January 29, 2016 at 3:38PM


GH4 Lens?

Hi I'm a student filmmaker and i can only afford one lens for my new GH4 (at the monent). So the question i ask is if you had to have one lens for the Panasonic GH4 what would it be and why.


I started out with the Lumix 20mm 1.7. It's cheap and will get you moving around. Good for interviews, macro and wide shots. It will start to fail you if you are doing event type work and you are at the back of the room.

I'm sure there are many good places to start, but I was happy with my choice and still use it all the time.

January 30, 2016 at 10:30AM

Gordon Byrd
Owner, Byrd Pictures

The newer Panasonic 14-42mm kit lenses are low cost and produce a good image. ( stay away from the original 14-42mm kit lens. It hasn't been sold new for at least 3 years, so buying new should be ok ) These kit lenses are also optically stabilized so you can get smooth handheld shots. The only real drawback is that they are pretty slow, so you will need to use lighting when shooting in darker indoor environments.

I would also look at getting a lens adapter for any of the classic 35mm film-camera lenses ( like Canon FD, Nikon AI-S, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus ) because you can buy these lenses used at very low prices. ( I've bought some lenses for as little as $25 )

January 31, 2016 at 9:38AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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