Panasonic Lumix GX800

Panasonic GX800 : Small, compromised but it has its place

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX800 Review Image

From Amateur Photographer (AP) Magazine

“With the Lumix GX800 Panasonic has taken the main imaging components of its higher-end models from last year and squeezed them into a really compact pocketable form.

The result is one of the smallest interchangeable-lens models we;ve seen recently, and with the 12-32mm pancake zoom it’ll happily slip into a large pocket or a small bag.

The Four Thirds sensoir gives very decent image quality too, just as long as you keep an eye on exposure and white balance.

For those interested in video, its thye smallest interchangeable -lens camera that can record 4K at a decent frame rate of 30fps.

Its an interesting alternative for anyone considering an enthusiast compact especially for existing Micro Four Third users who already own some lenses”.

April 2017

Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8: As Good as it gets

Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 Prime

image of Zeiss 135mm f/2.8 Batis 2.8/135

This weeks Amateur Photographer (AP) magazine has a real world testing and lab testing of thee new Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8 designed for use on Sony’s full frame E-mount Alpha models like the Alpha 7-II & 7R -II.

135mm is ideal for head and shoulder portrait shots as well as representing a useful mid range focal length for general photography or maybe even concert and wedding photography.

Although the new Batis lens isn’t as “fast” as Sigma’s 135mm f1.8 DG Art lens and is very expensive (ie around £1750 mark) it has a very complex optical formula which promises much.

And reading AP’s review this new lens ceretainly delivers, to quote:

“your luck is in because the Batis 135mm isn’t just good, its astonishing. Indeed in almost a decade of reviewing lenses I’ve seen few that come anywhere this close to perfection”

No wonder AP awarded the lens a “Gold” 5 Star award

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review Image

April 2017