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1 hour ago, tonysss said:

I have GH5 for 10 months, and I'm testing a good profile from the beginning,  and every time I return to my poured profile like 709 :-) he always has the best skin tone !!! sometimes I also use a vlog if the scene has a high contrast (sun, nature) , I have leeming LUT , but,  like 709 I always won.

My setting:

like 709 profile /0/-5/-5/-2/0   (knee Point 80 slope 99)

luminance level   16-235

master pedestal level +5

I take a lot of interest about "Like 709" because I tink it is a very good profile and I'd like to ask some questions please:

1) What difference do you see between "Natural" profile and "Like 709" profile?

2) With "Like 709" profile is it easy to change the chromatism on the clips in post-prodution like with "Natural" profile? I think "Like 709" profile has more contrast and more difficult to work with the chromatism.

3) I'd like to try your "Like 709" settings but I am not able to see the right steps on the Menu. I have only set knee Point 80 and slope 99. But I don't understand where is luminance level  and master pedestal level. Then I don't understand what it means /0/-5/-5/-2/0.

I thank you for your info.

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Hey guys,

Can anyone help recommend a lens for me & my GH5 (right thread, I hope!)

I'm looking for something fast, with a 35-50mm full frame equivalent. Whilst I don't yet own one, I'm considering getting my hands on a metabones XL (EF mount) so would consider something non-native also. So a native lens between 17-25mm, or something more like between 28-35mm if it were to be used on the metabones.

Ideally after something that doesn't weigh a ton, will be able to render nice shallow DoF and have autofocus (for stills' sake, not expecting much for video)

I know that's asking a lot, so maybe nothing out there that ticks all those boxes, but would really appreciate any recommendations. Right now I'm considering the Canon 35mm F2 IS on the metabones XL (thought the lens' IS would be somewhat redundant I'm guessing)

Thanks for any input

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On 3/16/2018 at 10:50 AM, ThomHaig said:

Hey guys,

Can anyone help recommend a lens for me & my GH5 (right thread, I hope!)

I'm looking for something fast, with a 35-50mm full frame equivalent. Whilst I don't yet own one, I'm considering getting my hands on a metabones XL (EF mount) so would consider something non-native also. So a native lens between 17-25mm, or something more like between 28-35mm if it were to be used on the metabones.

Ideally after something that doesn't weigh a ton, will be able to render nice shallow DoF and have autofocus (for stills' sake, not expecting much for video)

I know that's asking a lot, so maybe nothing out there that ticks all those boxes, but would really appreciate any recommendations. Right now I'm considering the Canon 35mm F2 IS on the metabones XL (thought the lens' IS would be somewhat redundant I'm guessing)

Thanks for any input

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 (or the plain FF 24-35mm f/2.0 in a much tight range as 2nd thought if you want to get rid of vignetting in all extension, even though this won't be much of a problem along video crop format especially if you'll avoid the wide end going with the XL version; no issues whatsoever with the Ultra version) will give you the focal length you're looking for. It is the best bang for the buck you'll even find nowadays, no other glass offers you the same.

Hope this helps,

E :-)

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10 hours ago, Emanuel said:

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 (or the plain FF 24-35mm f/2.0 in a much tight range as 2nd thought if you want to get rid of vignetting in all extension, even though this won't be much of a problem along video crop format especially if you'll avoid the wide end going with the XL version; no issues whatsoever with the Ultra version) will give you the focal length you're looking for. It is the best bang for the buck you'll even find nowadays, no other glass offers you the same.

Hope this helps,

E :-)

Hey Emanuel - cheers very much for the recommendation. Yeah, the sigma fast zooms seem to be a very popular option for the GH5 & Metabones. I'd definitely consider grabbing one if I find myself doing some more serious video work (or maybe just convince myself to give it a go either way!) - That said it's a bit larger and heavier than what I'd like out of a lens right now - I'd ideally like something a bit more portable, so more likely to be a prime. It could be that I'm asking for too much from a lens though! Would appreciate any more recommendations. Cheers.

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@ThomHaig Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART on the cheap Viltrox EF-M2 speed booster. It has a lot of play so not good for manual focus but great for photography (roughly equivalent to the look of 45mm f/2 on Fullframe) or if you anyway don't pull focus during recording. Weight is really close to the Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Phil A said:

@ThomHaig Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART on the cheap Viltrox EF-M2 speed booster. It has a lot of play so not good for manual focus but great for photography (roughly equivalent to the look of 45mm f/2 on Fullframe) or if you anyway don't pull focus during recording. Weight is really close to the Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95.

 

 

GH5_30_14.jpg

Hey Phil, Cheers for getting back to me with that- looks like a decent option, and comparatively compact compared to the 18-35mm zoom - I don't suppose you know how the same lens fares on the metabones XL? Any idea if it vignettes beyond usability? 

Also, be great to hear what you make of the Viltrox - it's a fair bit cheaper than the Metabones Ultra, so if the image quality is decent I'd happily forego the XL for this. Cheers

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On 3/18/2018 at 10:27 PM, ThomHaig said:

Hey Phil, Cheers for getting back to me with that- looks like a decent option, and comparatively compact compared to the 18-35mm zoom - I don't suppose you know how the same lens fares on the metabones XL? Any idea if it vignettes beyond usability? 

Also, be great to hear what you make of the Viltrox - it's a fair bit cheaper than the Metabones Ultra, so if the image quality is decent I'd happily forego the XL for this. Cheers

Unfortunately I don't know, wondered myself originally. But with some google search, you can find examples of the lens on the Canon 1D III or IV, which had APS-H sensors. Looks ok to me and gives an idea how it might be, but obviously no definitive answer.

