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Last Edited by TattyBear August 25, 2016 at 05:39 PM
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-140mm Lens, Black
  • Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 Lumix G Aspherical Lens for Micro 4/3 System (H-H025K)
  • Adorama $150 Gift Certificate
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#2
Has the 14-140mm jitter issue been fixed?
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This is a really great deal. I wish I had waited to buy mine, I got the three pieces separately and probably ended up paying a bit more. It's a great combo though -- the 14-140 is a perfect fit for the G7 body and a great general purpose lens. The 25... is the MFT version of the trusty nifty fifty and a high quality prime lens that can be used for anything from portraits to street photography.

If you want to round it out in the future, the 100-300 is a nice addition that is great for bird and nature photography. And a Raynox DCR-150 or 250 works really well for occasional macro photography.
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May be I am missing something. I see
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 16MP 4K UHD Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-140mm POWER O.I.S Lens
Hot Shoe Cover
Body Cap
Battery Pack
Battery Charger
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
DVD
AC Cable
Software DVD-ROM
Lens Hood
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Panasonic 3 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year + 2 Year Upon Registration)

I dont see where it comes with "Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 Lumix G Aspherical Lens for Micro 4/3 System (H-H025K)"
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May be I am missing something. I see
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 16MP 4K UHD Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-140mm POWER O.I.S Lens
Hot Shoe Cover
Body Cap
Battery Pack
Battery Charger
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
DVD
AC Cable
Software DVD-ROM
Lens Hood
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Panasonic 3 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year + 2 Year Upon Registration)

I dont see where it comes with "Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 Lumix G Aspherical Lens for Micro 4/3 System (H-H025K)"
Is there, I bought the same from B&H that does not charge TAX in my state with a $150 Gift Card. I see that Adorama has the same bundle now, is there. You'll get the 25mm + 150 GC.
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I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested watches this video before buying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDotqLx6nA

Basically, the focal length and the aperture must be multiplied by the crop factor in order to give you proper 35mm equivalents. A 25mm f1.4 lens would be equivalent to a 50mm f2.8 lens on a full frame since micro 4/3 has a crop factor of 2.

I wish I knew this prior to buying the GX8.
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Excellent camera for certain, but one of the Fuji X models with the APS-C sensors is more attractive to me unless video is priority. But then true videophiles run with a Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Blackmagic, etc.
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Quote from teddy_baca View Post :
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested watches this video before buying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDotqLx6nA

Basically, the focal length and the aperture must be multiplied by the crop factor in order to give you proper 35mm equivalents. A 25mm f1.4 lens would be equivalent to a 50mm f2.8 lens on a full frame since micro 4/3 has a crop factor of 2.

I wish I knew this prior to buying the GX8.

That only applies for equivalent depth of field.
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Quote from teddy_baca View Post :
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested watches this video before buying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDotqLx6nA

Basically, the focal length and the aperture must be multiplied by the crop factor in order to give you proper 35mm equivalents. A 25mm f1.4 lens would be equivalent to a 50mm f2.8 lens on a full frame since micro 4/3 has a crop factor of 2.

I wish I knew this prior to buying the GX8.
Yeah, MFT has a crop factor of 2 instead of 1.5 like APS-C. So 25mm us roughly the same as 35mm on APS-C or 50mm on full frame. If you're doing mainly landscape or architecture photography his is a downside, but for nature and other types it either doesn't matter or is an advantage.

Basically this kit gives you the equivalent of a full frame 28-280mm lens and a 50mm lens. But the lens is smaller than a kit lens on a DSLR.
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Excellent camera for certain, but one of the Fuji X models with the APS-C sensors is more attractive to me unless video is priority. But then true videophiles run with a Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Blackmagic, etc.
It's one of the cheaper ways to get quality 4k video, especially considering it allows you to use an external microphone and use a wide range of interchangeable lenses.
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Yeah, MFT has a crop factor of 2 instead of 1.5 like APS-C. So 25mm us roughly the same as 35mm on APS-C or 50mm on full frame. If you're doing mainly landscape or architecture photography his is a downside, but for nature and other types it either doesn't matter or is an advantage.

Basically this kit gives you the equivalent of a full frame 28-280mm lens and a 50mm lens. But the lens is smaller than a kit lens on a DSLR.
It also can cause huge disadvantages for those who want lots of bokeh.
Since the depth of field must be multiplied by the crop factor as well.
So the 25mm f1.7 lens isn't going to act like a 50mm 1.7 would on a full frame. Instead it will act like 50mm f3.4 would.
The lens would have to be a 25mm f.85 for it to truly act like a 50mm 1.7 on a full frame. This would also cause the lens to be MUCH bigger.

