Panasonic DMC-G6 & Lumix 14-42 3.5-5.6 OIS

Since it is rather cold outside I decided to take some snapshots around the house in aspect ratio 3:2 (which is similar to a 35mm camera) and monochrome. In the menu you can choose different aspect ratios. The Panasonic DMC-G6 was released around April 2013. I bought mine in 2021. For the camera and lens the cost was around 300 dollars (used) on MPB.com. Used camera prices have gone up quite a bit in price since the pandemic started. It’s a sellers market right now in cameras.

Here she is in her full glory. I took this photo with an iPhone 8.

The theme is Christmas 🙂

I’m pretty happy with this camera. This is the only Micro Four Thirds camera I’ve ever owned. The advantage in the beginning was the low weight for M4/3 cameras. Now the newer ones are getting pretty heavy.

Often I choose this camera to carry, because of the weight. This lens (Panasonic Lumix 14-42 3.5-5.6 OIS) is not very good in low light. In fact Micro Four Thirds cameras are not a very good choice for low light or speed. Also, there is no weather proofing on this camera or lens. I just carry a small dry bag in case I get stuck out in a rain storm. I’ve used it in damp climates and freezing temperatures with no problem.

I blew the candle out and caught the smoke drifting away.

In my opinion 300 dollars is a pretty good price for a lens and camera. You might be able to save some dollars on eBay, but then you do not get a warranty. If price is your main concern then there are cheaper alternatives to choose from and still get outstanding results. Kits under 150 dollars are possible.

If you are getting into photography for a hobby you might consider inexpensive used quality gear. Of course you can always use your phone. Personally I like a viewfinder. I’ve tried using my iPhone, but the fun isn’t there for me. Apple iPhone pictures seem to me to have a certain over-processed look.

The final photo I turned the color back on for the Christmas tree.