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#1 Irakli Megre

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Hi,
Going to buy GH5 and looking lens  for overhead shooting videos Drawing,craft,how-to type (like on attached picture), moreover  i am going to make outdoor videos

travel, nature etc. Can you recommend Panasonic  lens which will be good for both purpose ? or better buy two lenses ? If so which one ?

i have never had any camera, your help will be appreciated

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#2 Frank Hegyi

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

People are saying the panasonic 12-60mm is good. That will cover most of your normal focal lengths. Then if you wanted a second lens, maybe the panasonic 25mm f1.4?


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

People are saying the panasonic 12-60mm is good. That will cover most of your normal focal lengths. Then if you wanted a second lens, maybe the panasonic 25mm f1.4?

Yes i saw few panasonic 12-60mm videos and close up quality looks good, maybe i'll buy it


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:47 PM

I've done a lot of overhead shooting for food DSLRs. Zoom lenses will SAVE YOUR LIFE.

 

The Panasonic 12-60mm is good for what you're hoping to do.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

I've done a lot of overhead shooting for food DSLRs. Zoom lenses will SAVE YOUR LIFE.

 

The Panasonic 12-60mm is good for what you're hoping to do.

Thanks for information!

What do you think  14-140mm  or  45-200mm will be good for  overhead shooting or better lens with shorter zoom like  Panasonic 12-60mm ?


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:47 PM

As you have big experience on overhead shooting what will you recommend , tripod like 

 

Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 with Q90 Column
https://www.amazon.c...d=IRVA0MC8A2YZL

 

or

 

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH Aluminum Tripod Kit


Or better will be Articulated Arm which will be mounted on table

https://www.amazon.c...=I1DQZTDY0SHTNL


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:58 PM

Thanks for information!

What do you think  14-140mm  or  45-200mm will be good for  overhead shooting or better lens with shorter zoom like  Panasonic 12-60mm ?

 

The 12-60mm will probably cover all that you need, given the 2x crop factor of the lens. Plus, I imagine it'll have less glass than a 14-140mm, so it'll appear sharper.

 

14-140mm seems like overkill in terms of range, and the 45-200mm will be too tight for what you're doing overhead wise.

Outside of food photography, the 14-140mm may be better for documentary work.

 

As you have big experience on overhead shooting what will you recommend , tripod like 

 

Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 with Q90 Column
https://www.amazon.c...d=IRVA0MC8A2YZL

 

or

 

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH Aluminum Tripod Kit


Or better will be Articulated Arm which will be mounted on table

https://www.amazon.c...=I1DQZTDY0SHTNL

 

These seem like they'll do the job, but my vote is the articulating arm paired with a heavy duty 3-rise stand and a "menace" arm style rig. The key to overhead work is the ability to rotate/level the camera body without having to rotate/level the stand. Also, having the ability to lower/raise the camera without tripod legs expanding/contracting is a must.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:33 AM

 

The 12-60mm will probably cover all that you need, given the 2x crop factor of the lens. Plus, I imagine it'll have less glass than a 14-140mm, so it'll appear sharper.

 

14-140mm seems like overkill in terms of range, and the 45-200mm will be too tight for what you're doing overhead wise.

Outside of food photography, the 14-140mm may be better for documentary work.

 

 

These seem like they'll do the job, but my vote is the articulating arm paired with a heavy duty 3-rise stand and a "menace" arm style rig. The key to overhead work is the ability to rotate/level the camera body without having to rotate/level the stand. Also, having the ability to lower/raise the camera without tripod legs expanding/contracting is a must.

Thanks a lot


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