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  1. At that price I’m very tempted to pick one up simply for stills since I’m usually not quite satisfied using my GH5 for that.
  2. If it’s like GH5 you can use C1 C2 and C3 to save snapshots of your preferred configurations.
  3. I like that a lot. Verb affordable too. Just yesterday I was explainibg to the classroom teacher why it's good to rig up a camera and attach accessories like Follow focus. We don't have much of a budget, but with stuff like this maybe we could venture into it.
  4. I would like to try that! The classroom teacher and I talked about trying to make something similar to that but weren't exactly sure how to approach it.
  5. That sounds promising. I don't have total control of spending here but if you come up with a good solution I'd love to support you.
  6. I thought those prices are high too, but I hate to complain when I know that there is value to the skills and tools it required to make specialized products like this. We are in USA. However, it's tricky for us to purchase anything outside of our approved vendor list (Amazon, BH Photo, etc) unless it comes out of our own pockets. I don't think the riser needs to be very tall. One or two inches would be plenty.
  7. I bought a Panasonic G85 and a Manfrotto 502 head/tripod for some students to use for school projects. I did not consider the fact that this head is much too large for a small camera with this form factor. It's impossible for us to operate zoom and focus rings on our lenses unless we mount the camera very far forward on the tripod head. But then I can't reach the EVF with my eye. I imagine some kind of riser that lifts the camera above the tripod head would give me the clearance I need. Something like this seems like it would work: http://www.filmtools.com/cameradept/spreadtripca/tripo
  8. I was hoping somebody would respond, as I'm having the same problem getting enough volume from the Rodelink wireless system to anything, including a Zoom H6, a tascam Dr-2d and Panasonic G85 (and GH2). I don't have problems with the other gear I have (Rode shotgun mics and some stereo cardioids with a preamp built for loud live music.
  9. I'm having trouble finding an adapter and DC coupler to continuously power the G85 with AC power from an electrical outlet. I suspect the adapters that people use to power the G7 will work, since it's the same battery. Is that a correct assumption? Is there a notch in the battery cover that I can feed the wire through? High school students will be using this camera for work with a green screen, among other things. We'll be doing audio through a Zoom H6 with a splitter/attenuator (to deal with lack of headphone output of the G85). I'm open to suggestions if anybody thinks I'm makin
  10. I shoot video with a GH2,but it I don't care for it as a stills camera. A friend gave me a nice deal on a 5D classic with a 70-200 f2.8 IS (version 1). I need at least one fairly wide lens for it. It seems my Nikon mount Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 that I use on the GH2 could actually be useful on the 5D with only a little vignetting between 28-35mm. But I can't find an easy way to attach this lens to the 5D without losing control of aperture. Or if I can't make the Sigma work... Is it worth trying the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II for the 5D? I've seen that the focus ring is terrible and it's not very sharp w
  11. Thanks for the help guys. I was able to unlock the other ISO choices by following the instructions on page 202 of the manual. The camera lets you choose between two ISO selection modes: 1 EV or 1/3 EV. You can also turn on an "extended" ISO feature. I was able to assign the live preview mode for photos to one of the Fn keys (I chose Fn2). Unfortunately, I have to press the Fn2 key after every photo I take. I wish I could make it stay on all the time like my GH2. Sometimes it's nice to boost the preview image so it's easier to focus and frame your shot (like when I do long expo
  12. I've been shooting with an unhacked GH2 for just over a year (50/50 photo/video). I usually shoot either live music in small clubs or nature/wildlife. I've struggled with getting images I want of live music. Colors often don't seem appealing. Bright areas blow out very easily while darker areas of the stage are too dark. When lighting is good and even I love it. I've hesitated to hack my GH2 because I didn't want to deal with instability and larger files. I've been hearing great things about video and photo quality of the G6 and thought it might give me the extra edge I need. The addit
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