I’m using a couple of the Panasonic GH5 for shooting studio video interviews. This camera has worked well and is probably better that what I deserve for my knowledge and skill level. It’s a micro four thirds CCD model with a 2x ‘crop factor’ (2x mag over a standard 35 mm CCD with standard lenses).
We bought the two GH5’s as packaged with the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom lens. The lens has worked out well for our needs. At times I wished we had a faster lens for closeups in order to reduce focal depth.
Now I’m looking at an additional camera. Possibly also the GH5 vs the GH5S, the latter optimized for video.
I’ll also mention that this camera is, unlike all others in this form factor, enabled for unlimited video shoot time with on one continuous vs the lousy 20 minute auto stop of others imposed in some fashion by tariffs or whatever re video vs still cameras. I would never buy a camera for video with an auto shut off like that.
I have found someone selling a GH5S as a bundle with a Metabones speed booster adapter. This is a device that adapts a ‘full frame lens’ intended for 35mm CCD between the lens mount of the full lens and the specific camera mechanical mount and CCD size. In this case - Canon <–> MFT. It gives a speed and crop factor multiple of 0.7. That is, the f number is improved multiplied by 0.7 while the crop factor is multiplied by this factor. So on the GH5, the crop factor with the Metabones adapter would be 2x0.7=1.4 with a Canon lens and the f number would be improved by (1/0.7 = 1.4) Just a coincidence they both equal 1.4, BTW.
Sorry to ramble on about the details above . … just in case you don’t know how it works . … I have to read about it each time to confirm which way to calculate.
So I could look at just staying strictly with MFT lenses or consider the ‘package’ with the camera and adapter, which would give the option of using Canon plus MFT. BTW I have no Canon lenses and no other MFT lenses except the zooms we have on the other cameras. There seem to be few MFT fast lens choices and there are plenty of Canon lenses although I’m no expert on them.
Please discuss if you have some thoughts on this.