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May 30, 2014
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Panasonic 12-32mm review at Photozone: Congrats for the size, but performance is just average.

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Image courtesy: Photozone (Click here)

Photozone (Click here) tested the tiniest of all large sensor zoom lenses and writes:

We certainly congratulate Panasonic for having created this tiny wonder and along with his in-house cousin it is obvious choice when size and weight really matter. However, if you are after a high performance lens you should look towards the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 ED Pro or Panasonic Lumix G 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH Power O.I.S. instead.

The lens gets a 2,5 out of 5 average score. Note that Photozone is a very sever website and doesn’t share high scores easily! I do own the lens and it does exactly what I needs. Take good quality pictures while keeping the overall GM1+lens size down. Or do you really want to use a Large Olympus 12-40mm on it? :)

May 28, 2014
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Next Panasonic GH4 reviews and readers test roundup!


GH4 – Quick & Dirty Film looks with Built in Filters

Panasonic GH4 review by EosHD.
The EOSHD Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide – Now Available at EosHD.
Panasonic GH4 tested at Trustedreviews.
Panasonic GH4 and Canon EOS C100 side by side comparison – which one is best? (Planet5D).
Still images from 4K video at Outbackphoto.
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Prime Lenses with the Panasonic GH4 at Suggestionofmotion.

Lee:Hi, I have been doing some tests with the GH4 and c-mount zoom lenses. https://vimeo.com/95585867, https://vimeo.com/95249295 and https://vimeo.com/95589142

 

GH4 North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

May 25, 2014
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TheCamera Store TV Autofocus Shootout: GH4 is damn close to the $6,500 Nikon D4s!

I know you will call me crazy or fanboy but I seriously believe mirrorlesss cameras are the future. DSLR still have some clear advantages and one of them is known to be the faster autofocus performance. Today TheCameraStoreTV team posted this autofocus shootout video to see  how close the latest generation mirrorless camera are compared to the king of sports photography, the $6,500 Nikon D4s. Chris tested the Fuji X-T1, Sony A6000, Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic GH4.

Well according to their tests the Panasonic GH4 autofocus performance is damn close to the Nikon which is a huge surprise in face of the massive price difference. Yes, the day will come when a Mirrorless camera (maybe a GH5?) will match the best DSLR autofocus.

GH4 North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

May 23, 2014
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DxO adds RAW support for the GH4 w/ lens corrections. New GH4 test roundup.

Current (and future) GH4 owners will be happy to know that DXO updated to Optics Pro 9.5 and now has RAW support for the GH4 w/ lens corrections.

And here is the next GH4 test roundup shared by 43rumors readers:
4K version of GH4 short film “Dalia’s Dream” by Scott Rhea by Panasonic Australia on Youtube.
Here is a nice introduction into the GH4 Ken Burns effect using Final Pro X (Outbackphoto).
Twills:Here is a video I shot at the Dominion Riverrock festival this past weekend. It was shot with the GH4 in 4K @ 30 FPS, 1080p @ 60 FPS, and 1080p @ 96 FPS. I hope you like action sports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDAtxgHXM6A
Irfan:4K Slow Motion ~ Panasonic Lumix Gh4: http://youtu.be/nfeOFpgD8L0 and Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K ~ Galveston Island: http://youtu.be/eWXVb3bKGEQ
Sol:One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to use Canon EF lenses on the Panasonic GH4, so I wrote a post with all the details: http://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/panasonic-gh4-lens-options-canon-ef/
Guillaume:I wanted to share my last video work with the Panasonic GH4, “The Sicilian March” https://vimeo.com/94922357. The slowmotion allowed me to capture the men expressions and emotions wearing heavy statues during the Easter procession “Misteri di Tapani”. I also wrote some articles about photos made during my travel, as well as the equipement I used for that kind of travel documentary work.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

May 21, 2014
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New Panasonic GH4 test roundup!

The Panasonic GH4 is now in Stock at Panasonic US online store (Click here). More important plenty of 43rumors readers shared their GH4 findings. This is the roundup:

Panasonic GH4 TimeLapse Test by darwinfish105 on Youtube.
Slow Food Slow Life in Kyoto by The Electric Bends on Vimeo.
GH4 review at Photobyrichard.
Panasonic GH4 gallery images: the flagship ILC and 4K-shooting monster hits the streets of New Orleans (Imaging Resource).
GH4 field diary by Outbackphoto.

Giulio:A full week of free GH4 and Hybrid Photography training in Los Angles. http://www.smallcamerabigpicture.com/week-complete-gh4-hybrid-training-la/

Ryan:Hey guys, I shot a brief test with the GH4 and Defy G2 in the Bahamas on Sunday…I figured I’d share with you. I was going for a filmic look to contrast a lot of the footage I’ve seen so far from this camera: https://vimeo.com/95246522. Settings: Natural with contrast -5, saturation -2, sharpness -5 shadow/highlight curves adjusted based on available light I’m shooting a 3 min short in a state park with actors to test skin tones, cinematic shots & slow-mo. I’ll send that over when it’s done if you’re interested.

Alexandre:I’m a huge fan of your blog. I think I’m visiting it 5-10 times a day. Recently I received my GH4 and I had the opportunity to shoot a full day in some nice and natural places. It’s a short test on GH4 4K in few conditions using Nokton 25mm 0.95 lens, Noktor and Nikon lenses. I’m not a professionnal and I really hope to be able to test Lausanne in the city, during the evening or the night to have some nice low light tests. If you want or estimate it’s good enough to share it, it would be an honor and pleasure! Here is the link ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHXuiTOtj1s. The video is still in processing for 35 minutes. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Have a nice day, and wish you all the best! Bonne continuation!

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