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u/HybridCamRev · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Congratulations on the new camera! I'll do my best to answer your questions:

> 1) I have a case from my old Nikon DSLR, but it's too big for the G7. It moves back and forth a lot inside and I'd like something better to protect my camera. Does anyone have any recommendations for a better fitting G7 case (preferably one with an extra compartment for a spare lens and pocket for spare batteries/cards)?

The [$49.99 Panasonic DMW-PGS19 case for Lumix G] ( will fit your camera plus an extra lens or two.

If you want something a little less expensive that doesn't have a "Panasonic" badge on it, you might want to consider the [$19.99 USA Gear Camera Gadget and Accessories Bag with 4 Accessory Pockets] (

> 2) What lenses are you using? I got the kit lens and the 25mm f1.7, what should I be looking at next? I like wider lenses. Should I stick with MFT lenses or should I learn to use an adapter?

I use an old [Oly 11-22mm for 4/3] ( with a [Panasonic DMW-MA1 4/3 to micro 4/3 adapter] ( at the wide end. It produces very nice images, but it's an expensive, clunky, slow solution.

If I had to do it all over again, I would get the [$477.77 Olympus 9-18mm] ( for wide angle work. It would be hard to find an adapted lens with a 9mm focal length. Here are some day/night exteriors shot with the G7 and the 9-18:

u/soniglf · 5 pointsr/PanasonicG7

There's two main adapters worth your while you may or may not be aware of. First the Metabones Speed Booster from Canon to MFT which has full electronic control and reduces the focal length to make it equivalent of having the lens on a APS-C body (roughly). The same happens with aperture making efectively 1 stop brighter and even sharper.

This is an expensive adapter so there's the cheap solution with the Mitakon Zhongyi Lens Turbo II that, unlike the Metabones, does not have electronics but does quite a nice job for around 1/3 of the price. The Nikon version does have an aperture control ring, not sure about the others. You can use a cheap adapter ring to get the Pentax to fit any of these I believe.

As for a tripod I'd look into the AmazonBasics workhorse (I know, I know) that you may be skeptical about, and yes, it's not perfect but for the price it's an amazing piece of gear.

SD Card-wise I have a couple of these and they've been working wonders.

I've seen general praise over SmallRig cage so you may want to look into that. You can get just the basic cage or you can add a handle a ton of other stuff.

I don't think you'd need an external recorder right now and even if you got it, the signal that the G7 outputs it's kind of weak. 8 Bit 4:2:0 as far as I remember (maybe 4:2:2 but the real difference would be 10 Bit). The general rule of thumb is always shoot 4K and use it on 1080 timelines. That makes for a super detailed 1080 image that has room for reframing.

You can get some bang for the buck LED Lights in the Yongnuo Yn 300 III with even cheaper prices if you get a slightly older model. They are not spectacular but I think you can't go wrong for the price and they output quite an amount of light. Here is a review just so you can see them in action. This guy uses a G7 with a Lumix 25mm 1.7 I believe so that may give a more real life scenario.

That's all I can think right now, I hope you find some if this stuff useful and congrats on your purchase, it's an awesome little camera, I think it will work wonders for your kind of projects.

u/ByyChase · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

So with a $250 budget that gives us 2 or 3 options for lenses. As I mentioned before, I think the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 is your best bet. It's a good focal length (It shoots like a 50mm on a full frame camera) and is a really good price for what you get. As someone said else where in this thread, framing is what really matters in these scenarios, so any lens really will do the job for these scenarios. If you want a zoom lens though the two options that sit inside of your price range are Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 which is a pancake version of the kit lens that comes with the camera usually. This will keep your rig super small yet super versatile as well. Finally, if you have it, I would just use the kit lens. If you don't have it here is a link for it. It should do everything you need and is sharp enough for most people who would be using a G7. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

u/GenericUsername256 · 5 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I got this dummy battery:

It works pretty well. I'm able to even use the built in flash while powering the camera with it, so it'll be more than capable of powering it for use as a webcam.

One thing that I have heard of happening with it is static in the recorded audio if using an external mic going into the camera.

The wall adapter outputs 8.8v, which is within the safe power range for the camera. The camera says it takes 8.4v, though I found that if you drop down to 8.4v, you sometimes get error messages saying something along the lines of "this battery is not supported", and the camera shuts down. Something to do with external power sources requiring a higher voltage than batteries.

I personally don't even use the AC adapter with mine, I use one of those USB to 9v adapters (I made mine, but there are plenty on Amazon) and a USB battery bank to deliver power to the dummy battery. (If you do this, make sure the battery bank is capable of 5v2a output) [Note: The flash does not work when powering it off a USB battery bank as it draws too much power. Though with your use, you should be fine.]

