Wanna try my settings?

Would you like to try my camera settings? Lumix G9 and S series cameras let you save the camera settings and copy them to another similar camera.

I’m going to share my settings here for you to try. However, you should first save your current settings, so you can restore them just in case you don’t like my settings.

My G9 settings have my Fn button arrangement (see the picture below), custom Q Menu and custom My Menu. In addition to that there are two black and white custom modes saved to the C1 and C2. Watch the video below for details. But that’s not all, there are also basic video settings on the C3.

My S1R settings also have my Fn button set-up, custom Q Menu and custom My Menu, but nothing on C1, C2 or C3.

How to save your settings?

To save your current G9 settings, go to Menu > Spanner > Save/Restore Camera Settings. Then select save and you are all set. You can change the file name, if you like. The settings file is saved on the card in the slot 1.

G9 menu
G9 menu

On the S1R you go to Menu > Spanner > Cog > Save/Restore Camera Settings. On the S1R you can select which card to use, but the process is otherwise the same as on the G9.

S1R menu
S1R menu

Save your settings file on your computer or a separate memory card.

How to load custom settings?

When you want to load custom settings, you first need to save the custom settings file on a card. Make sure the folder and file structure is like in the picture below, because otherwise the camera will not find the settings file.

If you’d like to try my settings, first download the settings file from the link below. Make sure to download the AD_LUMIX folder with all its content, not just the settings file. Unzip the file you downloaded, if necessary, and copy the AD_LUMIX folder to a memory card that you first formatted in your camera. Make sure the AD_LUMIX folder contains all the files and folders in the above picture. The XXXX.DAT is the settings file.

Insert the card into the slot 1, if you are using the G9. If you are using the S1R, you can use either slot. On the G9 go back to Menu > Spanner > Save/Restore Camera Setting and select Load. On the S1R go back to Menu > Spanner > Cog > Save/Restore Camera Settings, select the correct card and Load. Select the settings file and hit Menu/Set.

Load settings
Load settings file

Download my settings

Download my G9 settings here.

Download my S1R settings here.

30 thoughts on “Wanna try my settings?

  1. Matti,

    downloading the G9 link (direct download), while the file on the left shows the AD_LUMIX folder as the file to be downloaded, just downloads the CAMSET folder. I created a folder of AD_LUMIX and manually put the CAMSET folder inside.

    1. Ok, when I tested it and downloaded the AD_LUMIX folder, I got the folder and its content. Did it work for you in the end?

  2. I was unable to load the settings into a new G9. I checked the firmware, updated it to 2.0 and the settings loaded perfectly.

  3. Hei Matti,

    thank you very much for sharing your personal settings of yor G9.
    It was easy to copy the file. Your description is really straight forward.

    Since the G9 is new territory for me, your settings are very helpful.

    Terveisiä Saksasta. 🙂

  4. Hello Matti,

    Thank you for posting all of this great info.
    I am fairly new to Lumix, I own the FZ1000, and G85 but only used them for walk around or video.
    I have recently traded in all my Canon gear 5D111, and 4, and all the canon lenses and such to replace with 2 – Lumix G9’s and some high end Lumix lenses and the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and so far I am very happy with everything.
    I decided to make the switch after holding my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 S lens for 6 hours at an event and my arm was killing me.

    I have a question for you, silly but very important for me and.
    I take a lot of youth sports photos and being able to quickly look at a preview in the screen and noting the img # is very important to me.
    up to this point I can only find that info by hitting the review/play button and seeing the img# there. On my Canon 5D I was able to quickly look at the back screen just after taking the image and the preview would also show the IMG # associated with it.
    is there any way to have this same setting used on the Lumix G9??

    again I know this is very silly, but very important and time saving for me.

    Thanks again for all of your great videos and information.


    1. You can turn on the Auto Review here: Custom Spanner Menu > Monitor/Display > Auto Review. When you see the photo on the screen, you can use the Disp button to see various info. Hope this answers your question.

  5. Hi Matti,
    my Name is Francois-Xavier Pozin, i’m french but i live in Berlin since 17 years ago.
    I own a S1R with 2 lens Panasonic 24-105 and 70-200 since 10 month.
    I bought for my daugther a G81, i was impressiv from this little Camera and all the Features.
    I would like to find the feature for my S1R:
    I wish I could adjust the AF position at the front or at the rear, i don’t find any more description. Perhaps have you à idea? This function appeared with the front behind Update. Sorry for my Google english.
    What Do you need for à travel tripod for the s1r? Thank you for your job description of the functions.
    Stay healthy
    Have à nice day from Berlin

  6. Hei Matti.
    En tiedä onko tämä oikea paikka kysyä neuvoa sinulta. Olen nimittäin aikessa vaihtaa kameraa enkä osaa päättää minkä kameran valitsen. Nykyinen kamerani on Panasonic dmc-gx7 ja kamerat joita olen valinnut seuraavaksi ovat Panasonic g9 ja Olympus om de5m iii. Näistä kumpikaan ei itseasiassa ole ideaalinen minulle sillä kuvaan paljon macroja ja näistä molemmista puuttuu ominaisuus joka gx7:ssä on nimittäin kääntyvä etsin. Haluan kumminkin uudemman kaluston ja kysynkin sinulta kumpaa suosittelisit. Photostacking pitää kamerassa olla.

    1. Lumix-kuvaajana suosittelen ilman muuta G9:a, mutta ihan muutenkin G9 on nyt hyvä ostos, koska niitä saa tarjouksesta, jos hieman katselee. Kääntyvä näyttö on harvinaisuus, jota on vaikea löytää enää. Kääntyvä näyttö on toiminut minulla hyvin, mutta en ole kovin innokas makrokuvaaja. E-M5III on hyvä kamera, mutta kallis, eikä anna makrokuvaukseen sinulle mitään lisäarvoa verrattuna G9:aan.

