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ehanauer

Member Since 25 Feb 2003
Offline Last Active Nov 08 2015 03:14 PM
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In Topic: Autofocus UW video with GH3 vs GH4 - focus breathing issues on GH4

03 November 2015 - 08:27 AM

I love my GH4, but autofocus while shooting video is next to impossible.  Take advantage of the wide depth of field of your 7-14.  Prefocus on your fin and leave it on manual.  Shoot at f8, and boost iso if necessary, up to 800 max.  


In Topic: Showreel

12 July 2015 - 06:17 AM

Love the slo mo. Thanks for sharing.

In Topic: Should i get a fisheye?

23 May 2015 - 06:07 AM

If you are going to shoot any video, you need a fisheye. The Panasonic 8mm works great for me.

In Topic: Going from DX - 4/3s - FX - Compact, My Digital De-Evolution

21 May 2015 - 07:28 AM

When I moved from a Nikon D7000 to a Panasonic GH4 it wasn't a downgrade. It was an upgrade in video capability, and Panasonic lenses are at least equivalent to Nikon glass. The only thing I miss is the versatility of the Tokina 10-17 fisheye, but the 8mm is a good substitute. As for stills, they are publishable, as are 4k frame grabs.

The smaller size of the system is another benefit, but not the prime one.

In Topic: Focus Tracking GH4 with NA-GH4 Manta Ray Nusa Penida

11 April 2015 - 09:40 AM

With extreme wide angles lenses, hyperfocal distance ranges 1/3 in front and 2/3 behind the focal point.  At f8 and smaller, focus on your fin and you'll lose focus only when the fish kisses your port.  Divers way in the distance may be a bit soft, but viewers will discount that.  On the GH4, that holds true for the 8mm fisheye and the 7-14mm rectilinear lenses.


With extreme wide angles lenses, hyperfocal distance ranges 1/3 in front and 2/3 behind the focal point.  At f8 and smaller, focus on your fin and you'll lose focus only when the fish kisses your port.  Divers way in the distance may be a bit soft, but viewers will discount that.  On the GH4, that holds true for the 8mm fisheye and the 7-14mm rectilinear lenses.