h2otara

Joined on Dec 24, 2012

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I've been using GH4's for 3 years, and shoot using manual focus with a loupe on the LCD 100% of the time. The LCD looks very flat and lower rez than the GH4 LCD, making it harder to find fine focus when I don't want to use focus peaking. Reading this review it says "The GH5's panel should also be more efficient or brighter as it uses an RGB pattern with white pixels interspersed into the array, rather than the conventional RGB pattern used on the GH4." When I view a recorded video on the LCD it looks bright and higher resolution. I had a a7RII for about a month, and one of the (many) reasons I sold it was that the LCD resolution was so bad I couldn't see well enough to focus, and it had this same "flat" look, only much worse. To me the GH4 LCD screen is eye-poppingly sharp. Does anyone know if those white pixels are displayed during recording but not during playback, and possibly the creating this low-rez looking screen?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 01:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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h2otara: Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Hi Nic - thanks very much! There is a photo of my system in the Mirrorlessons article about 1/3 of the way down. I have the 20mm/f1.7 on the camera, and shoot with it wide open behind the scope, using a Digidapter to attach it to the scope. I keep the power on the scope to 25x for the best resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

h2otara: Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Thanks so much Nic! I don't have a blog, but I have a Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds and a Vimeo site http://vimeo.com/channels/taratanaka Everything is either digiscoped with a GH4, GH3, GX1 or G1, or shot using the GH4 + Nikon 300mm f2.8 ais lens, all using manual focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)

Attach a GH4 to a spotting scope and you have the best system available to capture stills (including flight shots) and video of wildlife: http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/06/19/digiscoping-with-the-panasonic-gh4-swarovski-optik-scope-an-interview-with-tara-tanaka/

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2181 comments in total)

Exposure seems really slow to adjust - has anyone else noticed this? I am renting this camera and trying it out for digiscoping. Yesterday was my first day with it and I had the Canon EF 40mm on the camera, and they were mounted on a Swarovski STX 85 scope; I was shooting in manual focus. My biggest challenge was that I was shooting white birds on a dark background, and with the zebras set to 100% the camera was very slow to adjust to changes in exposure - panning across the dark water and then getting the white bird in the viewfinder. At first when I got the bird in the frame, it would have zebras covering it, to the point I couldn't see the bird, and then they would slowly (maybe over 1 1/2 sec) fade out and the camera would adjust. This was also visible in the histogram. Here is a sample image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds/23032231414/in/dateposted-friend/

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 03:48 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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