Platographer

Joined on Aug 2, 2016

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  • Are those as a good as the Rokinon? The Rokinon is a great price. The silver version of the non-cine 12mm is now $329 on Amazon.
  • Created discussion thread Which Prime Should I Get for Lumix G85?
    I have a Lumix G85 with just the 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. During the daytime outside, the kit lens is great. However, I want to get a wide, fast prime for indoor or evening/night outdoor ...
  • Replied in Because ...
    I don't understand how the 25mm lens can be more popular than 12-15mm lenses. I set my kit lens to 25mm on my camera and walked outside to see the FOV and it was not good. I imagined myself ...
  • Thank you everyone for your interesting and informative replies. Unfortunately, I still don't understand why the aperture on the 12-60mm kit lens starts at f/3.5 at ~12-14mm and then gets smaller ...
  • Created discussion thread Why are Wider M43 Lenses So Expensive?
    I'm trying to decide what my first fast lens is going to be and I don't understand the pricing schemes. Why is the Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 only $197.99, while the 15mm f/1.7 is $547.99? My 12-60mm ...
  • Replied in Huh.
    I guess it makes sense to the extent you're trying to create a surreal effect. I intend to do a nighttime cityscape with headlight trails next time I go to Miami. I was having a similar discussion ...
  • Replied in Huh.
    It's a beautiful picture, but wouldn't it be better to use a lower f-stop and a shutter speed of about 1/60 second? The waterfall would look more realistic that way, no?
  • I know "pixel peeping" tends to be disparaged by some. But when you want the option to make the best possible large prints (e.g., 16"x20") from your 16MP photos, "pixel peeping" is a good idea ...
  • That is strange that it can vary so much between lenses. Does it vary between two "identical" lenses? The only lens I have is the 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 that came with my G85, so I'm wondering if other ...
  • Interesting. OP, here are two photos of the same building taken with my Lumix G85 at almost the same time--one at f/11 and one at f/8. If you download them and look at them in GIMP, Photoshop or ...
  • Why do the macro photographers use such small apertures?
  • How much would that improve stabilization over just IBIS on the wide end?
  • The G85 has great 4K video for showing motion. With the exception of surreal artistic photos (e.g., long exposure cityscapes with headlight trails), a photo should be a moment in time, frozen. ...
  • I think it would be more desirable to minimize propeller blur. Other than cityscapes at night with headlight trails on the highway, I would avoid blur whenever possible. If you have enough light ...
  • I agree that aperture diffraction softening is noticeable at f/11 on the G85, at least it is on mine with the kit lens. I have compared many photos of the same building that I took at the same ...
  • I have been looking into the Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 for landscape photography. Unfortunately, the G85 crops 4k footage, so a prime will give narrower FOV for 4k video than for stills and HD video. ...
  • That's not really a good substitute. Panasonic should allow 48p C4K. It doesn't make sense to have UHD at 30p and 60p without having 48p for C4K. In any event, DPReview should update the GH5 video ...
  • It looks like it got shorter from the 16:9 to 1:85:1 and not wider. Is that a result of the viewing medium?
  • Why does DPReview say that 48p is an option? It seems like that should be an option if 60p in UHD is an option. What type of aesthetics does C4K give?
  • Created discussion thread GH5 C4k at 48p?
    So does the GH5 have a 48p setting in Cinema 4K? The DPReview specs say it does, but I can't find that spec on Panasonic's website. Also, what is the point of cinema 4k and when do people tend to ...
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