Jump to content
Andrew Reid

An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds

Recommended Posts

28 minutes ago, Grimor said:

Whats the color profile seb?

Color Profile is Natural with everything dialed down to -5.

 

28 minutes ago, Yannick Willox said:

...

how did you handle white balance ?

The high contrast at the counter, did you try getting the contrast setting all the way down to -5, and then adjust highlight/shadow curves in camera until you have a nice result ?

I white balance with a small grey card I keep in my bag. But I feel AWB is quite reliable too.
About highlight/shadow - I messed with it a bit when I got the camera, but didn't like the results very much. At least turning up shadows made grading a bit tricky. But I'm no colorist by any means, so maybe it might help a bit if you know what you're doing while grading. :) I'll play with it more for sure.

 

I also didn't have much time finishing the video, so I used filmconvert (GH4, Natural, KD Portra 400) with some adjustments. If I find some time I'll try to get more out of some shots.

 

EDIT: About the shot of the counter - that's basicly what the lighting was. Hard light from top, so I guess it's fine. I just prefer a more balanced look.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs
16 hours ago, Thpriest said:

Another example with the GX85. The shoot was a bit of a disaster! Record company said they needed the video for the next week. We had a Sunday to shoot. Only one venue available. Picked up lights on Saturday. Group arrived late on Sunday. Get to the location and plug in the lights...fuse switches off! We could only use overhead fluorescent lights! Arrrrgh! Anyway, the GX85 held up quite well all things considered.

Lenses: SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 and Voigtlander 25mm F0.95. A mixture of 4K and 1080 50p

Gran trabajo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although nowadays GH5 and 5d 4k raw (:grimace:) are getting most of our attention, my partner GX80 doesnt let me down. Nothing special, yet another festival recap. This time however, I started getting used to color masks to remove the orange/green tint. Not perfect yet, plenty of room for improvement. Tell me what you think:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, jase said:

Although nowadays GH5 and 5d 4k raw (:grimace:) are getting most of our attention, my partner GX80 doesnt let me down. Nothing special, yet another festival recap. This time however, I started getting used to color masks to remove the orange/green tint. Not perfect yet, plenty of room for improvement. Tell me what you think:

 

Honestly Jase, once again great job. I think you are the Panasonic master... continuously great colors... they should make you one of their ambassadors... I wonder what you could do with the GH5... and so far... I think it needs your help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/1/2017 at 11:11 PM, jase said:

Although nowadays GH5 and 5d 4k raw (:grimace:) are getting most of our attention, my partner GX80 doesnt let me down. Nothing special, yet another festival recap. This time however, I started getting used to color masks to remove the orange/green tint. Not perfect yet, plenty of room for improvement. Tell me what you think:

 

If there's plenty of room for improvement, I'm not seeing it. Really excellent work, Jase!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, jase said:

Boy, the Summilux 15 really shines with the Tiffen Ultra... 

helen kennemeer.jpg

This has me thinking about going all native glass ?? looks very polished

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, kidzrevil said:

This has me thinking about going all native glass ?? looks very polished

Mh, as in you think it looks too digital, too clean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, jase said:

Mh, as in you think it looks too digital, too clean?

As in your own words 'really shines', I bet. Convincing enough to make him consider going quality MFT lenses. Recent Panaleica/OlyPRO primes are definitely sick! As in cool, not as in 'needing bed rest'. :grin: Atleast the Leica 15mm is affordable... that 12, 25 & 42.5mm... different story. They're baiting you with a tasty little worm and you end up getting reeled in being the one on the menu!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Cinegain said:

As in your own words 'really shines', I bet. Convincing enough to make him consider going quality MFT lenses. Recent Panaleica/OlyPRO primes are definitely sick! As in cool, not as in 'needing bed rest'. :grin: Atleast the Leica 15mm is affordable... that 12, 25 & 42.5mm... different story. They're baiting you with a tasty little worm and you end up getting reeled in being the one on the menu!

Interesting, I understood it exactly the other way round: As in that it looks way too polished - being a reason to NOT to invest into native glass. sender - receiver issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just saw this AF review on the new GH5. I'm rather happy to report that I think the GX80 (in terms of AF performance in video) is doing about as well as or even better than the GH5 that costs about 4 times the price. ...not that I use it much. :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, John Matthews said:

I just saw this AF review on the new GH5. I'm rather happy to report that I think the GX80 (in terms of AF performance in video) is doing about as well as or even better than the GH5 that costs about 4 times the price. ...not that I use it much. 

I've got the G85, don't use AF-C at all. But being happy that our cameras perform just as well as the GH5 in AF-C is small consolation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, jase said:

Thanks! Got myself a Smallrig cage as well as a top handle, improved the smoothness a lot.

58e916c78564a_gx80cage.thumb.jpg.f2233d90489fee6a50075269a36350ff.jpg

 

 

Aaah, Jase! Beautiful setup! One of the prettiest, that camera, that cage, that lens! Oh, almost forgot the handle:)

Did you buy cage and handle in a set? Ebay or where from? I got myself a beautiful Tokina 24 40 2.8. It is

like a rig for my GX85, awesome to hold on to.

 

I have a question regarding stabilization. What is the best firmware version for IBIS? Does that version

make a difference?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, PannySVHS said:

Did you buy cage and handle in a set? Ebay or where from? I got myself a beautiful Tokina 24 40 2.8. It is like a rig for my GX85, awesome to hold no to.

I bought it from smallrig.com right away - shipping was pretty fast and I did not had to pay any taxes which puzzled me, but I wont complain :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...