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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


Having recently purchased a G9 my self and being beyond impressed with the camera, it's time for an image thread and discussion about the camera in order to show and help others with a decission.

I'll start of with some action of a Swedish search and rescue boat. Could use some more editing considering the backlighting but I'll have to fix that later on, just something to get us going. More shots coming from me this easter

/Rasmus




  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    200 ISO    +1.3 EV  






  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    200 ISO    +1.0 EV  



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Apr 18, 2019 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


Nice. Joining this thread Wilbus simply because I know a G9 is in my future, given my investment in µ4/3rd's lenses (and bodies). Thanks!


Apr 18, 2019 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


I've just recently received a new G9, and so far have taken only test shots. So far loving the G9, and apart from resolution, it seems to be standing up well beside the A7RIII. These two bodies are so similar in size and weight, with the G9 being slightly more comfortable in the hand.

Of course I'm now considering my existing lenses vs. adding some newer models, in particular wondering about updating my Panasonic 7-14 with the 8-18, and / or the Panasonic 12-35/2.8 with the PL12-60. The output from the 12-35 is looking very good on the G9, and I'm wondering if the 12-60 is in any way trading off image quality for more versatility . . . particularly at the wide end . . .





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Panasonic G9, Panasonic 12-35/2.8 Ver 1

  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8 lens    12mm    f/7.1    1/400s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 18, 2019 at 09:42 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


@Blueshound I think m43 and FF complement each other really well if one needs two systems. Biggest reason for me to add FF in the future is more choices for super wide angles. The G9 is the best handling body I've ever used, very similar to the Nikon D700 I loved so much.

I have the PL 25 F1.4 and have tried a couple of others, even with my limited experience with PL lenses I would say the PL versions are superb and most likely one or a few steps above the older Panasonic lenses, as good as they are.

I will most likely add the 8-18 in the future, trading off some on the wide end for the benefit of using a normal screw in filter.

@Kit Laughlin I'm really loving the G9 so far, it's excellent for everything as far as stills go so far and the filming, though I am just learning it, is miles above the E-M1 Mk II. Just the joy to film with 180 fps is awesome and adds for really cool shots when I am trying to learn it all

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Apr 18, 2019 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


A 29er during a dinghy race just before they capsized and one in a bit more control. The bridge in the background the the "Öresunds Bridge" connecting Sweden and Denmark.

G9 + Olympus 300mm F4, C-AF + Tracking.




  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    200 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/6400s    200 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Apr 18, 2019 at 01:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


And a Mallard duck + a crop of it.




  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/250s    320 ISO    +2.0 EV  






  DC-G9    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/250s    320 ISO    +2.0 EV  




Apr 18, 2019 at 02:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


Any sharper and my eyes'd be bleeding! Excellent Rasmus.


Apr 18, 2019 at 04:34 PM
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Wow, you guys are coming up with some really nice images with the G9. I am at a crossroad right now on my upgrade path from my EM1.1 . Been thinking of Z6, but these images are outstanding!


Apr 19, 2019 at 04:05 PM
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Rasmus, I am eagerly waiting for your assessment of CAF on G9. G9 users in other forums seem to have same opinion as users of Em1ii have on their Oly with regards to CAF i.e not so happy with the performance.


Apr 19, 2019 at 08:37 PM
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skamaraju wrote:
Rasmus, I am eagerly waiting for your assessment of CAF on G9. G9 users in other forums seem to have same opinion as users of Em1ii have on their Oly with regards to CAF i.e not so happy with the performance.


Skamaraju so far the C-AF of the G9 has been superb for my kind of shooting. I am having some issues with birds in flight but that's mostly because I can't track them at all.

The shots above apart from the duck were all taken with Continues AF + tracking (the box around the target). The search and rescure boat was tracked at about 30 knots despite it both turning, coming towards me and then going away and all shots (but one I think) are in focus.

You can watch all full size JPG's in this folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q4eRF5Zl0UoCmTXG1TcDuBCplJb__F1_?usp=sharing

Apart from a few edited they are all unedited with lightroom standard settings which means 0 noise reduction for the G9 and 40 sharpness.

I'll hopefully be able to get some more action shots soon, if nothing else some mountainbike shots on Thursday or Friday of this coming week, can't guarantee it though but will try

People say the G9 has bad C-AF because it's based on contrast detect but I suspect most of them have never tried the G9. It calculates focus with 480 frames per second which is freaking fast, it does lead to some "pumping" in the viewfinder but it doesn't bother me at all as, so far, they shots have all come out 100% sharp. I did test it on a few flying swans the other day and it picked up those as well giving me a few sharp shots in flight.

Will let you know more when I have more experience

/Rasmus

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smkunder wrote:
Wow, you guys are coming up with some really nice images with the G9. I am at a crossroad right now on my upgrade path from my EM1.1 . Been thinking of Z6, but these images are outstanding!


I switched from the E-M1 Mk II to the G9 and can honestly say it's the best camera I have ever used. It's so simple to understand, menus are outstanding, touch interface is even better and the over all way to work with it is without compromise.

I can highly recommend giving it a try!

