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    luminescence reacted to ac6000cw in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    Don't forget there have been two firmware updates to the  H-FS14140 since those forum threads started - and the Lumix cameras since the GX8 have IBIS/Dual IS/EIS support as well.
    (But I've no idea if the firmware updates have made any difference to the lens OIS performance when used on a non-IBIS camera)
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    luminescence reacted to newfoundmass in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    I believe the mark II also adds dual IS 2.0 or whatever. At least it shows up that way when I use it.
    It's a very convenient lens. I wish they made a constant aperture variant! 
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    luminescence reacted to ac6000cw in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    Both of the 'F3.5-5.6' versions support both 'Dual I.S.' and 'Dual I.S.2' (with the latest firmware installed).
    But only the G80/G81/G85/G9/G90/G91/G95/GH5 cameras support Dual I.S.2 - the GX8/GX80/GX85/GX9 don't (only Dual I.S.)
    (Info from the official Panasonic lens/camera Dual I.S. compatibility list).
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    luminescence reacted to OliKMIA in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    Be careful about this lens, some have a lot of micro-jitter issue due to the optical stabilization. The problem is widely reported on several Pana lens. Some got fixed via a firmware update. Not sure about this version now but just double check.
     
     
     
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    luminescence reacted to ac6000cw in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    I bought the G6 + 14-140mm kit (in the UK) some years ago - that lens was the F3.5-F5.6 Mk1 version i.e. the H-FS14140
    As far as I'm aware, the main difference with the latest H-FSA14140 version is that it's dust/splash resistant, whereas the earlier versions are not.
    Both the H-FS and the H-FSA versions are dual-IS/dual-IS2 compatible (see the compatibility list here - https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/dual_is.html ), so if you're not bothered about the dust/splash resistance, the H-FS version seems to be basically the same lens (and they turn up on the used market frequently).
    As webrunner5 says, it's a really useful 'do anything' travel lens.
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    luminescence reacted to webrunner5 in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    I have had them all. The best one I ever had was the Kit Lens one with the Matte finish that was sold with the G7. I would think that is the last version. You have to think why even bother revising it if it doesn't improve from the early ones. I really don't think Panasonic made a lens just to cheapen it and diminish quality. That is not their style. Tech improves.
    For the money it is a true bargain for what it is capable of doing, all of them. It is a must have lens if you are traveling. If you are in doubt focal length wise stick it on and do it.
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    luminescence reacted to BTM_Pix in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    Yes, sorry, with my first response I was actually referring to the Mark I and Mark II of the Second (f3.5-5.6) version.
    Not confusing at all  
     
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    luminescence reacted to BTM_Pix in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    Not that I'm aware of.
    Amazon do have a used like new version of the Mark II from their own Warehouse deals for £504.78.
    With their returns policy, I'd be tempted to get that one ?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B07QH4WYBV/
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    luminescence reacted to BTM_Pix in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    There is a slower one (f4-5.8) which is about half the price used as the new one.
    https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Panasonic-14-140mm-F4-5.8-Mega-O.I.S-G-Vario_249079.html
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    luminescence reacted to BTM_Pix in Lumix 14-140 mm variations on Amazon UK   
    If you are looking for a genuine UK product then the safest way is to check the product codes on Panasonic's own UK direct website (though not necessarily buy from there obviously  ) 
    From their site the H-FS14140E9K is the original one.
    https://panasonicdirect.store.panasonic.co.uk/p-5508-panasonic-h-fs14140e9k-h-fs14140e9k-panasonic-lumix-g-vario-14-140mm-interchangeable-lens-black.aspx?psn=15
    And the H-FSA14140E is the MarkII version
    https://panasonicdirect.store.panasonic.co.uk/p-5689-panasonic-h-fsa14140e-h-fsa14140e-panasonic-lumix-g-vario-14-140mm-interchangeable-lens.aspx?psn=12
     
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    luminescence reacted to BTM_Pix in Mini Review - The MOVO Foldable Pocketable Rig Type Of Thing   
    How well it works for that specific movement will vary from person to person I suppose.
    My own physiology isn't conducive to decent walking shots anymore because of the amount of damage I've done to my shoulder over the years but the MOVO does improve it over handheld. 
    What is interesting about it though is that it can be shaped in so many different ways so I've done some experiments with turning the last piece up instead of down so it hooks under the shoulder which with my physiology is actually a bit better. 
    So the answer I suppose is that it depends !
    But there is a ton of flexibility to it that you can find a way that suits you personally better.
    I've just done this quick illustration for you of what else you could do if you put it into a more basic inverted L shape. Because of the mounting points on all of the arms you could side mount two cheap pistol grips (I only have one so you'll have to use your imagination but basically it would go directly on the other side!) to do something with a different take on the Fig approach where it would be gripped like handlebars.
    I've put the other picture from the other thread of the grip being used in a more conventional way for anyone who is only looking at this thread and hasn't seen it. A couple of these grips (which are inexpensive and way hardly anything) can do offer a lot of scope with the MOVO without breaking the bank or your back.
    Grips are here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Handheld-Stabilizer-Panasonic-Samsung/dp/B018LQEFL4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1501604216&sr=1-1&keywords=Neewer+Camera+Handle+Pistol+Grip


