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Old June 20th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #16
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Re: Camera roll call - what do you shoot with, how do you feel it performs?

Sony Z5 with the CF recorder on the back, plus a GH2. Very hard to get them matched, especially as HDV
is 1440x1080 so I transcode it to full HD first.

I have a GH3 now so this coming season I will use it as A cam with a JuicedLink mixer on it and the GH2 as B. With good lenses these cams are fantastic. The Voightlander 25mm f 0.95 is my favorite lens. I can get beautiful bright pictures in dark venues that were impossible before.

Paul M: are your GH2s hacked? If so which hack are you using?
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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I use a black one. It works nicely and best of all, it's paid for!
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:40 AM   #18
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My main camera is a GH3 with a couple of okayish zooms, 1 decent zoom and some great primes including the 17.5 voigtlander 0.95 for low light. I also have 2 GH2's both hacked differently 1 to extend the recording time, the other to increase bit rate and extend recording time. I have a Canon handicam for Guestcam hire and 2 Go Pro 3's. Just ordered a Pocket Blackmagic as I've blown far too many highlights and would welcome a camera that may help on that.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:37 AM   #19
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Wow, four of them? Do you run all of those alone or do you have help? I'd imagine four would drive me a little bonkers!
I always have a 2nd shooter & one on a light stand for a wide safety. the 4th is either on a glidecam next to me or I might put it on a light stand or leave it in the case - depends.

I shoot with Lumix lenses during the ceremony and the rest of the time I use FD primes - 24,35,50,85,100,200 and the slowest is 2.8
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:45 AM   #20
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Paul M: are your GH2s hacked? If so which hack are you using?
They are all hacked but only for ISO PAL/NTSC & audio - I've been playing around with some mild adjustments but I'm really wary of losing the spanning - with a 64Gb card and and external battery I can set one up before the reception starts and forget about it.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:18 PM   #21
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C100 main
XF300 secondary

They perform beautifully in tandem, with the C100 used as main cam and for artistic/shallower depth of field shots and the XF300 used as wide ceremony camera locked down.

In low light situations, the C100 blows the XF away, making it harder to coordinate the two cameras. Not so much of a problem if the XF is just for wide/open shots.
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