Any "love" for Panasonic m4/3 gear?

dirk

CI-Founder
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Make sure that you check the firmware version of the body and both lenses. Otherwise the Dual IS does not work and some other enhancements...


Body version should be 1.2., both zooms version 1.1.

See screenshot

gx80_double_zoom_kit-firmware.jpg



Link to the Panasonic firmware page:

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rronaldson

Active Member
@dirk

I have checked the firmware versions of the camera and lenses. I had to update the camera's firmware but the lenses were OK. Thanks for that firmware link.
 

rronaldson

Active Member
I will add some tips in the MFT/ MicroFourThirds forum later on regarding GX80 settings. The common pitfalls I went through.... :)
That will be very useful. I'm afraid that my plans to go out and use the camera have been scuppered for this week but I have the whole of next week free. To change the subject completely, why do Panasonic make the serial numbers on their lenses so difficult to read? I have to use a magnifying glass and a torch (flashlight) to read them and even then I'm not sure that I've read them correctly.
 

dirk

CI-Founder
why do Panasonic make the serial numbers on their lenses so difficult to read? I have to use a magnifying glass and a torch (flashlight) to read them and even then I'm not sure that I've read them correctly
I do not know. But I agree, it is really annoying. Even worse, the call them so similar H-HS or H-FS etc. Terrible...

Here is the link to the settings-thread of the GX80/GX85:

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petersm

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That will be very useful. I'm afraid that my plans to go out and use the camera have been scuppered for this week but I have the whole of next week free. To change the subject completely, why do Panasonic make the serial numbers on their lenses so difficult to read? I have to use a magnifying glass and a torch (flashlight) to read them and even then I'm not sure that I've read them correctly.
If you use Adobe Bridge or Lightroom the metadata info tab will give you the lens serial number, camera too. Look for Camera Data (Exif) and scroll down.
 

afshalders

Active Member
Yes !!! I had two Olympus Om-D E-M10 and E-M5. Cute cameras, well made BUT Olympus have the most annoying menu system of the universe, sometimes with uo to five sublevels and nonsense icons. The touch interface (super control panel) is terrible, you need to touch AND use physical controls to set things ! Also, it's very easy to change settings by mistake.

On the other side, Panasonic did very well on its first launch that used touch controls, the G2. It has plenty of good physical buttons, levers and dials for direct access to the most important settings.

In the end, I sold my Olympus and got another MFT Panasonic, a G7.

The Panasonic kit zooms are much better than Oly's. I have the original 14-45 G from the GF1 and a 14-42 G power zoom. I had some other lenses but sold everything else and I'm using some old good manual focus lenses with the Panas and Fujis.

Also have a LX100 and it's superb !
 
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