(UPDATED) GH5 autofocus controversy: PhotoJoseph vs Max Yuryev

This weeks GH5 autofocus test from Max Yuryev created a huge controversy on the web when he claimed the GH5 autofocus sucks. UPDATE: Max and Joseph had a joint conversation with some very interesting insights about how the GH5 works. I embedded the video on top of this post and I want to quickly thank both for the very constructive way they sorted out this!

The most interesting info for me comes at the end of the video. it seems like that when the Panasonic Gh5 shoots at 4K internally the autofocus is no more working at it’s best. And Max guess is that the processing power isn’t simply enough. But maybe that’s something Panasonic can improve with future firmware updates…

 

Six new SLRmagic 8mm MFT lens tests…

I got many mails from 43ruumors readers who tested the new SLR Magic 8mm f/4.0 MFT lens (here at BHphoto):

Jan:I just wanted to let you know, that I published a review of the new SLR Magic 8mm F4. As far as I know it is the first review of this lens:
http://www.janundseinekamera.de/slr-magic-8mm-f4-review/

Michael:Hi admin, not a rumour but a link to some sample images and impressions of the SLR Magic 8mm f/4 fir your next “bit of everything” post! Cheers! https://vimeo.com/210273446

Tom:I put together a review on SLR Magic’s new 8mm lens:
https://tomsphotoworld.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/slr-magic-8mm-f4-for-m43-solid-capable-quirky-and-really-fun/
It is a very fun lens, and the image quality is quite sufficient, especially considering the price. I think it is a very compelling option for people looking at an ultrawide lens for m43.

Avril:I was part of the program to test that lens. Here is the link, if you want to share it. https://vimeo.com/210899264

Emeric:I’ve realised this review of the SLR Magic 8mm f/4: https://youtu.be/Z1uZnckyzyU It’s a real-life test, with beautiful footages. Shot on Inspire 2, GX80 and GH4.

Matt:I have produced a new review on the SLR Magic 8mm f4 wide angle MFT lens.  For your interested readers here is the link: http://alpineworks.smugmug.com/SLR-Magic-8mm-f4-Lens-Review/

GH5 news roundup (GH5 Camera Calibration tab in LR, Smallrig deal, Audio adapter test, Filmconvert profile)


GH5 DMW XLR1 Audio Adapter Setup and Tests by Frugalfilmmakers.com

In these days I get so many GH5 news and test link it’s time to sum them up in one post:


SMALLRIG Cage for PANASONIC Lumix GH5 1965 50% off for first 100pcs pre-order items http://www.smallrig.com/SMALLRIG-Cage-for-PANASONIC-Lumix-GH5-1965.html

Bruce:GH5 would appeat NOT to work with Metabones Speedbooster XL 0.64x and Sigma 18-35 f1.8 (Canon EF mount). Perhaps you could share with your readers and ask if anyone knows what I am doing wrong – it does not appear to be a stabilizer issue as same lens works fine with Commlite smart adapter and same settings.


Ivo:The Panasonic GH5 is the first Panasonic camera with several camera profiles in the Camera Calibration tab in Lightroom or Photoshop!

FilmConvert released the new profile for the GH5.

Dave:Just a quick link to my latest GH5 video, if you would like to use it on your website. One for competitors to beat !!! Best 4K Camera of 2017 – Panasonic GH5 Unboxing & First Look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTM-XmjXr6w

GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Amazon.de, Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.