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  • Best General Purpose Lens for GH4?

    Hello all! Thanks in advance for your help!

    I'm replacing two cameras at my work (one is an entry level Canon DSLR and the other is a Sony HDV 'HD' camcorder), and I'd like to get a single camera which does both high quality stills and video, since we don't need a great amount of media. I've been reading around quite a bit and checking out some local camera stores and think the GH4 would be a great solution for my work.

    I want to make sure the lens I'm getting is correct, or if anyone could think of a better option. Currently, I think the Panasonic G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 would be the best. We're a musical organization and take many pictures of the performances we do, as well as occasionally filming it. Would this be a safe bet?

    Thanks

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    Re: Best General Purpose Lens for GH4?

    Yes the 14-140mm is the best all purpose lens to get!
    You might also think about getting a couple of fast prime lenses. I bought a few old Minolta MD Rokkor lenses on ebay at a good price (50mm 1.4, 28mm 2.8 & 135mm 2.8). The adaptors are cheap also.
    Rob

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    • #3
      Re: Best General Purpose Lens for GH4?

      Which 14-140 Lumix lens?

      I let my early version go with my GH3 because the focus accuracy, speed, and low light performance were soo poor.
      The 12-35 and 35-100 are far better.

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        Re: Best General Purpose Lens for GH4?

        I have 3 zooms Tokina 11-16 2.8, 12-35 2.8, and 35-100 2.8 for my GH4. Wanting a prime with better low light I watched and read anything for advice. Today I ordered an Olympus 17mm 1.8 from B&H to cover that 35 mm range. This seems to be a good choice for me. I know that the focal length is already represented in my bag but I wanted a faster prime. I also saw it said that using a prime like this for extended time could improve my photography. How it will work on video remains to be seen.Comments?

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        • #5
          Re: Best General Purpose Lens for GH4?

          For me 14-140mm it's a great general purpose lens, but 12-35mm has better low light performance (better F) and it's a great lens too.

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