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kc_moses

Member Since 08 Oct 2012
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In Topic: Panasonic GH4 or Sony AX100

Today, 07:21 AM

I would suggest GH4 mainly because it also take picture, hence the housing/camera has better resell value, or at least easier to sell. The Gate housing for AX100 is $3340, $1000 more than the housing for GH4.

 

Shooting macro and white angle on the same dive with GH4 could be tricky, it shouldn't be a problem with AX100.


In Topic: Almost pull the plug on GH4, now come the LX-8, 4K!!

21 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

Adding another crop factor for 4K recording may not be a bad thing in the case of LX-8. For LX-7, we all struggle to find a good WA wet lens mainly because 24mm cause vignette, people still have to zoom in to 28 or 35mm to use certain wet lens anyway. I still have my Inon UFL-165AD, wonder if that works.

 

Intercepter121, you can get great 1080p from 4K footage, problem like moire would not be an issue (imagine being able to see the detail of the sea fan/grass). 4K also let you stabilize, crop, or have interesting composition. I can imagine just using a +5 diopter to shoot 4K, then during post, zoom in and make it look like a +10 diopter result when output to 1080p.

 

Still have no ideal when LX-8 will be announce, late August? September?


In Topic: Sony Alpha 7S for video - ???

21 August 2014 - 07:03 AM

"ISO 12,800 on this camera looks like ISO 800 on the GH4. ISO 3200 looks like ISO 200 on the 5D Mark III" 

 

If ISO 12,800 looks like ISO 800 on the GH4, does that mean a lower ISO on the GH4 yield a comparable noise quality compare to ISO 3200 on the A7S? 5DM3 is quite behind now so there is not point to compare to it when come to Video feature (Photo wise, 5DM3 still holds up well).

 

Also, rumor had it that an upcoming GH4 firmware update might allow it to have RAW recording on an external device. If it's true, which one is better? A7S Low light 4K recording on a Atomos Shogun, or GH4 RAW video on the Atomos Shogun. I think GH4 has 10-bit 4:2:2 output over the HDMI, better than the A7S...... all these spec started to become blur to me as I haven't look at their spec for a while.


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

20 August 2014 - 06:25 AM

Thanks, I left out the Nauticam 3.5" port part. This set up sure is cheaper than the 7-14mm lens set up, I'm sure the 7-14mm has better optic quality.


In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

19 August 2014 - 05:45 PM

The fish eye conversion lens is interesting. Are you referring to the Panasonic DMW-GFC1? If that's the one, then I don't think it's wide enough because it only give 120 degree on land, and would become 84 degree once in the water. May be a wet wide angle lens is a better solution, just don't know which wet lens work.