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Steve Mullins
EX3 to GH4 - Most appropriate lens for event run / gun / tradeshows / presentations
on Jan 18, 2015 at 12:28:58 pm

I do a lot of filming at Trade Shows & Conferences - the odd 'arty' shoot ie music video / showreel.

This includes interviews at Midshot.

Recently I used a EX3 and Small consumer camera for a keynote speech - having to lug a EX3 around is not much fun so looking at the lighter, smaller GH4 along with a 'general' lens to replace the small consumer camera and perhaps the EX3 later down the line with a second GH4. This is intended for run and gun - with little time to change lenses.

The EX3 lens is "f = 5.8 mm to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)"

So i was thinking off the general Panasonic 14-140mm (equivalent to 28-280mm) but this looses f stops as you zoom in - so 3.5 down to 5.6 which would mean in low light, for zoom in shots id have to set aperture before zooming in to compensate for the reduced fstop. I had this with the Sony Z1 and its a pain.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CJAP9D2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF...

There are a few 2.8 lenses but they dont appear to be 'all in one'

12-35mm (too a short zoom - 24-70mm equiv)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0086ODC3O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UT...

and 35-100 (70-200mm equiv)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009GFD4N0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UT...

The 35-100m would be ideal if it was wider - the min focus distance is 85cm so Id have to stand back a bit more from the interviewee.

So, any lens recommendations to match or better a ex3s Fujion on a GH4?


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