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    lmackreath got a reaction from Samin in Zhongyi Lens Turbo II and GH5   
    No its not that extreme. If you want to change it you can go into the stabilser options in the menu and the focal length settings are in their. The annoying thing is that even if you choose not to change the focal setting the camera will ask you to confirm the setting each time you turn it on..a possible future firmware update would be great to remove this..
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Samin in Zhongyi Lens Turbo II and GH5   
    Ok received the Zhongyi lens turbo yesterday along with a normal nikon to m43 dumb adapter to use with the nikon sigma 18-35 with the GH5.
    First impressions - No issues I can see at all with Vignetting and if it is there it is not noticeable, at the wide end with the Zhongyi which is around 13mm after conversion and it seems fine.
    In terms of image quality I am finding it hard to see any noticeable difference between the image out of the Sigma through the dumb adapter or the Zhongyi which is great news to me. I shot some stuff in doors and saw comparable quality in terms of sharpness and resolution throughout. The zhongyi might be more prone to flaring when pointed at a light source but that is avoidable..
    In terms of the IBIS and focal settings you have to input every time you turn the camera on. I think you pretty much have to stick to the focal length setting that relates to the focal length that you are going to use on the lens. So if you set it at 18mm, shoot at 18mm and you will get good stabilisation. if you set it at 18mm and then zoom in at 35 you get strange warping effects and issues. there is a delay from when panning to when the sensor \stabilisation recognises the pan and then catches up. if i set the focal length in cam to 35 and shoot at 35 again this looks great and stable, but if i then choose to go to 18mm i get the same issue, strange warping effects and delayed panning.
    The issue is the focal length setting in camera can only be changed when you are not recording. this means you cannot while filming both change your lens focal length and the in camera focal length setting. You basically have to choose what focal length you will be shooting at before you start recording and stick to it unless you want some adverse effects....
    If you had to stick with one setting I would say you get better results going with the widest setting, so for the sigma you can set it to 18 and get great results at 18 and then the performance gets worse the more you zoom in. I think this option is better than setting the focal length to 35 which then only gives you great results at the far end, and then degradation the more and more you zoom out.
    all in all in terms of the Zhongyi...I would not hesitate to recommend it as a very cheap alternative to the speed booster.
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Orangenz in Released! 4 Panasonic Firmwares; GH5, GH4, and two lenses   
    What would make you choose this over the 4k 60p?..does that extra 50mb and all intra make that much difference to the footage? I cant see myself using 1080p intra when i have the 4k 60p option....
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    lmackreath got a reaction from jonpais in Released! 4 Panasonic Firmwares; GH5, GH4, and two lenses   
    What would make you choose this over the 4k 60p?..does that extra 50mb and all intra make that much difference to the footage? I cant see myself using 1080p intra when i have the 4k 60p option....
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    lmackreath got a reaction from sgreszcz in Released! 4 Panasonic Firmwares; GH5, GH4, and two lenses   
    What would make you choose this over the 4k 60p?..does that extra 50mb and all intra make that much difference to the footage? I cant see myself using 1080p intra when i have the 4k 60p option....
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    lmackreath got a reaction from webrunner5 in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    vlog graded with my own lut
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Jimbo in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    Here is my first video from todays filming, Edinburgh in Vlog
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from docmoore in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    vlog graded with my own lut
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    lmackreath got a reaction from tomsemiterrific in GH5 tips tricks and questions only   
    Played with some converted cubes to vlt files in the gh5 tonight. They are definitely not looking the same in camera as the cube luts within fcp x, but are a far bigger improvement over just recording with a log preview.  The included rec709 lut seems to work well however, so I might use that instead of my converted ones.
    James millers latest deluts pack for the gh5 does include vlt files he has created so maybe they will look better in cam than the cube converted ones..
