Lens Suggestions for Newbie with a Panasonic GH4

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Questions thread
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RickPick
RickPick Senior Member • Posts: 1,154
Re: Lens Suggestions for Newbie with a Panasonic GH4

The GH2, GH3 and GH4 (to be) all have HDMI output in live view. The G6, GX7 etc do not - they have HDMI restricted to playback mode only.

GH2 and GH3 are both cheaper alternatives for you and of the two the GH3 is the better choice for many reasons. The price of the GH3 is likely to drop further I would imagine with the release of the GH4. But I quite understand you wanting to get the latest and greatest as it does look good for the money!

For concerts I use the f2.8 12-35 and 35-100 as the staple lenses (on two cameras), often wide open and at ISO 1600. I do not like to go above that with these cameras. I use manual mode  in order to keep shutter speed constant at roughly 1/(2 x frame rate) and also to have control of aperture since lighting is liable to change rapidly at these events. I sometimes use the 20mm f1.7 and Oly 45mm f.18 for video and stills.

Good luck with your choice.

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