The longest I tested this was about 1.5 hours of 1080p30fps recording (I was observing whether or not there are any skipped frames between each file that the recording gets split into, and I didn't see any). It worked fine, and the camera still works fine. It was also able to handle 4K30fps recording just fine as well.

If you decide to go the safer route and just get more batteries, I've heard these are great:

u/yaranaika_megaman2 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I have a Movo VXR40. It might not be ideal due to the long wire and the fact that the shoe mount needs to be epoxied for better stability, but I've found it to be quite useful. I have a boom stand and I ended up using it with my Zoom H4n and boom instead of on my camera shoe.

Rode is a well-respected brand, but they are pricey and you can get better on-camera mics for less money, albeit at a visual aesthetic penalty (but let's be honest: who cares what your mic looks like?) The "affordable" Rode mics get lackluster reviews and are not very good; I'd buy nothing lower than the VideoMic Pro due to various issues I've read and listened to in comparison tests.

If I wanted an on-camera mic on the cheap today, I'd go with the ~$30 Takstar SGC-598 as can be heard compared against two cheaper Rode mics in this video where it gives the Rode mics a run for their money.

Two caveats: on-camera audio sucks, even with a good mic; you'll get better audio if a mic on a boom stand is an option; also, the G7 heavily compresses audio to 128 Kbps AAC which is not suitable for a significant amount of post-processing, but is perfectly fine for personal recordings or pro stuff where inaudible losses of quality won't be pushed enough to be heard.

u/TBurg123 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

The kit lens is good. I still use it in certain situations because it is versatile and it's not the end of the world if it gets broken. You're probably going to want something that's better in low light though.

I HIGHLY recommend getting the Panasonic 25mm f/1.7. It's a fantastic little lens and it's not too pricey as far as lenses go.

You're definitely going to want a tripod that is heavier duty than that, as well as a fluid head. And get yourself some kind of stabilizing solution for when you go handheld, even if it's just a cheap handle or something like that.

u/LiarCityBrian · 8 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I'm gonna offer my two cents here, I hope this helps:

Here is pretty much exactly what I would buy with that amount of money:

  1. G7 with 14-42 Kit Lens - 497 on Adorama w/ a $50 gift card. here.

  2. use that $50 to get yourself a couple of 64GB Transcend Class 10 SD Cards. here.

  3. For a tripod, this Amazon Basics fluid head is a great value at $65, but frequently goes on sale for $35-$45. here.

  4. Low light on the kit lens sucks, you can solve that by grabbing some FD lenses on eBay. I'd go for 50mm 1.4 and 28mm 2.8 as a start. Each can be had for ~$50.

  5. To use those lenses on your G7, you'll need a simple, cheap adapter. Find that here.

  6. For audio, you can get surprisingly good sound out of this cheap, cold shoe mountable shotgun right here.

    I believe that totals a little less than $700 for an enviable amount of non garbage, budget friendly equipment. You can even add some lighting and still stay under that bundle price.
u/AtlasRush · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

For those who live in Europe, here's some link for the same lens on Amazon (UK, DE, ES, FR, IT):
Amazon (Italy): 188€ (it's a referred link, if not allowed please tell me and I'll edit it)
Amazon (France): 185€
Amazon (UK): 149£/176€
Amazon (Deutschland): 179€
Amazon (España): 188€
Hope it'll be helpful to someone!

u/SkwatLife · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

After doing more research - should I be getting a variable ND filter or a solid non-variable ND filter? Or a polarizing one?

In terms of brands, i'm looking at Fotga like the one /u/TheOmega3368 has, or:

  • Gobe
  • Tiffen
  • Polaroid

    Anyone have experience with any of these variable ND filters and can recommend a brand? Again, would like it to be inexpensive, $30 or under!


u/B_artsy · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

2 x 64GB SD cards - (more than just 2 cards if you want to record 4k, and if you want to buy an external recorder then just buy an SSD)

2 or 3 x Wasabi off-brand batteries -

Some kind of lens adapter so I can use the Canon and Pentax lenses listed above - TBH I don't know much about it.

Some kind of cage - (You can buy a cage made for G7 only but this one is more versatile, later on you can upgrade to GH series and your G7 only cage won't fit)

Some kind of cheap rail system - Included above

Some kind of cheap mattebox - Not necessary

Some ND filters for the mattebox - Just buy a decent variable nd filter, it'll save you some time on set and later on you can buy a proper mattebox and IRND filters which are pricey.

Some kind of follow focus -

DIY-ing or buying a steadicam / glidecam setup - Depends on the weight of full setup.

