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  • Panasonic Brand
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  • Panasonic Manufacturer
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    Camera & Photo, Electronics, Camera Lenses, Lenses, Mirrorless Camera Lenses

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  • 6 Reviews
  • May 30, 2018 Last Review Date
  • Jan. 2, 2016 First Seen Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

No idea what lens to get now [R]

1 year, 11 months agoHybridCamRev posted submission on PanasonicG7.
May 28, 2018

I've got the 25mm f1.7, a 28mm and 50mm FD lens, and an old 75-300mm nikon lens. What lens should I get now? The 14-42mm kit lens, the 60mm sigma lens, or a 25mm f0.95 lens that I found. I mostly shoot video but I'm getting into photos now and want a nice lens. I'd apreciate any help you could give.

1 year, 11 months agoHybridCamRev posted comment on PanasonicG7.
May 30, 2018

In that case, you might want to consider a $347.99 (on sale) Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 [Referral Link] to complement your 25mm f/1.7.

Here are a couple of examples shot with this lens and the G7:

A great low light lens with nice bokeh.

Hope this is helpful!

Best prime lens for G7? [R]

3 years, 5 months agoHybridCamRev posted submission on videography.
Nov. 29, 2016

Hi, just bought a G7 with a kit lens and I'm looking for something that will do better in low light and have sharper focus, what primes would you recommend?

3 years, 5 months agoHybridCamRev posted on videography.
Nov. 30, 2016

/u/amrtnz - congratulations on the new camera!

At the long end, I recommend the [$347.99 Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 with OIS] ( Longer reach than your kit lens - and better in low light. It also has image stabilization to steady your handheld shots.

Here is the image quality the G7 can produce when combined with this lens:

If you want something wider (and less expensive), I recommend the [$179.99 Panasonic 25mm f1.7] (

I prefer this lens to the 20mm f1.7 because the 20mm's autofocus motor is unacceptably noisy, as seen [here] ( - while the 25mm's motor is [near-silent] (

And the 25mm produces high quality video, as seen in these examples (please watch at 2160p and your monitor's highest resolution):

If you haven't already, you might want to subscribe over at /r/PanasonicG7 - lots of knowledgeable folks there who can help you get the most out of your new camera.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right lens for your needs!

In the Hunt for a new Camera, need your help. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoblakxzep posted submission on videography.
Oct. 5, 2016

I know there's a bunch of threads about people looking for cameras and I did go through them but I am still confused. I managed to narrow it down to a couple of cameras and here's a little about me.

I have my own youtube channel where I shoot my own comedy sketches and I've been using the Canon t3i for all of them. To be frank, I'm sick of the Canon t3i. It's not producing the results I want and at first I thought it was just me but I've shot with other cameras and the quality is significantly better. Though I'm kind of sick of Canon cameras as well. I feel like you're not getting what you should for the price but from what I've seen on this forum a lot of people love Panasonic & Sony so I think it's worth a shot.

What matters to me a lot is the coloring. I need something vivd and clear. I adore the style IFC & Netflix shows are shot in. Obviously I'm not going to get the same thing unless I'm willing to spend thousands and thousands. Just something that looks good, clean and colorful.

The other thing that matters is something that's easy to focus with. I saw the 80D has autofocus and that's a big factor in me considering using the camera. MOstly because since i act in most of my work, it'd save me time & stress from trying to find the right focus. Though I can live without it I guess. I do like image stabilization a lot too but again I might be able to manage without even though it's a helpful feature.

This is what I narrowed it down tooo

Canon 80d

Panasonic Gh4

Panasonic G7KK

Sony Alpha a6300

Panasonic G85

Also budget should be addressed, I'm trying my best not to go over 1,000$ as i want to have enough money for lenses. I prefer if you can recommend the best 35mm & 50mm lenses to get with the cameras you choose. In addition to that, do you recommend buying hte cameras with the stock lenses? I know with the Canons, the stock lenses tend to be crap so is that same logic applied to other cameras?

