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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:56 AM   #46
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It's true that they aren't really too expensive but I'll have to wait and see if I see a second hand one. I don't want to spend too much without knowing the camera better.
Can you hot swap the lenses on the GX85 or is it best to turn the camera off when changing lenses?
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Old July 1st, 2016, 06:13 AM   #47
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Never done that, the startup time of these camera is so fast that I find it safer to turn them off unless ofcourse you don't want to interrupt recording, since you have the camera there is only one way to find out :)
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Old July 24th, 2016, 07:55 AM   #48
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Only manual, I never felt comfortable using anything auto on a panasonic dslr. By only manual I mean I half press the shutter to lock focus and leave it at that and refocus whenever necessary.
Noa, how do you set that up?
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Old July 24th, 2016, 07:58 AM   #49
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Another interesting thing:
my Hong Kong camera has no time limit in 4K 25p Mp4 and 1080 50p AVCHD but it has a 20m20s limit on 1080p 50p Mp4
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Old July 24th, 2016, 10:56 AM   #50
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Noa, how do you set that up?
I mentioned that a bit earlier in this thread, did you not try it? When you are in the menu: "custom" you have to select "shutter af" and turn that to on".

Also good to know that the Hong Kong version come without a limit, it won't be of no use to me anyway as I"m not using the camera for longer then 30 minute continuous recordings.

So, tried it at your last weddings? Did it work out ok?
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Old July 25th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #51
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Hi Noa, thanks for the reply. I had looked back on your posts for the info but must have missed it.
I have tried it out on a couple of weddings. I'll start editing the first tomorrow so I'll let you know how it went.
The long recording time is handy as I have used it as a B cam in the ceremony and dance so hopefully the 4K will give me more flexibility when editing.
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Old July 28th, 2016, 09:20 AM   #52
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Another thing I have noticed is that the sound is recorded a split second later than the image as you can see in the photo. It's 4K. I haven't checked HD.
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Old July 28th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #53
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That's "normal" behavior, the gh4 does this too.
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Old July 28th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #54
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Thanks! I didn't know that. Panasonic is all new to me!
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Old July 29th, 2016, 06:27 AM   #55
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My first experience of the GX80 at a wedding has been very positive. The wedding was shot in day light so low light wasn't tested. It handled the harsh Madrid sun very well. It didn't heat up once and exposing wasn't too difficult. I still have to get a hang of the focussing system. I used it as a general b-cam in the ceremony and it recorded a long 40min 4K clip with no problem. The rest of the wedding was shot handheld and the stabiliser is great if you don't treat it like a gimbal. The batteries last long enough. I now have 3 official batteries and 2 Duracell one which cost 10 each and work fine. Enough to get through a day of shooting. It takes getting used to a camera so small after the canon C100 but it really lightens the load! Sound is shit!
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Old July 29th, 2016, 06:56 AM   #56
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Yeah the sound can be pretty bad, the very first time I heard the camera's audio when people where speaking I thought it was ok as the voices sounded very clear until I listened more carefully and compared to my other camera's and then it sounded so bad in comparison (the noise in the background) it was not even possible to mix with any of my other camera's I had. If you have no other option then it is usable with the help of audition or izotope rx but when your audio is important it's no good.

What's the name of those Duracell batteries you have?
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Old July 29th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #57
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The Duracell batteries are DR9971 (7.2V/5.4Wh) 750mAh. Less powerful but have worked fine. I bought them from a reputable dealer here in Spain.

I've seen similar in Duracell Batteries - European Locations: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark: DuracellDirect.eu although they are not exactly the same. Maybe they are renewing their line in batteries.
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Old July 30th, 2016, 02:01 AM   #58
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Thx, good to have to cheap alternatives.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 03:59 PM   #59
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One thing I've noticed coming from Canon is that the Panasonic has a general greenish look.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 01:17 AM   #60
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Yes, color is definitely different to Canon camera's, that greenish tone is even more present on the GH4, my impression is that Panasonic has been finetuning color on the GX80. That's why I would not mix Canon with Panasonic, from my experience it's easier to match a sony with a panasonic.
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