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    Ken Ross reacted to DBounce in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    Sony will NOT give us anything like the X-T3. They will protect their FS lineup. And colors... colors... colors. They will not be the equal of the Fuji or Canon. Although, by all means Sony... prove me wrong and I will gladly add another α camera to my collection. Not holding my breath though.
    Perhaps they can add some filters to match the film emulations that Fuji has? But maybe take it one step further... Instant Blockbuster, Micheal Bay Mode, Spielberg setting?
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Fritz Pierre in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    I always found it fascinating how the foreground can stay in focus, yet if you watch, you can see some pulsing in the background. You'd think that would have some impact on the foreground too. I'm actually also amazed at how many people seem to focus more on the background than the subject.   I did an early test of the GH5 AF in a shopping mall, and it stayed in focus on the subject, but the background did, on occasion, show that pulsing. I got a comments from a few posters that seemed to only see the pulsing and never the fact that the subject remained in focus. I can understand that a pulsing background can be distracting, but still... Oh well.  
    Of course using AF lock, where possible, totally alleviates that issue.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in Do not buy, use or even touch Lexar memory cards!   
    Nope, the GH5 uses a UHS-II interface. Here ya go:
     
    Manufacturer Camera Model    Slot 1            Slot 2           Announcement Date             Notes
    FujiX-T1                                    UHS-II                                January 28, 2014
    FujiX-Pro2                                UHS-II            UHS-I            January 14, 2016                Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II
    FujiX-T2                                   UHS-II             UHS-II          July 7, 2016                         Dual UHS-II Slots
    LeicaLeica SL (Typ 601)           UHS-II             UHS-I          October 20, 2015                 Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
    NikonD500XQD                        UHS-II                                 January 6, 2016                   Slot 1: XQD, Slot 2: UHS-II
    OlympusOM-D E-M5 II             UHS-II                                 February 5, 2015
    OlympusOM-D E-M10 II           UHS-II                                 August 25, 2015
    OlympusPEN-F                         UHS-II                                January 27, 2016
    OlympusOM-D E-M1 II              UHS-IIUHS-INovember 2, 2016Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II
    PanasonicGH5                          UHS-II             UHS-II         January 4, 2017                  Dual UHS-II card slots
    SamsungNX1                             UHS-II                                 September 15, 2014
     
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in Do not buy, use or even touch Lexar memory cards!   
    I'm using the 64 GB Lexar UHS-II card with a stated speed of 150MB/s. In my GH5, the SanDisk Extreme, UHS-I, SDXC Class 10 card, with a stated speed of 90MB/s, is ready for the next 4K clip much quicker than my Lexar. So much for stated speeds. So it's not a question (at least in my case) of 'reliability', but shooting speed.
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    Ken Ross reacted to Davey in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Isn't Master Pedestal the one thing that nobody really understood and roundly advised not to change when the GH4 came out?
    What does it do?
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in Do not buy, use or even touch Lexar memory cards!   
    I am currently using the Lexar Pro 1000x, UHS-II Class 10 cards. Although I have no problems with them and have had no issues recording 4K, they are slow to write. So if you need to do some fast run N gun, upon ending your last clip, you may not be able to record your next clip for several seconds. That's the biggest difference I've found relative to my SanDisk. But I'll say this, it's enough of a difference that next time I'd get the SanDisk.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from jonpais in Do not buy, use or even touch Lexar memory cards!   
    I am currently using the Lexar Pro 1000x, UHS-II Class 10 cards. Although I have no problems with them and have had no issues recording 4K, they are slow to write. So if you need to do some fast run N gun, upon ending your last clip, you may not be able to record your next clip for several seconds. That's the biggest difference I've found relative to my SanDisk. But I'll say this, it's enough of a difference that next time I'd get the SanDisk.
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    Ken Ross reacted to jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    I wouldn't buy those overpriced plastic lenses either - I prefer the overpriced metal ones.
