Laowa 7.5/2 or 12-32mm

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OP jhunna Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
Re: Laowa 7.5/2 or 12-32mm

Walt Palmer wrote:

jhunna wrote:

You keep mentioning 8megs, where does that come into play? I know i can pull 8 meg photos from 4k video and the crop you mention applies to 4k video correct?

No. It's not actually a video frame. This is the "Ex. Tele Converter" (Page 7 of the Recording Menu on my GX85) - set it to "Tele Conv." rather than "Zoom". It allows you to use any shutter/aperture/iso combo as long as you shoot JPG (the 'catch') and changes the EVF to show you the center 8mp crop.

Once you have that menu item set to "Tele Conv." all you do is change your image size to "Medium" and it crops the viewfinder to the view. Actually pretty clever, Panasonic does not do the interpolation back to 16mp that Olympus does. Thank God, because that can really mess up a capture and requires a LOT of technique and care. This is no more than a straight simple crop to the middle 8mp of the screen - if you want it bigger, you interpolate as you want. But most of us will never need more than 8mp - much of the wildlife stuff you see online is from crops that are 8mp or less. I always suggest shooting your typical stuff full size and then set the size to Medium and do the same shot. Then see if you see differences and if they bother you.

You CAN also pull 8mp stills from 4K video, but video has restrictions on shutter speeds, etc. this does not. You can also just shoot full frame and crop it later, but this allows you to compose using the viewfinder.

Gotcha.  I use ex-tele conv quite a bit.  Its why my focus has been on primes because I can ex-tel to another focal length/composition.  Didnt know it was 8megs, but I do now.  I also use ex-tel in video which is why I shot everything on 1080p/60.  I can zoom in by 2x with no loss in quality (hence my 35-100 actually becomes a 140-400mm eqivilent.  And the quality is awesome!

gotta love m43!

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