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  1. My Panny 24-105 f/4 stays glued to my S1H at least 90% of the time for video work. I also have the Sigma 35 f/1.4 and the lens is killer sharp, and a great full body photo lens, but it's speed is wasted on the video side because of the horrid autofocus not being good enough, even at f/8. I also have the Panny 20-60 that I kept when I sold my S5. It's a nice compact lens that gives me just enough to keep me from having to pull out my adapted (and optically bad) Sigma 12-24 f/3.5-5.6. Like everyone else here, the 28-70 checks a lot of boxes, but is not wide or long enough, though it's the
  2. ProRes RAW is fantastic on my S1H, so hopefully they don't time limit the capture. I got this off of Panasonic's website, and unfortunately, they won't have jam sync timecode on the S1.
  3. Don't waste your energy, as the AF is still garbage unless you shoot interview type work at f/11. Even 75mm f/4 is out of the question in a talking head scenario.
  4. You should consider a used S1 body and a used S1H. I had the S5, and as beautiful as the footage is, having limited internal 10-bit 4K recording ended up biting me in the ass on the first job I used it on. I traded it for a used S1 after Panasonic announced the S1 getting 5.9K support and timecode (hopefully over the PC Sync port, so I can sync my S1H with the S1). Same batteries, and mostly the same media. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll add ProRes RAW support to the Ninja V. It's nice to have the ProRes RAW option, but to be honest, I only used it twice with my S1H and I could have done th
  5. I had the S5. I traded it with someone for the S1. With the 5.9K internal and ProRes RAW coming next year, it was a no brainer for me.
  6. This news is so good, I'm trading my S5 for a used S1 and the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 and a spare battery. This will fit nicely with my S1H and I also get the deeper buffer and the no time limit 10-bit recording, as well as internal 5.9K!!!
  7. Lenses have different color tones and different blooming characteristics. You may see the difference from one scene to the next because of these characteristics. The biggest difference if the amount of sharpness between the lenses.
  8. This is one of my biggest mistakes of the production to be completely honest. I shot most of the scenes with Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35-105 f/3.5. Beautiful glass, but you need to stop down a stop or two to get it really sharp. I lit all the scenes with LED Fresnel lights and panel lights, but sometimes that wasn't enough unless the lenses were wide open, so some shots are way too soft for my liking, like the black guy with the white guy in the car scene. I was away from power, so couldn't use my A.C. powered lights. When I rented the GH5 for some scenes, I also rented
  9. Here are some frame grabs from my first feature length film Bad Decisions. I started on the GH4, then shot some scenes on the GH5. I will finish this next year with the S5 and S1H if COVID-19 doesn't turn into COVID-20. I'm probably going to go straight to Amazon Prime. My budget thus far has been $10K and I have another $3K or so for the last two scenes. As so many of you know, no ifs, ands or buts about it; filmmaking is fucking hard! This is probably why this is my last one. I've been discouraged so many times that I had pretty much decided to delete the whole film and just quit al
  10. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
  11. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
  12. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
  13. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
  14. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
  15. Don't fret about the fan, as it's really ingenius how they did it. The fan intake does not go into the body, but just draws air over the radiator fins that are completely sealed from the body internals. You will struggle to hear the S1H fan in most any case. I first though my fan was broken until I literally rested my ear on the camera!
  16. I own the S1H and the S5. and there are a a whole lot more issues than you think! The 8-bit stuff is only 4:2:0, and it's still H.264, not H.265. The same issue exist for the S1H, but we don't care because we don't have time limits. The 1080p VFR stuff is completely wrecked. The 100Mbps 1080p MOV files have been replaced with 28 Mbps MP4 trash. The timecode feature is a complete waste. If you can jam sync it, or get a jam from it, what the hell is the point? The only thing between the S5 and the S1H that is the same is 4K 4:2:2 150Mbps IPB in 24p and 30p everything el
  17. I got those cards too, and they are much slower clearing the buffer than my UHS-II cards. We must be doing something different. Maybe I'll record a video of what I am referring too later today.
  18. I think the OP meant that when shooting stills or video, and then switching over to do the opposite, there is a delay because you have different format content in the buffer. I have experienced that as well, as I was shooting some video at a wedding yesterday, but they wanted a stills picture, and I had to wait about 8 seconds before I could take a photo, even though the camera switched instantly into the photo mode. Pressing the shutter button, just wouldn't do anything.
  19. I completely loathe my Ronin-S!!! That thing has locked up my GH5S, S1H and would probably do the same to my S5. But that's not the half of it. That whole axis not returning to centred bug is a serious deal breaker for me. I was doing a wedding a few weeks ago, and by the end of the Daddy/Daughter dance, the gimbal was off by over 50 degrees!!! I was looking like a dork almost holding the Ronin like it was in selfie mode! I just bought the Crane 3S, and it also locked up the S1H, so this may have something to do with the camera firmware stability when being tethered more than anything e
  20. Nah. I just sold my GH5S because it didn't match color without work. Additionally, GH5S compared to S1H is maxed out at the high native ISO, but I routinely push the S1H to 10,000 without a care in the world. I'm also waiting on a gig that I can use with the S1H and my new S5.
  21. I almost alway invoke Luminar from Lightroom most of the time, but I've been using it directly for the S5 until Adobe catches up.
  22. So you saw the bit rate available with the S5, here are pictures of my S1H with all VFR modes shown and some of the frame rates available with it.
  23. 1080p 10-bit 60p is okay, but if you want ready to go slo-mo modes like VFR, they removed all of that and put it on the S&Q dial, which is all mp4 low bitrate trash. Look at what's available in the S&Q mode in my attached photos.
  24. I see. They are able to be added right from the codec selection on the S1H, so I thought they were missing.
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