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Travel Pocket Camera for Stills and Video


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Incidentally, my very favorite Panasonic lens is the 35-100mm f/2.8, though don't take that to mean I'm recommending it as an all-purpose optic for travel photography - far from it. I love the color and bokeh and it is crisp as hell even with in-camera sharpening turned down to -5. But it is all but impossible to hold steady on the GM1. As a matter of fact, it's impossible to get a jitter-free image handheld even with the GH3, which is why I use a shoulder rig. But a shoulder rig defeats the whole purpose of owning a miniature camera like the GM1. The kit lens on the GM1 is remarkable, but there is no way to conveniently manually focus, and auto-focus sucks big time in video. I suppose you could always use the touch screen in manual to select your point of focus, the only viable alternative. So there you are. I think the 12-35mm f/2.8 is a remarkable lens that might fit the bill. You can watch many videos on Vimeo and YouTube, including a test shot in a monastery with the GH4 that proves the 12-35 is a force to contend with. 

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