I almost left MFT for a Sony A7R iii. Forgive me father for I have sinned

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I almost left MFT for a Sony A7R iii. Forgive me father for I have sinned

In attempting to rebirth my company from producing how-to videos to doing a TV series of 30 minute documentaries, I had worked hard to convince myself that I needed a full frame Sony A7R iii. I created a budget, researched the hell out of the camera gear and lenses. This past week was to be the crowning, and my orders.

Then I went to the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. On day 2, I went by the Panasonic booth and asked him why I should shoot with the GH5 instead of the A7R iii. He said:

1. The GH5 has 64X the colour information than the

Sony. (4:2:2 in the GH5 rather than 4:2:0)

2. Pro audio controls on the GH5, none on the A7R iii

3. Lenses that are 2-3 times more expensive than the Panasonics.

4. To capture the best video on the A7R iii, you need to use crop sensor  About an APSC size piece

So, yesterday, I placed an order for .....

Panny 8-18mm

Panny 12-35 f2.8

Panny 35-100mm f2.8

Oly 40-150mm f2.8

this gets added to my current pro lenses, the Panny 100-400, the Panny 25mm f1.4 and the 14mm 2.5.

I also have a 20mm f1.7, 14-42, and 12-60 f4. Lastly a specialty lens from LensBaby. The glass I ordered I have always wanted. Now I have what I have always wanted in MFT glass

Then I bought a Gimbal for the tripod, and a motorized slider, some cube lights, some filters. Also a stabilizer for the camera for handheld work and a great pair of labellers that talk to one camera mounted receiver -oh  of course a new 1080p video monitor

Im working on my first script for episode 1 - the Pilot, and I will be ready for when ever spring comes (as I sit here looking out the apartment windows we are watching a Freezing rain storm that will knock out power later tonight )

So, I hope someone other than me have done some broadcast work. In 2014, I shot 50 hours of postcard video for some foreign network. This is my 2nd trip to broadcast video on a MFT camera’s.

Let  me know what you might do differently. All assistance is appreciated.

so, broke now. I need to get episode one done, sell it and start making money.

 Just Another Photog's gear list:Just Another Photog's gear list
Olympus C-2000 Zoom Sony RX1 Sony a7R III Sony 1.4x Teleconverter Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS +7 more
Panasonic GH5 Sony a7R III
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