Panasonic’s GH4 has been rumored to get an upgrade with a V-Log recording option for wider dynamic range and greater flexibility in color grading. We saw this feature alongside the anamorphic firmware upgrade back at NAB 2015.
What we didn’t know at the time was when it would be released and if it would cost extra. We still don’t have answers to these questions but new rumors from Digicame-info suggest that Panasonic may introduce a new model, the GH4R, which comes with V-Log capabilities out of the box. [Read more…]
Metabones has a released a new lens adapter for Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter will adapt Canon EF lenses to Panasonic MFT cameras like the Panasonic GH4.
The new Speed Booster increases maximum aperture by one stop and makes the lens 0.71x wider than in otherwise would be on the Micro Four Thirds camera. It allows Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras to achieve autofocus with either Canon EF lenses. It can be powered by either the camera body or an external 5v power source.
Aperture is also controlled by the camera body and image stabilization is supported on lenses that provide this feature. A detachable tripod foot is compatible with Arca Swiss ball heads.
The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter retails for $649 and is expected to ship in early October. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Panasonic Lumix GH4 with the DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for $1998 (reg. $2598), along with 4% rewards.
The DMW-YAGH features 4 SDI outputs (2x 3G-SDI and 2x HD-SDI) for HD 4:2:2 and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit output with timecode. (It can also be configured to record 4:2:2 to an external unit via the on-board HDMI-output on the GH4 itself.) The interface unit also has dual XLR inputs with optional phantom power and level adjustments on the unit. These inputs can be monitored on the GH4’s display. Additionally, the interface unit includes a 12v DC input for external power to the unit and the GH4.
When launched just last year, the DMW-YAGH Interface Unit itself retailed for $1999 on top of the Panasonic GH4’s price. The GH4 itself sells for $1697 right now. Check out the kit here at B&H Photo.
The lens is made for 2/3″ sensor ENG and studio cameras; however, Fotodiox makes a handy little B4 to Micro Four Thirds mount adapter. When you use the adapter coupled with the 2.6x extender feature of the GH4, then you can cover the active sensor area with the smaller image circle.
Stacking the 2.6x extender on top of the Micro Four Thirds 2x crop factor gives you a massive reach with this lens. [Read more…]