I went for an evening walk again last night outside my hotel with the intent of doing some more long exposure stuff.  Earlier in the week I posted a shot, U-Turn, taken with the GX8.  I used a concrete pillar to rest the camera on.  This time I grabbed my little Panasonic GM5 with a 10 year old Manfrotto mini mount. I was using the tiny, standard 12-32 lens that comes stock with the GM5.  Here is the set up along with the resulting image.  

The set up - taken with GX8 and Olympus 17 f1.8

The set up - taken with GX8 and Olympus 17 f1.8

The shot - 30 seconds 

The shot - 30 seconds 

This super tiny combination is so powerful and discreet. It isn't perfect for this stuff though. No In camera jpeg conversion so these are shot RAW plus medium sized jpeg to tranfer, edit and post.  The screen is also SUPER laggy in refreshing. It's terrible really.  Lastly the battery is small and long exposures bring it down rather quickly. 

All that said it still produces great images and I was very pleased.  Here is my favorite of the night. I call this one Infinity

 

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I am off to the Taichung Fine Arts Museum and Jazz Festival with both the GM5 and GX8.  Hope I get something good.  

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