MrSMW Posted March 21, 2021 Share Posted March 21, 2021 Binned the S1R and pushed the button on a used S1H! It doesn't specify, but with this particular dealer it's usually 'open box' kit when it's sold 'like new'. It's not the best time for me to be buying kit ideally as my entire wedding season is still in question, but at the same time, I have a number of commercial projects and styled venue shoots to do over the next few months. I also would like to spend time getting familiar with using my entire kit as I intend to use it for at least the next >4 years. I could at a pinch, use just the S5, but after nearly 6 months of wrestling with my 'perfect' minimalist lineup of bodies and lens combos, I have settled on: S1H with the Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 as a my video-centric workhorse, principally because a lot of my long work days are in high temperatures and some ceremonies and some speeches can go on for a bit so the unlimited recording is a bonus. I hate flippy screens but the S1H is perfect in that it can just be used as a tilt. The Sig 28-70 keeps the overall size & weight down but still a flexible focal range that is perfect for my needs; approx 42-105mm as I shoot 4k 50p. The S5 is going to get a battery grip to add more continuous battery life, but mainly to balance out the 24-105mm f4. I'm not really a zoom kind of person, so anticipate using the Sig as a 42 or 105mm and with the Panny lens, FF as a 24 or 105mm to give me the same focal length for stills and video at the long end which I work a lot with. F4 is not my ideal, but then it's equivalent to the Fuji f2.8 that has been my previous workhorse so... The Panny 85mm f1.8 remains as an option lens for video, - purely back of church or low-light outdoor speeches, because in APSC mode, it's like a 130mm. The Panny 20-60mm kit lens remains also, purely as a 20mm wide angle for stills and it's my hiking lens on the S5. The Sigma 45mm f2.8 I'm not sure. I love this lens but have next to zero use for it. I think I'll probably sell it and replace it with another option lens which will be the Sigma 65mm f2 for church and low-light speeches, I have a 100mm equiv, still f2 light gathering instead of the F4 zoom. 2 bodies, 2 workhorse zooms, 1 option zoom, 2 option primes. Sony ZV1 as a backup ceremony & speeches video unit. That's as minimalist as I can go and still cover all my bases and within a certain budget! Ideally, Panny will pop out a 47mp version of the S5, ie, an S5R as there are times when the hi res mode doesn't work for me but I want more than 24mp. Otherwise, I'm sorted and look forward to shooting more than the last miserable 6 months! Thpriest 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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