Hey, I am starting up a small wedding film bussiness and am looking to invest into Panasonic. To start off I was thinking of getting a g85 then save up and get the new gh5 ☺
I am going for the cinematic looking film similar to this video....
I love slow mo and close ups with a shallow depth of field 😍. So the questions that I am stumped on are:
-have I made the right choice with the g85 to start.. or should I save up that little more and buy a gh4 ( but I want to buy the gh5 so I don't see the point )
-what is the best lense to buy with the camera to start off? ( 12-60mm ?)
-will my lenses suit the gh5
-what is the battery life like?
-how is the g85 and gh5 in low light??
-what do you recommend to also buy ( e.g any good monopods )?
shallow depth of field needs open aperture like f stop 1.4. the m4/3 has a crop factor that increases the actual focal length.
what are you doing for sound? need a mic input? or recording sound separately?
gh5 has UHD 60fps if you need that. you can get manual lenses or electronic panasonic lenses or get adapters from other brands.
gh5 has one extra f-stop in dynamic range. g85 0.5 stop better low light than gh4.
if you want low light, you'll need a f/1.0 lens with speedbooster or extreme darkness will require a7s2. ibis helps with this.
g85(UDH), no heaphone jack and gh5 4k have image stabilization over gh4.