Day two of the Florida Birding Festival in St. Augustine started great with lots of interest in the GH5 combined with the Leica 100 – 400. Then disaster struck when someone wanted to test the kit to photograph birds in flight. Not supporting the camera while undoing the tripod clamp sent the GH5 and lens down to the boardwalk (I saw it in sloooooooow mooooooo) – total separation of lens from camera in a flash. NOT GOOD. The GH5 seems to be working fine but they are both going off to be repaired and tested as soon as I return home on Monday.
Now for the good news – the GH5 is just awesome – no questions asked. Birds in flight, awesome focusing and equally awesome performance. I am more than impressed with the stills performance and the quality of images from this camera and lens combination. I am still working on the best settings for the style and subject matter I like to shoot but even so, the results are impressive. Images are sharp, the color rendition is great and focusing is impressive.
Here are a few images from last evening and this morning.
So the lens and camera body will be shipped for repairs and I will be back in business soon.