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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th March 2018, 05:59
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Posted By Essex Tern
Posts 139 & 140...

Posts 139 & 140 https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=347860&page=6 may help
Forum: Panasonic Sunday 11th March 2018, 16:44
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
Received my battery grip this week so took my G9...

Received my battery grip this week so took my G9 out for a test in the drizzle today. Think once I get some good light I shall be pleased with the results from the camera.

They are all biggish...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 10th March 2018, 12:03
Replies: 144
Views: 35,703
Posted By Essex Tern
They are nice to have, and as I say I have them...

They are nice to have, and as I say I have them all on iOS - but did find that House Sparrow and Blue Tit are free (and possibly others) so if you want to see what they are like test them there -...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 24th February 2018, 16:02
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
Pretty much the same as I used my G80 - on the G9...

Pretty much the same as I used my G80 - on the G9 I can change the AF mode with just my thumb, without moving either hand away from itís resting point, which is why I have gone this route so...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 24th February 2018, 12:34
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
I too look forward to your own and otherís...

I too look forward to your own and otherís experiences.

I have my AF selection entirely on the joystick - tap in any direction to get up the choices, and a tap left to get 225 mode.

With 225 mode I...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 24th February 2018, 07:58
Replies: 144
Views: 35,703
Posted By Essex Tern
Not sure if just available to beta testers...

Not sure if just available to beta testers currently, but videos are now here in beta version at least.

Unfortunately I wonít be able to test them all, as I shanít be buying them again, (bought...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 24th February 2018, 07:37
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
Interesting you used pinpoint mode, as that cuts...

Interesting you used pinpoint mode, as that cuts out AFC functionality I believe - I found the smallest focus area with AFC is by setting up a custom 225 setting, with just the central small box - so...
Forum: Panasonic Friday 9th February 2018, 15:13
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
Have had a G9 for a few weeks, but work...

Have had a G9 for a few weeks, but work commitments have meant my first outing with it was today - in sporadic rain.

I have got the settings as I wish now, configuring the buttons where I need the...
Forum: Panasonic Friday 5th January 2018, 23:37
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
I have seen a fair bit saying the G9 would be...

I have seen a fair bit saying the G9 would be more than enough video wise for a most people, as would the G80, with the GH5 possibly more suited to those heavily into films, maybe even at a pro level...
Forum: Panasonic Thursday 4th January 2018, 22:53
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
It seems both Olympus and Panasonicís latest...

It seems both Olympus and Panasonicís latest systems still lag behind dslr phase detect AF for CAF, but to be honest I wasnít expecting a massive breakthrough - I have found the G80 with 100-400 a...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 31st December 2017, 22:35
Replies: 142
Views: 25,522
Posted By Essex Tern
The search facility on the main sightings page...

The search facility on the main sightings page allows you to search in numerous ways - is what you are trying to search for not covered by this?
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 23rd December 2017, 08:48
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
User manual available now per...

User manual available now per http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/dsc/oi/index.html?model=DC-G9&dest=EB
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 18th November 2017, 17:10
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
Thatís interesting to know re processing power -...

Thatís interesting to know re processing power - guess it may not filter down to other models then - have seen many complaints before about Panasonic not making the mode available, and guess that may...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 18th November 2017, 13:27
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
I have not been able to try manual mode with auto...

I have not been able to try manual mode with auto ISO and EC yet, but it does seem to make sense on paper as a mode for birds and using telephoto lenses.

Shutter priority has had to be my birding...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 16th November 2017, 06:10
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
I am only just starting to attempt bif with the...

I am only just starting to attempt bif with the added capabilities of the G80 - my left hand would permanently hold the tripod foot, with the battery grip cradled in the rest of the palm - my right...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 16th November 2017, 05:52
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Interesting how we all approach things...

Interesting how we all approach things differently. I favour a holster as it allows me to be hands free, with binoculars round my neck and a tripod on my back with telescope. In the holster I...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 20:20
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Yep as I say almost certainly up to the job, but...

Yep as I say almost certainly up to the job, but I just like to err on the side of caution :t: It is certainly a solidly built lens and there is a fair bit of glass inside that no doubt moves about...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 18:17
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
After digiscoping, my first camera was an SX1 IS...

After digiscoping, my first camera was an SX1 IS - a G85 is a massive leap, even is with a 100-300! :t:
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 18:16
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
From what I have read the 100-400 does generally...

From what I have read the 100-400 does generally seem to be on the stiffer side - mine is, but I just assume it will help with the water/dust tightness.

I never twist mine against the camera body,...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 17:58
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Agreed, apparently they are still going to make...

Agreed, apparently they are still going to make the G7 too.

So the G series is basically going to be entry level with G7, mid level G80/85/81/8 and upper tier G9.

I definitely had a boost in...
Forum: Panasonic Monday 13th November 2017, 19:02
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
My bad, should have said 1.118x TC but where it...

My bad, should have said 1.118x TC but where it comes to cropping birds, pixels is pixels :t:
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 11th November 2017, 09:20
Replies: 104
Views: 6,617
Posted By Essex Tern
The G9’s only let down is no native ISO100 in my...

The G9’s only let down is no native ISO100 in my eyes - is like my G80 on steroids features and build-wise by the looks of things, all does seem to suggest it will be Panasonic’s ultimate birding...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 19:13
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Being as the GH5 is touted as videocentric I have...

Being as the GH5 is touted as videocentric I have never looked into it too much, but 225 v 49 focus points, and generation 2 v generation 1 dfd sounds good in theory. Looking up the differences I...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 17:56
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Yes I also would be with a moral conundrum of...

Yes I also would be with a moral conundrum of owning a nearly new G80 :t: which I am loving so far.

....if as expected it has 20MP with no AA filter, then that would be welcome for cropping, and the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 16:45
Replies: 124
Views: 16,414
Posted By Essex Tern
Panasonic G9 likely to be announced in the coming...

Panasonic G9 likely to be announced in the coming week, if better than the G85 it will be a seriously tempting camera!
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