/Rasmus



Apr 20, 2019 at 09:46 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


I thought I might contribute a few off-topic photos coming from a similar 20 MP sensor in the GX8 using the Pany 100-300ii. I am doing this to allow comparisons to hopefully more photos coming later from G9 and a 100-300, PL100-400 and Oly 300. These photos are from a January 2018 visit to Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area, which is about half the distance south of Albuquerque, relative to Bosque del Apache. I didn't get around to visiting the cranes this past winter, so these what I have to share from that rig for now. Toward the end of the day, another photographer showed up across the lake from where we were and I liked the way he framed himself in the clearing. All the photos have been worked over in Lightroom: cropping, DR expansion, sharpening, clarity, noise reduction, whatever I thought could help.




  DMC-GX8    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II lens    200mm    f/5.5    1/2000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DMC-GX8    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II lens    240mm    f/5.5    1/2000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DMC-GX8    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II lens    240mm    f/5.5    1/2500s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DMC-GX8    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/800s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DMC-GX8    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6II lens    150mm    f/4.5    1/800s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 23, 2019 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


Some recent G9 images.
Harry Palmer





Cholla blossom.

  DC-G9    150mm    f/2.8    1/4000s    200 ISO    -0.7 EV  







Cholla blossoms.

  DC-G9    115mm    f/3.2    1/3200s    200 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Prickly Pear.

  DC-G9    150mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    200 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Argentine night blooming.

  DC-G9    75mm    f/5.6    1/320s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Purple Prickey Pear.

  DC-G9    130mm    f/2.8    1/10000s    100 ISO    -1.3 EV  







Baja Fairy Duster.

  DC-G9    150mm    f/2.8    1/640s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Apr 28, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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A beautiful set!


Apr 28, 2019 at 02:52 PM
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Some burrowing owls in Gilbert Arizona, 4/30/2019. Tight crops due to tall weeds. Olympus 300 F4 + 1.4X.
Harry Palmer





Single owl.

  DC-G9    420mm    f/8.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -1.3 EV  







Two Hooters.

  DC-G9    420mm    f/8.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -1.3 EV  




Apr 30, 2019 at 03:37 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


I enjoyed using my G9 while I had it... I just wish Panasonic would either change their policy of not repairing lenses, or extend their warranty.

This shot is pretty much straight our of the camera - the RAW file was converted using the LR "camera standard" profile with no adjustments.

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Jun 27, 2019 at 09:13 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


A brief update:

Lenses: I now have the Panasonic 8-18, which seems an excellent lens. In urban environments, or in traditional landscape scenarios, I think this focal range will be very useful. The sharpness and rendering of the lens seems very good, probably up there with the best lenses in the m43 microcosm.

Thinking that a great companion to the 8-18 would, for me, be the Panasonic 35-100/2.8, I ordered one, but unfortunately the sample I received was consistently soft in the lower left corner, so decentered. With regrets, I returned it. (What an incredibly small, light and seemingly well built lens for something that covers the equivalent of 70-200 at f2.8!) In five years of testing all new lenses (mostly Sony & Zeiss), this was the first sample with obvious decentering I had ever seen. Hrrrmph!

A new copy is inbound from a different merchant, fingers crossed. These are MkII variants. I hope that Panasonic, in making the lens better for video and stabilization, hasn't created a tendency for the floating element to cause unpredictable results with stills when stabilization is turned off.

Still excited about the G9, even though I have yet to travel with it. (I'm shooting a family wedding shortly, that will have to be the Sony due to optimum results in low light, and I have a flash for it.) But I will take the G9 as a backup.

A couple from early testing with the G9 & 12-35/2.8:

Harbour Air Victoria Waterfront by Brian Gammon, on Flickr

Victoria Harbour Airport by Brian Gammon, on Flickr

A rendering & sharpness test with the 8-18:

In A Courtyard by Brian Gammon, on Flickr







Jun 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Panasonic G9 image thread and discussion


the hawfinch

I posted it also in nature and wildlife but in fact it belongs here in the G9 forum.




  DC-G9    200mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    3200 ISO    +1.0 EV  




Jun 28, 2019 at 03:30 PM
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After too long considering the pros/cons/pros/cons/etc., I bought a G9 last month and sold my EM1.1. I have not yet taken it out to test its mettle. But it did get to go on a day trip last month, which included a visit to the ruin of the Quarai Mission, one of three in the Salina Pueblo Missions National Monument, SE of Albuquerque. For that trip I stuck my Pany 14-140ii on the G9. That lens is more typically glued to my GX8 for travel. I have tested this 14-140 vs my Oly 12-40 Pro at equal settings and find when pixel peeping on paired photos one looks better for some and for others, this flips. Great Horned Owls nest annually in the ruins of Quarai Mission and, fortunately, prior to our visit one of this year's hatchlings fledged early that day and was huddled in one of the interior corners of the church ruin. After wandering around the ruins we headed up the hill on a loop trail through the pasture area once used by the monks'. Due to the very wet winter and spring weather in NM, the wildflowers were in full bloom. Here are a few snaps from our visit.




  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 lens    14mm    f/8.0    1/500s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 lens    140mm    f/8.0    1/30s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 lens    140mm    f/5.6    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 lens    73mm    f/7.1    1/400s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  DC-G9    LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F3.5-5.6 lens    46mm    f/4.9    1/100s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  









Jun 29, 2019 at 11:53 PM
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Anna's Hummingbird

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