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Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby ozimax on Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:58 am

I'm heading, with trepidation, back into video land. I've shot quite a few videos over the years but only with either my old 5DMkii, or iphone. I picked up a brand new GH4 last week for, in total, about $700 AUD, a bargain in my calculations. I have an Olympus 45mm to go with it but need something of a normal lens. The obvious choice would be the 12-35 Panasonic, which sports IS. Another option is the new Sigma 18-35 F1.8 which is roughly the same price as the 12-35, but would need the new Metabones adaptor to work, which is expensive.

Any thoughts, advice, comments from the sages at DSLRusers-empire would be appreciated, with thanks.

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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby snapicus on Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:37 am

No advice here, since I'm a complete noob at lens selection, but congrats on the deal for the gh4.
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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby PiroStitch on Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:09 am

Do you need AF?
I've used an adaptor for my Nikon lenses on the gh3 but it's MF only.
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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby ozimax on Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:37 am

PiroStitch wrote:Do you need AF?
I've used an adaptor for my Nikon lenses on the gh3 but it's MF only.


AF not absolutely necessary Piro. I only have Fuji lenses at this stage (plus a Canon 100-400), so I'm open to all suggestions. The Metabones' adaptor looks great but it's ridiculously expensive so I'll pass on that.

As mentioned before, I have an Olympus 45mm, and there is coming a (free by redemption) Panasonic 25mm/1.7. That may be enough to get me started down the video road. I have tried a few videos in the past with Fuji but they're not quite there at this stage. Panasonic 12-35 has OIS but it's expensive too.

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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby PiroStitch on Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:49 pm

The adaptors I use are around 200-230 HKD (~$42 AUD).

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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby ozimax on Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:03 pm

PiroStitch wrote:The adaptors I use are around 200-230 HKD (~$42 AUD).

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Piro can you please re-post as I can't see the link you've posted. Many thanks.
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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby PiroStitch on Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:58 pm

Ah the wonders of linking to Dropbox.

There are two adaptors. One is for M43 to Nikon and another M43 to Leica M mount lenses.

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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby ozimax on Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:03 pm

PiroStitch wrote:Ah the wonders of linking to Dropbox.

There are two adaptors. One is for M43 to Nikon and another M43 to Leica M mount lenses.

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Thanks Piro. I assume there is a Canon to M43 version available too?
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Re: Lenses for Panasonic GH4

Postby PiroStitch on Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:37 pm

Yup there should be one for Canon too.
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