GH2 arrived today

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by soundimageplus, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5241749958/" title="Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5241749958_9262ab9e96. "500" height="493" alt="Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f0.95" /></a>

    Some quick tests.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5241535481/" title="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5241535481_e80601e3d9_b. "1024" height="217" alt="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5242130378/" title="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5242130378_3d1f16879c_b. "1024" height="385" alt="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5241534937/" title="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5241534937_e56e381acc_o. "891" height="333" alt="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5241534823/" title="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2 by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5241534823_4a53a01804_b. "1024" height="387" alt="Taken with Panasonic Lumix GH2" /></a>
     
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  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Happy new camera! Looks great.

    All the best,

    Colin
     
  3. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Look forward to your opinion David :smile:
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
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    1+ on that!
     
  5. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    It looks very nice. Much more professional than the GH1 (I had one last year), no green splashes on the dials this time. Now I'm slightly tempted, especially after your tests :) Please will you post some outdoors pics when the weather improves?
     
  6. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    It is more plastic feeling and looking than the GH1 in the flesh. However it seems very well put together.

    I'm just about to venture off out into the snow. I may be some time.
     
  7. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    I hope you've had your Oates for breakfast!
     
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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Barrie
    Ohhh, if there was one of those little emoticon thingys for wince, this might have earned it :biggrin:

    Barrie
     
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  9. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    this is awesome. enjoy! (read: i want one!)
     
  10. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    :rofl::dance3:

    Sorry, but I really couldn't resist!
     
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  11. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    As the actress said to..............NO!!!
     
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  12. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Barrie
    akulya, see what you've started!!! :rofl:

    Barrie
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Congratulations, David - we will try to wait patiently for those winter scenes! Perhaps a thermos of something good to warm you, as a little take a long since you won't be carrying a large DSLR?:wink:
     
  14. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    :biggrin: Merry Christmas everybody
     
  15. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Looking forward to some more opinions ... subscribe!
     
  16. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I've started, in very short bursts I might add! as my fingers are in danger of falling off!

    Some samples:-

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5243352741/" title="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5243352741_7286a925f9_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5243949442/" title="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5243949442_2ac389b4e1_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5243353183/" title="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5243353183_62010d5603_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Panasonic GH2 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 Leica Panasonic Vario-Elmar" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5243907154/" title="Panasonic GH2 14-42mm Kit Lens by soundimageplus, on Flickr"> 5243907154_fb6ca7ff5a_o. "1024" height="884" alt="Panasonic GH2 14-42mm Kit Lens" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45203414@N06/5243309081/" title="Panasonic GH2 14-42mm Kit Lens by soundimageplus, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1032" height="581" alt="Panasonic GH2 14-42mm Kit Lens" /></a>

    It is a very impressive sensor.
     
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  17. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing, the GH2 does look very good.

    There looks to be some detail in the shadows, is there noticably more headroom to push things around in RAW (compared to other m4/3 excluding gh1)?

    I'll look forward to reading your blog David :)
     
  18. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Its very early days, but I think I detect the greater headroom that you mention.It seems that the raw files are able to cope with dynamic range better - by doing that they are probably slightly less "punchy" than other m4/3 files. However thats probably better than the other way round.

    As I said its just an impression I get.
     
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  19. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    How does the AF speed compare?

    Is it noticeably faster than the G/F/H1?
     
  20. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yes its very quick. Almost instant. Even when the target isn't well lit.
     
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