Sony vs. Nikon and a bit of GH3

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Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at

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5 Responses to Sony vs. Nikon and a bit of GH3

  1. John Rappold July 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow. Everyone who has moaned that the GH3 is too big needs to see this.

    • Mark Rychel July 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      I have been shooting Panasonic micro four thirds for just over a year, and have gradually integrated it into my work flow. I regret the decision. Panasonic support is no where near Nikons.
      Last week I called about using wifi with a Mac and Gh3 , they could not help and said a higher tech person would call within 48 hours. Never happened

      The sync speed is not up to snuff. I use fill flash almost always and it’s difficult.

      I can’t seem to develop a product to sell, integrating video. Might be my fault but a flag waving in the background or waterfall in the background just doesn’t seem to generate dollars.

      I think many photographers that are promoting it, are looking to cash in on marketing from the camera companies.

      I will continue to try, but am disappointed and feel I have made a poor investment.

      • Giulio Sciorio July 16, 2013 at 8:00 am #

        Hi Mark. Really appreciate your honesty on this. What’s happening right now in photography is a big shift and you’re one of the early adopters. Is it possible to grow your business with a small camera shooting hybrid? Yes, but as you are finding out there are challenges.

        While I can’t speak for Panasonic’s customer service I’m happy to tell you what I know.

        WiFi with the GH3 on a Mac still does not least it does not work easily as it should. I’ve seen it work myself but have not been able to get it to work on any of my Mac’s and it’s frustrating.

        Sync speed is not as fast as other systems but there’s a solution coming soon, I’d say within the next 60 days by a few major companies that work with on camera flashes. In the mean time try the high speed sync option. That’s what I used when I shot with the OMD last summer and that’s what I use now with the GH3.

        Panasonic is aware where their system needs improvement and are rapidly making changes. The GH3 is just the tiny tip of a major iceberg. Where Nikon and Canon have a major advantage is their support infrastructure but I can share that Panasonic has been working on a solution similar to NPS which will be rolling out soon.

        As far as content goes just having the content, even if its amazing, still needs a marketing push. I talk with all of my current clients about adding motion to their assignments and I shoot it even if they don’t want it. Because we’re in a transition phase we really need to spend time educating our current clients and getting new ones. Sadly one of my clients, that is not willing to embrace current trends and technology, has closed one office and reduced their staff by 50% in the last three years.

        Like with the transition from film to digital some will “get it” and some will not but one thing is for sure and that is the demand for photographers to do more than shoot still images is here and growing.

        Believe me I understand your frustration. This is not an easy transition but it’s one that as an industry we’re all making together. It took me about three months of really digging into to learn how to make the most of my GH3. Stick it out, practice, experiment and reach out to the community. We’re all stumbling here and there but we’re also succeeding too.

  2. Mark Rychel July 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Thank you for the encouragement

  3. Epidote July 17, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    I am happy and sad

    Happy because now that i am retired i see young photographs taking same path than I 20 years ago.

    During the end of the 90′ i do my last exhibitions using a Yashica T5 .. you can beleive it or not it was really crazy. I had to keep the “secret” until people ask me how can i shoot so close in street or in metro journey .. Most of them think that i was using a tele (in Metro !) or a classy Leica (the only “must have” … in their mind)

    The reality is as it is said … “now in 2013 … every Camera is good” … you have the luck to be in the numeric age. You dont have to count your photo, you can switch iso during the same afternoon, you can shoot without thinking of the price of each shoot … plz enjoy it.

    I am sad because questions are still the same … 90% about technical issues, 10% about creativity
    Global mentality is still “mediocre”
    Bad photographers (which are the majority … i am old now i can write it !) still beleive camera do 90% of the job …
    Do you really think that if i buy a StratoCaster limited edition i will be a better musician ?

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