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Rienzphotoz

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2014, 02:00:59 AM »
Just got an email from B&H with the price for Panasonic GH4 - US$ 1699 - that's US$ 1869 with shipping and customs (for me) for body only ... and if you also want the interface unit with 2-Channel XLR Inputs, than the price is US$3299 (i.e. US$ 3603 with shipping & customs)  :o :o :o
Last week when I had severe GAS (before I knew about its price tag), I was thinking about pre-ordering the GH4 ... but now, no way ... freaking quarter size sensor (of my Sony a7 or the 6D), costs the same as a full frame camera :o :o :o ... the Sony a6000 which will be released around the same time (with some awesome features and a much bigger sensor), is costing only US$648.
But this is a worrying sign, coz if a micro four thirds camera like the GH4 is going to cost this much, what will Canon/Nikon charge for 7D MK II/D400 :-\
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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2014, 02:00:59 AM »

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2014, 04:57:02 AM »
Now that I think about it, there is a feature missing from the panasonic. A... full frame sensor...  ;D

Yup, that's one big factor keeping me away from Fuji (or any compact system really), a good telephoto lens is the other. (Since telephoto applications work well with crop sensors all I need is a high quality 400mm lens to go with the XT-1 and I'm sold on that setup.)
Bottom line, I know they're going to have to upgrade to full frame to stay competitive eventually, and when they do it's not going to be compatible with their current lenses, so the whole system is just a bad long term investment.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2014, 11:07:30 AM »
Just got an email from B&H with the price for Panasonic GH4 - US$ 1699 - that's US$ 1869 with shipping and customs (for me) for body only ... and if you also want the interface unit with 2-Channel XLR Inputs, than the price is US$3299 (i.e. US$ 3603 with shipping & customs)  :o :o :o
Last week when I had severe GAS (before I knew about its price tag), I was thinking about pre-ordering the GH4 ... but now, no way ... freaking quarter size sensor (of my Sony a7 or the 6D), costs the same as a full frame camera :o :o :o ... the Sony a6000 which will be released around the same time (with some awesome features and a much bigger sensor), is costing only US$648.
But this is a worrying sign, coz if a micro four thirds camera like the GH4 is going to cost this much, what will Canon/Nikon charge for 7D MK II/D400 :-\

Had the same feeling when I opened up that email this morning. I would've actually considered it just out of value and curiosity had it been lower.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2014, 11:58:26 AM »
Just got an email from B&H with the price for Panasonic GH4 - US$ 1699 - that's US$ 1869 with shipping and customs (for me) for body only ... and if you also want the interface unit with 2-Channel XLR Inputs, than the price is US$3299 (i.e. US$ 3603 with shipping & customs)  :o :o :o
Last week when I had severe GAS (before I knew about its price tag), I was thinking about pre-ordering the GH4 ... but now, no way ... freaking quarter size sensor (of my Sony a7 or the 6D), costs the same as a full frame camera :o :o :o ... the Sony a6000 which will be released around the same time (with some awesome features and a much bigger sensor), is costing only US$648.
But this is a worrying sign, coz if a micro four thirds camera like the GH4 is going to cost this much, what will Canon/Nikon charge for 7D MK II/D400 :-\

Had the same feeling when I opened up that email this morning. I would've actually considered it just out of value and curiosity had it been lower.
+1 ... if it was about or under $1000, I would have bought it, coz I recently came across a small camera store in our local mall, there are lots of used lenses for the micro four thirds cameras, for really cheap prices ... so I was thinking about messing around with a few of those lenses, especially since the GH4 has inbuilt image stabilization and some very good features ... but despite its very good features, I don't think it is worth $1869.
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2014, 12:04:45 PM »
Good point re the m43 lens prices. I was actually considering it since speed boosters have been surfacing for EF to m43 on eBay.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix GH4 ...
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2014, 12:04:45 PM »