Let’s not get started on lenses ? Got the 25mm to go with the body but am already making a list of things to look at next. Need to really think about what I intend to use this for so as to not end up duplicating functionality with the DSLR.
I have a holy trinity of primes (14mm, 20mm and 45mm - the longer ones being f1.7 and f1.8 respectively) and I recently got the PZ 14-42mm zoom which collapses really small. I took that one on the GX1 on holiday. I keep on wondering about something longer (my old Bridge FZ50 had a 420mm equivalent) but then I look at the price tag.
I was surprised how good the results from the PZ14-42 were from the night shots I took. Usually I use the 20mm or 14mm primes for street scenes but these worked well. Argassi at Night by Dom, on Flickr
Got the GX9 a little while ago second hand and the G90 this week when I traded in all my Nikon gear. First time in 35 years that I don’t own a Nikon camera! Not shown is a Panasonic 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 that I’ve picked up to round things out for now.
The GX9 has been a dream to use. Shooting mainly in black and white using the L Monochrome D profile which produces really deep shadows. Haven’t tried using the built in grain feature yet, but apparently it works really well and produces great images.
Have only used the G90 once so far straight out of the box. It is a lovely camera and such a change, in weight and size, from my D7500. It will get an outing photographing war games this weekend, so we’ll see how it stacks up. I’m confident it will do great.
Next on the shopping list are a Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 for the GX9 to turn it in to a street photography beast and a Godox flash for those times when the inbuilt ones won’t do the job.
Example of output from both can be found on Flickr.
The G5 is still very highly regarded. I was just in a position to by new and decided to get the G90 and future proof myself for a while.
The kit lenses will do me well for quite some time, but I do want a fast prime for street photography and the 15mm will give a close to 28mm as Panasonic do, in a very small package. So it will be my one indulgence in due course.
Hopefully you will not be disappointed with the GX9. If you want to see some sample images, let me know and I’ll make some original files available.