So in actuality, if you want similar depth of field, you will be using lenses very comparable in size to what APS-C and full frame lenses are.
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It also can cause huge disadvantages for those who want lots of bokeh.
Since the depth of field must be multiplied by the crop factor as well.
So the 25mm f1.7 lens isn't going to act like a 50mm 1.7 would on a full frame. Instead it will act like 50mm f3.4 would.
The lens would have to be a 25mm f.85 for it to truly act like a 50mm 1.7 on a full frame. This would also cause the lens to be MUCH bigger.

So in actuality, if you want similar depth of field, you will be using lenses very comparable in size to what APS-C and full frame lenses are.
I find it does quite well in most situations, though if bokeh is one of your top priorities then Sony's probably the way to go right now. There are some excellent FF lenses for their system now. In general Panasonic/Olympus will be a bit cheaper and the lenses a bit smaller and lighter -- there are trade offs no matter what.

Right now probably the biggest downside to the MFT cameras is their relatively low pixel count. While this helps them handle low light with a smaller sensor it does mean you have less room to crop images.

Personally I'm happy with MFT and the selection of affordable bodies and lenses and have used it for the past 4 years. I don't really think APS-C is that much different than MFT to say that one is better than the other. Full frame is better, but full frame has been better than either for years. If you're doing pro or semi-pro work then a Sony is the mirrorless camera to get right now. If its your hobby or you want to take good photos in everyday life, then Panasonic/Olympus is a great system.
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Quote from teddy_baca View Post :
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested watches this video before buying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDotqLx6nA

Basically, the focal length and the aperture must be multiplied by the crop factor in order to give you proper 35mm equivalents. A 25mm f1.4 lens would be equivalent to a 50mm f2.8 lens on a full frame since micro 4/3 has a crop factor of 2.

I wish I knew this prior to buying the GX8.
I thought that we all knew that - at least the folks willing to spend ~ $1000 on a higher-end camera kit and not just walking into a store to get whichever Canon Rebel the salesman is pushing that week. Even the basic reviews mention this, especially when it comes to Micro 4/3 system cameras like your GX8. Though most reviews don't push it with the questionable approach that Tony does there (Northrup is plenty knowledgeable with cameras, but has some strong biases when it comes to them).

As flatlight notes, the main effect is with apparent depth of field - basically, a lesser amount (drasticness of effect?) of bokeh than a larger sensor assuming lenses with the same focal length and aperture. There is also some impact on light sensitivity, which is factored in to the generalization that all else equal, larger sensors will do better in low light conditions.
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It also can cause huge disadvantages for those who want lots of bokeh.
Since the depth of field must be multiplied by the crop factor as well.
So the 25mm f1.7 lens isn't going to act like a 50mm 1.7 would on a full frame. Instead it will act like 50mm f3.4 would.
The lens would have to be a 25mm f.85 for it to truly act like a 50mm 1.7 on a full frame. This would also cause the lens to be MUCH bigger.

So in actuality, if you want similar depth of field, you will be using lenses very comparable in size to what APS-C and full frame lenses are.
Where are you getting this from?!? I had a Panasonic GX1 with 25mm F1.4 lens I had no problems getting a beautiful bokeh. Part of that depends on the user, how well you know how to use the camera. If you already bought the camera, why don't you try it out and see how you like it? What you read and what some putz puts on a video doesn't mean squat as far as the subject at hand.

What your saying doesn't make any sense anyways. Like a micro 43 camera is really gonna perform like a full frame. Nobody buys micro 43 expecting it to perform like a full frame and most people don't blow a grand on a system they don't know anything about.
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Quote from teddy_baca View Post :
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested watches this video before buying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDotqLx6nA

Basically, the focal length and the aperture must be multiplied by the crop factor in order to give you proper 35mm equivalents. A 25mm f1.4 lens would be equivalent to a 50mm f2.8 lens on a full frame since micro 4/3 has a crop factor of 2.

I wish I knew this prior to buying the GX8.
it is not that big of a deal. there are compromises to everything.

lots of bokeh means super thin dof.

and comparing to 35mm is only meaningful if you actually have a need to compare systems directly. like if you have two systems available to you and you need to figure out which settings to use for an equivalent shot.
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