andyus08

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On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for video (141 comments in total)

I use GH5 with latest firmware 2.3
Face detection AF is good, IMO. I don't do vlog like others, so AF is good enough for my own usage. Video quality 4K is great. Can't complaint. I've never used any other cameras for video so I can't comment on that. Being said, many people love Sony AF.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 17:07 UTC as 5th comment
On article Leaked Panasonic firmware update is made official (62 comments in total)

I own GH5 and love it. I do video mostly MF. The only time I use AF when I put it on gimbal with 12mm. AF is fine for my application.
No matter how small or big improvement, I appreciate Panasonic providing firmware update. Every bit of update counts! Each camera has weakness. No camera is one size fits all.
One thing I wish Panasonic updated the way to record directly to external SSD through USB (just like new Blackmagic model coming out soon).

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 02:36 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

Not interested much on new version. I currently have 70-200mm L f2.8 II and it's more than enough. However, I rarely use it anymore due to the weight.
I wish Canon focused more into full-frame mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 23:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article Interview: How the Panasonic DC-G9 and GH5S were born (10 comments in total)

I just wish Panasonic update firmware of GH5/GH5s to allow recording to external SSD through USB (just like new BlackMagic announced) and update to better AF.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 14:05 UTC as 2nd comment

I bought sw2700pt. While I like the LCD, but hardware calibration gave me headache. I can't even get it work right (I have Spyder5Pro). So, I ended up calibrate lcd with Spyder5Pro software which is working perfect the way I want.
Other people may find hardware calibration work for them, but IMO, it's not good.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:52 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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andyus08: I was initially thinking that new Gopro Hero is better, but I see some places that sell Gopro Hero 5 with $250 or so. In that case, I'd get Gopro Hero 5 because it at least has 4k/30p. I only use gimbal, so EIS is not important to me if you say.

I'd like action cam without waterproof case and only Gopro Hero/Hero 5/Hero 6 offer that right now.

yeah...I agree, but I prefer lcd as I like to see what i record. Well, I'll wait for deal on Hero 5. I mostly use it in the water though. There are many knock-off action cam with good quality, good price, but none of them offer built-in waterproof case like Gopro.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 18:17 UTC
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cdembrey: 16:9 has won. Anamorphic is so last century.

Where do most watch movies? Netflix and Amazon Prime, not cineplexes.

What do they watch tests movies on? 16:9 TV, 16:9 computers. 16:9 phones.

Because of sticky floors, crying children and rowdy teens I have NOT been in a movie theater in over 10 tears. But I do watch several Netflix originals a week, I view them on a 4K iMac.

cdembrey, understood. I use GH5 to do video 16x9 of course, part of the reason is that anamorphic lens adapter for MFT is expensive and I like the look of anamorphic. Therefore, I use moondog labs anamorphic lens adapter for iphone to see how it looks and I like it :) Not really cheap, not too expensive too.
In the end, it's just my personal preference.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 16:08 UTC

I was initially thinking that new Gopro Hero is better, but I see some places that sell Gopro Hero 5 with $250 or so. In that case, I'd get Gopro Hero 5 because it at least has 4k/30p. I only use gimbal, so EIS is not important to me if you say.

I'd like action cam without waterproof case and only Gopro Hero/Hero 5/Hero 6 offer that right now.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:57 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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cdembrey: 16:9 has won. Anamorphic is so last century.

Where do most watch movies? Netflix and Amazon Prime, not cineplexes.

What do they watch tests movies on? 16:9 TV, 16:9 computers. 16:9 phones.

Because of sticky floors, crying children and rowdy teens I have NOT been in a movie theater in over 10 tears. But I do watch several Netflix originals a week, I view them on a 4K iMac.

it's personal preference. I own moondog labs anamorphic lens adapter for iphone. I really like the look. The quality is good, not perfect, but it's fun lens adapter to use.
The only thing I'm kind of hoping that Moment anamorphic lens quality as good as Moondog labs and its price is way cheaper too. More competition is good for consumer.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:20 UTC

This may be what I've been looking for. Reasonable price compared to Hero 5 and 6. I've used several knock-off brands action cameras. While they're good, I'm tired of using waterproof case. So far I can't find any other brands that don't need waterproof case and cost is cheaper than Hero 5 and 6.
I don't care much built-in stabilizer because I use it with the gimbal.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 21:47 UTC as 19th comment

two things I don't like:
1. variable aperture
2. it's not internal zoom.

