For the first time, yesterday, I decided to cover a photographic opportunity with my GH-2 rather than my Leica kit (M8). I knew I would have to work in low light and I also knew that discretion as well as a sympathetic approach was necessary. Frankly, after years of struggling with the M8 in conditions that require iso800 and above I decided to leave it at home and take the GH-2 with my 20/1.7 and 45/2.8 lenses.
I was participating in an interview with my sister, who is an author, who was gathering research for a book.
My subject, Alf Morris, is 81 years old and a survivor of a terrible tragedy which happened in 1943 in the Bethnal Green area of London.
You can read all about my subject and his extraordinary story at my blog.
The biggest revelation to me was using the touch screen capability of the GH-2 to select the focus point and take the photograph. I was able to work very discretely without interrupting the conversation and without distracting the subject. I believe that the results could easily be used in print publications.
The point? All this from a consumer camera which most pros would dismiss as a toy but which I believe contains features which will be demanded on all pro cameras in a few years - not the least being small size and portability.
Once again, very amazed by this little camera.
GH-2 45/2.8 iso1600 1/160 f3.2 - LR3->CS3->Lab/Soft Light->Nik Sharpener
GH-2 20/1.7 iso1600 1/160 f3.2 - same processing as above