Panasonic GH6 Review: Amazing Video, But That’s It

Five years after the launch of the GH5, the Panasonic GH6 arrived in a hail of video features. But, while the Micro Four Thirds camera has a long list of options for videographers, Panasonic dubs the GH6 as a hybrid for shooting multiple media types. Besides the 5.7K video, the sensor was upgraded to the highest resolution of any Micro Four Thirds camera yet (25.2MP). Meanwhile, to reduce noise, Panasonic introduced something called Dynamic Range Boost.

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The Best Lenses Under $500 for Your Mirrorless Camera

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The best lenses under $500 are probably the ones you already have. In fact, if you’ve used your camera for a while now, we’d be shocked if you didn’t pick these up. There are few things that make us happier than adding an affordable gem of a lens to your camera bag. And because we know that not everyone has over $1,000 to spare on their hobby or profession, we’re rounding up these little gems for you. Take a look, and dive in with us!

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The Best Cameras for Beginners in Love with Photography

If you’re a beginner, then you’re in luck. We remember what it was like to fall in love with the picture taking process. We also know it’s very useful to be able to shoot quick videos for social media. With that in mind, we’ve gone through our Reviews Index to find the best cameras for beginners. We encourage you to look at everything this list can offer and carefully make the right purchase for you.

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The Best Cameras for Shooting JPEG Photos You’ll Love

Oh man! Very few things excite me like not needing to edit photos I just shot. It keeps me in the moment and ensures I’m not shooting for the edit. I’m instead shooting for the moment and getting the photo the best possible in-camera. In fact, certain cameras are just so good that I don’t need to edit the photos. We’ve tested a bunch here at The Phoblographer over the past 13 years. So here are the best cameras for shooting JPEG photos.

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Camera Fans Are One of the Worst Parts of Photography

I’m a user of various camera systems. If you’re on the Phoblographer’s reviews team, then you’re bound to be a brand agnostic. You can use pretty much any camera and camera system that’s thrown at you. And over the years, I’ve seen cults of camera fans become a very ugly part of photography. For anyone that’s shot for years, this isn’t anything new. But the culture around camera fans and loyalties are awful, divisive things that get in the way of making better pictures and having a more sustainable photo industry.

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Silver Cameras Are Stunning. We Need More of Them!

I’ve always been baffled as to why camera manufacturers don’t make more silver cameras. For years, they were considered the standard until black came in. But that doesn’t mean silver isn’t worth a look. I think camera manufacturers need to return to making more silver cameras. But with that said, it should actually look like silver and not some dark shade of gray. Let’s take a look at some of the most gorgeous silver cameras to come out in recent years.

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How to Protect Your Camera from Rain, Snow, Sand, Dust, and More

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Trust us, we’ve done the tests. When it comes to weather sealing tests on cameras, there’s arguably no better solution than the stuff that we’ve done to various cameras and lenses. We’ve actually gone out and used the cameras and lenses in the worst weather conditions. Our reviewers do this and a whole lot more. We push the gear to the edge because we know that you’ll want to. With all this said, we decided to talk about how to protect your camera. Here are the things we keep in mind before we go out.

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Panoramic RAW Photos Are My Landscape Photography Dream

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I’d like to believe that the photo industry has advanced quite far, despite still being behind phones somehow. I think that we’re now at a point where cameras can do even more. For example, a bunch of cameras try to do high megapixel modes and lots more. And years ago, they did panoramic modes as JPEGs. But I genuinely feel like it’s time they took that further. My idea: a panoramic RAW file that stitches together using similar tech as the high megapixel and multiple exposure modes.

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How to Photograph Birds in Cities and Get Your Best Photos

In the global pandemic, a lot of people became bird photographers. Tons of those folks took to the countryside, but some of us stayed in big cities. Believe it or not, big cities are great places to photograph birds. In fact, we reviewed a ton of lenses that help to do just that. So we’re giving readers some tips on how to photograph birds in cities based on our experiences.

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The Best Full-Frame Panasonic Lenses Under $700

Panasonic has an incredible lineup of lenses. Photographers have known this for many years, but their full-frame offerings are a bit newer. Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed a ton of their offerings. So we dove into our Reviews Index to find the best Panasonic lenses under $700. If you’re on a budget, this roundup is just for you.

