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  1. 36 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    The GH5 is the true Pocket camera. Without any rigging at all, I can shoot handheld without a gimbal, tap to focus, battery lasts for hours, I can custom white balance, record simultaneously to two SD cards, delete and format cards in camera, and import footage and export with virtually no grading. Sure, it might not be a cinema camera, but it is one heck of a video camera. 

    How do you fit a GH5 in your pocket.

  2. Hey Erik, sounds like you'd be comfortable with the 5d MK2  and ML, so buy it and see what happens. As for the last question you asked, get a GH2, best 1080p camera apart from BMPCC,  no need to hack it, and life will be so easy learning more. You also will be able to edit on any reasonable run of the mill computer with GH2 files...just sayin'

  3. 2 hours ago, Don Kotlos said:

    Having total control is a very different experience indeed and a very pleasurable as well, but there are times that I appreciate technology (like AF or smooth AE with ISO) which actually allows me to enjoy the moment instead of focusing all my effort into getting the shot. I am pretty sure many would have an issue with the old hand crank, even though at times it would be fun to use ;)  . But I agree with you there are going to be plenty of pocket returns because of its "incoveniences". The remaining bunch are going to be pretty happy though. 



    Don, I think News/ENG camera ops are the real ones living in their own universe still. Zooming, focusing, riding the iris without thinking twice about it. Just experience and muscle memory for these people. Heavy rigged cameras, beefy sticks and head etc, and they do it solo, day in day out.

    Attached a photo of an old timer in OZ shooting digital for the first time in his life, no drama to get around a problem.


  4. 47 minutes ago, Emanuel said:


    Indeed. My reference to these small Panasonic lenses is the quality of the glass. Amazing for the price!

    The longer, older 14-42 lens was great for playing around on the old flycam type gymbals.  F.8-11 put nearly everything in focus. I still use it on my gh2 outside in the light. Noisy little sucker in low light. The focal length on MFT is an excellent range. I also keep reminding myself that it's a photo lens firstly, and critical focus is in mm's not cm's.

  5. Just like to mention that I've had the SLR Vari ND mk2 for 12 months now because of John Brawley, and love it. No colour cast to mention, and no focus loss at extreme focal lengths around 1,000-1,500mm, and the adjustment to polarising is a blessing for me as I mostly shoot surfing. Thanks JB.

  6. 8 minutes ago, Anaconda_ said:

    I still have the Z Finder, going to stick it on top and voila, tilting, twisting, spinning monitor for those handheld shots. Expose and get it looking right on the BM screen and then compose and focus via the Z Finder. It'll also give me that extra point of contact for the handheld work. 

    Thinking about it, if you can turn off the BM monitor, I might be able to squeeze another few minutes out of the battery.


  7. 1 hour ago, cantsin said:

    The likely achilles heel of the Pocket 4K IMHO are the prominently exposed ventilation slots on the lens turret, even on the upper side of the camera. I means that the camera (aside from not being weather-sealed in any way) should never be used in any rainy/humid or dusty environment. - Anything that lands on the camera and travels through these slots will end up on the sensor.


    @cantsin From what I've read those vent slots, and what's behind them, is completely sealed of from any internal parts of the camera. Hopefully JB might come on board in the near future and explain a few things.

  8. On 3/18/2017 at 3:32 AM, Stanley said:

    live vox. Handheld grip/GH5 with Rode Lavs


    On 3/19/2017 at 11:45 AM, jonpais said:

    Hope to see the completed video soon!

    I've been looking for a tag on your videos...what's happened ? 

  9. 3 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    For $1,300 less than the EM whatever, the G85 carries its weight pretty well. I'm sure I could get results as good from the GH5 as I can from the G85, but the exposure, white balance and grading of most of the crap I've seen leaves me wondering...

    If it's crap that you've seen fair enough, and you're making a wise decision on a camera that hasn't been released. The only thing I don't understand though is the $1,300. I thought you spent that on lenses every month. 

  10. 21 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    This has had me thinking of cancelling my preorder- I like what I'm getting from my G85 and X-T2 more than the GH5

    Well may be you should cancel your order, and look at the gh5 as a down grade, because you also feel that your "G85 slaughters the E-M1 mk2" 

  11. 5 minutes ago, deezid said:

    What I'm really concerned about is, that nothing I've seen from the GH5 looks nearly as organic as what I'm able to achieve with internal 8 Bit recorded V-Log using the GH4. 

    I mean, it almost looks like a downgrade, really cleanic, oversharpened, processed. Is it really that hard to produce cinematic pictures using the GH5?

    GH4 and vlog in the right hands is awesome, and will be for years to come. Would be great to see what you shot. 

  12. 29 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    Fine then, maffte. If I have time, I do the honors, because, like I said before, the colors are meh, the shadows are crushed, it looks worse than many videos I've seen uploaded by amateurs using their GX80/G80 cameras.

    The colours are fine by my standards, especially at 58 seconds he just nailed it. I think may be it's the geography and our minds eye that we differ our opinions on, but as far as I'm concerned Driftwood picked up on those colours in the leaves  And yeah, I know he knows his music so criticise that if you dare. You may want to call him an amateur compared to others, and that's ok, but what if he challenges you to write, compose, and publish some music, what would you gonna do. 

    EDIT: My way of thinking regarding shadows is to crush them if they don't offer anything, and concentrate on your motivation, which of course brings me back to the substance of it all.  

  13. 24 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    wowNo. You are so right, 

    If I have time this evening, I'll post some screenshots and discuss just how awesome the exposure, composition and music is. Maybe you could do the same? I mean, it's one thing to just say something is the cat's meow, quite another to actually analyze the. video shot by shot. It will be a terrible bore, I know, but for you, who admire this so much, it would be a labor of love, right?

    The way I saw Driftwood's piece was someone who is leaving somewhere special and looking at what he's leaving, on the other hand after a second and third look I wondered if it was a man who wants to embrace and live in this beautiful piece of the world. may be I'll give it another look tomorrow and decide what it is he's telling from my perspective. I reckon he's much more than just Driftwood the hacker and camera geek. 

    btw, do you analyze all you see shot by shot, 'cause I don't, as I beleive substance will always win in the end.

    I don't think I'll stay up all night grabbing screen shoots Jon, so you win in that department mate, but I do look forward to your screen shots and analysis. 

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