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    Lumix GH5 Discussion From The Folks at B&H Photo

    Posted Mar. 29th, 2017 (4 weeks ago) by Daniel J. Cox

    For those who missed the Lumix GH5 discussion at B&H Photo and video I thought you might like to see it for yourself here. So I’ve added it to the Blog.

    There are some great new insights but I have to say I was disappointed the talk was mainly from the view of video professionals. That said, it’s still worth a watch. And by the way, I just recieved my GH5 and will be starting to put it through some tests.

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    1. Rich BallOn Apr. 2nd, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

      All of the reviews to date have waxed poetic about the video features and then at the end their is a tepid “and it takes pretty good stills comment or two. Mark Toal on his trip through Seattle had some nice prints made from a preproduction GH5 to show off it’s low light high ISO capabilities. At this point I have feeling they are losing the stills photographers. I love the physical interface on the GH4 and they have retained it on the GH5 but quite frankly after that I’m not sure there is enough beyond that to make me want to open up my wallet. Maybe i’ll wait for a GX9.

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 2nd, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

        I agree Rich that Panasonic has not done all they could, in my humble opinion, to showcase the still capabilities of this camera. I don’t understand why they’re so concentrated on the video side of things. It truly is a fabulous still camera as well. I just recently received my GH5 and will be putting it to work doing all the things a still shooter needs. Be sure to stay tuned for my take on this camera from a still photographers perspective.

      • Rich BallOn Apr. 4th, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

        Dan – From the other posts I’m not the only one dismayed with the lack of info/sales propaganda on the GH5 for stills photographers. If in your testing you can talk more about the 6k capture mode and autofocus it would be great. Do all the added autofocus areas help or just add to the photographer work load? How do you actually use the AF? Does post focus work in the 6k capture mode? Is low light AF improved? These are just a few of the questions I have. I’m sure other readers have questions as well.

        Thanks and Best Regards – Rich

    2. Paul ZalewskiOn Apr. 1st, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

      Ditto. Micro four thirds only good for video?

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 1st, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

        Paul, If this is a question the answer is absolutely not. Micro Four Thirds and Lumix in particular, are solid, professional quality still cameras, at least in the GH4 and GH5. The Lumix cameras are such great video machines, their still capabilities are often overlooked. It doesn’t help that Panasonic continues to emphasize the brand’s video capabilities and it’s a shame they don’t do more to include serious still shooters in some of their media presentations, like this one from B&H. I have no idea why out of five people there could not have been at least one professional still shooter giving their side of the Lumix story for still photographers. IO guess that’s where I come in though it will have to be here on the Blog. But if you guys help we can get the still photo story out to the world via the web. Stay tuned, I’ll be giving my brand new GH5 a solid testing here in the next week or so.

    3. Gary S.On Apr. 1st, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

      Agreed on the video-centric nature of the discussion. It did drag on a bit. On the video side I have seen the Vimeo video “Hand-Cut” by Griffin Hammond and I think that does show what the GH5 can do in video form. Griffin appears to be pretty talented with Lumix cameras…….He did have a timelapse sequence in “Hand-Cut”.Look forward to Dan’s review of the GH5….Gary

    4. Glen A. FoxOn Mar. 31st, 2017 (4 weeks ago)

      Daniel,
      This vidiocentric discussion did very little to help us assess this camera’s relative merits for capturing still images of wildlife. Almost everything I’ve read or scene make it very clear that this is the ultimate video camera, and stills are mentioned as an after-thought. So its up to still-shooters like you to give us your honest assessment without all the video-related mumbo-jumbo. I’m looking forward to that, and your comparison with the Olympus EM1- Mk ii, which is definitely a terrific still-shooters camera. Thank you for all that you do!

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        Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 31st, 2017 (4 weeks ago)

        Could not agree more about the “video centric” discussion comment Glen. Would have been really nice if they had a still photographer as part of that panel.

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