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    G3, chocolate

    G3 - camera, lens, battery - Made in China ... ahhhh, best quality


















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    Re: G3, chocolate

    I am surprised how nice it looks in that colour. Nice photographs: taken with the kit lens?

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    I wonder if Panasonic will do the same thing Sony does here in Japan: Offer one "Made In Japan" for a premium and also one "Made in China" at bargain basement prices. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelao View Post
    I am surprised how nice it looks in that colour. Nice photographs: taken with the kit lens?
    I think the wide black bands around the body really help. I don't think I'd care for the color if they were solid brown like the colors were with the G1 that didn't have the bands down the sides but as they are I like mine quite a lot.

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    so is autofocus really faster compared to other mft cameras? do we need to update fw to use the 20/1.7 lens or is the af being faster a camera thing?

    where did you get your 3rd party battery from? i'll be getting mine next tues.

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    My 20/1.7 is just fine on the G3. I really haven't checked compared to my G1 and GF1 but it feels a bit snappier.

    You may be thinking of the new Olys with their faster AF and new lenses that will work better with them which has led people to question what AF will be like with the older MFT lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelao View Post
    I am surprised how nice it looks in that colour. Nice photographs: taken with the kit lens?
    Yes, with 14-42 ... five minutes after arrive of G3 ... raining ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mach330 View Post
    where did you get your 3rd party battery from? i'll be getting mine next tues.
    I always select from 100 Chinese dealers - not the cheapest one, but the dealer with low price (incl. shipping) and high points (> 99.3%)

    Buying ~ 200x (within 2 years) it always was okay! Nice, polite and correct people!
    Shipping time China-Austria 4 days to 2-3 weeks, seldom 4-6 weeks.

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    Ready ... doublesided printed A4 manual, 208 pages.
    Price: 100 sheet paper + 1/2 ink cartridge = 0.60 + 0.10 = 0.70
    And some mouse clicks ... Canon IP4000 made.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    My 20/1.7 is just fine on the G3. I really haven't checked compared to my G1 and GF1 but it feels a bit snappier.

    You may be thinking of the new Olys with their faster AF and new lenses that will work better with them which has led people to question what AF will be like with the older MFT lenses.
    Diane

    How are you finding the feel of the G3: I remember you were a bit concerned about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelao View Post
    Diane

    How are you finding the feel of the G3: I remember you were a bit concerned about that?
    I'm really happy with it. Somewhere else I wrote that like Goldilocks said LOL "It's just right!". It really is. I've had all my lenses on it, from native MFT to my MF lenses. I spent some time setting it up and all this week as I found other options I've altered things until I think I have it just about right. The grip is just enough, the buttons fall under my hands with the Fn buttons set up, the size is just about the best compromise between my G1 and GF1 with the good EVF and tilt LCD.

    Where I carried the G1 mostly with the grip and a wrist strap for drop protection and never found exactly the best way for the GF1 with the EVF I pulled out my Y strap for the G3 and when I want to carry several lenses i found that if I put the LP Terraclime on cross body first and then the Y strap with the camera it worked beautifully I've shot several times this way and its easy to shoot out of the TC and there's hardly any weight and I'm handsfree.

    So--- I'm really glad I bought it from a handling standpoint. Oh, I've become a touch screen convert also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I'm really happy with it. Somewhere else I wrote that like Goldilocks said LOL "It's just right!". It really is. I've had all my lenses on it, from native MFT to my MF lenses. I spent some time setting it up and all this week as I found other options I've altered things until I think I have it just about right. The grip is just enough, the buttons fall under my hands with the Fn buttons set up, the size is just about the best compromise between my G1 and GF1 with the good EVF and tilt LCD.

    Where I carried the G1 mostly with the grip and a wrist strap for drop protection and never found exactly the best way for the GF1 with the EVF I pulled out my Y strap for the G3 and when I want to carry several lenses i found that if I put the LP Terraclime on cross body first and then the Y strap with the camera it worked beautifully I've shot several times this way and its easy to shoot out of the TC and there's hardly any weight and I'm handsfree.

    So--- I'm really glad I bought it from a handling standpoint. Oh, I've become a touch screen convert also.

    Diane
    Thanks - I appreciate it.

    I really enjoy my GF1, but I do like eye level shooting and would like a better EVF. I don't like the new Olympus cameras (the E-P2 and I never became good friends, and my issues with it remain in the new version) so the G3 is looking good right now.

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    Nice, but unnecessary - Lumix3D lens.

    With G3 again no 3D movies (but built-in firmware for 3D pictures, no update necessary),
    for 3D videos you must isolate contacts with paper and cut movie with (free & excellent)
    StereoMovieMaker.

    Better for lower price than Lumix3D lens: Sony Bloggie 3D, small like a smartphone,
    makes 2D/3D photos/movies - movies 3D FullHD 1920x1080 side-by-side


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    hehe, it looks like a pug-dog... the strap even serves as it's floppy ears.

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    So it is!


    G3 + Tamron 60mm/2 (Canon mount) ... freehand






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    Cool hover-fly shots!


    Is that the adapter with the iris blades in it?