    Will post some tests tomorrow 
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Orangenz in GH5 tips tricks and questions only   
    I like the feature where you can assign a function to a function button by simply holding down on it for a few seconds and then selecting what you want it to do...much easier than assigning each one through the menu
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    lmackreath got a reaction from docmoore in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    My Edinburgh Vlog-L footage again! This time with James Millers Vlog-L-Rec709 LUT
    https://youtu.be/AxavKc8sZDA
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from AaronChicago in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    quick try with filmconverts new gh5 profile
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from webrunner5 in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    Have to say the inbuilt stabilisation is amazing. I bought the 42.5 1.7 iOS lens solely because I didn't own a fast stabilised prime for my gh4. I had the 25mm 1.7 LUMIX lens but that had no iOS and was unusable handheld.
    now with the gh5 I can happily use the 25mm 1.7 handheld.. and find myself using it more than the 42.5 because of the better focal length.
    i honestly cannot tell much difference between the stabilisation the inbuilt gives with a non stabilises lens and dual is 1 with something like the 12-35 mk1!
    oh and low light is a lot better, as is noise reduction.. pretty much shot in the dark at 3200 with minimal noise and after some neat video you would think I was shooting at ISO 400!
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    lmackreath got a reaction from JazzBox in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    2nd video, shot in standard
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from JazzBox in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    i used filmconvert for exposure, the colour is from a lut i bought from neumann films gh5 lut pack
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    lmackreath got a reaction from BopBill in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    2nd video, shot in standard
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from a_reynolds in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    In reference to my above Edinburgh video I have put the ungraded vlog edit into dropbox if anyone wants to download and grade for themselves..
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qr5qfagz6tm63t5/edinburgh4kungraded.mov?dl=0
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    lmackreath got a reaction from hyalinejim in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    In reference to my above Edinburgh video I have put the ungraded vlog edit into dropbox if anyone wants to download and grade for themselves..
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qr5qfagz6tm63t5/edinburgh4kungraded.mov?dl=0
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    lmackreath got a reaction from estarkey7 in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    After a weekend playing with the GH5 and 2 years of the GH4 I am happy with my purchase. Did the improvements warrant the hefty cost and the upgrade in general? probably not for me, as I am just an enthusiast who loves filming family occassions and taking his camera around with him whereever he goes. I am sure all the fancy stuff under the hood would be more noticeable to those using the gh5 to its limits for paid work. I was looking mainly for stabilisation as most of my work is handheld, and this camera delivers on this in leaps and bounds, especially noticeble with non OIS lenses. 
    I purchased vlog and after some initial trials I am back to using standard profiles. I shot some standard footage over the weekend and showed it to my wife and mother in law , 10 bit 4k 150mb in standard profile and the first thing they both said is "wow look how amazing that looks...it feels like you are there!" Now these guys are not pixel peepers, and they watch my footage all the time and are used to high quality hd footage, but this change from the gh4 to gh5 was instantly noticeable to them, the humble viewer who normally wouldnt care if something was shot on an iphone or not!
    Low light seems to be better as well, and with a bit of netvideo you can get really clean footage....
    All in all if I hadnt have managed to sell my GH4 for £1000 I would not have been able to consider and\or afford the GH5. As it was though, it was a £700 purchase for me, I already had lenses so as it stands I am very happy!
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from a_reynolds in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    Here is my first video from todays filming, Edinburgh in Vlog
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from hyalinejim in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    Here is my first video from todays filming, Edinburgh in Vlog
     
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Shield3 in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    After a weekend playing with the GH5 and 2 years of the GH4 I am happy with my purchase. Did the improvements warrant the hefty cost and the upgrade in general? probably not for me, as I am just an enthusiast who loves filming family occassions and taking his camera around with him whereever he goes. I am sure all the fancy stuff under the hood would be more noticeable to those using the gh5 to its limits for paid work. I was looking mainly for stabilisation as most of my work is handheld, and this camera delivers on this in leaps and bounds, especially noticeble with non OIS lenses. 
