Panasonic GH5 “Has Me Thinking” says Hugh Brownstone

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I know the GH5 is gradually working its way out to people around the world (tho strangely the USA seems to be last) and our friend Hugh Brownstone from 3 Blind Men and an Elephant has published some very interesting thoughts.

I also know he's had his hands on a GH5 for the last week and is working on a series of posts about his experiences with the new darling of the independent filmmaking world (tho I'm also seeing lots of reports of problems with Metabones – more on that soon).

Did you get a GH5? If so, let me know what you think!

The Panasonic GH5 Has Me Thinking, Episode 1: High ISO Noise

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Here's a different way of thinking about high ISO noise: start by listening. And then look at a big budget Hollywood blockbuster really closely.

Gear used:
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The GH5 Has Me Thinking, Episode 2: Lens Selection

My head hurts from so much thinking. Lens selection is NOT as obvious for the GH5 as you'd think. bhpho.to/2iJW1Xl

Some of the lenses discussed in this video:
Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2: amzn.to/2hBkmQu bhpho.to/2hkbN9Q
Sigma 30mm f/1.4: Sigma 30mm f/1.4: bhpho.to/2kUfbcW amzn.to/2kq84MR
Leica DG 15mm f/1.7: amzn.to/2hN2pN5 bhpho.to/2h55jQi
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Gear used in this review:

Panasonic GX85: amzn.to/2hNd3Dv bhpho.to/2i2FZuj
Sigma 30mm f/1.4: bhpho.to/2kUfbcW amzn.to/2kq84MR
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The GH5 Has Me Thinking, Episode 3: Autofocus, Loose Ends – and What Happens Next

Well, it certainly took long enough. Big realization: I don't need “the best” autofocus – I just need “good enough for me,” and sometimes that includes fully manual. Thanks for your patience – looking forward to chatting with and learning from you in the comments section below. [MORE}

Some of the gear discussed in this video:

Panasonic GH5: bhpho.to/2mdfwfv amzn.to/2lYuI0n
Panasonic G85: bhpho.to/2mXOxnB bhpho.to/2mXOxnB
Panasonic GX85: bhpho.to/2mqmQzT amzn.to/2mLsL67
Panasonic GX8: bhpho.to/2mXTHAa amzn.to/2nqzvoh
Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4: bhpho.to/2mdgYhU amzn.to/2mqaqZS
Panasonic Lumix Vario G X 12-35mm f/2.8 (original): bhpho.to/2mXUiBY amzn.to/2nqFyZX
Sigma 30mm f/1.4: Sigma 30mm f/1.4: bhpho.to/2kUfbcW amzn.to/2kq84MR
Leica DG 15mm f/1.7: amzn.to/2hN2pN5 bhpho.to/2h55jQi
Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm: f/2.8-4.0 bhpho.to/2mqerNc amzn.to/2mLqW9b
Panasonic Lumix Vario G X 12-35mm f/2.8 (series II, for use with Dual I.S. 2): amzn.to/2lYF8gn bhpho.to/2mqir0b

Gear used in this review:

Sony a6300: bhpho.to/2mqbmMQ amzn.to/2nqsVhL
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(cover photo credit: snap from video)


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Comments

  1. Kelly Guenther

    Wow… I kept trying to get through the first one. Trying to have you get to your salient points.

    Then I tried the second — and saw the run time at 30 minutes. And the example seemed just as obscure as the ‘noisy’ film sample in the first… a painting of an old man.

    I would LOVE it if you could make your points, possibly give us time codes where you make them, and then we could consider them. I had to give up here.

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