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  1. Has anyone gotten confirmation on their order? I think I ordered the new Speedbooster since $$$ was taken out of my Paypal account, but have not received any further word from them (no emails). Is this common? There's no way to check the status of an order on their website. I now see on their website that the Speedbooster is unavailable.
  2. 5D III RAW + 600mm = Amazing. My ultimate goal however is to shoot 4k for its flexibility and ability to make pics from the frames. I will be watching to see what Sony announces on Sunday and who knows what other cameras will be announced at NAB. IF Sony can come close to the GH4, I'll probably switch direction just for the adapter compatibility. I'm really frustrated with Metabones. I have written them numerous times, but no new news on their M43 to EF adapter. I'm not sure what the delay is, but they could sell a whole bunch of those adapters.
  3. Alright Andrew. You raise some valid points. I'll give the 100-300 a try. Bottom line is the GH4 is a real game changer. I haven't experienced anything in the camera world as exciting as this in years. Thanks for all your hard work on bringing us some great sample video and comparisons.
  4. Actually 300mm on a 2x is not. Minimum 400mm on a 2x sensor. I do primarily birds. I have thought numerous times about the 100-300, but I haven't seen the detail out of that lens that would warrant buying it. If Pany had the same sharpness on the 100-300 as they do on the 35-100, I'd go for that, but still it falls short for what I do. Also, for stills I'd rather have something with a longer reach. Cropping a cropped sensor leads to more noise, but primarily I plan to use the GH4 for 4k video and stills are secondary. Andrew, if you could see the incredible clarity of using the GH3 with the Canon 600mm f/4 lens, you'd want one too. I use this combo all the time but yearn for IS and aperture control.
  5. Grab some long glass? Where? In the M43 world, the Panasonic 100-300 lens doesn't cut it. Not for small wildlife such as birds and it's not as sharp as Canon L glass. I've been using the Canon 600mm on the GH3 for birds and works ok, but no image stabilization. The GH4 could be the best 4k camera in the world, but image stabilization on long lenses makes a big difference. With Sony I have options with Metabones, with M43 I do not.
  6. This is a really interesting development. I am a Canon wildlife photographer that has been shooting with the GH2, GH3 and have a GH4 on order. Being heavily invested in long Canon telephotos, I have always been frustrated by the lack of an adapter that electronically controls EF lenses to the M43 cameras. (I don't necessarily care about autofocus, but aperture control and IS is very important to me.) I have given up on Metabones. If Sony does release a new A7 with 4k that has the quality of the GH4, this will be a no-brainer. I'll cancel the GH4 and wait for the A7S. Why? Metabones already has an adapter that would allow my Canon lenses to be electronically controlled by the A7S. As far as waiting for Canon to release a new 4k camera, I have no hope for them. Considering that the 1DC (currently is now $10k) is the only DSLR in their lineup with 4k, they won't put it in anything less (like the 7D replacement) because it would take away from their 1DC sales. I am hoping that the A7S may finally get me an adaptable 4k camera! I've got my fingers crossed for Sunday.
  7. Nice to see something with the GH3. I have been patiently waiting for the EF version for 4/3rds but it seems like it's been put off infinitum.
  8. Ok. I have gotten ML firmware loaded and have tested out the 5DM3's raw output...very impressive. But how do I record video in crop mode? I'd really like to try this out, but I can't figure out how to record RAW in a 1:1 crop. Tnx
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