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November 24, 2019 at 3:12 PM #72030813secretproject2Participant
I recently upgraded to the GH5 (from the GH4), and have the 35-100 Lumix lens attached to it. Here is the link of what it looks like and specs, (https://www.digidirect.com.au/panasonic-lumix-g-x-vario-35-100mm-f-2-8-ii-power-o-i-s-lens?gclid=CjwKCAiA8ejuBRAaEiwAn-iJ3n49TeU8JMi0u9KQKQyJFq4AXY_xSFqW4jHFASHLlDHe8HDKMIgkkRoC5tsQAvD_BwE).
While it’s an amazing lens, I want something smaller (for my gimbal) which can shoot a little bit wider, whilst still holding that crisp sharpness to it. I have done a substantial amount of research and my research returned the following two attachments based on price and specs:
1. ADAPTER: The Viltrox EF-M2 – (https://www.amazon.com.au/VILTROX-Reducer-Booster-Adapter-Auto-Focus/dp/B07FP6P9LK/ref=asc_df_B07FP6P9LK/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=341791754774&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18016470345134587429&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1000286&hvtargid=pla-678225622252&psc=1)
I will be shooting travel videos and short pieces to camera. My current lens is great but it is big, and I find that I always have to shoot further away from the subject because of the zoom factor (for interviews). Having the opportunity to have an increased depth of field is a nice inclusion for me too. I find that on my Crane 2 gimbal, the lens sticks out so far that the follow focus control is sitting right at the very end of the camera, so it doesnt feel secure for me.
This is the very first time that I am looking to purchase a new lens keeping my budget to no more than $500, so my question is for the lens techies out there, do you think that this Canon 50mm prime and the Vilrox adapter is a positive replacement to my current lens or have I missed the mark altogether and should simply get a different lens/adapter?
Any support, advice and tips are welcome!
Many thanks! 🙂
November 26, 2019 at 9:38 AM #72030983tommybadgerParticipant
I own that Canon lens and it’s fine at f/4 but it’s nothing particularly special.
Why aren’t you considering one of the small Panasonic or Olympus lenses?
November 27, 2019 at 3:57 PM #72031098
November 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM #72031142bobspezParticipant
With the adapter and a 50mm lens you are back to 35mm? For something wider you would need something like this:
Panasonic 14mm for $200 at B&H. I don’t have experience with it but it gets good reviews.
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