    I purchased vlog and after some initial trials I am back to using standard profiles. I shot some standard footage over the weekend and showed it to my wife and mother in law , 10 bit 4k 150mb in standard profile and the first thing they both said is "wow look how amazing that looks...it feels like you are there!" Now these guys are not pixel peepers, and they watch my footage all the time and are used to high quality hd footage, but this change from the gh4 to gh5 was instantly noticeable to them, the humble viewer who normally wouldnt care if something was shot on an iphone or not!
    Low light seems to be better as well, and with a bit of netvideo you can get really clean footage....
    All in all if I hadnt have managed to sell my GH4 for £1000 I would not have been able to consider and\or afford the GH5. As it was though, it was a £700 purchase for me, I already had lenses so as it stands I am very happy!
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Ken Ross in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    Have to say the inbuilt stabilisation is amazing. I bought the 42.5 1.7 iOS lens solely because I didn't own a fast stabilised prime for my gh4. I had the 25mm 1.7 LUMIX lens but that had no iOS and was unusable handheld.
    now with the gh5 I can happily use the 25mm 1.7 handheld.. and find myself using it more than the 42.5 because of the better focal length.
    i honestly cannot tell much difference between the stabilisation the inbuilt gives with a non stabilises lens and dual is 1 with something like the 12-35 mk1!
    oh and low light is a lot better, as is noise reduction.. pretty much shot in the dark at 3200 with minimal noise and after some neat video you would think I was shooting at ISO 400!
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    lmackreath got a reaction from IronFilm in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    After a weekend playing with the GH5 and 2 years of the GH4 I am happy with my purchase. Did the improvements warrant the hefty cost and the upgrade in general? probably not for me, as I am just an enthusiast who loves filming family occassions and taking his camera around with him whereever he goes. I am sure all the fancy stuff under the hood would be more noticeable to those using the gh5 to its limits for paid work. I was looking mainly for stabilisation as most of my work is handheld, and this camera delivers on this in leaps and bounds, especially noticeble with non OIS lenses. 
    I purchased vlog and after some initial trials I am back to using standard profiles. I shot some standard footage over the weekend and showed it to my wife and mother in law , 10 bit 4k 150mb in standard profile and the first thing they both said is "wow look how amazing that looks...it feels like you are there!" Now these guys are not pixel peepers, and they watch my footage all the time and are used to high quality hd footage, but this change from the gh4 to gh5 was instantly noticeable to them, the humble viewer who normally wouldnt care if something was shot on an iphone or not!
    Low light seems to be better as well, and with a bit of netvideo you can get really clean footage....
    All in all if I hadnt have managed to sell my GH4 for £1000 I would not have been able to consider and\or afford the GH5. As it was though, it was a £700 purchase for me, I already had lenses so as it stands I am very happy!
     
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    lmackreath got a reaction from Ken Ross in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    After a weekend playing with the GH5 and 2 years of the GH4 I am happy with my purchase. Did the improvements warrant the hefty cost and the upgrade in general? probably not for me, as I am just an enthusiast who loves filming family occassions and taking his camera around with him whereever he goes. I am sure all the fancy stuff under the hood would be more noticeable to those using the gh5 to its limits for paid work. I was looking mainly for stabilisation as most of my work is handheld, and this camera delivers on this in leaps and bounds, especially noticeble with non OIS lenses. 
    I purchased vlog and after some initial trials I am back to using standard profiles. I shot some standard footage over the weekend and showed it to my wife and mother in law , 10 bit 4k 150mb in standard profile and the first thing they both said is "wow look how amazing that looks...it feels like you are there!" Now these guys are not pixel peepers, and they watch my footage all the time and are used to high quality hd footage, but this change from the gh4 to gh5 was instantly noticeable to them, the humble viewer who normally wouldnt care if something was shot on an iphone or not!
    Low light seems to be better as well, and with a bit of netvideo you can get really clean footage....
    All in all if I hadnt have managed to sell my GH4 for £1000 I would not have been able to consider and\or afford the GH5. As it was though, it was a £700 purchase for me, I already had lenses so as it stands I am very happy!
     
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