DOCUMENTARY KIT GEAR.
PACKING A PUNCH The lightweight Lumix DC-S5 borrows a lot of spec from the larger S1 series
Panasonic Panasonic’s Lumix DC-S5 is a 24-megapixel full-frame mirrorless hybrid that appeals to photographers and videographers alike. The ergonomic and compact body – combined with full-frame 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording at 30p and 4:2:0 at 60p – provides a lot of flexibility for filming. While borrowing design elements from the larger S1 series, the DC-S5 is smaller and lighter with improved portability. Key features include a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a free-angle, 3.0-inch 1.84m-dot touchscreen LCD, plus built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options for wireless connectivity. Furthermore, in the 10-bit setting, 4:2:2 10- bit HDMI output is supported along with simultaneous external drive/SD card recording. There are dual SD memory card slots for flexible file storage, while the camera’s durable, weather- sealed construction is splash and dust resistant for on-the-move filmmakers working in harsh weather conditions and environments. The Lumix DC-S5 uses the L-Mount lens standard, so users can select from a range of lenses.
“The DC-S5’s durable, weather-sealed construction is splash and dust resistant for on-the-move filmmakers”
TOP FLIGHT This Sigma cine lens has seen use in some high-profile recent films and TV shows
The Sigma 18-35mm T2 Super 35 high-speed zoom lens is considered one of the most adaptable run- and-gun options, thanks to its portable form factor, constant T2 aperture and versatile focal range. With a weight of 1395g and length of 156mm (PL mount), the lens is light, compact and suited to smaller rigs and gimbals. Part of Sigma’s 25-strong cine lens line-up, the 18-35mm T2 has 8K resolving
power, colour-accuracy and well- controlled optical aberrations. A number of lenses from the Sigma cine range have been used by DOPs in recent high-end film productions and commercials, including Top Gun: Maverick and Welcome to Earth . The optic is available in PL mount, Canon EF mount and Sony E mount, with options for imperial or metric and engraved or luminous markings.
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