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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I've Got to Figure Out How to Keep Up on This Blog

Just a quick note to apologize for leaving so much off the blog. This is all a very part-time thing I'd like to make almost-full time (we start shooting a documentary short tomorrow),  Still sorting it out. Will try to get a pile of YouTube videos reposted here over the next couple of day, but you can always go straight to our YouTube channel. Thanks for your patience!

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Sony a99II Hands-On: Specs Gone Wild

The a99II [B&H|Amazon] is sick-fast with a unique pellicle mirror arrangement enabling hybrid phase detect autofocus. Along with a pile of other specifications including the 42 megapixel sensor from the a7r II, this a-mount camera is aimed at giving existing a-mount users a reason to keep investing -- and maybe even toppling the Canon 5D franchise. But it's never that simple, is it?

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