Question from Raymond Stevens

Posted Feb. 21st, 2019 by Daniel J. Cox

Hi Daniel,

At the moment I’m using a Nikon D5300 ( cropcamera ) for my photography.
For the size and weight, I’m looking now at M4/3.
In my search, I came to your website ( by the way my compliments for this tremendous research library and info ) and read about the Panasonic M4/3.

My conclusion could be that for the longer term my choice would be a G9 with 100-400 Pana for wildlife.
For travel light and landscape wright now I’m in doubt of the GX8 or GX9 with 12-60/2.8-40 or should it be 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 ?

The GX8 ( if still available in Europe body only ) has an articulating screen, better EVF, better grip and weather resistant. But also I read about problems with shuttershock ???
The GX9 has more modern features, is more compact ( for travel ), has no low pass filter, 5 axis I.S. and ……………….

Could you give me an advice ?

Thanks and best regards,

Raymond Stevens, Belgium.

Raymond, sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, I’ve not had any experience with the GX9. I did have a GX8 for some time and never did really warm up to that camera. I’ve seen the GX9 and it’s a better option to the GX8 but it’s rear button AF is much to recessed. It’s very difficult to find and press. Other than that it produces excellent images and is very easy to carry around. Could be a great option for travel.

Thanks for the very kind comments about the blog. Always enjoy hearing from my readers.

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  1. jim heywoodOn Mar. 2nd, 2019

    I had a decision to make when I bought the G9. Sell the GH4 or the Gx8. I kept the GX8 because it is a great all round camera. I love the tip up viewer and it fits my hand well. I am very happy to have both the 9 and the 8. The buttons on the back are different and can be confusing to change back and forth as dan implies.

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