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GH2 availability in the US

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Rider, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Is there any information on GH2 availability in the US, specifically with the 14-140 lens? I have not even found places taking advance orders.
     
  2. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Gh2's are in the mail

    Several people have received them. Santa should have some in his bag this Xmas!
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Samys and panasonic direct have had some.
     
  4. yoshi234

    yoshi234 Mu-43 Regular

    52
    Nov 20, 2010
    West Hollywood
    I live just a mile from Samys but had to get mine from Vistek in Canada. Trying to find one in the US is like looking for Bigfoot - lol!
     
  5. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    139
    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks for the tips about Panasonic direct and Samys. Availability must come and go, as model with lens is not available right now.
     
  6. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    I also grabbed mine from Vistek. Normally I wouldn't pay a premium for something like this, but we're going to San Diego for the holidays, and it's a prime shooting time for me. Especially since MN is kind of a tough place to shoot in the winter. I wanted 10 days of practice / fun with the new camera while out there :)
     
  7. dko22

    dko22 Mu-43 Regular

    163
    Jul 26, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    over on dpreview, there is a thread 145 posts long and counting, purely devoted to all the tales of joy and woe about who in the US can get a GH2 and from where. All masochists, pls click on this link!

    GH2 Now Shipping Thread III [Page 1]: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    Meanwhile in sunny Scotland, waiting for the next BIG FREEZE, I did manage last weekend to have a wee play with a stray GH2 that found its way into Edinburgh. Suffice it to say for the moment that I liked what I saw and will almost certainly be buying in due course. Just a taster, 1. compared to G1 probably 2 stops better high ISO in poor light 2. gentler highlight rolloff looking at clouds and more "fill light" from shadows before image degradation --ie clear DR improvement 3. Virtually no shimmer on EVF

    DAvid
     
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  8. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Mine is in the mail :biggrin: Now I hope it makes it out to the islands before Christmas...

    Stefan
     
  9. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Unique Photo

    Unique Photo in New Jersey had several last week. Good dealer, especially if you live in Norther NJ where you can visit them.
     
  10. john1027

    john1027 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2010
    Alexandria, VA USA
  11. brnmatsumoto

    brnmatsumoto Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am waiting to get my GH2 with the 14-140 mm from Samys today. I had placed an order two weeks ago, and gave them my credit card number. They did not charge my card until the item arrived in their store and they put it on the FED EX truck. According to the FED EX tracking number the item should be delivered before 3 pm.

    From what the phone order person, Penny, told me they are pretty much selling to the fellows who had put down their credit card number. This puts them on a waiting list and then they fill these orders first. Frankly, it made me nervous to do this since they could not provide any information on when their next delivery would arrive. But it looks like it is working out for me.

    So hang in there. There are some in the USA.

    Brian