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The half case for my Df arrived the other day. I was hoping it would fix a few ergonomic quirks this camera has, and it mostly has. Much more enjoyable to hold now. And it looks half decent too.
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The attached 24-85 is also only a week or two old. I went with a smaller kit zoom, as I feel this body simply can’t support the f2.8 fixed zooms...just too big. Thankfully this is a well regarded kit lens, and it fits the body nicely.
 

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Well, I just won an auction on ebay of a Panasonic G9 for $770 USD (shutter count 5098), the camera looks cosmetically fantastic, it includes its original box and papers.

I was looking for a second body to join my EM-5 II, even if most of my lenses are Olympus and I could have bought the EM-5 III or the EM-1 II, (the EM-1 III is basically double the price than any of these 3 options), the G9 convinced me this time.
 

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The half case for my Df arrived the other day. I was hoping it would fix a few ergonomic quirks this camera has, and it mostly has. Much more enjoyable to hold now. And it looks half decent too.
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The attached 24-85 is also only a week or two old. I went with a smaller kit zoom, as I feel this body simply can’t support the f2.8 fixed zooms...just too big. Thankfully this is a well regarded kit lens, and it fits the body nicely.
That thing is purdy.
 

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I have an eBay alert for several things, including anything for a GM5. At breakfast yesterday as I was actually doing my emails one came in for a GM5 that ticked several boxes. It was unused, it was in France, it included all the accessories AND the kit P12-32 in their original unopened packaging, and the price was seriously negotiable. What was not to like? Need I add it's in the post? :) I could well have been the first person to look at the listing.

Anyway this time around I shall never touch that damn rear dial, glue the PL15m to it, and set it in A mode for ever.

I shall oblige you all with a cat photo, naturally.
 

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Mindshift Rotation 180 smallest size to try and make it easy to get to my macro accessories in the field

Guess who was the first to try it out, just sat there till I adjusted the waist belt for her :hmmm:

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Well, until eBay requires me to pass a breathalyzer test before using it, I suppose I’ll keep posting in this forum -

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I did have a thought process behind getting an F80/N80 though. First, this is the camera that my Fuji S2 Pro is built around. I thought it’d be fun to have the analogue version of that camera. Second, all my film cameras are as old as me or older. I don’t actually have a ‘modern’ film camera. So this fills that niche.
 

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I've always been a big Nikon fan - there, I've said it - and have had at least one Nikon amongst my kit since the mid-80's. My longest-serving Nikon digital camera has been a D700 (bought in 2012) which continues to work perfectly, and will have to be prised from my cold, dead hands. I did yearn for a modern iteration though, and been looking at a camera which will be good for landscape photography.

My Olys (E-M1.2 & Pen F) will remain my 'go to' of choice, maintaining their position as my favourite cameras. I still think there's a certain 'something' about them which makes them a joy to use. I may invest in some longer glass too.

Anyway...this beastie arrived yesterday - Z7 with the Z 50-1.8S:

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Great combo, nice purchase! I'm sure you'll like it. Great product shot also.
 

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Great combo, nice purchase! I'm sure you'll like it. Great product shot also.

Thank you Luc - appreciate the kind comment.

I've been considering a high MP Full Frame camera for some time, mostly for landscape - I did have a brief flirtation with an A7RIII a couple of years ago, but I ended up hating it. Wonderful image quality, awful camera. The Z7 gives all the Sony's IQ but with comfortable ergos, and a logical menu system which just works superbly.

That 50-1.8 S is incredible - it's no ordinary 'nifty fifty' and shouldn't be seen as such.
 

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Thank you Luc - appreciate the kind comment.

I've been considering a high MP Full Frame camera for some time, mostly for landscape - I did have a brief flirtation with an A7RIII a couple of years ago, but I ended up hating it. Wonderful image quality, awful camera. The Z7 gives all the Sony's IQ but with comfortable ergos, and a logical menu system which just works superbly.

That 50-1.8 S is incredible - it's no ordinary 'nifty fifty' and shouldn't be seen as such.

I have exactly the same experience with the Sony A7 series, that's why I waited for a Nikon mirrorless camera. The Z 50mm f1.8 is a "poor man's Otus". Flawless optical performance.
 
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Just bought a PD Sling 3L. I really like the PD stuff and already have the cuff and the slide lite. I already have some larger bags so this new bag should suit me well when I would like to walk and only need 1 or 2 lenses.
 

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A few years back , I bought an X100F and whilst I loved the output at times, it wasn't getting as much use as the price tag warranted. So I sold it off early this year.

Then last night, I stopped by a local 2nd hand camera dealer. They had an original X100 (Bayer sensor, 12mp version) quite cheap indeed. Missing lens cap, no paperwork, aftermarket charger but it seems to function fine. I've always had an interest in the original, and the investment is low, so I bought it. I'll try to find a cheap lens hood and just use it as a casual shooter. I won't be paranoid about keeping it pretty, it might even live in the glove box, lol. Unlike the Xtrans versions, the raw files will play nicely with Dxo PL . The only obvious annoyance is that it's too early for wifi , so it's back to transferring from card to PC.


And it turns out it's running very old firmware (1.21) , I'll have to update it because 2.0 transformed the AF into something semi decent, lol.


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A few years back , I bought an X100F and whilst I loved the output at times, it wasn't getting as much use as the price tag warranted. So I sold it off early this year.

Then last night, I stopped by a local 2nd hand camera dealer. They had an original X100 (Bayer sensor, 12mp version) quite cheap indeed. Missing lens cap, no paperwork, aftermarket charger but it seems to function fine. I've always had an interest in the original, and the investment is low, so I bought it. I'll try to find a cheap lens hood and just use it as a casual shooter. I won't be paranoid about keeping it pretty, it might even live in the glove box, lol. Unlike the Xtrans versions, the raw files will play nicely with Dxo PL . The only obvious annoyance is that it's too early for wifi , so it's back to transferring from card to PC.


And it turns out it's running very old firmware (1.21) , I'll have to update it because 2.0 transformed the AF into something semi decent, lol.


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Try using a Micro SD with an Adapter and just slot the Micro SD into your phone (if it's an Android that still has those) or use a small Type C/Lightning Port Memory Card dongle for on-the-go transfers ... that bypasses the issue of no WiFi.
 

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Try using a Micro SD with an Adapter and just slot the Micro SD into your phone (if it's an Android that still has those) or use a small Type C/Lightning Port Memory Card dongle for on-the-go transfers ... that bypasses the issue of no WiFi.
One more consideration: with my Pixel at least, using USB OTG like this only works with a maximum of 32gb cards. Above 32gb is formatted differently and my phone can't read it.
 

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One more consideration: with my Pixel at least, using USB OTG like this only works with a maximum of 32gb cards. Above 32gb is formatted differently and my phone can't read it.
Maybe it's time to bring out the ducktape, the fork and the McGiver:
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