DIY-ing or buying a tracking dolly setup - DIY

Buying a decent tripod that won't break the bank - Check Benro tripods, I can't suggest anything without knowig your whole setup weight.

Some kind of lights, ideally with barndoors and some gels -

Some kind of light stands -

Some kind of external recorder so I can have better 1080p recording. - Just buy more cards and record in 4k then downscale it in post and you have better 1080p. Yet if you're in need of external monitor...

Some kind of lens & sensor cleaning stuff? - If you'll buy a lens adapter then there is no need to buy a sensor cleaning stuff, and for the lenses a microfiber cloth will be enough.

Some kind of bag or pelican case to keep all this stuff in - first buy all the other things because right now we don't know how big it has to be.

u/studdmufin · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Depends on what you want to do with it? Are you looking just to get a little closer to some sports or are you looking to do wildlife/bird photography?

a good option with IS which is pretty important at longer focal lengths is the panasonic 45mm-150mm

If you need a faster option the panasonic 35-100mm is a good choice.

If you need close up on birds you could always go with the panasonic 100-400mm

u/masondaugherty · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I have this steadicam for my G7 and it works pretty well. As for lenses, I think you would love the 25mm f1.7 by Panasonic. I got it recently and it performs phenomenally! Here are some shots from it!

u/mihirpatel14 · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Good find! FWIW, it's same price on Amazon and a bunch of other retailers. In December I was able to snag it for $498 with a $50 gift card at Adorama. Granted, that was part of the holiday sale.

u/Balensee · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

> Pay the extra $100 for a non-grey market camera from a reputable retailer.

Agreed, and it was only $50 more about 2 weeks ago, no tax, with free shipping from stores like B&H. Along with a 3 year factory US warranty.

That price will probably come back in a few weeks. Here's a graph of the price history at Amazon. Keep in mind that camera and lens prices are set by Panasonic, so will usually be the same at B&H, Adorama, and the rest.

(The current US retail price of $800 is silly. Most would be better off buying the G85 for $200 more or waiting for the inevitable G7 price drop.)

u/aleagori · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Yeah as everybody stated, nifty fifty is a good way to go but don't forget that that lens ( does not have OIS like your kit lens. That means if you don't use it carefully or do not use a monopod or some sort of stabilizer, your footage may turn out shaky as you record parties :)

u/jopasm · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Yeah, make sure it's charged. Try to test it with a phone. The way it splits into two looks gimmicky, I suspect you have a bad mic or something isn't plugged in right. You might want to send it back for an exchange.

If you can't do a Rode Video Micro, this alternative has good reviews:
Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone with Shock Mount, Deadcat Windscreen, Case for iPhone, Android Smartphones, Canon EOS, Nikon DSLR Cameras and Camcorders

This is an even cheaper mic, a bit larger, but it's surprisingly good, rivals the original Rode VideoMic:
TAKSTAR SGC-598 Interview Microphone for Nikon/Canon Camera/DV Camcorder

u/q-w-e-r-t- · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I used these: DSTE® 2x DMW-BLC12 Battery + DC114 Travel and Car Charger Adapter for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 G6 G7 GH2 FZ200 Leica Q Camera as DMW-BLC12E BP-DC12E

They are chipped to show remaining battery, but the indicator runs different than the stock one. When it drops to 2 bars your have 5 minutes left, 1 bar means you have 1-2 minutes shooting time left.

These lasted as long or longer than my stock battery through a full summer of shooting everyday.

The stock battery would make noise when charging in this charger, so I kept the 2 to their respective chargers.

I hope this helps you!

u/Zekester3000 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I've wanted to get into correction and grading for a while now, so I figured I'd try it. However, I've heard before that you want to shoot as flat as possible, so that when you're in post, it's as exploitable as possible, right? That's what I was going for with the Natural profile.

Yeah, the whole aperture 22 thing was because 1) I already had my ISO as low as it could go (200), 2) I wanted to stick to the shutter speed/fps rule, and 3) the only thing left to adjust was the aperture. At anywhere under like 18 aperture, I was overexposing a lot, so I thought that was my only option, to adjust aperture.

I've heard of ND filters before and I've seen some before/afters, they actually look quite brilliant. Is this one fine?

u/arcticrobot · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

The best low light lens with image stabilization is Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5 f1.2. Money, though.

The next best is Panasonic 42.5 f1.7 and is much cheaper.

u/Jardbot · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I just picked up a Canon FD 50mm f1.8 for $20 and an adapter for $16. Of course with the crop factor it won't be 50mm but for $20 I thought I'd pick one up since everyone seems to love them.

