These images were taken with the new Panasonic Lumix G9. I have used it today for the very first time....it's simply amazing. I was expecting it to produce good images but I wasn't expecting it to be so light and portable when compared to my previous heavy Sigma 500 prime. Whats more, because of the very powerful and effective image stabilisation I was able to take pictures handheld with a shutter speed of only 1/30 of a second. This is an amazing breakthrough for me and will be for every photographer that I know. It means that you can also take pictures with low ISO and therefore there will be less annoying noise on the pictures, something I hate and always spoils loads of my pictures.. So today when the light was too dull to get out and take pictures normally, with the new G9 I still able to get out and I had incredible success. The sharpness and detail of every image taken today noticeably exceeded the quality of photos taken with my previous Pentax. This is good news when you have invested so much money. One of the problems with camera equipment is trusting online reviews and advice from people with a vested interest but I had seen some brilliant images taken by people I trust. Never the less, it would have been really good to be able to test it out for myself in the field.
One of the big features of the camera is the really fast focusing speed, supposedly the fastest of any camera on the market and therefore, presumably the fastest of any camera in the history of photography. This was really useful today because it meant I hardly missed a shot. There is so much more to this camera and I will write about it more when I have used the various features.
This is a Dunnock by the way.