Being said, I own 12-60 f/2.8-4.0 as a part of GH5 lens kit. I'll put it on sale once i acquired Voightlander 17.5mm

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 22:50 UTC as 2nd comment

I don't know, but if Canon can produce mirrorless camera that has the same performance as 5D mark III/IV, I'll be happy.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 22:11 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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anticipation_of: I feel like the regular GH5 would be a better fit for most people. Unless you're a pretty advanced videographer *and* you're planning to shoot on a gimbal, the lack of stabilization in the GH5S is a major drawback. Everyone else would be better off with the GH5, which has image stabilization and still has excellent video quality and features. I feel like most people who would really benefit from what the GH5S offers probably already own a GH5. The S is a great camera, but it's too specialized for most people's needs.

GH5 and GH5s are too different cameras. If you mainly shoot low light / dark, then GH5s is best fit, otherwise GH5 would be fine.
Being said, IBIS in GH5 is convenient for run and gun type of filming where you can't bring monopod/tripod. However, in any case, I believe gimbal (something like zhiyun crane) provides better stabilized footage.

I have tried both GH5 and GH5s and IMO, I prefer to use gimbal whenever I can.

So for most wedding videographers, they will use GH5 or (and) GH5s on gimbal anyway,

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
On article Video: Sony a7 III overview (223 comments in total)

One big question: Can I charge battery through USB-C while using the camera? If it can, it's a big plus as Sony battery is quite expensive and there is no aftermarket battery yet.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 21:43 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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dash2k8: The problem is that Yongnuo and Godox and other third party brands have produced equally powerful flashes for a fraction of the price. Anyone who knows how to use a flash will save tons of money (you could buy two flagship Yongnuo's for the price of one Canon top-tier flash) by buying third party. There simply isn't an advantage to using Canon flashes anymore.

Agree that chinese flash is pretty good these days at reasonable price. However, I must say that they're not consistent like Canon flash, but with the price, I can live with that.
Being said, I own 6 Flashpoint (Godox brand) flashes. I use both TTL and Manual mode during the wedding day. I was frustrated when I first used them on TTL mode. Then, I learned to overcome the adversity and now I'm comfortable to work with Flashpoint (Godox) flash. I like that now I don't have to carry external battery pack anymore since Flashpoint uses Li-on battery. Of course, I still keep other two Canon flashes (600EX-RT) for emergency.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 06:11 UTC
On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (303 comments in total)

as much as i like the form factor compare to Canon 70-200L II IS with metabone, i don't like its price...way over consider variable aperture.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 19:48 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

while i like new technology offers, but flying drone recklessly and not obeying the rule is insane. This drone owner should be fined heavily. This kind of drone operation may do harm to people life.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:04 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (590 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I had a chance to experiment with GH5S for hours in a local store here, where they had a GH5S on show. I was the only visitor with my son interested in having a look at this camera. The only feature I was interested in and tested for hours was video AF including face tracking and touch to rack focus. It's really weird that Panasonic is churning out video cameras with excellent specifications but with totally unusable and unreliable continuous video auto-focus. The GH5S was micro-hunting, pulsating like crazy, sometimes it looked working ok, then suddenly it went mad. If you are a MF videographer, the GH5S is really great; but, when you need decent video AF, forget about it. I wonder, if I live long enough to see the first Panasonic video camera with (semi) decent video AF.

I'm not a professional videographer ( I'm a wedding photographer), but I want good quality video. I agree with you that AF on Panasonic is not good in term of AF-C. This is no use to me when I want to film the subject wide open and follow the subject). I have G85. While it's a good camera, it's useless for me to do video.
My friend has Sony A6500 and its AF is impressive. I think I will move to Sony for video. The downsize is Sony A6500 does not offer swivel LCD screen like Panasonic does.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 04:33 UTC
On article DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal (84 comments in total)
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Boissez: Loving the price. Now I just wonder if it can be mounted with other cameras like a GoPro or Sony RX100.

May be you get the mount plate adapter for Gopro like in the link
https://www.amazon.com/iKNOWTECH-Adapter-Mobile-Handheld-Accessories/dp/B01MS15LQ9/ref=sr_1_3/141-1737216-4675468?ie=UTF8&qid=1515884202&sr=8-3&keywords=gopro+adapter+for+gimbal

I used to have Zhiyun smooth-II and it handle gopro with the plate adapter fine. I assume Smooth Q or Osmo 2 mobile will be able to handle it too.

Zhiyun Crane M will work for both mirrorless cam, smart phone and gopro, but it's pricy closed to $400. Another option to look at Moza Aircross ($419) which I'm looking at. So I may choose Crane M or Moza Aircross and skip Smooth Q or Osmo 2 Mobile.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 23:01 UTC

I'm weighting between Moza Aircross and Zhiyun Crane Plus, but I lean mor to Moza Aircross due to the price and it fits G85 soon GH5 perfectly.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 04:04 UTC as 11th comment
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