My next pickup is going to be the 25mm f1.7 from Panasonic though. From what everyone has said on here it is a phenomenal lens for the price ($250)

Of course I don't have experience with them yet, but that's what I've heard!

u/splitplug · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I purchased these:

They came with a car charger adapter, and they will show the battery life in the camera properly. They do not last as long as the stock battery, but the price is great for two.

u/wolfcry0 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I've been extremely impressed with this bag:

Fits my GX85 with a lens on it, 2 extra lenses, full size flash and wireless links, misc filters and cables, and an extra wrist strap, with room left over.

The smaller size might be good if you just want to carry the camera and a lens.

u/audioscience · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Thanks man! For audio I use the Rode VideoMic Pro.

I highly recommending spending a few bills on this mic or a similar Sennheiser if you are doing videos like this. Audio is half your content unless you're just making montages with music!

u/nathanweisser · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mirrorless Camera Lens with Optical Stabilizer, Micro Four Thirds Mount, H-FS45150AK (USA Black)

This is the one I've been using for weddings, and it's EXTREMELY sharp, but you definitely need to consider your lighting if your indoors.

u/PastramiSwissRye · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

How much do you want to spend (say, $5-$100) and how future-proofed do you want to be (tiny filter that fits kit vs giant filter that you can adapt to other lenses in future)?

You need a 46mm ND to cut half a stop of ND. Believe it or not, in my brief Googling I had trouble finding a filter at a good price that would achieve that ND at that price, so instead...

This is what I use: a Fotga slim fader ND. Not as a precise, but inexpensive, of good quality, and more versatile.

u/prankster999 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I bought the 25mm 1.7 from Jessops as I was getting £50 off £150 spend with AMEX. Got a lens filter, cap string and 3 years accidental warranty too for £189.00. Given that Panasonic are offering £20 cashback, and AMEX are offering £50, I'll only be paying £119 for the lot.

Tomorrow, I am going to order the 12-60 bundle (£550), although Jessops are out of stock at the moment. I'm hoping that if I back-order it, and if the order comes through by the end of 2016, then I'll only be paying £429 after the Panasonic and AMEX cashback.

Going forward however, I am going to get the following accessories:

128GB card -

DSLR bag -

Anything else I should be looking to get?

u/atticus_red · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Thanks for the details. Based off the model you gave, I found this. Reviewers say they're using it with the G7.

u/Isaiaher · 5 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I agree with the two others, the Panasonic 25mm can be picked up cheap! Lens

u/AMBULANCES · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I just bought one today for $550 over at /r/hardwareswap. I have been checking prices on this camera and it seems like it dips every now and then with the lowest price being $497 on amazon June 10th, 2017.

Check this for prices ->

Try and find a good deal online or wait till it goes on sale! No need to spend $797 for this camera.

u/piggychuu · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7


As someone who read this thread after picking up a cheap ($20) variable ND lens, this image makes a lot of sense. I was toying around with long exposures for the first time and I was wondering why I saw those weird patterns and whatnot. It wasn't entirely consistent so fortunately it was a bit better towards the ends of the spectrum, but there wasn't really a nice middle ground. If I ever get more serious about needing a ND filter, I'll definitely be getting a higher quality one.

Filter for reference:

u/jiqqaman · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Amazon also has the 14 - 42mm kit on sale.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KK DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit (Black)

u/KyOatey · 2 pointsr/PanasonicG7

If you do stay with the 14-42 you'll probably also want a longer zoom. I just noticed this Olympus 40-150 is on sale for $99 right now.

u/SubiStilyn · 4 pointsr/PanasonicG7

I just ordered THIS, and it should be coming in today. I can update you and let you know how all my equipment fits.

Here's what I got:

  • G7
  • 2 Lenses (Stock and 25 mm)
  • Gopro
  • Attachable Light
  • Gorilla Pod
  • 24" Stabilizer
  • Laptop
  • Extra batteries (For Light and camera)
u/brumkid100 · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Im a noobie here, so take this with a pinch of salt, but I put some research into this area too as Im grabbing a g7 this Xmas, and I think this cheaper gymbal may be half decent.

u/bigfrank22 · 4 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Yes! You want to shoot 60fps at 1/120 shutter. If you try to shoot outside at these settings, your shot will be over exposed! So get yourself one of these K&F Concept 46mm Slim HD Multi-Coated Variable Polarizing ND Neutral Density Adjustable ND2 ND4 ND8 to ND400 Lens Filter + Lens Cleaning Cloth for DSLR Cameras

It’s a variable ND filter and lets you keep those settings without the shot being overexposed when taking videos.