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    Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    I am not sure there is such a thread yet, why not?



    some of my first attempts, both of these on a dull day with 14-140 mm



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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    I put my GH2 shots so far in the 43 thread. Since I shoot with both a PEN E-P2 and a GH2 ( and seldom te E-1) the generic thread was covenient.

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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Looking good, Lee.

    Here's a recent one of mine with Pana 14 @ f/2.5:


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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Two more, this time with the Pentax 43mm Ltd



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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    43 Ltd looks to be a good performer on the 4/3 sensor.

    Didn't make it out much today. It was cold and gray here in Boston. 14mm @ f/2.5 again:


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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

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    43 Ltd looks to be a good performer on the 4/3 sensor.

    Didn't make it out much today. It was cold and gray here in Boston. 14mm @ f/2.5 again:

    Amin....you have a very good eye with that 14mm. I have that lens, and quite frankly all my shots with it look like c**p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    Two more, this time with the Pentax 43mm Ltd
    Lee....nice shots with the FA43. I am still waiting on my adapter. Here's where having the aperture ring on a lens pays off.

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    Thanks, Rich! I'm aware of the mediocre reviews but think the 14 is a little gem. Come on GH2 shooters, show us some more!
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    14/2.5 on GH2


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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Some from me today, all with 14-140, camera on 'P' mode.











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    EDIT: Looking at these now they look quite a bit 'lighter' than my pre-export versions in Lightroom, not sure why, my K5 exports have been fairly true ...
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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    One more ...



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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Ron, great shot!

    Lee, beautiful spring photos. I like a little extra brightness for those bright spring days .

    Here are some of mine from today with the GH2 (all were using 14/2.5):













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    GH2 and mZD 9-18
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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Quote Originally Posted by RonSmith View Post
    14/2.5 on GH2


    20110328 041a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
    Ron... nice image... I like how you have set up all the geometrics. And as I've seen in so many of your images, I'm really struck by the relative lack of people in Detroit... it almost looks like a ghost city... which I think is fascinating.
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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Discovered that when this thing is in iA mode it is *crazy* with high contrast scenes:



    and this was a very high contrast scene. Full sun on the church and the tree in deep shadow. iA mode almost nailed it but a bit of highlight recovery/black recovery and fill light got a result far better than my feeble attempt in Av mode:



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    Another one in iA mode. Of course I could just be a numpty with some old fashioned 'I think I know best' mode but the camera knows better!



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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    The GH2 is a very "smart" camera indeed. Sometimes no matter how skilled an image maker is, there are many times when iA (I call it "intelligentIdiot" mode) is the way to go! And "P" (this I call "Pre-fessional") is awesome as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    The GH2 is a very "smart" camera indeed. Sometimes no matter how skilled an image maker is, there are many times when iA (I call it "intelligentIdiot" mode) is the way to go! And "P" (this I call "Pre-fessional") is awesome as well.
    Don, indeed, I do wonder if some of my 'problems' with modern cameras are that I don't actually just let them get on with it!

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    (still thinking manual focus in manual metering mode with no IS is best!)

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    Great examples, Lee. I confess I haven't tried iA mode, but perhaps I should. I think of "Auto Tone" in Lightroom as my reversible iA mode.

    One thing I love about the GH2 that no current DSLR can do is that it immediately detects faces in the frame and then optimizes exposure for those faces. Here's a good example on Bjorn Utpott's blog: http://www.bmupix.com/journal/2011/4...l-be-boys.html

    It's a lot simpler than using spot metering or dialing in exposure compensation. When photographing people at an event with constantly changing light conditions, it is extremely useful.
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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    I am having a bit of a love hate relationship with this thing. Battery life seems poor (maybe I haven't recharged it enough yet) and I can't see well through the eVF in bright light but the pics look ok:



    Again, this one in iA mode. 14-140mm hand held.

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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Just some pictures ...









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    Re: Fun with the Panasonic GH2

    Getting a bit lonely in here. I really like the ability to change aspect ratio in-camera.

    A vertical 16x9, 'auto tone' in LR and warmed up ...



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