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    Ken Ross reacted to jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    TBH, if that's some of the best footage Glenn's ever seen from the GH5, there's really nothing much more to discuss. Because we're already worlds apart on what constitutes good image quality, let alone content. 
    Edit: and I can't subscribe to this reasoning either:
    Nah, not that at all. There are just some truths in life... The Godfather is one of the best films ever made, Pizza is good, The Beatles are the best band ever, and Kholi's GH5 footage is the best GH5 footage posted thus far. Even if it isn't your cup of tea, you should be able to recognize these simple truths. - mercer
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    Ken Ross reacted to Emanuel in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    He can do whatever he wants. What about the readers out (t)here? What about disinformation or let's use some harder terminology: FUD *poop* You know people read. You know sales go down. You know R&D investment follows the curve. Hybrid gear follows up. And price for expensive gear and ENG cameras I personally find a minus for creative filmmaking art follow the rule. Economies of scale are a bitch, you know, we know : ) You've already accused me to be much defensive on GH5. Listen, I am not paid by Panasonic but I believe they could wire me indeed... LOL
    My friendly beef with wolf33d I don't know the name but his alias is old. It includes any piece of new gear he immediatly bashes through his posting because doesn't match HIS needs or liking without the necessary learning about -- most part of time, still when they are literally specs on paper (let alone distinct lens AF performance, different settings combination or shooting setups): GH5, Mavic... not only Panasonic stuff; not fanboy here, I'm sorry, I am brand agnostic since ever : ) and you can find me to defend Sony (my 1st love), Canon (my 1st DSLR and 1st reason why I moved away from REDs to here) or any other major or small workshop *a bit harsh to use the word for some vaporware at times* the usual under the perspective from someone used to read you two.
    BTW, here's one now directly addressed to you, Glenn: you're so picky on GH5 flaws. What about your love about that JVC toy? I posted that test full of issues. You still praise the thing or added no word on that *sigh* go figure if those were GH5 issues instead... LOL You remind me what or who? Myself when I try to look for some alternative to mainstream. But, hybrid devices like 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording + 4K/60p + IBIS + complex AF (it doesn't matter how rough is) are far to be other than fragile and innovative market experiment yet. Nevermind, it should be your creative mind of a screenwriter to talk. Fair enough. Our posts say too much about us, though. That's for sure! ;-)
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    I'll tell you this, if I was traveling to a place as beautiful as that, I'd be sure to capture footage in the highest resolution & bitrate possible and, if I was determined to slow motion, I'd consider doing it in post to avoid the inevitable deterioration in resolution by doing in-camera slo mo. The other alternative is to do two takes, one in the slo mo and the other in the highest resolution possible.
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    Ken Ross reacted to jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    I do appreciate Wolf33d sharing his video. I thought the scenery was beautiful - I don't think I've ever been to a place as lovely as that. But seriously,  how can you tell if the AF works when the image is so soft to begin with? Also, I don't do mountain climbing, but it's hard to believe someone could travel to a spot as remarkable as this and not bring along at least one decent lens and an ND filter. It's not as though he hadn't planned this trip for a while. And I realize there are sometimes misunderstandings online, but his response, 'no way would I bring a 12mm only' - I never suggested Wolf only take along one lens on his trip. ND filters don't weigh that much, either.
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    Ken Ross reacted to jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Beautiful scenery for sure, but everything is soft like 480p. Which lenses were you using? What made you decide not to bring along an ND filter? I'm seeing far too many videos shot with the GH5 in bright light with the kit lens with no ND filter. It seems to me even if you'd shot with the Rokinon 12mm f/2 and used an ND filter the results would have been sharper than this. Also, I don't shoot architecture or landscape, but just how important is AF-C when shooting these? 
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    Ken Ross reacted to Fritz Pierre in G85 Discontinued?   
    Yes...but as IronFilm suggested...it's probably something with B&H ....Adorama lists the camera on backorder...Amazon has it..=probably unlikely to cancel a camera that is selling so well.
