Panasonic G9 Mini-Review: Let's see this in Slow Motion!

We've got part one of a review for the Panasonic G9 for you today! In this episode, we see how the Panasonic G9 compares to the Panasonic GH5, Sony FS5, Sony a6300, and the Sony a7r III (sort of). 

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smallHD Focus: An Exceptionally Clear Winner

Much as we love the people and capabilities of Sony cameras, the compromises the company has made in battery life, menu clarity, rear LCD panel brightness and articulation on their a6 and a7 cameras leave much room for improvement. smallHD wasn't the first company to figure this out, but the product they made to address it -- the Focus -- is the best solution we've seen to ALL of it.

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Tripod Wars: Sachtler Flowtech FSB6 vs. Cartoni SDS 8

For those of you who remember the review of the Cartoni SDS 8, it currently holds the blog's record for fastest set-up and take down times. However, Sachtler released the Flowtech tripod series, which also promises light-weight and fast operating speed.

So, if both tripods are in the same price range, and they both promise a light-weight tripod with a quick operating speed, how do they actually compare? It's time to strap in for a battle of the Tripods. 

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Panasonic GH5 Cage Review (My Favorite Thus Far): smallRig

The 3BME YouTube community is amazing as I was shown yet again - this time by viewer Gregory Gallaspie, who has co-designed a GH5 Cage configuration with smallRig that is my new favorite. Zacuto is more robust and smoother, but the GH5 Cage smallrig configured for my particular needs is just outstanding - and half the price.  Does that mean the Zacuto is over-priced? Not necessarily  - watch.

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All My GH5 Videos in One Post!

Well, this is one way to play catch up: put all the videos I've done on the Panasonic GH5 and related lenses over the last couple of months in one post. Enjoy -- and if you like what you've seen here, please remember to give a thumbs up, subscribe to our YouTube channel and consider using our affiliate links or even directly supporting us with a contribution via PayPal in the "MORE" section below each video on YouTube. Thanks!

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Fujinon MK 50-135 T2.9 on Sony a6300 with Zacuto Scissors: Killer Combo

Along with its wider brother (MK 18-55 T2.9), Fujinon's 50-135 T2.9 cine zoom has just gorgeous image quality -- especially when paired with Sony's little a6300. The key is to truly lock the lens down on such a small body, and for that Zacuto's Scissors is fantastic: it locks the lens in place on your rail system by literally screwing into the lens itself, so you don't get flexing in either direction. If you have a Sony e-mount camera, you'll want to take a look at this pair. You may also want to look at the rig I used to hold it all together, the Sachtler Ace Baseplate; SmallRig 15 carbon fiber rods; Really Right Stuff L-bracket; and the edelkrone FocusOne.

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