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GH2 unboxing

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by k4t, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. k4t

    k4t Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Just couldn't resist sharing a couple of quick snaps. GH2 with the 14-42mm kit lens and a Panny 20mm.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5644938312/" title="IMG_2837 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5644938312_7d542feefb_t. "100" height="75" alt="IMG_2837"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5644373257/" title="IMG_2842 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5644373257_d3ff3f2c72_t. "100" height="75" alt="IMG_2842"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5644939136/" title="IMG_2843 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5644939136_5a9d133e35_t. "100" height="75" alt="IMG_2843"></a>

    Thanks to the forum members who helped me acquire these so quickly when I couldn't find any reasonably priced local stock after weeks of research. (And to the postal guys working on the Saturday of a long Easter weekend!)

    I'm already really impressed by the size and weight. Even with lens I think it weighs less than my first digital camera - Powershot S45! After a brief panic finding the right power adapter, now I'm going to sit down and start reading the manual. Look for my first :43: shots in the next day or so.
     
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  2. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Nice. Enjoy.
     
  3. Excellent, enjoy the new camera!
     
  4. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    You'll have so much fun !
     
  5. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    266
    Mar 6, 2011
    Looking forward to your photos :)
     
  6. wyip

    wyip Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 17, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    I was lucky enough to grab the last GH2 + 14-140mm kit on Amazon just now and it should be here by Tuesday. I can't wait!
     
  7. k4t

    k4t Mu-43 Regular

    44
    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Some first attempts

    Only took about 50 photos today and haven't even tested the video yet. Not surprisingly the photos that come out best so far are the ones where I let the camera and post-pro software do most of the thinking for me. But that's ok - I always knew this would be a big learning curve.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5645333583/" title="P1000029 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5645333583_2cea1f5a4e. "500" height="333" alt="P1000029"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5646030574/" title="P1000028 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5646030574_5febb780a4. "333" height="500" alt="P1000028"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5645468749/" title="P1000053 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5645468749_329d27d55b. "500" height="333" alt="P1000053"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kvanyai/5645469167/" title="P1000067 by k4t_snaps, on Flickr"> 5645469167_886d7a2324. "500" height="333" alt="P1000067"></a>

    My first impressions are almost all positive. Can't believe how much you can customise the setup of this camera. I do feel sorry for those with large paws though. The grip and spacing between buttons feels a bit small even in my tiny hands.
    Loving the 20mm lens much more than the kit one so far. The zoom on the 14-42 feels a bit plasticky.
    Having used only point and shoots for the last 10+ years I'm surprised how quickly I've taken to the electronic viewfinder. I just wish it had a slightly longer eye relief so it was more comfortable with my glasses.
    All in all I'm incredibly impressed with the GH2 so far.:biggrin:
     
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  8. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Keep on the good work and let us know about your progress ! (i like your inverted self portrait in the apple bowl)
     
  9. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    266
    Mar 6, 2011
    I agree, I had a chance to compare it with the 14-45mm a while ago, and while I don't know about IQ, the build quality was much better.
     
  10. sapibobo

    sapibobo New to Mu-43

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    Apr 22, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    What is the difference between G2 and GH2?