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    canonlyme got a reaction from Mmmbeats in Any ideas for a general-purpose zoom for MFT?   
    Has anyone mentioned the tamron 17-50 2.8?  That one could be nice and good for your budget. 
    I think 2.8 is enough to shoot indoor events that are not well lit. 

    Even though the lx100 is cheap, I don't see why you would consider that one over a used gx80 or not just keep your gh4 with a stabilized lense, for example 17-55 stabilized kit lense to begin with?

    I think you will be able to still sell the gx80 in two years from now by the way, and while you might have reasons to do that, you don't wanna loose the lenses you have, rather your camera. 
    With both the gx80 and lx100 you run into codec and therefore color restrictions, apart from IBIS your gh4 still is a far better camera in that context and has a mic jack too. Instead of getting IBIS and downgrade everything else you could even consider getting a small rig. 
    Do you want to shoot b-roll slow motion or 24fps? If 24fps, you can get the gx80 with 4k 100mbs, if not, the 60p 25mbit/s 1080p will not hold up well to any grading or even nice luts you already use.  

    Apart from that I think the mentioned nikkor zoom lense should give you everything you want, if you shoot manual like me. 
    For B-Roll, I would consider getting a rather close lens. 40-50mm with a simple adapter should serve you fine. 


    Last but not least,  two alternative ideas:
    Is the problem for you changing lenses, or changing all your filters (tiffen contrast, nd filters..) as well? 

    A:
    Get some kickstarter lens flippers you can wear on your belt, will save lot's of time and you can use the lenses you alredy have! 
    They have them from https://www.friidesigns.com/ or some simple ones for just two lenses: https://www.amazon.com/NEW-Gowing-Lens-Holder-Canon/dp/B00KYP0LK0. I met someone on event who changed his lenses lightning fast. Remember two lenses will always give you better quality than one with the same range. 

    B:
    If you have problems changing filters, I use XUME Magnets for like 80dollars total who are a life saver too and always impress people who don't know them.

    My final advice would be: Always consider if you can get what you want cheaper too, instead buying a new big thingi. Go simple and future proof, and invest in lenses, not cameras. The lenses you already have are quite nice and so Is your gh4! 

    What I use: Sharp vintage Lenses for the best look I can get. 
    Once I get a client that want's a sharper/clinical look, I will use my 18-35 1.8 that I kept, paired with a simple 50-70mm range, like you. 

    Cheers 

     
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    canonlyme got a reaction from Tiago Rosa-Rosso in Fast apertures on the GH5 = Full frame   
    Well here is a trick question to you guys, because I think not everything that has been stated here from the beginning is true. 
    When talking about final aperture on a lense, you have to include the fact of which format the lens was originally made for.

    Does a full frame lense of 35mm 2.8 change its aperture when you adapt it with a simple adapter (no speedbooster) to m43? No it doesn't, it will still act like a like  35mm 2.8 lens. 
    And there is proof for that! If you adapt manual lenses the IBIS of the Panasonic m43 lenses only works smoothly when you set it to 35mm. 

    Applying the crop factor is not as simple as stated in this article and by most of people. Watch this video as proof. 

     
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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Took the lenses for a walk... and I must say so far I am not really happy with the 24-35, at least not wide open. Maybe it is lacking sharpness? The 35-70macro delivers much better in my opinion. Here I have some footage:
    1. 24-35 Picture 
    2. 35-70 Macro Function
    Here are some AVCHD Full HD Framegrabs: 
    1. 24-35
    2. 35-70 macro
    3. 50mm 1.4



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    canonlyme got a reaction from Adept in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Took the lenses for a walk... and I must say so far I am not really happy with the 24-35, at least not wide open. Maybe it is lacking sharpness? The 35-70macro delivers much better in my opinion. Here I have some footage:
    1. 24-35 Picture 
    2. 35-70 Macro Function
    Here are some AVCHD Full HD Framegrabs: 
    1. 24-35
    2. 35-70 macro
    3. 50mm 1.4



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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @@mercer The lens turbo as well as all lenses arrived. No problems of interference with 24-35, 35-70 macro and md 50mm 1.4. 
     
