The Ideal Vlogging Setup?

Te Very few lenses in the m43 catalogue have impressed me as much as the Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4. First of all, it is exceedingly difficult to design a micro four thirds lens of such parameters;¬†and while there have been several very good wide angle primes designed for the system, none have exactly smashed... Continue Reading →

Another Kit Zoom Rant

I just finished watching a lighting tutorial over at Max Yuryev's YouTube channel where he shows the difference between using a slow kit lens vs. a moderately fast prime. He was limited to f/5.6 on the variable aperture zoom, meaning he had to crank up the ISO to 1000, whereas with the prime, he was... Continue Reading →

Which Zoom Lens for My GH5?

I can't recall ever seeing a negative review over at Mirror Lessons, but this is as close as it comes. To my shock and horror, they recommend getting the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 or the Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 rather than the heavily promoted PanLeica 12-60mm f/2.8-4. Just one reason being, the Leica 12-60 is really only... Continue Reading →

Traveling Light

Pun intended! So I just bought my very first video lights: a Lishuai LED 100WB-56 and Godox¬†Softbox for vlogging, a Lishuai 700RSV and Yongnuo YN216 for location shoots; and I'll be going to shoot a model in the park later this afternoon. I'll be bringing along the G85 and three lenses: the Leica 42.5 f/1.2,... Continue Reading →

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