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« on: January 12, 2017, 15:55 »
Hi I looking for the best video camera for videostock with option like auto tracking focus + image stabilization + 4k ? Thank you


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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 12:56 »
thank you i just buy the GH5 now I need a lense what is the best lens ;) loll

« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 13:10 »
Best lens depends on your needs. Are you going to buy JUST one? Or several?

If just one, for general work, and if you want the best compatibility I suppose it's either the Panasonic 12-35 2.8 or the 12-60 2.8-4.

Of course you can use almost all lenses in the world on the GH5 with adapters. All Canon lenses, Nikon lenses, Sigma etc., but the autofocus will not be as good and lens stabilization will not work with the GH5's IBIS.

If you plan on using the GH5 on a smaller gimbal you need to stay away from heavier lenses as they will not balance. I have the Sigma 18-35 1.8 which is an awesome lens, but it's too heavy for a gimbal like the DS-1 Beholder unfortunately.

I find myself doing more and more gimbal work so I need to find some new lenses as well. I don't have a single Panasonic lens (only Canon, Nikon and Sigma) but I think, for convenience, it's time to get one.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 13:12 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 16:51 »
thank you for your comment. the PANASONIC 20mm F1.7 and the PANASONIC 25mm F1.4 look nice too but sometime I need wide. i think the 12-35 2.8 is the best. 888$ canadien llok nice for me at amazon. Do you think this lens have different version ?

« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 16:56 »
Well, there's version I and version II of that lens. Otherwise I guess Olympus has some options.

It all really comes down to if you want the full functionality of the combined lens image stabilization with the GH5's internal stabilization as well as better autofocus.

If that's important, go with Panasonic lenses. Otherwise, Olympus or any other brand with an adapter and you will have endless choices.

As I said, I have Nikon, Canon and Sigma lenses but I will get a Panasonic lens for the reasons mentioned above + better use on a gimbal. Right now I'm using the Canon 10-18 since it's the only wide lens I have that's light enough... Not really the most exciting lens though so I'm looking to upgrade.

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 18:50 »
thank you for your help i order Panasonic 12-35 2.8

« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 18:50 »
increasingdifficulty I really want to  see your video portfolio :)

« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 05:48 »
What do you guys think about the G85 (G80 in Europe) vs the GH5?

« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 06:34 »
What do you guys think about the G85 (G80 in Europe) vs the GH5?

I would say you usually get approximately what you pay for, but I'm sure the G85 can produce some really nice footage.

The sensor on the GH5 is updated and higher bitrates and much higher frame rates are possible. You can do much more with the footage in post, but if you don't need to change much I'm sure the G85 can produce stunning imagery as well.


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