Testing the stabilized Lumix GX8 on a noisy woodpecker

Posted By on April 8, 2017

As happens every year, a "not so bright" woodpecker Woodpecker170406sdecides to wake us up by pecking on our chimney cap. The noise resonates down the flue and can be pretty loud in the house. Crazy Woody!

But since I’ve been wanting to experiment with my relatively new Lumix GX8 and long lens (a 100-300mm zoom), this was a perfect opportunity for a shaky handheld fully zoomed in photo and a short stabilized video. The quality was less than I had hoped. Watch the video and you can see the lens stabilization working overtime (a short 1 minute video below). 


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