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The Official Lumix G5 image Thread

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by DHart, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I'm happy to kick this one off... I got my G5 today and I love it. Pany hit a home run with the G5. I took to it instantly and spent some time wandering around my property snapping some shots just to test out the camera.

    E-M5    ---    25mm    f/4.0    1/6s    ISO 200

    These were all with the G5 and Pany 12-35 lens, captured in RAW. Since LR4 doesn't yet to convert RAWs from the G5, I converted them to TIFs in SilkyPix then did my usual tweaks in LR5.

    I purposely choose some very contrasty scenes, with both full sunlit and deep shadow areas included in the same image, to test the ability to draw details out of the shadows... the G5 provided good DR for this and I was able to extract plenty of good useable data from shadow areas that at first look appeared nearly black.

    Most of these first images were at f/2.8.
    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    27mm    f/7.1    1/640s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/4.0    1/200s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    13mm    f/5.0    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    13mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    29mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/40s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/2.8    1/80s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    18mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/2.8    1/80s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    17mm    f/3.2    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/3.5    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/2.8    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    26mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/5.0    1/10s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/6.3    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/5.6    1/13s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/5.6    1/5s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/5.6    1/3s    ISO 160

    A great spot for morning coffee and an iPad.
    DMC-G5    ---    19mm    f/8.0    1/15s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 160

    The house is midway through a re-paint job... haven't gotten to lower gutter and porch railings yet. :) 
    DMC-G5    ---    19mm    f/8.0    1/50s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    28mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    25mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 160

    The Austin J40 - sure needs a wash job!
    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 160


    We're having studio sales - selling off old props and such... some of which is sitting out on the walkway.
    This building is about to be repainted as well.
    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    21mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    31mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/2.8    1/200s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/5.0    1/250s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/3.5    1/125s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/3.2    1/160s    ISO 160

    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/3s    ISO 160

    Guardian of the Secret Evergreen Fern Forest
    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/2.8    1/25s    ISO 160

    The Mistress he can never have
    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/2.8    1/40s    ISO 160

    Please add your G5 images to the thread.
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  2. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Wow these are beautiful shots. That G5 definitely looks like a winner.

    I'm trying not to be a smug m43 user but isn't it amazing what these cameras can do and not break your back while doing it? Seeing DSLR shooters lugging all their gear around now just makes me sad ;-)
  3. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    Very nice, the 12-35 and G5 seems like a good combo there. Especially like the old vehicles and Roman-esque folly you've got there.
  4. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Very nice pics Don, I was hoping to post some om here but the shots I took yesterday were done in extreme contrast conditions and there are a lot of blown highlights so not really worth posting. In fact from those shots I took yesterday I'm wondering if the G3 has better highlight retention than the G5 :eek:  I need to get out and take more pics and look into this more.

  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    You have a lot of interesting objects on your property. Thanks for sharing the images of them.
  6. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Thanks for the fabulous shots showcasing the G5 & Pany 12-35mm capabilities.
  7. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Great shots. The G5 looks like a winner. I liked the G3, but not enough for it to replace my beloved GF1. This has improvements I like, and at a good price too.

    All that said, these shots are as much about the photographer. You have the eye...
  8. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Here's 10 pics from me of today's shoot. I'm really pleased with the quality of the photos, both the camera and the 12-35 lens really revealed just how good they are, the resolution and detail is impressive. The focusing accuracy is excellent too. Comments welcome.

    All the pics were with the G5 and 12-35, raw, converted to tif in Silkypix and some were edited in LR4.1. Some are just to show the quality and performance so not meant to be the greatest compositions.

    Kids swing 1/160 f2.8 35mm ISO160

    View attachment 225184

    Marshlands 1/250, f5.6 ISO160

    View attachment 225185

    1/1600, f2.8 ISO160, 25mm.


    1/2000, f2.8 ISO160, 35mm.


    1/500, f5.6, ISO160, 35mm.


    Old gate post 1/160, f5.6 ISO160, 29mm

    View attachment 225188

    Trees, 1/80, f2.8, ISO500, 35mm.

    View attachment 225189

    1/125, f2.8, ISO160, 35mm


    Flower and hoverfly, 1/1600, f2.8, ISO160, 35mm,
    Who says the 12-35 can't do close ups!!


    and here's a 100% crop!! Great detail eh?

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  9. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Here's some more from today, the final batch.

    Comments welcome,


    1/1250, f3.5, ISO160, 35mm


    100% crop


    1/400, f5.6, ISO160, 35mm


    1/40, f2.8, ISO160, 26mm

    View attachment 225211

    1/80, f4, ISO250, 35mm


    1/500, f2.8, ISO160, 35mm


    1/200, f7.1, ISO160, 35mm


    100% crop.

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  10. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    A few more G5 images from today... these with the 12-35

    12mm closest focusing
    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 160

    a crop from the above - this little bee was about as small as I've ever seen a bee get... very tiny.
    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 160

    shot with closest focusing at 12mm
    DMC-G5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    shot at closest focusing at 35mm
    DMC-G5    ---    35mm    f/11.0    1/80s    ISO 500
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  11. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Cool shot Michael...

    Looking forward to seeing more G5 contributors as these great cameras find their way into more people's hands.
  12. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Awesome shot of the trees, Michael. :2thumbs:
  13. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    In particular, to your points in the underscored text, relatively minor goofs or misjudgments or bad luck in exposure can make DR advantages completely moot. :redface:
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  14. bob madison

    bob madison Mu-43 Regular

    May 23, 2012
    Love the images, the G5 is looking to be a OMD contender. Question about the back buttons. On my G3 I am for ever pushing one of them when handling the camera, on the G5 have they made them harder to push to keep from changing selections or can you lock them somehow?
    Keep up the great work I will be following this thread.
  15. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    bob... I have, on a few occasions, inadvertently pushed against the WB button, activating that menu.
  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    How does the G5 compare to the OM-D? Focus Speed? CAF/Tracking (does it work)? EVF Blackouts/Updating in CAF mode? Enquiring minds want to know.

  17. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    I have only used the OM-D in store and have not tested it extensively, but after handling the 'new' generation of cameras, I think the AF speed is essentially the same for all of them (G5/OMD/GX1/G3 etc). Assuming it's not one of the slow focusing lenses (like Oly 14-42 mk1 or 20mm) they're all really fast. Lab testing might show a few ms difference but I personally can't feel it.

    Edit: One thing I will say is that the AF is very solid/reliable. Seems quite accurate, and no guessing back and forth (cough E-P1 cough) even in low light.
  18. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    The G5 focuses very quickly.. Did you see that comparison test done with a Canon DSLR?

    I haven't done any focus tracking shooting as I rarely shoot that kind of thing.

    The pinpoint focus feature on the G5 is fantastic... I love that - and very accurate indeed.
  19. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Hey G5/panasonic users,

    Dumb question here, but any idea why my custom settings for C1/C2 aren't working? I would have thought it would be saved after I change stuff like aspect ratio, film mode etc but everytime I switch the dial to A or S priority, it seems to default back. I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious..
  20. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I haven't tried saving to C1, C2 myself, yet... so I need to look into that as well. Also need to learn how to use the HDR feature.
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