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Deliberate?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Chat' started by SXH, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    OK, having come to the conclusion, after a couple of years, that while I prefer the look of the Olympus EM10, other things being equal(ish), I find the the Lumix G models more to my liking - handling is better, IC software is better. So I'm getting rid of my OM10 and have replaced it with a G6, with an old G5 for backup.

    My question is, did they deliberately design the G6 to look like the Leica R8? I also wonder how Leica, who seem to have a close relationship with Panasonic/Lumix felt about it.
     
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Do you really think the G6 looks like a R8? It doesn't strike me as at all similar. I have a G2, a GH2 and a G9 and I'd say they share a style all their own.
     
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    If you do a Google search on "leica r8 lumix g6", you will find a lot of people do.
     
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I did find this:
    from https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-g6/3

    I suppose that the front profile is similar but I doubt anyone could mistake a G6 for a R8 beyond the shortest glance.
     
  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Nah, nothing like the S2 - the G6 (and the R8) both have a smooth curved top, without the prism/EVF bulging out...
    C3.jpg
    The G6 was definitely a bit weird shape-wise, compared with the rest of the G series.

    Nice piece of kit though. Well, I like it. :)
     
  6. RobertCoombes

    RobertCoombes Well-Known Member

    My wife did not want Nikon and chose the G1 and I bought her the long telephoto. Dosen't get a lot of use, but uncropped prints are a lot more pleasing to the eye than those from my Nikons.
     
  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I can't ultimately claim that the look of a camera greatly sways me and I don't really care which models resemble each other. To the untrained eye they probably all look much alike.
     

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