Has anyone used this lens? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series

Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series
4K and AVCHD on a Micro Four Thirds system camera with interchangeable lenses.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 25th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Conway, NH
Posts: 574
Has anyone used this lens?

I've seen this lens listed as something the GH2 can use. Looks tempting, but would it work well?

Fujinon 16x 9 5 162mm F 1 8 B4 Lens for Panasonic GH2 GH1 with Micro 4 3 Adapter | eBay
Bill Edmunds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
re: Has anyone used this lens?

You'll need rails for it, unless I'm mistaken, but the lens looks extremely large and heavy. Kevin M or another lens guru around here will be able to chime in and give a better answer.

You ask if the lens would work well. You didn't say what you'd be using it for. On paper, the lens sounds amazing. But how practical is it?

If you put it on a rig with rails it would be much more usable in more situations.

I hope you buy it and then report back to us, sounds very interesting.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Coast - NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,434
Re: Has anyone used this lens?

It's only useful in ex tele mode - you can get other similar lenses that have their own 2x extender that will work on the GH2 without the ex tele (it won't be 1.8 though)

I've thought about something like this but I'd really like to be able to test it thoroughly before parting with cash
Cheers - Paul M.
www.relivetheday.com.au : www.perbenyik.com
Paul Mailath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013, 07:37 AM   #4
Inner Circle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,629
Re: Has anyone used this lens?

The one thing that is frequently overlooked about using old SD video lenses on HD cameras is that the glass is not made to HD standards. This means that you can have blooming on highlights, chromatic aberrations in zoomed shots and overall reduced detail when compared to 35mm lenses or lenses specifically designed for DSLRs. These problems were never visible in SD so the lens makers didn't have to make the glass to higher standards. While some SD lenses apparently do not have any visual defects when adapted (see the footage with a different SD video lens posted earlier this month), reduced detail seems to be unavoidable. Now this may not be terrible for every shot, it should be kept in mind for overall usability.

This eBay listing is interesting but without actual footage, outdoors on a sunny day and indoors in a dark setting, zooming in and out on detailed subjects, I would be very careful purchasing something like this.
William Hohauser - New York City
William Hohauser is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Banner ads help sustain this site. DV Info Net is sponsored in part by:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network