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Sexual vs Sensual? Brittany Smith on Inside the Photographer’s Mind

On this week’s episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, we’re joined by our Reviews Writer, Brittany Smith. It’s Brittany’s second appearance on the podcast, and she returns to discuss the gear she’s currently testing, her first camera, and a polarizing debate in photography. It’s a packed show full of great photography conversation. Below is an overview of what to expect.

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The Best Lenses for Photojournalists Using Any Camera System

Photojournalism can take various forms. It can be as simple as event photography for the party you’re going to. Photojournalism is also a huge part of wedding photography. But most importantly, it’s about capturing the world as it happens in front of you. There are loads of great cameras you can use for this. However, which lenses do you choose? That’s where we’re coming in to help you pick the Best Lenses for Photojournalists just like you. And we dove into our Reviews Index to find them.

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Magic Bokeh, Beautiful Build: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 Review

The Micro Four Thirds system is known more for compact size more than bokeh. Similarly, zoom lenses are known for narrower apertures and less sharpness than a lens with a single focal length. The Panasonic Leica 25-50mm f1.7 aims to challenge both stereotypes. Nearly as bright as the brightest primes, the 25-50mm brings some serious light-gathering prowess with a softly blurred background to boot. To top it off, the sharpness rivals that of a prime lens.

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The Best 85mm Lenses for Portrait Photography We’ve Tested

I don’t think most photographers can argue about the importance of 85mm lenses. They’re fantastic for portrait photography and even a little bit of sports or street photography. We’d know; we’ve reviewed a ton of them over the years. So we’re rounding up the best 85mm lenses that we’ve used for portrait photography. Specifically, we’re targeting folks who use mirrorless cameras in this round up. Take a look and our selection for the best 85mm lenses for portrait photography.

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This Is a Sturdy Storyteller: Panasonic 35mm F1.8 S Review

Some lenses are meant to add extra creative flare and others are meant to simply capture the scene as is. The Panasonic 35mm f1.8 S falls in the latter category. The 35mm focal length is a favorite for storytelling. Panasonic mixes that focal length with a weather-sealed and lightweight design that allows photographers to immerse themselves in the story. With this lens, the suppressed flare and minimal distortion help tell it like it is, rather than adding extra character.

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The New Panasonic GH6 Is a Sampler Platter in Multimedia Innovation

The new Panasonic GH6 aims to not just combine photo and video, but mix a higher resolution sensor with a smidgen of the high ISO performance of the low-resolution GH5s. The GH6 was announced today, Feb. 21st, and it’s the first Micro Four Thirds to breach 25 megapixels. After a small Mark II update for its predecessor, the GH6 sports both a new sensor and processor. The updates touch on nearly every part of the camera, notably excluding the viewfinder. 

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Is 35mm or 50mm Better for Portraits? We Take a Look!

This is a pretty classic question. Is 35mm or 50mm better for portraits? Lots of photographers are told these are two of the most versatile focal lengths you can buy. And that’s indeed very true. Portrait photographers can do a lot with these lenses. Years ago, they were made with more distortion and not with the consideration that portraits will be shot with them. Further, only the center area was really best for shooting portraits. But over the years, lens technology has really, really improved. So we’re looking at 35mm and 50mm lenses for portraits across various manufacturers.

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There’s a Weird Discovery in Our Updated Panasonic S5 Review

Our Panasonic S5 Review was just updated. Photographers who own one of the smallest full-frame cameras on the market are most likely enjoying it. It’s got weather sealing, good autofocus, and the CineLike image quality profiles. These help your photos look like Kodak movie-film without the need for a lot of editing. But the way they work is odd and makes complete sense at the same time. You can read all about it in our updated Panasonic S5 review at this link, or you can read the report below.

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Which Camera System Has the Best Animal Detection Autofocus?

If you’re curious about animal detection autofocus in your camera, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been curious about it too. What’s more, each camera system takes its own approach to how to do it. And it can be very confusing to some folks. At other times, it can be really frustrating. So we’re looking at animal detection on various camera systems. 

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Which Is the Best Camera Menu System? You’d Be Surprised!

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Some camera menu systems are better than others. Some deliver on ergonomics. Others focus purely on image quality. But when it comes to the best camera menu system, it’s all about an easy and enjoyable experience. In 2021, we want to look at screens a whole lot less. So the faster it is for us to get to what we need, the better. So we dove into our reviews index and found out which was the best camera menu system. Which do you think it is?

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