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  1. I'm selling off my kit, so if anyone is interested let me know and I'll get you pics, etc. Lots of perfect feedback as tlovegrove on ebay, fredmiranda, mu-43, etc. Would also consider possible trades for micro four thirds, specifically (in order of preference) GX85, GH4, GX8. Tim
  2. I'm selling off my kit, so if anyone is interested let me know and I'll get you pics, etc. Lots of perfect feedback as tlovegrove on ebay, fredmiranda, mu-43, etc. Tim
  3. With advice from some of you, I picked up a G6 recently for corporate video work (actually replaced my Canon 6D with the G6 to save money). I thought I was getting a GH3, but due to an inventory error by keh I ended up with no GH3, so I picked up a G6 off Craigslist. This is my first experience with Micro Four Thirds. FWIW, first impressions from my first weekend of shooting: Ah, the joy of a camera from a manufacturer who cares about video!! Now that I've seen how video-friendly Panasonic can make these things, I'm even more dumfounded that other manufacturers don't do the same thing (De
  4. Yes - so it makes sense to stick with one brand of lenses when possible (at least one brand of non-native MF lenses) so that they would all work on the speedbooster (since most of us can't afford a speedbooster for each individual lens!).
  5. You're definitely right that this is the biggest potential weakness of this lens choice. My hope is that we'll be OK, since we're not trying to follow a lot of action. Just need some focal length flexibility beyond primes. We shall see...
  6. BTW, picked up Andrew's GH3 ebook and am reading it today... I also picked up the OM - MFT adapter so I can try out my OM 50 1.4 and other beautiful and tiny OM lenses. They'll fit the size of the GH3 a bit better than the Nikon. :)
  7. FWIW, I ended up ordering a used GH3, plus a Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 zoom. I ended up leaning toward the GH3 over G6 for the battery life, ability to monitor live hdmi out, and the flexibility with lower compression settings. In terms of lenses, when I did some depth of field calculations I realized that I didn't need to go faster than 2.8. I also realized that a zoom was important for some of the work we do with speakers on a platform, etc. It's a hard setting for just primes. I couldn't come close to affording the Panasonic 2.8 zooms. There were lots of MF 3.5 zooms out there, but I really
  8. The manual is not very clear (it talks about AC adapter but never names it), but the G6 is listed here: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMW-AC8 so apparently it is supported. That's great news.
  9. Very helpful! Somehow I missed the news that in USA the GH3 will record indefinitely. Also true of the G6, I assume/hope?? That would be such a huge help for us. One little concern and one big concern if I go with the G6 instead of the GH3: Little concern: G6 cannot be used with an external monitor (which we have and use) Big concern: am I understanding it right that G6 does not have an available AC adapter? tosvus, my lens budget is limited, and the more I think about, I think I could make do with 50mm primes instead of 40mm. So that shouldn't be a problem. Actually already have an
  10. I do all video work manual focus, mostly with older MF lenses (have used Sony DSLR and mirrorless, Canon 6D and Eos-M). I need to spend up to $800 for a body to shoot corporate videos of two styles: lengthy presentations / speeches (depth of field doesn't matter; manual focus; sometimes need to use up to ISO 800) talking head or interviews - shallow depth of field is very important for the look we want; ISO 400-800 I only need two focal lengths, but pretty specific, for those two uses: a zoom in the range of 100-135 FF [60-85 APS-C; 50-70 MFT] a fast prime 80-85 FF [50 APS-C; 40 MFT]
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