Lastly, thanks for reading this and for your help. It's much appreciated it and will help my decision process a lot. I posted this in another subreddit but looks like that subreddit is dead in traffic.

3 years, 7 months agoblakxzep posted on videography.
Oct. 5, 2016

Absolutely, composition and lighting is very important.

And to clarify, do you mean both lens together can be under 300$ or each of them are priced under that usually?

Were you referring to these ones?

Rx100 m4 or A6300? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoHybridCamRev posted submission on videography.
Aug. 25, 2016

My main purpose is to record anything interesting I see when I travel to make a short movie of it (in 4k), So the reason i'm favouring the rx100 is that it's compact enough to be carried in my pocket and offers in body video stabilisation (and also I won't shoot for more than 5 minutes at once).

But then again i'm held back by the fact that at almost the same price I can get much superior 4k video quality and Slog3 and also much better low light performance in A6300.

Note: My budget only allows me to buy the camera / camera+kit lens so a gimbal or a oss lens are out of question.

3 years, 8 months agoHybridCamRev posted on videography.
Aug. 26, 2016

[Here] ( are the results of a search for "Panasonic 12-32mm" on Flickr.

If you want shallower DoF and portraits with bokeh, you'll probably need a longer/faster lens. Perhaps something like the relatively affordable [$397.99 Panasonic 42.5mm] (, which delivers results like [this] ( for stills and [this] ( for video.

Again, hope this is helpful!

Lens with OIS and low light compatibility? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoJune 6, 2016


3 years, 11 months agoarcticrobot posted on PanasonicG7.
June 7, 2016

The best low light lens with image stabilization is Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5 f1.2. Money, though.

The next best is Panasonic 42.5 f1.7 and is much cheaper.

Seeking lens advice for m43. Just starting to do wedding videos for friends. [R]

4 years, 4 months agozvoidx posted submission on videography.
Dec. 31, 2015

I've been doing my best to research the different options for lens choice on micro 4/3 cameras on my own but there are just too many possibilities!

Up to this point I've done a few videos just for fun but nothing professional; and have been into photography as a hobby for a few years. The first wedding video I made for a friend was meant to simply document the event. They didn't want much editing and the only camera I had available at the time was my FZ1000 which captured the ceremony just fine but had a very rough time in low-light during the dances (I made them aware this would be the case before hand). Although I'm not terribly proud of the video, they were happy with it and now I would like to be better prepared for the next wedding.

The first step I took was getting a Panasonic G7 with a kit lens. In researching lenses I've found a few different schools of thought.

  • Get a high quality native m43 lens like the Panasonic 12-35 2.8 and maybe a faster prime (15mm 1.7?) for very low light situations. Some native lenses will have auto focus and, if Panasonic, OIS.
  • Get a focal reducer/speedbooster and adapt something like the Sigma 18-35 1.8 and/or Rokinon cine lenses. No stabilization and manual focus/aperture. I've seen people suggest going the Nikon route.
  • Get adapters and use vintage glass. Cheapest? Could add character to the shots but doesn't get the extra stop of light that a focal reducer provides and can't get as wide of shots. I don't currently have vintage glass and would have to buy it.

While I would love to just dump a few grand on getting all of the best glass people have mentioned, I'm trying to figure out the most cost effective route to take as I build my videography skills and my kit. For something like wedding videography how important is auto focus, especially in low-light situations? Same question for in-lens stabilization? For some shots I can definitely use a tripod/monopod, but for others I will be moving around hand held or with a hand held stabilizer and with people moving around (thinking about people dancing and I'll be using very wide apertures).

To start out my budget is anywhere from $600-1200 and I will add to my kit as I start landing more paid gigs. I don't mind buying and selling, but don't want to waste money on the way getting a bunch of cheap gear which won't quite cut it and would rather get one or two pieces of higher quality gear and build from there.

Any advice from those more experienced with me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

4 years, 4 months agozvoidx posted on videography.
Jan. 2, 2016

There's also the Panasonic H-HS043K 42.5mm f/1.7 with Power O.I.S.