After exhaustive testing I conclude that the cheap Umidigi F1 Play is much better than the Panasonic G9.
Extension tubes are well known for their benefits to Macro photography but they also add extra flexibility to long telephoto zooms. I demonstrate the affect of using 26mm extension tubes with the Panasonic G9 and the Olympus 40-150 F2.8 pro lens.
Whilst putting together this review of the Zoom F2 field recorder, I came across too many issues that made it impossible to complete the review as originally planned. This mostly unscripted review may help you with your purchasing decisions. Please excuse the inclusion of my spontaneous babble but I had already wasted too much time on this device and thought better of wasting more. This particular Zoom F2 was a big fail but I’m not sure that there isn’t a common issue with this device.
Having recently returned three other ball heads for various problems, does the New Neewer 44mm low profile ball head perform any better?
The Pergear TH3 Pro ball head receives glowing reviews on Amazon, does this reviewer agree?
A review and lots of samples of a classic legacy lens, the Tamron Adaptall II SP 90mm macro lens (72b). A sharp lens that can deliver outstanding results on modern digital cameras of all brands, and is usable with many sensor sizes including Full Frame, APS-C and M4/3 using the appropriate adaptor.
Sample video footage was recorded in VLOG-L on a Panasonic G9 in 4K.
Lens footage shot with Panasonic G80 & 12-60 kit lens.
I purchased from eBay a used Panasonic 14-140mm lens which replaces one that I destroyed last year.
I shot some sample footage whilst enjoying my allocated exercise time during the Coronavirus lock down and captured all the clips in 6K photo mode on the Panasonic G9. I hope that you enjoy!
The eBay seller that supplied the lens: https://www.ebay.com/usr/niels2211
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Finally committed to the V_LOG L upgrade to the Panasonic G9. Is it any good?
If you are thinking about the upgrade then check out my sample clips. There are lots of high contrast shots to test the claim that there is 12 stops of dynamic range.
A must read: VLOG-L Based Production (from Panasonic): https://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/dvx4k/pdf/ag-dvx200_tech_brief_vol6_en.pdf
This is a user review of the Laowa 17mm F1.8 C-Dreamer lens for Micro Four Thirds – MFT – M4/3 system which include Panasonic and Olympus cameras. Don’t expect laboratory condition tests this was done in my living room during COVID-19 lock-down but I believe that the results are interesting.
It’s available at a great price especially if you buy direct from China. The delivery from Laowa in China was incredibly fast.
Overall this is a quality item but does it perform well?
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Presentation filmed with the Panasonic G80/85. Sample video filmed with the Panasonic G9.
My review of the B&W International waterproof case (Type 4000) that I use for my M4/3 (Panasonic G9) camera and lenses.
These cases come in a variety of sizes and with various inserts for different uses, this one has ‘Pick & Pluck’ foam along with a DIY home made lens insert. This video also details a strap hack that you can use instead of buying the optional B&W International shoulder strap.
- Nature: True Glory. Filmed in stunning 4K cinematic widescreen. Panasonic G9 VLOG-L
- Tripods: do your legs splay? This DIY hack might be the answer!
- Cheap Chinese phone is superior to the Panasonic G9
- Extension tubes with long telephoto zooms e.g. Olympus 40-150 F2.8 Pro & Panasonic G9
- Zoom F2 Field Recorder – The unfinished review – a major fail