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Old October 24th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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gh4 or g7

Ok i have worked out that my little g7 is very good, the portability for own use is excellent and was intended to use for own use but second thoughts i could use the gh4 for weddings, which one for own use and usage of weddings now and again? steve
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Old October 24th, 2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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You have both camera's and want to know if they are any good for a wedding? What do you use now to shoot a wedding?
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Old October 25th, 2015, 04:51 AM   #3
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Two canon 70d, two canon 6d, two canon hfg25, but want to use the extra cam for own personal use Noa as well as a back up for weddings now and again.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 04:56 AM   #4
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And what was your question again? :) You mentioned having second thoughts, is that between using the gh4 and the g7?
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Old October 25th, 2015, 05:03 AM   #5
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Yes i have the G7 but have the gh4 on order to see which one i like the best to send one of them back and then keep one for personal use and back up to weddings
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Old October 25th, 2015, 05:21 AM   #6
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Allthough I expect they perform somewhat the same in IQ there are some substantial differences between the two in regard to videorecording, from what I have seen the most important additions the gh4 has over the g7 are: higher bitrate codecs, unlimited recording, headphone jack, higher slo mo framerate, weathersealing, ntsc/pal switchable.

You need to consider matching this camera with your canons as the color will be different, same applies for detail, especially if you use lumix lenses. You also need to ask yourself if you are going to invest in m4/3 lenses or use a adapter, personally I find native m4/3 lenses the main reason to work with this camera as the can be stabilised, autofocus very quickly and accurate, are very small and light, quite cheap (at least some) and give you a very detailed image.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 07:39 AM   #7
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I filmed a wedding with someone who used a gh4. The color and look didn't match up well with my 70d, spent a lot of time in post trying to fix it. I couldn't imagine why you'd want to mix these cameras in addition to the cost of investing in another lens system.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 08:07 AM   #8
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OK cool will keep the g7 for personal usage then, great points don't want to invest in other lens and love canons colours and dont want to add extra work, although i may get the Panasonic 42.5 1.7 as a extra with the 14-45. Cheers guys
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Old October 25th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #9
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You can use adapters to make your existing lenses work with your panasonic but there is always some functionality you might/will loose over native lenses. The 42,5 f1.7 is an excellent lens considering it's price.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #10
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Cheer top man
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If you want unlimited recording time you will need the GH4R which is around 1200 as opposed to 499 for the G7, I have a G7 and it is a great little camera.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 06:24 AM   #12
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Cheers Phil. Yep the g7 is excellent so sticking to that. With 14-45. 42.5 1,7 and looking out for TV s longer 45-150 or other
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