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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @mercer. I got the 24-35! Yes I have installed the hack, however I am not sure if I will really use it. I used something similar on the sony6000 and didn't get all the color back. To be honest I don't trust a small codec to capture all the informations when they are compressed. Still it is a nice hack! But natural seems pretty nice too. 

    My picture was shot with the sigma 17-35 1.8 and an old canon 500d. 
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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @mercer you mean 35 1.8 over the zoom? I like the zoom because 24mm speedboosted is the least wide that I am okay with and also the 24mm is much more expensive than the 24-35 zoom. I'll give my feedback about which lenses fit with the zhongyi speedbooster once it is there
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    canonlyme reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    It’s on eBay but I only sell in the US. For the amount that eBay and PayPal take from a sale, and for the price of the lens, it’s not worth the paperwork to sell it overseas.
    If you’re looking for a great Minolta prime, look out for the MD 28mm f/2.
    I shot this with it on the NX500.
    I was going for a muted, vintage look, so it isn’t tradition Minolta colors and contrast but it will give you an idea of the lens’ characteristics.
    There’s also a shot or two from the 24-35mm... the ones of the boardwalk binoculars.
     
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    canonlyme reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Interesting... goes to show you that almost any lens can look good under the right circumstances.
    I believe the “Beercan” refers to a Minolta A mount zoom.
    And finally yes, the 24-35mm is awesome. That’s one of the lenses I have up for sale that I regret selling before it’s even sold. I may end up keeping it for Canon Mirrorless though. It’s such a nice little lens on aps-c... basically a 35-50mm... my favorite range. With a Speedbooster on m43 it would be about the same.
    Actually it probably makes more sense on m43 with a Speedbooster because it turns the kinda slow f/3.5 into a modest f/2.5.
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    canonlyme got a reaction from Adept in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Not quite correct, but pretty good guessing ! Will explain if nobody else is giving his guess anymore. 
    By the way, I am already quite happy with the way the minolta 35mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.4 render colors. I just did a quick edit. First pic is 50mm second pic 35mm. The 35mm made the already nice scenery 20 mins ago when the sun was going down even more beautiful. Incredible sharpness too. 


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    canonlyme reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Those are photographs and not 4K screengrabs, right? Either way, they look nice. The motorcycle looks great. Do you have the MD 50mm or the MC PG? I have the latter and I paid $35 for it and it is one of the best lenses I’ve ever owned... especially in B&W.
    As I said before, I don’t even own a camera that I can use the majority of my Minolta lenses with. But buying one for them sounds like a better idea than selling the lenses... lol. 
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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Not quite correct, but pretty good guessing ! Will explain if nobody else is giving his guess anymore. 
    By the way, I am already quite happy with the way the minolta 35mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.4 render colors. I just did a quick edit. First pic is 50mm second pic 35mm. The 35mm made the already nice scenery 20 mins ago when the sun was going down even more beautiful. Incredible sharpness too. 


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    canonlyme reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @canonlyme I prefer the last one the most, which I assume is a Minolta. 3 and 4 seems to render the OOF areas differently, so my guess is that’s the Soligor, or maybe the Beercan? And then the first one has a warmer tonality than MC/MD Minolta lenses usually have, so I’d guess that one is either the Soligor or the Beercan as well?
    They all look pretty nice though. 
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    canonlyme got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Hey guys, this one is for you to guess. I am currently completing my minolta vintage lense set for gx80 and as it seems it's an endless road. Anyway, I will just let you decide without saying something about the lense. 
    These are pictures from a minolta 135mm 2.8 (60Euros) minolta beercan 70-210 f.4 (80 Euros), minolta 70-210 4.5-5.6 (6 Euros) and a cheap soligor macro zoom. Which one do you like most and can you see the difference? I know the conditions change a fair bit...  





