for handheld video and long lens shooting, GH3 or EM5?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
eagle_I
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Re: for handheld video and long lens shooting, GH3 or EM5?
In reply to PatrickP, Feb 1, 2013

If footage makes you "seasick" it doesn't matter what bitrate it's shot at.

The 100-300m gives AWESOME quality and HUMONGOUS reach especially with Ext Tele Conv active, but you GOTTA HAVE IT ON A TRIPOD that sits on concrete.  I could barely breathe standing next to mine on a wood deck.

Even with OIS and low magnification I've had trouble getting anything decent hand holding.  Maybe a young buck with steady nerves would do better for shakes, but you still gotta concentrate very hard to maintain a smooth level pan.

I used to hand hold a Digital8 Sony camcorder with "Steady Shot" at 10x zoom and got stuff I was OK watching, but most of it would only torture family or friends.

I have no experience with them, but for acceptable walk around I'd sugget researching the "SteadyCam" devices.

Mark

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