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Davey

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  1. I've never been so confuddled in my entire life lol. Spent eight hours tonight reading this thread and still have 45 pages to go. I have the GX80 plus 14-140ii and have worked out everything except the stabilisation. I am hoping that by page 90 I will know the correct setting for best stability.
  2. I take back the Expro comment - works fine if you put the batteries in the right way up. Yours Homer Simpson
  3. Davey

    GH5 focus excellence

    That's good to know - my 14-140ii finally came through the post a couple of hours ago
  4. Only found one review on YouTube and the bloke had to send it back for the same reason. It says on the box a6300 but a lot of third party manufacturers on Amazon and the like add a load of other allegedly compatible cameras to everything they sell. It is the same with battery chargers allegedly being compatible with a whole host of batteries when they are not, which I found out only this week when buying an Expro charger for Panasonic batteries listed in their compatibility list. These companies or sellers should be blacklisted if they do not change their false advertising.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    I've struggled. But then I live under whispy chemtrails that don't have defining edges. That's with the Panasonic FZ200, incidentally.
  6. Davey

    GH5 focus excellence

    They did indeed. I would think that it was a reasonable expectation to assume they were speaking about the overall autofocusing capabilities of the GH5 and that that would include some of what we have seen to be complete failures.
  7. Many people do not know what they are doing or why they are doing it when it comes to 'grading'. You can spot a professional colourist a mile away.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    Reviewers want to get right under the hood of whatever it is they are reviewing. The Panasonic focusing settings appear to be the most complex set of parameters outside of NASA high command, with different settings working with different lenses (according to PhotoJoseph) in different scenarios - and even then only working some of the time depending on whether or not Mercury has attained its greatest elongation from the Sun. Ken, on the other hand, has quickly found out that there are no problems whatsoever when using 1-area. Everything else is irrelevant to him because he gets the shot he requires in focus every time using this simple method. This is the method that I use on my Panasonic cameras and also on my Sony cameras (when not manually focusing). I have enough problems with aliens and burnt palms to be worrying about focusing on a plant pot when I should be focusing on the bride. For Ken, autofocus works great. For Max, autofocus needs a lot of working out to get the best results. For PhotoJoseph - he should consider himself lucky that he is still a Panasonic Luminary. For Sony a6500 fanboys - they are too busy laughing. And that's about it. Everything else is an overlapping of those four points above. Keeping those four points above separate will give us all more time to go out and use whatever cameras we own, and that being said, I am off out to buy some cheap offcuts from the butchers so that I can film a fox that comes to my garden in the small hours.
  9. Davey

    GH5 focus excellence

    Ken Stone is a FCPX instructor. Not sure if has a GH5.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    Senior moment. No idea who Ken Stone is lol.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    More a horror film when all said and done.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    The heavy breathing at 5:22 is something I am familiar with. Try this with an A7Sii and 70-200 f4 with people moving in front of the lens as they try to get a cheap shot off with their Boots disposables. Had to do the single area / half press shutter manoeuvre and even then only got half the isle shot in focus. About the same as this bloke when all said and done.
  13. I have colour temp mapped to C2 on my A7sii.
  14. Davey

    GH5 focus excellence

    I can't bring myself to watch his version of events. I've seen and heard enough from him to last me a lifetime. Your report doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    Max's latest is out regarding GH5 autofocus. I thought that he was most gracious towards the incompetent Panasonic luminary, who was sweating like a man on his last night on death row throughout the entire charade. The conclusion is 'Should have listened to Ken Stone'
  16. Yes - everybody looks like the living dead. Easily corrected in-camera but watch out for the fifteen pages of people moaning about the red channel whilst ignoring that little slider thingy in their editing suite.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    ∆∆∆ 'My 14-140mm 3.5-5.6 II works pretty good at AF in high contrast situations. It is stupid not to use a tool that woks pretty well in certain circumstances.' That's good to hear. Waiting for mine to drop through the letterbox any time soon.
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    GH5 focus excellence

    I was thinking of you when I watched it this morning. It is pretty damned obvious that having 5 million focus points versus one single area is going to yield two types of results. For some reason, nobody is listening. He's do well to get one hundredth the views of somebody trying to focus underwater in the dark with the lens cap on.
  19. He could film an episode using a scone and they would sell like hotcakes.
  20. Davey

    New computer -_- help

    Thick as a plank myself - which is why I only use i(diot)Macs. Never had a problem with either my 2011 or 2015 iMac but two Windows laptops before them lasted less than a year between them. Spent more time with silly security updates every five minutes than ever getting anything done. £800 down the drain. I would only recommend non Macs to clever people.
  21. Pulled the trigger an hour ago - GX80, 14-140mm, two spare batteries, two 64gb cards. Should (if my calculations are correct) cover me for 2 hours of 4K on any given day.
  22. Been looking at the GX80/85 all night with a view to pairing it with the 14-140ii as a daytime run and gun all in one solution for street protests. Originally, I was concentrating on one of the 4K bridge cameras such as the FZ1000 or FZ330 and possibly the FZ2000 but the stabilisation on the GX80/85 is something else. Then there's the option of adding lenses in the future and having a 4/3 system alongside my full frame gear. Camera, lens, two spare batteries, two 64gb cards - £1150. Cheaper than the half loved, half derided FZ2000. What say GX80/85 owners?
  23. Davey

    GH5 focus excellence

    What an absolute plum.
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