It's ok for me but I'm not a pixel peeper. I can maybe compare

Viltrox EF-M2 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Zhongyi LensTurbo II + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (only wide open, no electronic aperture control)
Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4

if that's relevant. I'm just slightly busy because yesterday our GX85 died and we fly to a long vacation next Friday (Murphy's law).

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8 hours ago, Phil A said:

Unfortunately I don't know, wondered myself originally. But with some google search, you can find examples of the lens on the Canon 1D III or IV, which had APS-H sensors. Looks ok to me and gives an idea how it might be, but obviously no definitive answer.

It's ok for me but I'm not a pixel peeper. I can maybe compare

Viltrox EF-M2 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Zhongyi LensTurbo II + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (only wide open, no electronic aperture control)
Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4

if that's relevant. I'm just slightly busy because yesterday our GX85 died and we fly to a long vacation next Friday (Murphy's law).

Cheers Phil, Really appreciate it.

Been doing some digging on the Viltrox EF-M2 and got one ordered now. If the reviews are anything to go by it's the same quality as the Metabones Ultra and a fraction of the price, cheers for mentioning it in your post! Might make sense to use the cash saved on that to grab the Sigma 18-35mm and maybe get a small native prime if I can spring for it. I'm curious - how do you find manual focus on the Panasonic 25mm f1.4?

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5 hours ago, ThomHaig said:

 I'm curious - how do you find manual focus on the Panasonic 25mm f1.4?

Pretty good review of one here. If you have the money looks like the Oly is the way to go.

https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/olympus-m-zuiko-25mm-f1-2-pro-vs-panasonic-leica-25mm-f1-4/

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15 minutes ago, jonpais said:

excellent. but it’s not fair - they were real filmmakers and actors and they used lighting to shape the space and create mood and atmosphere.😂

Keep working at it, you’ll get there.

Seriously though, that looked really good. But (there’s always a but) as good as it looked, I’m fairly certain, with all else being equal, that similar results could be had with a G85 and CineLikeD.

But in the end it doesn’t really matter, that would have been cool if it were shot on mini dv. 

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Need help deciding in which direction I should go and if it's necessary to go in that direction regarding lens selection for gh5.

So I have tons of commercial work and weddings coming this April, May and June etc. and I'm thinking of investing into a metabones ultra + sigma 18-35 option. I currently own the 12-35 panny first gen and I'm thinking if it's worth making a switch. The main reason is low light situations and better DoF. 

The other option would be to get a nikon metabones to mft because my father owns lots of nikkor lenses 24-70, 70-200 , wide angles , macros  etc but the Nikon To Mft doesn't get lots of love

Lastly the third choice would be to invest in fast mft primes like the sigma 30 1.4 and the 16 1.4 which would be a good and not expensive alternative.

What sound more rational option to invest in? 

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22 hours ago, GreekBeast said:

Need help deciding in which direction I should go and if it's necessary to go in that direction regarding lens selection for gh5.

So I have tons of commercial work and weddings coming this April, May and June etc. and I'm thinking of investing into a metabones ultra + sigma 18-35 option. I currently own the 12-35 panny first gen and I'm thinking if it's worth making a switch. The main reason is low light situations and better DoF. 

The other option would be to get a nikon metabones to mft because my father owns lots of nikkor lenses 24-70, 70-200 , wide angles , macros  etc but the Nikon To Mft doesn't get lots of love

Lastly the third choice would be to invest in fast mft primes like the sigma 30 1.4 and the 16 1.4 which would be a good and not expensive alternative.

What sound more rational option to invest in? 

First post in here! 

@GreekBeast do you live in Greece too? Because this could play a role in buying options.

Your choices depend on a number of things: do you absolutely need AF? Will you often use a gimbal? 

1) If you want AF on all lenses, the (Canon) Metabones + Sigma 18-35 is a great choice. There is also the much more economical Viltrox adapter (also for Canon) which has received rave reviews but is backordered almost everywhere. I guess you can expect more than two months to receive it in Greece (due to customs clearance times...)

2) If you go the Nikon way (as I've done) there is the Viltrox NF-43x adapter, which features the same focal reducer as the (AF) Canon version, but is much cheaper, easier to get and of course manual focus only. If you already have a number of Nikon lenses, it surely makes sense to go this way. Again, no AF. 

3) I have the Sigma 30mm f1.4. It's a quite nice lens, sharp and with reasonably fast AF. You can usually get this for close to 200€ used in Greece and about 330€ brand new. Haven't tried the 16mm but I'd think the Panaleica 15mm f1.7 would make a better choice; smaller, lighter, probably faster AF. Great for gimbal or handheld work. 

In conclusion, IMHO, the most cost effective solution would be to go for the Viltrox for Nikon focal reducer, plus Sigma 18-35mm, plus 2-3 native lenses that cover your most used focal ranges (the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 would make another good/cheap option). Because of your low light requirements, native zooms would present some issues. Then add a couple of your adapted Nikon glass and you'll be well served. 

 

 

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Hey everyone--a little nervous to post this but hoping to get some opinions.

 

I'm a novice with my GH5 but maybe this will help others. I went through a ton of different settings for CineD, CineV, HLG, and Natural, and using natural light made a video comparing different saturation and contrast levels. It's in French but hoping to add subtitles soon. The comparisons start at around 30 seconds and at 3:36 is a half second clip of each when I tried to match the contrast/saturation levels in post (without shifting any colors).

 

I did make a mistake in overexposing the shot, I tried to make it consistent by having 100% Zebras on my t-shirt but I think in the end it made HLG look possibly better than it actually is.

 

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