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    Ken Ross reacted to IronFilm in G85 Discontinued?   
    I strongly doubt it. G85 is half the price of a GH5! Which will make it an attractive purchase for many people.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    Emanuel, I just don't like the custom AF settings. I've tried many and wasn't particularly happy or impressed with them. 1-area seemed to be the most reliable.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Emanuel in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    Oh no no! There's a setting that allows you to simply press the button in and you can then release it and still hold focus.
    Edit: The operation you MUST engage is "AF/AE Lock Hold". Once you set this to 'on', you press the button to lock focus, release it, and it holds your focus. To me this is absolutely, 100% essential, to make this a terrific way to avoid so many of the AF issues.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    I always found it fascinating how the foreground can stay in focus, yet if you watch, you can see some pulsing in the background. You'd think that would have some impact on the foreground too. I'm actually also amazed at how many people seem to focus more on the background than the subject.   I did an early test of the GH5 AF in a shopping mall, and it stayed in focus on the subject, but the background did, on occasion, show that pulsing. I got a comments from a few posters that seemed to only see the pulsing and never the fact that the subject remained in focus. I can understand that a pulsing background can be distracting, but still... Oh well.  
    Of course using AF lock, where possible, totally alleviates that issue.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from Orangenz in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    And I too find the AF quite acceptable as I've demonstrated with some of my videos, such as the one below. With that said, firmware improvements are always welcome.
     
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from IronFilm in Gh5 or 5d mk iv?   
    ^ And likewise, in other ways, you could contend that 4K, IBIS, internal 10 bit etc. makes the GH5 the better choice. Oh, and the GH5 is no slouch shooting stills, but of course we're talking video here.  
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    Ken Ross reacted to Emanuel in GH5 focus excellence   
    Sure Ken. Meant focus hunting there. The camera doesn't guess by herself. So, as Brownstone also concurs the rule we've been addressed on these boards and even Yuryev and the Luminary Linaschke (PhotoJoseph) have ignored, tap-to-focus is your closer friend to follow. 
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    Ken Ross reacted to Fritz Pierre in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    Exactly Ken!...and what I'm really liking about Panasonic's approach, is how they are treating the GH5 more as one of their pro range cameras...the camera came full of features, but even more importantly, full of yet untapped potential as more advanced FW is being developed for it....as is ongoing with the Varicam LT and actually also years ago in the private community on the GH2...and as Panasonic's releases are far less frequent (a philosophy I find far more sustainable than the "I need a new IPhone every 4 months" insanity) that we are now seeing. This model of constantly upgrading the Flagship camera, while at the same time trickling some of the pro features in the GH cams down to the less expensive later cameras that follows, gets my loyalty to Panasonic.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from hyalinejim in GH5 - How do I use BOTH manual and auto focus?   
    AFS (not AFF) must be selected both within the camera setting in the menu and on the external AF switch. If the menu setting is set to AFF or if the external AF switch is set at AFC, the manual focus override won't work.
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    Ken Ross got a reaction from omar in Gh5 or 5d mk iv?   
    ^ And likewise, in other ways, you could contend that 4K, IBIS, internal 10 bit etc. makes the GH5 the better choice. Oh, and the GH5 is no slouch shooting stills, but of course we're talking video here.  
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    Ken Ross reacted to Fritz Pierre in GH5 autofocus improvement on new firmware update for soon   
    Agreed...but this is of course huge for them as a business and it's almost impossibly hard to satisfy everyone....if not AF it would be the "videoy" look (will Webster adopt this word into it's dictionary) or lack of DR or poor low light ability...as a business one has to pick your battles...personally I strongly doubt that they can beat Canon's AF system with a FW update, but again personally I prefer what they put in the camera as is...but then...many others disagree...well, we will know soon enough how well the FW update does.
    our friend on 3 men and an elephant just did a quick review of AF on his GH5 and seemed to find it quite acceptable for his use.
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