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Old January 13th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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ENG rig for GH3

Slowly getting together my GH3 ENG style rig. Attached is the rig in "beta" testing, still a number of things to add, mod & change. Put this up on twitter (still new to twitter, but feel free to follow @zijital) & it got some hits. SmallHD reposted on their facebook page & that got a bunch of likes.


A bunch of people were interested so I put together a very simple lens test (IE: far from ideal lens test / comparison)
http://youtu.be/I9_C9t_0opY

Let me know your thoughts!

Rig:
GH3 (got the last one in stock from Norman camera in Michigan)
Canon 16x8 ENG lens
SmallHD DP4 EVF
Tilta baseplate (love this thing, got a good deal from teamtilta.com e-mail me if you need an invite)
Lanparte v-mount battery pinch (from Ozirigpro who had an amazing deal)
2/3" B4 to m43 adapter
12pin ENG lens to D-tap adapter (to power servo)
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Old January 13th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: ENG rig for GH3

Interesting rig, however I am most interested in how the lens is working with the camera. Can you go to full wide angle?
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Old January 13th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #3
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Check the video on YouTube (URL hyper link now fixed, it wasn't click-able before).

When in ETC (crop) mode you can use the lens with or without the 2x (aka "doubler").

When you're using the entire 4/3" sensor you have to have the 2x enabled, if not you'll have massive vignetting (you can see this at the start of the video.)
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Looks very, very good. Right now I can't see it in HD but since it's an SD lens, I wondering are there any chromatic aberrations when you zoom in?
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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Can you clarify what you mean by you can't see it in HD b/c of the SD lens? I've read reviews of some good "SD" lenses that perform great on HD cameras & some "HD" lenses that don't deserve the designation.

Not sure when I'll have the time, but I'll try to shoot some more footage & try to push the lens to a breaking point of image quality.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #6
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Now that I've seen it in HD ( I was watching it on a tablet before), I can see that there is very little chromatic aberration in the circumstance you were filming in and that's good. The Canon's detail is softer than the 14-42mm lens which is not unexpected, it being an SD lens, but that might be a good thing at times.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #7
 
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Looks great Zach. Where did you get the 12pin ENG lens to D-tap adapter ?
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