for some fun once I figured how to set camera up for those. I may also try my Raynox DCR250 as have plenty of step up rings.
     
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  5. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    That SMC Pentax 50 1.7 is a superb lens. I've used it on my old G1 and the results boggle !
     
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  6. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Good to know it will do well on the G series Dave :)
     
  7. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Tried the lens with adapter. Very sharp and now have a 100mm 1.7 equivalent to 35mm film. Will try the Vivitar zoom tomorrow in day light. It did ok under poor indoor light surprisingly
     
  8. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I love my G7. Glad people are picking it up! The G7 is so good with adapted lenses. The peaking and magnify functions make focusing a breeze!
     
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  9. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have the G7. It has a lot of features. I feel overwhelmed when using it. haha. I feel like it's a good camera, but still really miss my old E-M5. :/
     
  10. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Loving this camera! Very flexible and very good high iso performance. Did try the Vivitar zoom but it is too heavy and a bit clumsy to use. It did however leave me a longing for a travel tele zoom so have a 45-175 coming at end of this week. Like the idea of an internal focusing zoom and along with my G7, 12-32 & 14-42 all weighs in at under 800g while my Nikon D7000 with 16-85 & 70-300 VR lenses come in at over 2300g. Nice weight saving for trips!