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Thursday 28 September 2023

New Gear Day: LUMIX GX9!

New gear day!

With my lower back sorted I hailed a Grab car from Wisma MCA for a fare of RM9.00 (approximately USD/EUR2) to Berjaya Times Square.

During a trip to Penang last year our precious little Lumix GX85 malfunctioned. This prompted a purchase of a backup camera, and we acquired the Olympus OM-D E-M10 [Mark III] last August. 

This was our backup camera and as soon as our precious little Lumix GX85 was repaired we switched back to it.

Over a period of time and after many trips here and there we realised that the Olympus EM10 was hardly ever used. One big reason is its inability to shoot in D-Cinelike, a lower-contrast video with a flat colour profile, which was great for expanding our post-processing options.

We were then on the lookout for a suitable replacement, and recently CM of Altech Camera brought to our attention a preloved Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX9 that he had for sale.

So today after my chiropractic appointment with I headed to Altech Camera. Alas it was still closed by the time I got there, but after a little wait CM and his crew showed up.

Being the minimalist that we are, the Olympus EM10 was traded in for a very reasonable price. That allowed us to acquire the preloved Lumix GX9 for a very satisfactory price too.

Besides an upgrade to our precious little Lumix GX85 the Lumix GX9 was also able to shoot in D-Cinelike [we first needed to upgrade its firmware]. Furthermore both cameras used the same battery model and were therefore interchangeable, which was a big deal to us.

After sealing the deal I headed down to 4Fingers Crispy Chicken to get lunch for everyone. I then hailed one final Grab car for a fare of RM10.00 (approximately USD/EUR2) back to our condo.

Now we have two precious little Lumix cameras that we could alternate, and we could not wait for our next excursion to give the Lumix GX9 proper test. Stay tuned!

P/S: Cat did not accompany me as she was feeling under the weather.

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