January 14, 2016 at 11:34AM

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GH3 Focus Peaking and Accessories!

Since the GH3 has no focus peaking and I'm starting to take a more serious approach to my freelancing work (already got a full time job) what's the best choice for it?

I will not record through the HDMI since I get zero advantages doing that.
I've been looking at monitors and viewfinders like the Zacuto EVF (that has focus peaking).

Does it worth having a LUT preview in it?

Anyone used one of this? - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0140L5F18?keywords=viewfinder&qid=14...

The viewfinder is on top of the monitor regarding choice but the zacuto is so expensive...

Thanks in advance!

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Both of these EVFs are fairly low resolution which I'm not keen to shoot with. I prefer to either use the built-in camera EVF ( which is good but not great ) or to use a HD external monitor that allows me to easily see if the shot is in focus or not without having to turn focus peaking on. I use the 1:1 pixel mode on the monitor to be absolutely certain that that my shots are in focus, which is easy to turn on or off while shooting.

There are a fair number of new monitors now that have a 1080p display which will make it even easier to tell if your shots are in focus while you shoot. Aputure makes the VS-2 seven inch monitor that costs less than $300 and it has a native 1080p display.

January 14, 2016 at 12:59PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks for your answer Guy, I'm worried about focus peaking because I may have some movement in the shoots and it's hard to track on the GH3.

Ricardo Constantino

January 15, 2016 at 4:48AM

>>>I'm worried about focus peaking because I may have some movement in the shoots and it's hard to track on the GH3.

If you can I would see if you could try out these EVFs before buying because I found the Zacuto EVF to be too low resolution for me, and I ended up going back the the GH3 camera EVF or using a 7 inch monitor with focus-peaking or 1:1 pixel mode.

January 15, 2016 at 12:56PM, Edited January 15, 12:58PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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The new $300 Aputure VS-2 FineHD 1080p seven inch monitor is one that I would be looking at for focusing on the fly...

Curtis Judd : Aputure VS-2 FineHD Monitor Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snpQUN4TCWc

January 15, 2016 at 1:39PM, Edited January 15, 1:42PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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