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Panasonic GH5 camera: Best settings and issues topic
  • This topic is to discuss about settings on the GH5, as also its issues.

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  • My copy for example, sometimes when I switch on the camera, does nothing, all black. I have to switch-off & then on again, so the camera will start properly working. Anyone has same experience?

  • The focus transition feature is not available with my Panasonic 20mm 1,7 H-H020 Firmware 1.1 lens.

    I hope this can be fixed with a camera/lens firmware update as this is my favorite native Lens.

    Other older lenses I tried do work fine: Panasonic 14mm 2,5 H-H014 Firmware 1.0 OK Panasonic 14-42mm 3,5-5,6 H-FS014042 Firmware 1.0 OK Panasonic 14-42mm 3,5-5,6 H-PS014042 Firmware 1.2 OK

    It would also be great to be able to controll the focus transitions with the panasonic app. Not yet implemented.

  • Hmm, I have only the 25mm f/1.7 from Pana, I'll check if it works with focus transition..

  • Same with mine. Very happy with it.

  • due to the problem I described above, my GH5 has been sent to Panasonic already more than a week now. They say they're waiting a part from Japan, so no camera till the end of the month... Today I had to shoot an event with my Canon 7D, I so much regretted...

  • I checked out a GH5 yesterday in preparation for shooting this weekend. When using manual focus with assist and a vintage lens via adapter, I could not get the assist by touching the screen. It worked with a Panasonic lens. Is there a setting for this? When I went to MF assist in the menu, I saw three icons with no explanation. I tried two settings, but ran out of time before trying the third one. Anyone know about this?

  • The cylinder icon is used when you turn the focus ring on a native lens. This will do nothing with manual lenses on dummy adaptors. The rectangle with four squares icon is to double tap the screen. This is the one you need with manual lenses.

  • Thanks, c3hammer

  • For those using GH5 with anamorphic lenses, you may have experienced a jitter kind of, while using the in-body stabilizer. I've found the solution related to this & applies only if you use non-electronic lenses, so you have the option to manually give a focal length to the camera (the option appears everytime you switch-on the camera & asks you what focal length you use): Put longer focal length than what you actually use, if you have a 50mm on it, give the info to the camera that you're using an 80mm for example. And the jitter goes away...

  • @yiannis_zach Seens that sensor stabilizer with anamorphic adapter makes image whooble (more evident at backgrounds) because the vertical axis misaligment. If you move camera changing vertical axis, you get a great "under drugs" effect.

  • @Grimor

    Need to just bug Panasonic to add setting to anamorphic lenses so you can set proper type like 1.33x, 2x and it'll work. As it is pure algorithm change thing.

  • Yes, but we need a new mode of stabilization without rotation of sensor. (Roll movement)

    Roll axis is the drug here. Not sure if shift and yaw will affect too.

    Kish Optics Mezmeriser Anamorphic/FX Attachment was used to do this intencionally.

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  • I found out the hard way that there is an undocumented gotcha. You cannot change the photo style if the Filter Settings menu is engaged. I took an hour of trying various tricks to discover this on set.