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Future GHx with PDAF predictions for spring 2023
  • It's my gut feeling that both the GH5M2 and GH6 are EOL.

    There is a lot of conjecture here, but my observations are the following:

    Fire sale of the GH5M2all over (Norway, UK, Germany). Mostly bodies as the GH5M2 kits have been sold out during the black friday week. UPDATE: One retailer lists the GH5M2 as discontinued.

    Also hefty rebates in the GH6 last year (-500 USD in US, same as on the S5 mk I BTW, in europe it was 400 euro winter cash back). Current GH6 discount at B&H is still -300USD. GH6 lens kits sold out from many german retailers, some list mid march for new stock/replacements.

    Also the 12-35 mm f2.8 mk II lens have been observed at dumping prices, i.e. buy a GH6 get the 12-35 mm f2.8 for FREE (Norway).

    So my personal prediction; both the GH5M2 and GH6 are end-of-life. The last GH6 has probably already departed from the factory. New high end m43 camera, probably an upgraded GHx, with the new Pana Leica 12-35 mm f2.8 kit zoom, will be here in 3-4 months.

    Possible/Likely announcement at CP+ in february.

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  • GH5M2 basically listed as discontinued.

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  • https://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/topic/special/1465206.html

    Shiomi: I am happy that there are many users who love LUMIX. However, we recognize that we are not yet a strong manufacturer in the market. We believe that the S5II this time is a product of a very high dimension, and we believe that this is the next phase of LUMIX. Please look forward to the rapid progress of LUMIX in the future.

  • @EspenB i can't but appreciate your zeal for the gh series. I do have a gh5 wich i pre-ordered next day when was available and after broken the second 12-60 "Leica" (very poor quality around the mount) i now use it mostly for photos with a slr magic 25 mm t0.95.

  • @garroulus

    The Pana Leica 12-60 mount is so weak?

  • Same happened to me years ago with my Panasonic Leica 12-60mm. The GH5 was in my bag along with lots of other things. Not sure if the bag went on the ground very hard or hit something in the bag very hard. Took the camera out of the bag and saw the lens ripped off the camera. Luckily I had the 14-140 lens I could use for the videos I was doing that day. I sent it to Panasonic and they gave me a replacement for free. Never had problems with the new one ever since.

  • @PauloTeixeira @garroulus

    One user posted this on the GH5/GH6 facebook forum today.

    Had a flight . Opened my luggage . The lens was attached to the camera . Probably snapped when luggage was dropped of . The flight was 9 days ago , only today I opened the luggage with the camera and saw this.

    Weak plastic fixation point for such a large lens. Also only three screws, instead of four.

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  • Well i didn't take pictures but i broke two lenses exactly the same and i did pay 600 euros for the replacement of the first. Srl magic 25 f 0.9 it's built like a tank for only 400 ...of course it doesn't have the versatility of the pana leica.

  • So maybe this guy was right after all =)