30 new lenses added in one go to the m4/3 system...

Started Dec 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 30 new lenses added in one go to the m4/3 system...

Eric Perez wrote:

Interesting info. I have been posting all over the pana threads with no help, perhaps here somebody can offer a simple answer. I am thinking of buying a GH2 for video, already own a K5-IIs for stills. I am still buying glass for my K5 so I was hoping to avoid throwing another fortune into my MFT lenses. Concerning video, does the sharpness of the glass affect the GH2 video sharpness as much as stills? In otherwords, if I buy a lens that isn't the sharpest out there (for a lower price), will it diminish the great GH2 video resolution nearly as much as it will for the stills?

sorry to but in,
Ive found video 'very' sharp
I am using SHG Zuiko which is about as good as it gets, mostly shooting at 8mm to minimise distortion, but my 9-18 (43rds vers) is also very sharp and nicely detailed. Does not look like jpegs or unprocessed files at all, it is one of the surprises I found when I first got into video.
funny you should bring that up as I hadnt thought much of it before

It would seem since video is a fraction of the 16mp stills it wouldn't be bothered as much by softer glass, plz correct me if I am wrong. I am really hoping I am correct as it would allow me to pick up some longer zooms ideal for video without braking what's left of the bank.

I think your observations are correct
I havent been using AF much, just AF to determine focus at the start of each clip, not constant AF which I have zero experience with

the way I see it, video is pretty much a manual focus environment, but Im all UWA
IM from the 43rds environment so Im using adapted 43rds lenses
If you are looking for low bucks investment, kit lenses and 43rds lenses adapted to GH2 are a cheap and cheerful way to get very good production.

a rundown on some Zuikos can be found here:
43rds lenses

have a look on ebay, there are other reliable second hand resources too, so check back

also see if you can get this guys attention


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