Vintage Jimothy Posted May 31, 2020 Share Posted May 31, 2020 1 minute ago, padam said: What I meant that if you are happy to use those, maybe the R5 is not really needed right away, if we look at how much cheaper it is going to became after a year or so, while the Panasonic S1 will become even cheaper right now (it will cost less than half as much slightly used) as it will loose some of its appeal and from what I've seen, the IBIS works really well even with vintage lenses. And of course there is also the R6, but that will probably not offer enough unfortunately, it it targeted even more at EF or RF users as the AF will be one of its big strengths. Yes, it is in terms of how the 28-70/2 looks, although it is still different so use in practice compared to prime lenses and since I am not selling most of those, it is probably the one that has to go in the end. And the balanced handling, wider range, silent AF and stabilisation of the 24-105mm f4 IS makes it pretty compelling for video. And there is the "happy medium" 24-70mm f2.8 IS, which is offers a bit of both. Sure, the lenses are expensive, but they are also well thought-out compared to the competition (especially the zooms). Yeah, that's a very fair point. Like I said before, my current predicament is debating between one of two routes for my next camera purchase; something more cost affordable, but will likely be replaced within a year or two (i.e. a Fuji XT3/4)... or something notably more expensive and heavy duty, but will hold a longer shelf live for me before I need to upgrade from it. And while obviously camera bodies are far less of a long term investment than the actual lenses, I do think the R5 is one of those camera models that would ultimately have a long shelf life. 8K RAW alone is overkill, but between that and 4K120p (with DPAF), I'd be set for quite a long time. As much as I love my Panasonic G85 and the footage I've seen from the S1 and S1H, I get the feeling that the DPAF would far more beneficial for my current hybrid photo-video work than Panasonic's Contrast autofocus. I don't mind the Contrast autofocus in my G85 or using manual focus, but I do have to admit it's gotten in the way of my footage and photos on more than one occasion. So with the R5 having DPAF across the board with a rich image, be it RAW or 10bit C-Log internal, that's a big factor that's made me consider it over the Panasonic alternatives. Like I said before, if I were living in Atlanta or LA and focusing on my narrative filmmaking career, I'd probably go with them- but as it stands now, the R5 seems to make more sense if we're talking "Long Term Investment" cameras. And yeah, my plan if I were to get the R5 is to buy it with the 24-105mm f4 IS right away with the camera! It seems to be one of those perfect kit lenses and would have me covered for most practical scenarios. The point about having the vintage glass was that, aside from my fondness of the aesthetic and character, it'd be a good cost effective way to have other special cases covered for my work until I could afford to buy other RF glass aside from the 24-105mm f4. padam 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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