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Old November 6th, 2018, 12:04 AM   #46
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Re: Is the JVC LS300 still a competitive camera today?

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Old November 11th, 2018, 08:34 PM   #47
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Re: Is the JVC LS300 still a competitive camera today?

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I also like to keep the shutter at a constant value but the ls300 doesn't have easy access to iso and f-stop simultaniously which both are important enough that there is a need to have quick access to. You do have a switch on the side that lets you toggle between 3 iso values but that doesn't work for me, my first priority when shooting video is choosing a f-stop and I don't want this to change during a shot because it will change your depth of field, the iso I have linked to the front dial because that I use to finetune my exposure once I have choosen the f-stop. I might use the switch on the side of the camera to quickly toggle between a larger range of iso values but then I use the front dial to set it exactly or use it to change when necessary.The problem is when I want to change the f-stop I can't, I need to go into the menu to do that.

The gh5 has the possibility now to change the iso by turning the back dial on the camera, the change is instant, it's how sony camera's do this as well and it's crucial for fast exposurechanges without having to touch your f-stop. In the past you had to press the iso button first and then use the small wheels on top, those are now reserved for f-stop and shutter.

On thing I miss on my gh5 is the excellent peaking of the ls300 and ofcourse build in nd's but I guess we can't have it all.
I set my custom button 6 to variable gain. You press that and it allows you to change your iso in steps using the arrows by the shutter button. I leave the iris knob on default and control the iris with that. I find it plenty fast to work that way with no need for the menu. Give it a try.
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