MrSMW Posted August 18, 2021 Share Posted August 18, 2021 10 hours ago, herein2020 said: That's pretty cool that you are using the S5 in so many different roles, when you have completed a wedding with the S5 I'd love to see the results. Early Sep and I should have 2 to add to my portfolio. The first is a 3 day American wedding here in France so should be good and is a full hybrid job. The second 2 days but just stills. I’m still toying with the exact configuration for hybrid coverage which is when I need 3 cameras; one for static full length stuff, one for roaming video and the third for stills. In a pinch I can do it with 2 bodies and 2 zooms but there are compromises at key moments especially during ceremonies and that’s the weakness of the 2 camera approach. 3 cameras eliminates the compromise and despite these somewhat cash-strapped times, investing in my portfolio is still my best option. I’m pretty sure I will run the following: S1H + 35mm f2 indoor and in 4K 50p crop mode essentially gives me ‘50mm’ which I find is a look I like. Switch to the 65mm f2 outdoors for a ‘100mm’ look. I am not and never have been a wider angle user and like to shoot either quite tight but if I want more context, back up to include it, but always with a longer focal length. Handheld at all times as the S1H IBIS is just superb, unless I need to shoot stills at the same time such as first kiss, confetti etc in which case it quickly slips onto my freestanding monopod. It’s my workhorse that produces 90% of the material. Then one S5 gets the 24-105mm f4 and gets welded onto a tripod and does full rolling ceremony, speeches and any entrances, exits, first dance etc. The second S5 with 28-70mm f2.8 is dedicated to stills and is a relatively lightweight compact and versatile combo and I do tend to switch to crop mode outdoors effectively turning it into a 42-105mm, at least in camera, with the ability to crop back out in post. I would rather another S1H in this role however as I prefer it’s; build, ergos, dials, buttons, screens and…well everything really. Not to do the S5 an injustice, but the S1H is just better everywhere. Tweaked natural profile for me also. I’ve tried log and can’t get on with it. Yes, in certain circumstances it can produce a marginally better result but is far too finicky for consistency and even with a decent workflow, a lot more time consuming. ntblowz 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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