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    luminescence reacted to meanwhile in Mini Review - The MOVO Foldable Pocketable Rig Type Of Thing   
    I haven't used one of these, but if you're talking about side to side movement while walking, then a Fig Rig is excellent. And they're easy to improvise with a camera clamp.
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    luminescence reacted to meanwhile in GX85 Best film settings.   
    I almost asked if you could have download the files for the G85 instead of GX85. Panny don't make it easy...
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    luminescence reacted to meanwhile in GX85 Best film settings.   
    Have you tried using a different card? Because really, the fw works for other people, and applying the update is simple -
    - Get new card and format
    - Charge battery until full
    - Download from Panasonic's site only, check file is exactly correct size, put in root directory of card
    - Unmount card or whatever your os likes
    - Put card in switched off camera
    - Switch on
    - Press play
    - Follow instructions
     
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    luminescence reacted to Borbarad in GH5 - 5 axis stabilisation body versus 3 axis gimbal?   
    Here we go:
     
     
     
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    luminescence reacted to jonpais in GH5 - 5 axis stabilisation body versus 3 axis gimbal?   
    Get the Zhiyun Crane. Period.
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    luminescence reacted to Phil A in GH5 - 5 axis stabilisation body versus 3 axis gimbal?   
    It's a physical restriction to some degree. The camera sensor with IBIS can only move by a very small margin in all directions without leaving the image circle projected by the lens (one reason why the bigger the sensor, the weaker the IBIS results). To overcome this issue you would need a small sensor (e.g. m4/3) and lenses with a relatively big image circle.
    A gimbal in contrast can go full potato with movements. Therefore I'm quite sure we will never reach the same possibilities with IBIS that a full external stabilizer gives.
    Using both together is pretty sweet though!
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    luminescence reacted to Orangenz in GH5 - 5 axis stabilisation body versus 3 axis gimbal?   
    There's a trick to panning with 5 axis IBIS cameras - you have to learn how the device behaves under different kinds of movement, ie. you can't just pan any old way and expect it to work. This is because, among other things, the IBIS is trying to keep the image still, while you're trying to move it. Plus some lenses are better at it than others. So a super slow or fast pan might not work as well as one that gets the speed just right for the camera to work out that it should release and re-grab at the right points. I think of it like stuttering. If you know what you're going to say before you say it you decrease stuttering a lot. 
    As for the pistol grip, I keep seeing them put out improved models. Great advances in that area at the moment. 
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    luminescence reacted to liork in Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 lens - for video on Lumix cameras?   
    You need to check about ND filter solution, because this lens does not take normal filters.
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    luminescence reacted to maxmizer in Whats the best Amazon or Ebay to use in Europe?   
    I'm Italian, I have three Amazon account (It, Uk, De), never any trouble ...
    I have purchased from sellers from around the world.

    The Amazon prices are always Including VAT, if the customs in your country you do pay them, you have to send a copy of the bill to Amazon for Refound. (es. from China)
    If goods arrives from Euro area no customs cost is payable ( es. Portugal, Italia, Germania and Other are European Community, The England is still not out)
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    luminescence reacted to sudopera in Whats the best Amazon or Ebay to use in Europe?   
    You can swich German Amazon to English
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    luminescence reacted to markr041 in Clarification on new Lumix 14-140 lens 3.5-5.6?   
    The new model works with dual IS on the GX85 (80). The old model does not. It could be that dual-IS eliminates the jitters problem, and you get a faster lens too.
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    luminescence reacted to Vurhd in Clarification on new Lumix 14-140 lens 3.5-5.6?   
    Is the old or new model weather sealed? 
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    luminescence reacted to Huuow in Stolen GH2, GH3 and lenses in France   
    sorry to hear... I lost my whole camera setup years ago this way.. in france.. along with my car and everything else lol.. I tried local markets the next days.. those markets where people just have a blanket on the floor and on it what looks like the inside of a travelling bag... had no luck. the car was seen one or two month later, two black guys trying to cross border to england... well.. english border control did not react fast enough and they got away..
    since your case is already 20 days old.. i guess you are looking for a needle that someone might have dropped into a haystack, or somewhere else... :/
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