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Mike G

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  1. Would you like your garden gate to look like this one? The Reichsberg Castle, Cochem. G9 + PLeica 12-60 @ 1/1250 f4 ISO200. or perhaps have a little afternoon nap 💤 G9 + Panasonic 35-100mm(cracking lens) @ 1/1000 f4 ISO200
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    Buzz the cat

    Dave’s latest portrait. G9 + Panasonic 12-35mm @ 1/60 f5 ISO2000.
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    Buzz the cat

    He was called BBC because of his habit of sneaking through the cat flap and stealing Ollie’s and Rory’s food as his previous owner only fed him cat biscuits because she didn’t like the smell of cat food pouches! Like all cats he adores Dreamies, which he is waiting for. 😉
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    Buzz the cat

    Buzz is a friendly food oriented puss, formerly known as BBC(Bloody black cat) lumix GX8 + lumix G 20mm @ 1/60 f6.3 ISO2000.
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    Going Up, Going Down

    I too prefer the unedited version it to my eyes has more life and colour!
  6. The rules of the river prevail to keep the boats apart!
  7. Big boats and little boats near Cochem, Germany. Lumix G9 + PLeica 12mm @ 1/1000 f4 ISO200
  8. Hugh, it was actually sent to me by a Christine a lady friend of mine. But I thought it worthy of a wider audience and cos it’s funny😊
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    I Could Live Here

    The view is quite spectacular, but I wouldn’t like to live there! Brilliant RE images as usual D.
  10. Sadly I acted too quickly and I cancelled my previous subscription and signed up to a new subscription. Again sadly there was no $5 rate offered or I would have opted to pay that rate OOPS. When a $5 sub comes back, or can I take out two subscriptions as a way of making up the difference?
  11. Dallas, I note that I’m described as a “Life Member” , but I pay you $5 a month does that not make me a subscriber?
  12. Two beautiful Barn Owls at a summer fete Lumix GX8 + Lumix G 20mm @ 1/125 f5.6 ISO1600
  13. What can I say Mike, it was about 10:00. They were asking people to sign up for a monthly direct debit, which for me is a no no!
  14. The Dogs Trust raising money, over 900 dogs saved from euthanasia in August iPhone X @ 1/2800 f1.8 ISO20. No model dogs were harmed in taking this photo.
  15. I would say you are right! It must take years to dust that lot!
  16. Bloody hell Alan, quite a list.
  17. When the Leica Q2 was announced I got sorely tempted, sorely tempted, but then I thought £4500 or so killed that idea. 🙄
  18. Cameras I have owned, 1960s to Present Day Film Kowa 35mm Rangefinder Komaflex 127 film SLR Exa 11B 35mm SLR Zenith 35mm SLR Pentax SV 35mm SLR Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR Canon T70 35mm SLR Canon T90 35mm SLR Canon EOS 600 35mm SLR Canon EOS 5 35mm SLR Nikon F90 35mm SLR Nikon F90x 35mm SLR Contax G1 35mm Rangefinder Contax G2 35mm Rangefinder Digital Nikon Coolpix 885 Digital Compact Nikon Coolpix 995 Digital Compact Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Bridge Nikon D70s DSLR Nikon D200 DSLR Nikon D300 DSLR Nikon D700 DSLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon D810 DSLR Fujifilm X-T1 CSC Mirrorless Fujifilm X-T2 CSC Mirrorless Fujifilm X-H1 CSC Mirrorless Panasonic G9 mu-43 Panasonic GX8 mu-43 The above above list represents my history of buying cameras and of course some associated lenses. Since it is about a year now since throwing my lot in the mu.43s camp, I am thinking my G9 is the finest camera I have owned in every respect except fo one thing. Which is that the body has suffered from the rubber skin becoming detached at various places, the first G9 was sent back fo repair under warranty, and was supposedly repaired by DK AVS. It was sent back ostensibly repaired, but the camera came back with the same fault plus two fixing screws destroyed. That body was sold and a second body purchased. lo and behold the skin on that camera also started to come adrift, self help with some Loctite super glue has solved that particular problem! But that said it is still a brilliant camera and so far all my lenses seem to be top notch quality. Of all the cameras listed above the only one that comes near in quality is the Canon T90. The speed of operation, controls I have found to be superb. The handling is great, battery life is very good for a mirrorless camera and much better than the Fujifilm equivalent. And so far they have exceeded the quoted capacity. The menu system is easy to navigate and logically laid out, at least for me. Like all modern MILC the options on offer seem vast, but I haven’t handled a similar body to compare! The obvious comparison is the Olympus OMD 1 Mk2, so if someone has a spare one lying around for me to play with send me a PM! My second string Lumix GX8 is also a super little camera. This last year it has been a pleasure to use the G9 camera and at the moment I see no need to change either camera or system, but of course just around the corner there is bound to be a sparkly new camera for me to lust after! An iteration of the G9 would be nice I.e. an evolution of the G9 would be nice and I look forward to seeing it Sorry this is a bit of a ramble, but thank god for Loctite superglue.
  19. Cynthia empty on her way downstream to fill up with oil. lumix G9 + PLeica 12-60mm @ 1/2000 f4 ISO200
  20. These chaps were busyly not paddling hard on the Mosel, possibly a few glasses of a beverage later. Quite heavily cropped because I only had my PLeica 25mm with me. Lumix G9 + PLeica 25mm 1.4 @ 1/1600 f4 ISO200
  21. Mike G

    Photographer

    A fellow cruise passenger, if memory serves me well a Nikon shooter! G9 + PLeica 25mm @ 1/1250 f4 ISO200
  22. I understand what you are saying, that said I prefer the lightened version
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