After a couple of weeks and a few trips out with the Panasonic G9, I have a problem. It’s not exactly with the G9 but it’s the 12-60 lens that came with it. The right-hand side of the frame is soft. Well, to be more precise it’s out of focus.
I didn’t notice the problem at first other than to think there was some corner softness. But as I’ve shot with it in different conditions and looked more closely at the images, I can clearly see there’s an issue across perhaps 20% of the frame.
I’ve been in touch with Wex where I purchased the kit, and they are happy to swap it for another camera and lens. It’s such a shame because I was enjoying using the G9 so much that I purchased a used Panasonic 8-18 lens. I can’t wait to receive the replacement camera and put the 8-18 lens through its paces.
Whilst I wait, I’ve been out with the Fuji XT3 today. We are now in the second day of national lockdown but as there is no time limit on exercise I decided to walk out into the local hills.
It started as a sunny day and I didn’t expect to get any good light. But then shortly after lunch the mist and fog started to roll in. This created some lovely light which was changing between warm and cool. This image is a good example of the conditions and is at the point where the Oldham Way meets up with the Pennine Way footpath.
I shot this using the Fuji XT3 and Fuji 18-135 lens at 18mm. It’s a handheld exposure of 1/25” at ISO160 and f/10.0. I’m determined to return to this location for a sunset (hopefully with a Panasonic G9). Whilst it’s challenging to get a good composition, there is a lot of potential.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.