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Love at First Sight
October 30, 2016
You'll love the image this camera delivers at first sight. Having said that, do your research and know what you're getting in to! First things first. This is no DSLR. Don't expect to slap a kit lens on it and shoot like Roger Deakins. You're going to need the right accessories.
At MINIMUM you need to start with batteries. You'll need at least six of them.That'll cover you for a couple of hours of shooting. Then make sure to invest in a high speed SD card. The 256GB Sandisk gives you about an hour of RAW shooting. You'll also need a good lens. Personally, I shoot with a set of Voigtlanders. I swear by them and they go nicely with this camera. There is no point in buying a camera that shoots RAW if you're going to put a cheap lens on it. PRO TIP: Make sure to invest in IRND filters! This camera is very sensitive to infrared light! Again, this is the MINIMUM you'll need and will easily double the cost of the camera.
Also, remember that while RAW recording is nice, it will also consume your hard drive faster than you think. It's not for beginners and it's not for bare bones computer systems! PRO TIP: If you playback your footage on your computer, never watch it from the SD card. Always copy it to your hard drive first. Otherwise it will be choppy.
Some other things to remember:
***The screen on this camera is near useless in bright daylight. Not even direct sun either, just a bright day will make focusing and judging exposure tough.
***I can't stress enough the need for IRND filters!!!
***Know that the sensor on this camera is tiny! A 50mm micro 4/3 lens will be more like an 80mm lens. You might want to educate yourself on crop factor math.
***Plan to invest in separate sound recording equipment.
As with any camera, you're going to have to do extensive research/math before you spend your money. Make sure you know what you're getting in to!