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    Yes - NIPON, half price of KIPON


    Ouuuhhh, it's raining/raining/raining ...

    G3 + Oly 40-150








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    A small lens for a small camera ...

    G3 + Fujian 35mm/1.7 ($ 28 incl. shipping)


















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    Re: G3, chocolate

    Oh dear, I think I have to buy another camera

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    I like this little Fujian 35 on the G3. Tell me more. i didn't find anything by googling. I need to look into this one more.

    Also interesting how similar our gardens must be in Austria and western North Carolina--the double and single echinacea, the lacecap hydrangea, daylilies, the raspberries, etc.

    Diane

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    Search ebay.com for "cctv 35mm". Price should be < $ 30 incl. shipping.
    For m4/3 or NEX you also need an adapter "adapter cctv m4/3" (price ~ $ 10)

    Dealers offer Fujian 35mm 1.7 cctv lens - with or without adapter.

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories

    25mm Fujian lens hat max aperture 1.4, but it is for m4/3 few vignetting, with NEX (APS-C) more vignetting. Price is ~ $ 25

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    Looking good. The first Panasonic jpegs I like. Had a GF1 and G but never got along with the color output and WB. I start to feel some GAS creeping into my system: a G3 with the new 12mm Oly, Summilux 25mm and Oly 45mm. If only the EP3 would use the same sensor and had an integrated VF.........

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    G3 + Tokina 80-400 (~ 9 years old)





    NEX5 + Tokina 80-400





    NX100 + Tokina 80-400




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    The NX 100 is the best. But of course these are kinda meaningless without 100% crop samples to compare.

    Got any? That would rock!




    Quote Originally Posted by hot View Post

    G3 + Tokina 80-400 (~ 9 years old)

    NEX5 + Tokina 80-400

    NX100 + Tokina 80-400


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    Pictures are not cropped - out of camera, only resized.
    Look displays ... flowers moving, very windy.

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    Yeah, that's what I mean. When they are resized (scaled) almost nothing can be told about the image quality. A pin-hole lens on a 24mpx camera looks totally awesome scaled to the size you've posted these at. Thus why I requested some 100% (not scaled) cropped (so small enough to post) comparisons.

    Anyway, if you could that would be awesome - and very appreciated!

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    G3 + 14-42 kit lens


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    G3 + 14-42


















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    G3 + 14-42





    next 2 photos ... only difference: position of $4.99 (!) pol filter.
    yes, i know: pol filter for $80-$120 makes 99x better pictures ...









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    G3 + 14-42


















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    G3 + 14-42 + Raynox150












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    G3 + 14-42






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    Remote/multifunction timer ... all from China

    Pixel







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    Two pictures with same pol filter (for $ 4.99 incl. shipping) - of course pol filters for $80-$120 are muuuuuch better, 99x better! (haha)




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    G3 + Oly 9-18








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    G3 + 14-42 + fisheye lens (for less than $50)



    out of camera:

    Last edited by hot; 12th July 2011 at 03:20.

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    Loving the cricket!

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    Last night I had to catch a (green) grasshopper in my office, it made a deafening crash - I thought I had tinitus

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    Cool idea with the glass ball!

    They sell natural fluorite balls here in Japan. About $100 will get ya a 4cm (40mm) ball. I've been wanting to try what you just did here for a few years now but haven't found the time.

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    Re: G3, chocolate

    Today arrived my MeiKe ring flash / ring light from China - 9 days Hongkong-Europe, $ 34.48 = 24.46 incl. shipping.

    I've ordered for Canon, but as ring light it is usable for EACH camera, as flash light you must order with right socket.

    32 LEDs (5500K) you can regulate in 7 steps, also select left side or right side. Included are 7 adapter rings - screw on it and clip on ring light.












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    G3 - out of camera




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    These are some test pictures with my G3 + (Canon)MeiKe ring light in total darkness - ring flash would not be usable. Natural colors with 32 daylight LEDs (5500K), not blueish, unnatural colors like with old (12-LED) lights.

    I used +10 macro lens, a cheap, bad lens, macro lens (Tamron 60/2) is of course 100x better.
















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    Re: G3, chocolate

    Nicely done, Hot

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    G3 + 14-42
























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    Re: G3, chocolate

    100W bulb, distance 1.5m

    G3 + 14-42 ... 6400 ISO




    G3 + 14-42 ... 400 ISO




    G3 + Fujian 35mm / 1.7 ... out of camera ... lens price $ 28 (incl. shipping)



















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    Re: G3, chocolate

    @hot
    These are a great set of photo's you have here...
    >Ring-light Q.
    What size adapters does it come with., and was this an eBay purchase?

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    6 or 7 adapter rings (49 - 77) ... screw in and then clip ringlight on .. price was $35 with shipping (9 days) from Hongkong to Austria.

    As flash light you must select the right socket (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, ..) - as ringlight it works with every camera

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Macro-LED-Ring-F...item2eb608a2e1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Macro-Ring-Flash...item3f0656a004


    Ringlight/flashlight






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    G3 + 14-42










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    G3 + 14-140












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    G3 + Oly 70-300, freehand








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