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Squirrel & Kestrel (GH2 & 100-300)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by baumgarten0712, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    I recently sold all of my Canon and Nikon gear to purchase the GH2. The GH2 is a very impressive camera and I couldn't be happier! I went to the local refuge to test out my GH2.

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  2. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Excellent GH2 demo - not to mention your talents, you nailed 'em. Even great gear can fail when used incorrectly, I'm proof enough of that. :frown:
     
  3. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Thanks Jim!
     
  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Very nice! And welcome! I hope you have fun here with the rest of us.

    Were these shot at 300mm? They look sharp.
     
  5. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Yes, they both were at 300mm. At 100%, they are very sharp! I am quite pleased with the 100-300.
     
  6. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    Awesome shooting! I'm impressed!! Are they hand held shots?
     
  7. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Vancouver?!?

    Hey you live "next door" - I may have shot that same squirrel! :smile:
     
  8. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Yes, these were both hand held :)
     
  9. pana-animalartist

    pana-animalartist Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Jan 17, 2011
    Northeast USA
    Beautiful shots! Let's see more. :2thumbs:
    Just curious- what did you get rid of to buy the Panny stuff? I like having both my Canon 50D and the Panasonic GH1, but some day...who knows? :wink:
     
  10. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Do you really want to know what I got rid of??? What I owned before...

    Canon
    > 40D, 1Ds II, 50D, 1D III, 5D II
    > 17-40L, 100-400L, 135L, 300 2.8 L, 400 5.6L, 500 4L, 85 1.8

    Then I switched to Nikon...
    > D700, D300s, D7000
    > 35 2, 24-70, 70-200 VR II, 300 f 4, 300 2.8 VR

    Reason for selling everything for the GH2. This is a hobby for the most part. I lost focus in the actual photography. Going out on a trip was more of a chore (because of the amount of gear) than for enjoyment. With the GH2, I was able to bring the 100-300, 14-140, and 20 1.7 in one small bag :) I could focus on the photography and not worry about ALL of my gear. I would say the GH2 comes very close to the image quality of some of the DLRs I owned before. The video quality blows away the current video offerings of any DLR out there in my opinion. I might even try to put together a small video of the animals I photograph. I have no idea where to start! Overall, the GH2 is one of the best all around cameras out there!

    Karl
     
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  11. cbrock

    cbrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Great shot with the 100-300!

    I took this one with my 20mm from about 2 ft away (and some pecans :biggrin:)

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    Squirel from 2' by Brocktoberfest, on Flickr

    I think this is when he told me I was too close!
     
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  12. baumgarten0712

    baumgarten0712 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 13, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Awesome shot!
     
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  13. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    Your pictures do the GH2 great service with the 100-300mm. That is exactly the results i would want for myself. I hope to see more pictures of wildlife with this setup from you.

    Thank You
     
  14. syilim

    syilim Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Wonderful shots baumgarten! They look so sharp! The one by cbrock is just comical. Great timing.

    I thought I add my little squirrel picture too. Its by no means a good shot. Far from it actually. I was walking down this alleyway while trying out fisheye adapter on my 14-42mm, when suddenly I saw these squirrels pretty far away, and I had to quickly take off the fisheye adapter in order to get a decent shot. I almost dropped it while taking it off >.< Sure did break a sweat. But anyways, here it is.

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    The funny thing was, they kept interchanging positions 0.o Now I don't know much about squirrels, so that definitely surprised me a bit. Added a border around the picture, hopefully thats not frowned upon here. Just having some fun with CS5 and photography, which is all still so new to me. ^_^
     
  15. pana-animalartist

    pana-animalartist Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Jan 17, 2011
    Northeast USA
    Wow- that was an impressive corral of cameras and lenses. I'm impressed that you find the GH2 up to par. There is certainly something to be said for portability and just enjoying that walkabout feeling!

    I'll be interested in seeing where you go from here! :smile:

     
  16. pana-animalartist

    pana-animalartist Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Jan 17, 2011
    Northeast USA
    That's priceless! What an expression!. I think you have a pregnant "she" here, by the way. :biggrin:

     
  17. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    great shots!!! the pana 100-300 is definitely in my wish list.....