Panasonic GH5 Focus Speeds Can Be Controlled More Than We Think

The Panasonic GH5 focus has been in question since the camera was launched. It seems there are different focus speeds the camera uses. This happens because the camera sometimes reads more frames to focus than others.

Here is a video I did showing the sound of the focus speeds – click on the video for it to play:

Big Price Drops on B&H for Photography!

Look at some really good price drops on B&H for photography related stuff!

Grads Trips and Father’s Day – Here are some savings I found

When B&H has a sale, that’s the time to act!


Get Spare Cards and Readers

Steady up your Shots Get a Tripod Protect your Gear Get Bags and Cases

Dont forget that Lens Select a Spare Camera Check out all of the Photo Gear youll need.


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Lens – A Big Winner!

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Lens

I am very impressed with the Sigma 50mm ART f/1.4 lens. It is a good balance between a very low priced 50mm lens and a very high priced pro level lens. In fact, for the price, this would be one of the best choices for pro level work at almost half the price. I give it a big thumbs up and I am putting it on my recommended list.

Sigma 50mm ART lens - f/1.4

Sigma 50mm ART lens – f/1.4




B&H Photo Best Deals!

B&H Photo has a new section where I can easily see their best deals going on at the moment. I use it myself, so I am sharing it here:

New f/1.4 Wide Angle Lens for m4/3 cameras will be a real winner!

This is fast going to become a staple lens for pro level photographers and enthusiastic photography communities!

See it – buy it – read opinions – from lots of other people on B&H Photo on this awesome new lens. It is coming soon.


This is going to be great for m4/3 owners to get a lens that will behave a lot like a 24mm f/1.4 lens at a very high quality level. Can’t wait to get my hands on one! Those of us that use a few primes, the 24mm is a basic staple to have in your bag. I have 2 of them, one for Nikon and one for Canon. now that I am growing my m4/3 camera line, that lens has been missing from my bag.

The weakness of m4/3 is the low light ability. With f/1.4 and even wider lenses, it easily makes up for the low light problem. This looks like it isn’t going to be a consumer lens, but a pro level lens. Yipeee!

Panasonic GH4 Excellent Photographers Camera Made Even Better!!!

The Panasonic GH4 has become one of my main shooting cameras. It has gotten even better, going into the superb, when adding the new Metabones 0.64 (Canon to m4/3rds) adapter.

The Metabones adapter takes most Canon lenses (see Metabones site for omitted lenses) and multiplies it by 0.64 on the focal length and the f stop. For example, a 100mm f/2.8 lens would become a 64mm f/1.8 lens. Of course, when putting any lens on a m4/3 body you still double the focal and f/stop specs. The advantage becomes a 100mm lens, rather than operating as a 200mm lens, operates as a 128mm lens.

This is all pertaining to a m4/3 camera and a full frame camera. If you add the crop sensor cameras (like the Canon 89D, Nikon D7200) into the mix, it becomes even more interesting. The 100mm lens put onto the Nikon or Canon crop sensor camera will operate at about 150mm. The 2.8 f stop will operate at about an f/4.5 f stop compared to the m4/3 results of an f/3.5 with the use of the Metabones on the m4/3 camera. The advantage shifts from using a cropped sensor Canon/Nikon/Sony crop sensor camera to a m4/3 crop sensor camera.

See the wonderful MetaBones 0.64 Adapter for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera and gets more opinions on it at B&H Photo Here.

See the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II Lens and get lots of other opinions at B&H Photo HERE.

Images taken with GH4 camera body using MetaBones 0.64 adapter. Click to make image full size – use BACK to come back:





Lily – Headshots

Lily is really a beautiful girl. We did some really nice head shots of her for her acting career and for her business cards. Olympus EM1, 42.5 f/1.2 lens.



Jingles had to get into the act 🙂





SensorSweep camera sensor cleaner has been updated – 2015 version is now shipping

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Just a note to tell everyone the wonderful sensor cleaning tool, the SensorSweep – has been updated to a 2015 model.

The newest version of the SensorSweep now has a black cleaning tip and the body is an anti-static paper based tube.

It works even better and is designed for the newest mirrorless cameras and cameras with no AA filter. The newest
SensorSweep is also aimed at grabbing the oil “sputtering” that happens with certain cameras onto the sensor.

The SensorSweep is still the safest, easiest, and quickest way to clean your sensor imho. One of the top people, (highly scientific mind) in the industry that deals with sensors day in and day out was speaking to me on the phone and he said the SensorSweep was the second best tool he had ever seen to clean the sensors. The best tool is quite dangerous for the general public to use, and he even stated he would not like to use it himself. That leaves us in first place folks!!!

I will be making a new video on Youtube on the 2015 version of the SensorSweep. All SensorSweep orders going out from here ARE the 2015 model. You can buy them on my main web site at under Sensor Cleaners –


Custom White Balance isn’t hard to do at all – here, you can watch as I do it –

Most of the time I use Auto White Balance. If I have the time I will use Custom White Balance, but because i shoot RAW for my still photography it isn’t all that important.


Video is different though. Almost all video is shot as a long string of JPG files and getting it “right” in the camera suddenly becomes mush much more important! It will make a huge difference between just “okay” video and really outstanding video.


Here is a little video where I talk and show how easy it really is to do a Custom White Balance:



You can find links to stuff I mention in my videos all listed here for you:

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