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Panasonic Lumix G7...what to get next?

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Panasonic Lumix G7...what to get next?

Alright, so I got the Panasonic Lumix G7 last week, comes with the 14-42mm lense.

What else would I need to take couple pictures?

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I got that.
RFDQ1016 wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 3:06 pm
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Read the manual then to learn the features of the camera
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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:20 pm
Alright, so I got the Panasonic Lumix G7 last week, comes with the 14-42mm lense.

What else would I need to take couple pictures?
For portrais, the following fixed lenses are amazing:

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 / Olympus 25mm f1.8 or f1.2 (Whatever your budget permits)
Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 / Olympus 45mm f1.8 (Whatever your budget permits)

If you hate fixed lenses and you want zoom:

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8

If you're planning on shooting a lot indoors then an external flash is a must.
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Thanks!
aerok wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 9:29 am
For portrais, the following fixed lenses are amazing:

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 / Olympus 25mm f1.8 or f1.2 (Whatever your budget permits)
Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 / Olympus 45mm f1.8 (Whatever your budget permits)

If you hate fixed lenses and you want zoom:

Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8

If you're planning on shooting a lot indoors then an external flash is a must.

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I would also recommend the Panasonic 25mm f1.4 if budget permits. More expensive than the panasonic f1.7 or olympus f1.8 but cheaper than the olympus f1.2
Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 10:12 am
Thanks!
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TCB069 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 11:42 am
I would also recommend the Panasonic 25mm f1.4 if budget permits. More expensive than the panasonic f1.7 or olympus f1.8 but cheaper than the olympus f1.2
Oh my, forgot about that one
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If you want a 1 lens option, the new 12-60 f2.8-4 looks good
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What else would I need to take couple pictures?
Inspiration! Spend a bit less on gear and instead buy or borrow really great photography books that will inspire you and give you ideas on composition, framing, and "storytelling". The ones by Michael Freeman (Photographer's Eye, Photographer's Vision, etc.) are great. Also look at the work of great photographers of the past and present.
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Nothing and everything. Tripod, so much lenses, bag, better strap, speedlight, led light, wireless trigger, ND filter, diffuser and so much more!
BUT, you should start right away with just your camera, then after a while, add a tripod, it'll change a bit your way of taking picture and also add a lot of fun. Just add and try something else when you have learn the most with what you have now.

Less stuff to learn at once and less blow on your wallet in a short period.
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aerok wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 9:29 am
For portrais, the following fixed lenses are amazing:

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 / Olympus 25mm f1.8 or f1.2 (Whatever your budget permits)
doesn't the G7 lacks image stabilization? so the olympus in that case (unless its the f1.2) doesn't have IS either. imo, i'd get the panny 25mm as its half the price of the olympus one anyway.

OP needs a prime before any other lenses. 25mm is a wise choice as well as the 20mm
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sumtimw0ng wrote:
Mar 30th, 2017 10:21 pm
doesn't the G7 lacks image stabilization? so the olympus in that case (unless its the f1.2) doesn't have IS either. imo, i'd get the panny 25mm as its half the price of the olympus one anyway.

OP needs a prime before any other lenses. 25mm is a wise choice as well as the 20mm
IS is not super important for portraits, you can't really shoot low shutter speed since your subject moves. Unless you shoot dead people only that is... Would that still be considered portraits?
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aerok wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 9:20 am
IS is not super important for portraits, you can't really shoot low shutter speed since your subject moves. Unless you shoot dead people only that is... Would that still be considered portraits?
true. forgot OP is looking for portrait shots

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