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    canonlyme got a reaction from PannySVHS in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @mercer thanks. To be honest, I think the same angle with the same grading would look awesome with a lot of cameras. The light was really beautiful. But it directly hit the lens so I had to crank the contrast all the way up. 
    There are a few reasons I considered just now:
    1: It was my moms camera (she didn't like me taking it to the desert, haha),
    so I was deciding between a new sony 6000 and gx80, at the moment, both cameras are at the same price in germany.
    2: For pictures with heavy grading as well as 50mbit fhd the sonys are great, but I think the panasonics have better color space, which is important in compressed video. 
    3. The lenses for sony are overpriced, so I chose to go for a cheap camera and invest more in the stuff around it (like lenses, speedboosters, microphones and stuff)
    4. The sony overheats, so it is not futureproof if I work for serious clients :D 
    5. The gx80 has IS. I think that could be really great when using old glass and tele lenses.
    6. The gh2 sundance winner and Andy Lee got me sold on panasonic, even though I don't think that Andy Lee's movie was finished :D 

    To be honest, if I happen to prefer the sony, I can just sell my gx80 used and buy the sony6000 so that is a maximum loss of 100 dollars
    Also I shoot everything manual, so I don't care about any kind of autofocus tracking. I will try to shoot events with the gx80 (pictures) and see if anyone notices that I am using a tiny camera with vintage class.

    Thanks for your tipps: I am really bothered right now because the lens turbo md to m43 is out of stock. Also I don't know if there will be problems with the lenses hitting the glass of the lens turbo, so I don't wanna ship it all the way from USA and then have to return it. How did you solve that problem with the minoltas? I am looking at the 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 35-70 3.5 md (4 glasses) and the 135mm 2.8. 

    Fun Fact: My gx80 is already kind of famous. I already have a dump adapter and took my minolta lense to a movie festival. A television team from german 1st. programm was there that wanted to finish their scene but ran out of time. I was like: I have a 4k camera, I can finish it, so I did. German actor Götz otto was there. I asked him to sit down on a sofa on the event, and gave him directions from 5 different angles. He was like: Man, you are giving a lot of orders for a director, and started laughing, but he really gave me all his acting skills.

    In case you didn't know, he was the bad guy in james bond, tomorrow never dies. I guess that makes me one of the few people in the forum that already directed a hollywood actor, haha.
    Will post a short clip if anyone is interested. (sorry for writing so much)


    Cheers
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    canonlyme got a reaction from Adept in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    @mercer thanks. To be honest, I think the same angle with the same grading would look awesome with a lot of cameras. The light was really beautiful. But it directly hit the lens so I had to crank the contrast all the way up. 
    There are a few reasons I considered just now:
    1: It was my moms camera (she didn't like me taking it to the desert, haha),
    so I was deciding between a new sony 6000 and gx80, at the moment, both cameras are at the same price in germany.
    2: For pictures with heavy grading as well as 50mbit fhd the sonys are great, but I think the panasonics have better color space, which is important in compressed video. 
    3. The lenses for sony are overpriced, so I chose to go for a cheap camera and invest more in the stuff around it (like lenses, speedboosters, microphones and stuff)
    4. The sony overheats, so it is not futureproof if I work for serious clients :D 
    5. The gx80 has IS. I think that could be really great when using old glass and tele lenses.
    6. The gh2 sundance winner and Andy Lee got me sold on panasonic, even though I don't think that Andy Lee's movie was finished :D 

    To be honest, if I happen to prefer the sony, I can just sell my gx80 used and buy the sony6000 so that is a maximum loss of 100 dollars
    Also I shoot everything manual, so I don't care about any kind of autofocus tracking. I will try to shoot events with the gx80 (pictures) and see if anyone notices that I am using a tiny camera with vintage class.

    Thanks for your tipps: I am really bothered right now because the lens turbo md to m43 is out of stock. Also I don't know if there will be problems with the lenses hitting the glass of the lens turbo, so I don't wanna ship it all the way from USA and then have to return it. How did you solve that problem with the minoltas? I am looking at the 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 35-70 3.5 md (4 glasses) and the 135mm 2.8. 

    Fun Fact: My gx80 is already kind of famous. I already have a dump adapter and took my minolta lense to a movie festival. A television team from german 1st. programm was there that wanted to finish their scene but ran out of time. I was like: I have a 4k camera, I can finish it, so I did. German actor Götz otto was there. I asked him to sit down on a sofa on the event, and gave him directions from 5 different angles. He was like: Man, you are giving a lot of orders for a director, and started laughing, but he really gave me all his acting skills.

    In case you didn't know, he was the bad guy in james bond, tomorrow never dies. I guess that makes me one of the few people in the forum that already directed a hollywood actor, haha.
    Will post a short clip if anyone is interested. (sorry for writing so much)


    Cheers
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