Advert…GH5 now in stock at H. Preston Media for Friday delivery

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Lumix GH5 now in stock for Friday delivery with full 5 year warranty and 0% interest free credit from H. Preston Media. Telephone John on 01684 575486.

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8 Sinn Cage for the GH5

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The new 8Sinn cage for the GH5

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More GH5 videos

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How to customise your GH5 autofocus

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Once again Photo Joseph explains the customisability of the autofocus system on the GH5.

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Joseph Linaschke further discussions on the GH5

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A lot of GH5 questions answered

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This is a great interview with Photo Joseph and Panasonic’s Sean Robinson. Watch it in You Tube and get the ability to pick and choose what questions you want answered.

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DPreview test two production ready GH5s

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With access to a pair of production-ready Lumix GH5s running near-final firmware, we headed to a local whiskey distillery to put them to the test. We shot the footage above at 23.9p, 150mbps, 10-bit 4:2:2. One camera was set to Cinelike D, while the other was shooting ‘Like 709.’ You’ll also see examples of 60p footage slowed down by 2.5x as well as the camera’s ‘Focus Transition’ mode.

My only comment is when they use 6400ISO in the cask room, it looks a lot noisier than I was led to believe at Bracknell in November.

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GH5 may be delayed due to high number of pre-orders

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Panasonic Japan has announced that customers who have ordered a Lumix GH5 may face a longer wait due to the high number of pre-orders. The camera is scheduled for release on March 23, and Panasonic is prioritizing pre-order shipments. The GH5 was officially announced at the beginning of January, and Panasonic targeted a ‘late March’ shipping timeframe in its initial announcement.

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Richard Payne talkes to ProAV about the Lumix GH5

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Once again Richard Payne gets interviewed about the Panasonic GH5 with some new insights.

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Testing the Metabones Speedbooster XL 0.64x on the GH5

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So one of the biggest questions that potential buyers of the GH5 seem to have concerns whether the camera works with the Metabones Speedbooster XL 0.64x adapter? This adapter was originally designed for the GH4, with its approx 2.3x crop factor when shooting 4K video. The GH5 has a 2x crop in 4K video mode, so there has been a lot of speculation about whether the Speedbooster XL can be used to give the image the appearance of an approx. 1.3x crop factor camera (similar to the Canon EOS 1D C). This is significant because the look should then be closer to full-frame than that from competing Super35 sensor cameras – a pretty neat trick if it works. In addition the amount of light hitting the sensor is increased by around 1.3 stops, which should help reduce noise by allowing you to work at lower ISOs.

As you can see the results are pretty impressive. We shot with using a XEEN 50mm T1.5 cine lens with the Speedbooster. The GH5 was set in 4K/25P and 150Mbps and recording was internally to SD card. The camera is a pre-production sample and image quality should not be taken as final, but I’m liking what I’m seeing so far. The camera was set in Cinelike V with contrast and noise reduction dialled down to minimum (although I’m not sure that these settings were working as the resulting file is still pretty punchy). ISO was 200 and the in-body image stabilisation was turned off. The pre-production sample didn’t have V-Log installed on it, so I was unable test that. The footage above is straight out of the camera and completely untouched.

 

Things aren’t all roses though. At the moment my EOS fit Speedbooster XL will only work properly with manual, non-electronic lenses like the XEEN we used. I tried a variety of electronic Canon, Sigma and Zeiss EF mount lenses and they all had problems with the camera. The Canon and Sigma lenses simply locked it up, while a Zeiss Otus 85mm I tested worked for a while, then prevented me changing the aperture any further. The only way I was able to use these lenses was to disengage them slightly so the contacts didn’t meet, then use them locked wide open – far from ideal. I suspect this is down to the Metabones firmware and I hope the company can figure this out as soon as possible, hopefully before the camera ships in March.

Dan Chung is editor of Newsshooter and has over 20 years of experience working behind a camera. His career started in photography but evolved into documentary, multimedia and broadcast TV. He shot the first news video on a DSLR and has been on staff at Reuters, The Guardian and CNBC.  Website  http://www.newsshooter.com

Test clip shot on Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster XL (feat. Kaiman Wong) at CVP from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

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