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Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 26/6/2019: testing my new GM5

Subject: Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 26/6/2019: testing my new GM5
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 12:10:45 +0100
Well done, Nathan – finding yourself one.  Perhaps I should have sold you mine, 
but that was a couple of years ago.


> On 29 Jun 2019, at 07:09, Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Inspired by Moose, I have been looking around for a second-hand Panasonic GM5 
> to serve as my cycling camera. There is nothing wrong with the GF1 I have 
> been using for this purpose lately, but it is 11 years old and the sensor is 
> long in the tooth, something that is particularly evident as soon the ISO 
> goes above 200. The GM5 is about 5 years younger, has a much better sensor 
> and is tiny in comparison. They are hard to find, as apparently people hang 
> on to them. And I can understand why. Last week I finally found one on eBay, 
> in Norway, and on Wednesday it arrived in my office. I immediately unpacked 
> the little gem and went about testing it, of course at high ISO. My test 
> subject were as you might expect. Here are four test images.
> My Greek colleague Eri, at ISO 1250:
> https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-x2LRZp8/A 
> <https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-x2LRZp8/A>
> My usual victim Carolina, at ISO 500:
> https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-zccjSBn/A 
> <https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-zccjSBn/A>
> The decorations in my office, at ISO 3200:
> https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-CHmg3t3/A 
> <https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-CHmg3t3/A>
> One of the baby cacti in my garden, at ISO 2000:
> https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-4KR4595/A 
> <https://www.greatpix.eu/All/Picture-A-Day/i-4KR4595/A>
> I think the GM5 will serve me well.

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