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Leica vs. Cooke: Flat vs. Distorted, GH4 vs A7SI noticed Jupiter Ascending used Leica lenses. After a little research I found this: http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2014/03/why-do-we-want-flat-glass/ The Cooke has distortion and less pleasing bokeh (only 5 blades), however it just looks better ("3D"). Testing cameras and lenses against each other is a useful exercise. I've been testing the GH4 against the A7S in studio lighting and the GH4 is looking better, especially in skintones. I had tweaked the A7S to look similar to the 5D3 and thought it looked pretty good until I did the same with the GH4. Under studio lighting, the GH4 produces nicer skintones and a cleaner image (+ 4K!). In December the Atomos Shogun will bring 4K to the A7S, however the GH4 will get 10-bit 422 4K at the same time (vs. 8-bit for the A7S).
4k 1" Leica Lens Lumix Pocket Android Phone204 grams and 21mm thick http://www.designboom.com/technology/panasonic-cm1-android-smartphone-1-inch-sensor-leica-lens-09-16-2014/ onder if it's Bendy? Cheaper than a 7DII? While your over at DesignBoom, take a look at the 41MP Phone Thingy http://www.designboom.com/technology/relonch-camera-print-quality-iphone-photos-09-19-2014/
So Panasonic apparently just announced a 30mm 2.8 macro lens. It seems decent on paper. What I would like to see is a pro level 50,60 or 75mm 1.2 weather sealed Leica 42.5 quality macro lens with image stabilization (since panasonic does not have inbuilt stabilization) This kind of lens would work double duty as a portrait lens and as a macro lens. The MFT world is growing nicely. This new pro level 40-150mm 2.8 zoom from Olympus seems honestly good enough. Likewise I'm happy to hear about the upcoming 300 F4 prime from Olympus. What kind of lenses would you like to see by Panasonic? On a secondary needs basis I would like to see 14Bit Raw images support for GH4. To make it more Pro photography oriented. 12 vs 14 bit RAW's are very important for professional photography needs. on my short list there are 300mm 2.8 with image stabilization or pro level 100-300 2.8 with IS. Perhaps 400mm f4 with IS.
GH2 vs GH3 Sankor AnamorphicOn top of my low light high ISO tests I also tested my Sankor Anamorphic 2x lens. One thing I really learned is that anamorphics need to be focused at a specific distance to get the desired effect. Of course I only realize this after I do this, so I'll try and do another test later. Focus is very difficult, next time I'll bring an external monitor. The 100mm Macro surprisingly was the most difficult to focus. I think it has a much shallower depth of field than either of the FD 1.2L lenses. http://youtu.be/U5Oh-IBFZyY http://youtu.be/eL0HesvFrPc http://youtu.be/zEk-7OEkVAU http://youtu.be/ZaRwD_L0n-g Out of all these tests it's clear that there are limitations with both cameras. Here are some notes: - EX TELE mode is much improved on the GH3. There is more detail and less noise, although it is still very noisy. Not sure I can call it "grain" but if you really need to use it you can. But I would still go with a prime over EX TELE mode, even if it is a great lens like the Leica 25mm. GH2 clearly is bad in EX TELE mode, worse in very low light - Detail is excellent for both cameras. I still think the GH2 has more but only by a little. Again focusing is critical. - GH3 clearly has more dynamic range and retains more details especially in the shadows. The last video you can see more tiles in the shadows at the left of the image. - GH3 can shoot more flat and retain more color detail too. The last video I upped the saturation to 150% to match the GH2. You can't go far at all with the GH2, it is so baked into the codec. - GH3 is 2/3 of a stop brighter at high ISOs. However the codec isn't great for low light. I think the 50Mbits IPB is better than the 72Mbits All-I for low light. Just the noise grain is better and easier to remove. In bright conditions they are about the same. I prefer the GH3 over the GH2 for usability and for the image. I'll still use my GH2s because they are still very stellar cameras. But I think there are many improvements in the GH3 that overall make it a better camera.