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    Imaging Resource Confirms Lumix G85 Huge Bang for the Buck

    Posted Apr. 14th, 2017 (2 weeks ago) by Daniel J. Cox

    Imaging Resource Confirms Lumix G85 Huge Bang for the Buck

    I wrote a post a few weeks back about how impressed I was with the Lumix G85. You can read it here at Panasonic LUMIX G85 Shooting Experience Huge Bang For The Buck. There were a fair number of naysayers, which were part of five pages of responses, over on the DPReview MFT forum which is unfortunately typical. But Imaging Resource just posted their review of the G85, and they seem to agree with my thoughts about this camera giving you a lot of value and technology for the money.

    The Lumix G85 with 12mm-60mm kit lens has been under the radar since its release. That’s starting to change.

    For those looking for a great camera in an affordable, lightweight, weather-sealed, and easy to use package, this may be the camera for you. I know I love the two I have.

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      Joel KleinerOn Apr. 18th, 2017 (7 days ago)

      Thank you all, interesting reports and results.

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 18th, 2017 (7 days ago)

        Thaks for dropping by Joel. See you soon in Namibia.

    2. Bill ShanneyOn Apr. 18th, 2017 (1 week ago)

      I brought the G85 with the new 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens on an 18 day Australia and New Zealand trip in March. I was more than pleased with the results. It did everything I asked well, including my favorite 4K stills modes and movies. I was never much of a movie shooter until I recently got more serious about shooting Panasonic M4/3.
      I still pick up my GX85 whenever I’m traveling light and always have a GX7 IR conversion in my bag. Thanks for your G85 review.

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 18th, 2017 (7 days ago)

        Thaks for stopping by to add your comments Bill.

    3. Marko KoskenojaOn Apr. 16th, 2017 (1 week ago)

      I bought the G85 with the 12-60 kit lens based on your review and David Thorpe’s. I love the camera so much that I bring it along on my daily hikes, snowshoes or ski trips with my dog.

      I use to bring my Sony RX100 mk3 but I find the G85 much more usable with it clipped on my backpack strap with Peak Designs Capture.

      Now I need to buy the new Panasonic 100-300mm II lens to bring the wildlife closer.

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 16th, 2017 (1 week ago)

        Thanks for your input Marko. I’m not surprised by your comment that the G85 is “much more useable”. Panasonic is the leader in ease of use among all cameras I’ve tried. Not sure why, but seem to have a great team designing user interface and ergonomics. They aren’t always perfect but they’re most often better than the competition.

        Regarding the new 100-300mm lens. I predict you will be very, very pleased. I’ve been shooting one the past three weeks, doing lots of tests and the new 100-300mm version ll is a major improvement over the old design. Especially for fast auto focus and much smoother zoom. You won’t be disappointed.

    4. Dennis LindenOn Apr. 14th, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

      It’s hard to be the middle child between the GH5 and the GX85, but this camera is actually an astonishing prospect. Far more rugged than my GX, it would give me some confidence in bad weather, and I can buy 2 for the price of a single GH5. There is another fellow i follow that also likes the G85 over the GH5 or OMD1ii, https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/16344167/posts/1415044281

      Have a wonderful Easter weekend, wherever you are.

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 14th, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

        I’m actually an equal fan of both cameras Dennis. The GH5 just has a bit more fire power and a bit better AF. Both are in my camera bag. Thanks for join gin the conversation.

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