  7. Hellò Matti . I am Carmine from Naples ( Italy )are these your settings purely for black and white? If I try this setting file, can it cause loss of my personal settings? ( I mean if it overwrites my various settings) Another thing, where will I find your settings, in the various C1 C2 C3 ??
    I wait your news , great Matti .

  8. These settings will overwrite your current camera settings. Save your current settings on a memory card so you can restore them, if necessary, before you try my settings.
    Your camera will be like my camera after you update. It’s not just the C1, C2 and C3. Try it and you’ll see. If you don’t like it, just restore your own settings.

  9. Hi.

    I see your contents on you-tube specially about Panasonic lenses. Your contents are really helpful and true.

    I have recently purchased Panasonic x series mirror-less camera gx9 with kit lens 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6.

    You as well as site like ephotozine (4.5/5), photographyblog (4.5/5) & some others praised gx9 and its kit lens as excellent, Surely, this camera is small & compact with IBIS.

    In my city (Karachi – Pakistan) we have no official stores of Panasonic Camera. The Camera Shop Dealers are importing the camera on their own. Only few are selling the G series.

    The biggest problem is that there no TTL Flash available to GX9.

    Can you please inform me (price to performance ratio) which small & compact size Panasonic and third Party flashes are compatible with Panasonic Lumix GX9 so i can arrange purchase of the same from Singapore etc through shop-dealers.

    With best regards,

    Salman Hussain

  10. Dear Matti,

    as I do not have any google/youtube/instagram/facebook account, and I am unable to find any public mention of your email address, this seens to be my only possibility for contacting you. So please forgive me if this comment on using your camera settings is somewhat off-topic.

    As a very satisfied Panasonic MFT user, I have recently seen and heard much talk online about the demise of MFT, which gets me a little upset about the future of Panasonic MFT cameras. I have also noticed that you (as a Lumix ambassador) have been producing great information on the advantages of the MFT system. Thank-you!
    Apart from the often mentioned advantages of lighter weight, smallet size, great lens selection etc., I feel that especially two extremely useful traits of the MFT system are very seldomly mentioned: (1) The 2 x crop factor and (2) the increased depth of field.
    Let me explain: In combination with e.g. the Lumix 14-140 mm zoom lens, a reach of 280 mm FF-eqivalent is possible due to the 2 x crop, making this an awesome option for wildlife photography. In combinatuon with the fantastic Lumix “Ex. Tele Conv” feature, incredible 392 mm and even 560 mm are possible, both delivering very respectable results – all with a comparably cheap, light-weight and (recently) weather sealed (kit)lens! What more could a beginning to intermediate wildlife photographer (like me) wish for?
    Similarily, the increased depth of field, in comparison to larger sensor systems, is a great advantage for any type of close up or macro photography. In combination with the fantastic Lumix “Focus stacking” feature, a MFT-system is hard to beat in this field of photography!

    To sum up, I feel that these specific strengths of MFT may be of interest more people besides myself. In combination with the Lumix-specific features, which support and enhance these strengths of the MFT system, I feel this may call for one (or more?) videos by a respected photographer and Lumix ambassador like you? I would love to hear/see your views on these topics.

    Thank-you for your great work, your inspirational videos on youtube and the pictures you share with us.

    Wishing you all the best,

  11. Hello
    sorry to disturb you
    Is your setup zip file up to date with the latest firmware version of the g9?
    I would like to use it with my leica 100-400, will it be compatible?
    Many thanks for your help
    Sorry for my poor english
    Best regards

    1. The file has only camera settings and I don’t think the firmware version matters.
      Save your current camera settings on a card before you try this and you should not have problems.
      But of course you do everything at your own risk😀

  12. Hey Matti, a question for you. How do you keep track of the various component values in each of your G9 settings file? I have found it valuable to keep them itemized in a spreadsheet. As you know, there are only five Custom modes, but I use six settings. That means that I have two settings files. The first four Custom settings on both are identical, but the fifth setting changes based on the need. I just load whichever settings file is needed for a given circumstance. If you’re interested in seeing my spreadsheet, just let me know.

  13. Hi
    I’m new in photography , just got a new G95.
    It’s possible to share you Fn & C menu settings for this model, seem like similar than the advance G9 but I can’t download with G9

    1. Unfortunately I don’t have a G90/95 any more and as far as I can remember, with the G90 it’s not possible to transfer settings like with the G9.

  14. Quite clear. Thank you.
    Is there a way to do the same with a GX9? I have 2 GX9 and I want to make sure everything is the same. Including My Menu!
    I follow all your YouTube stuff. Very inspiring

  15. Hi Matti,
    I have a question about the G9 that I could not answer by reading the manual or going on-line. How do I save a still photo to a folder? Every source I’ve looked at tells me how to name a folder, but not how to save an image to a folder. I would like to save RAW images to a folder and use the G9’s multi-exposure function to take double exposures of buildings that have been remodeled. The First Photo would be the ‘Before ‘ image of the building and the Second Photo would be the ‘After’ image of the building–after the remodeling. Thank you for your help with this question.

    I’m happy that I found your website. I’m an American and of Finnish descent. My father spoke Finnish, before he started learning English in kindergarten at age 5.

  16. Hello love your videos !

    Could you please tell me how to get my monochrome set up on my Panasonic g90 so I can take henri Cartier Bresson-esq style photos ! Kinda lost with the settings 😅

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