Squirrel & Kestrel (GH2 & 100-300)

baumgarten0712

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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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Narnian

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Very nice! And welcome! I hope you have fun here with the rest of us.

Were these shot at 300mm? They look sharp.
 

pana-animalartist

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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:
 

baumgarten0712

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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
 

cbrock

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playak47

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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.

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syilim

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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. ^_^
 

pana-animalartist

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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:

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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