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  1. It's all good! I ended up buying one and don't find it has much in the way of micro jitters at all. Great lens.
  2. Anyone know if the 35-100 Mk II still has micro jitter issues with the GH5? Looking at grabbing this soon, but it's been tough to get a straight answer online.
  3. It's definitely nosier. Depends on what ISOs you're using, I prefer to use it at lower ISOs if I have to. And honestly, I have a higher tolerance for noise than most, so what seems like no big deal to me very well might be offensive to you.
  4. Had another gig where it saved the day. Fast paced interviews in a cafe, followed by B-roll in a kitchen. Tight, cramped, not much time to shoot. They only wanted 1080p, so I could easily bounce between a few primes with regular and ETC mode, all 10bit V-log. Steady handheld even with a 60mm sigma in ETC.
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    Blind skin tone comparison

    A is the GH5s, and I've noticed that V-log with the panasonic LUT has this effect. Skin seems to look much better with different grading on V-log, or a different profile.
  6. First live event today. Some interviews and then some B-roll during a graduation ceremony. The IBIS is really a game changer, more than maybe any other feature/camera support system I've ever used. The IS-Lock is incredibly handy.
  7. So oranges are reds on the pocket 4K? Hah! I remember finding the reds too orange on the original pocket.
  8. Yep, this. It's an interesting "all things being equal" discussion, but it rarely is. I'd rather shoot 1080p with the C100 or the Blackmagic pocket than 4K with many cameras. And this may be blasphemous, but I'm much less keen on the really heavy lesser compressed codecs in 4K. The storage space and media requirements are just too much. I'll be happy with my 150mps on my GH5.
  9. Wow, that low light performance is really something. the GH5s really does open up possibilities of using different lenses in situations I would never have been able to get away with before. It's definitely my no-brainer choice for a second body eventually. I thought a lot about the BMPCC4K, but I'm just in no mood to deal with trade-offs and workarounds anymore. The GH series just works. If they ever get internal NDs in there, I feel like that's the final frontier.
  10. This is, without a doubt, my favorite camera I've ever used.
  11. Gotcha! Definitely no e-stabilization for me then. I love this thing so far. IBIS is great, quite something on my 60mm. That used to be unusable handheld. Another big surprised is how usable ISO 3200 is. Noticeably better than the GH4.
  12. Got it! Taking shots of my cat, naturally. Anyone know what the deal is with "E-Stabilization" under the stabilizer menu? It seems to crop in slightly. Does it add much or is the IBIS good enough alone?
  13. Totally. I suppose it's not a matter of better, but just different. I'll probably pick up a few more cheap Nikon AI primes, as I like the aesthetic alot, and they'll work well with the IBIS. I did look at the 10-25. Figured it would cost an arm and a leg, and.........yep! $2500. Yikes, no thanks. Maybe a FF lens that could live on in other bodies, but I just feel like I might as well speedbooster and Sigma 18-35 at that point. Also, I don't know if this is just me, but I don't value a zoom on the wide end nearly as much. In those situations, I'm happy to either swap or zoom with my feet. It's the long end that I need to adjust quickly. Getting caught on a tight prime at a live event when you really need something wider is a bad place to be. One thing I'm curious about is V-log at 4K / 60p. I've heard horror stories with 8bit vlog but I'm hoping maybe it's not as bad as everyone says?
  14. The 50 1.8 is beautiful in a lot of ways, but it has.....character, I guess you could say, when it's wide open. Noticeably soft. Has a weird blooming effect in the highlights. I honestly like it quite a bit for wedding B-roll, but I've avoided it for talking heads. So it's effectively a 50 f2.8 for interviews. That's why I have my eye on the 42.5 f1.7. I know that will look good wide open. I love M43 in general, but the zooms are the only downfall. I reaaaaaaaaaally wish there some in the 1.7 or even 2.0 range. 2.8 is rough in most indoors venues with the GH series (excluding GH5s). The Sigma's are big and clunky. Trade-offs one way or another! Just depends on what kind of work I do. I only have interest in the zooms if I end up doing lots of live-event stuff.
  15. Oh yes, I definitely don't want to imply that it's bad. Just that I know in the eternal chase for the absolute best IQ, it might not be top of the heap anymore. But still very good. I'm living in DC now, just trying to get established, so probably lots of corporate / live event work. Maaaaaaaaaybe weddings. Build that stuff up to make money, and then slowly work into some more artsy fun stuff like music videos / short films on the side. But I gotta find the money first. For lenses, I have the Rokinon 12 f2, Panasonic 20 f1.7, Nikon 50 1.8, Sigma 60 f2.8. Zhiyun Crane v2 for a gimbal. Some LED lights (2xAputure 672s) and a few others. Slowly gonna build my kit up. I desperately need a better tripod, but after that it'll probably be lenses. Definitely the 42.5 f1.7 at some point, for talking heads. Then some kinda zoom for live events. I know everyone loves the Sigma 18-35, but I feel like something longer is more valuable in a zoom. The Sigma 50-100 or Panasonic 35-100, something like that. Oh, and I ordered V-log with it. Excited to play with that.
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