GH3 Lens Choice

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  1. Fred Pflaum

    Fred Pflaum New Member

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    What lenses are people using to shoot stills or video with their GH3?
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    Fred Pflaum
    Lake George NY
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    12-35/2.8 OIS works nicely for me.
    A little heavier than some of the wide angle-only options, but the IQ is nice, and the OIS works.
     
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    Steve
    How are the photos with the GH3 compared to your canon 5d III?
     
  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Stills are much better with the 5DM3. Video better with the GH3, IMHO.
     
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    That's what I thought thanks.
     
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    I have used that too with GH3 a lot, but found out that moire problem is awful with 14-42. 12-35 works much better for me with GH3. Also 12-35 is really nice lens with BMPCC. I also like Panasonic 7-14/4 really much, especially with bmpcc, very low distortions at 9mm.
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Kari: Any moiré with the BMPCC and Pana 14-42?

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  9. Steve Maller

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    I'm looking at the 7-14, too, as I'd like to go wider than I can with the 24mm equivalent FOV of the 12-35. Especially for stills.
     
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    I tested it and results were interesting. It was a creating bit like a dream effect with bmpcc if shooting in sunny high contrast conditions, when need to add a lot contrast in post. I sort of liked it but maybe not for use in serious work :) Not any moire in my tests, but bmpcc is not too sensitive for moire with any of my lenses.
     
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    The BMPCC use a very flat profile doesn't it? Was that causing the dream like effect, I wonder?

    Andy.
     
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    Hey guys I just received my GH3, I am trying to get it to give me a live feed while recording, using the iftrotech mondo 5.8 TX and a yellow jacket RX and a freefly hdmi converter. I cant get the live view to work what are you guys doing in order to get the live feed to work. I had the same problem a week or two ago when I was able to use one on a job and never got a fix, had to use a ccd camera pointed the same direction as the gh3, not optimal at all, Please any advice helps! I know it can do it I just do not know how to get it working while the camera is recording, playback works but it does not show the image while recording. When I do plug the hdmi cable in it does say tv mode or something like that but nothing comes through on my fpv screen. I know the hdmi converter works as well as the hdmi cable bc it worked fine on the 7D.
     
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    Yup agreed these things blow the Canons away IMO with video, especially for low light.
     
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    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    GH3 HDMI out into the FreeFly HDMI Converter works fine for me. Was just using it today.
    No idea what Nathan's running in to.
     
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    The only issue we have run against, but only applies to the GH2 is that I only get 24P when outputting to the HDMI. This is something I found out that they resolved with the GH3 and you can get 60P. This is my only headache I would prefear to shoot 60 frames to make warp stabilizing better in post especially when doing long shots. Although having said that after testing it out I do not get too many warp artifacts. The copter almost flies these as if there ins't a camera on them. Cant wait to see my heavy take this up and fly like bat out of hell. Who needs RED's ;)
     
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