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  • We've got a GH2 to explore

    Panasonic have sent us a GH2 to review. It's not brand new any more, but it's still relatively rare and it's special in being the highest specification Micro Four Thirds camera yet.

    If you have any questions (or tips!) then let me know!

    Ian
    Founder/editor
    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
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    Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

    I'd love to know how it compares to the G2 on stills.
    Stephen - www.flickr.com/photos/argyllphotos
    Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5, Zenza Bronica, and an ever-changing nest of lenses

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    • #3
      Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

      Originally posted by StephenL View Post
      I'd love to know how it compares to the G2 on stills.
      I was originally expecting a G2 and some lenses but the GH2 arrived by itself... hopefully the others will be following.

      Ian
      Founder/editor
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      • #4
        Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

        Pass it over here - I'll try a comparison for you
        Stephen - www.flickr.com/photos/argyllphotos
        Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5, Zenza Bronica, and an ever-changing nest of lenses

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        • #5
          Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

          I'd be very interested in knowing both any subjective and any objective comparisons you find with the GH1.
          Steve
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          • #6
            Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

            Great News!

            No specific questions, Ian, I'll look forward to your usual thorough reporting!

            If you need some Panny MFT lenses I've got a 14-45mm and the 20mm pancake, I'm sure I could drop them down to you.
            View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

            John

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            • #7
              Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

              I'm especially interested in knowing how well AF works with a variety of regular FT lenses (including SWD) in various situations--bright and dim light, stationary and moving subjects, etc.

              Thanks!

              - Hal -
              A Still Mind - Photography, Music, Meditation, Ministry - www.astillmind.net
              Olympus E-M5; Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm; Zuiko 12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD; Sigma 105 Macro; Rokinon (Samyang) 7.5mm fisheye; Olympus 8/1.8 PRO fisheye; FL-50R; Giottos MT-8361 tripod with Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead.

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              • #8
                Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                I'd be very interested to see how it does for posterisation of skies, my GH1 is terrible for this, You cannot get a smooth sky out of it, at all.
                Bodies:
                Panny GH1 + OM2-SP + Pentax ME & LX
                Lenses:
                Lumix G 14-45mm, OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, OM Zuiko 24mm f2.8, OM Vivitar 135mm f2.8, SMC-M 40mm f2.8, SMC-M 50mm f1.7, PKA Vivitar 19mm F3.8, Konica AR 40mm f1.8, MD Rokkor 45mm F2, Teleplus 2x Macro converter OM+MD

                My New Blog:
                Dark & Industrial Photography & my Flickr

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                • #9
                  Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                  Frustratingly, the GH2's arrival coincided with a return to cloudy and wet weather here in Hemel

                  But thanks for all the requests - I will do my best!

                  Ian
                  Founder/editor
                  Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                  • #10
                    Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                    My GH2 is only two weeks old and I have a problem.
                    The electronic Viewfinder have gone nuts. I may have made a 'booboo' while setting up some functions which resulted in a 'blue and red colour' picture. The LCD is ok but the viewfinder colour is driving me up the wall. I would only use the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen as I shoot HD videos outdoors. The Customer Care Centre here in Shah Alam, Malaysia is totally 'clueless' about this problem when I visited and showed them my camera yesterday.
                    They need time to settle this 'new' problem and would call me personally when to hand in the camera for repairs! REPAIR? Only two weeks old? Is this for real?
                    Really need experts' help here as I feel that it may only be a minor problem.

                    Thanks and Regards
                    Donald G.H. Tan
                    Klang, Selangor

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                    • #11
                      Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                      Have you tried to adjust the colour balance of the viewfinder? You can do that via SETUP -> MONITOR. If that doesn't help the camera is most probably defective.
                      Best regards, Ad.

                      Pictures | Equipment | Minolta collection | Other lenses

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                      • #12
                        Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                        Thanks addieleman for your reply. Yup I have tried that. The buttons are at neutral (left to right) and also neutral (up and down).
                        The problem is still there. Did they sell me a faulty NEW camera?

                        To repair a new camera after one week of useage? (also to add one week to learn how to use! Ha!Ha!)

                        Thanks again and Regards.

                        Originally posted by addieleman View Post
                        Have you tried to adjust the colour balance of the viewfinder? You can do that via SETUP -> MONITOR. If that doesn't help the camera is most probably defective.

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                        • #13
                          Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                          Hi Ian,
                          I have posted a problem with my new GH2.
                          I guess I have placed it in a wrong post header as it should have been placed under GH2 problems.
                          It is about the Electronic Viewfinder now seems to malfunctioned. It is producing a 'red and blueish' color whereas the LCD monitor seemed fine.
                          The pictures are fine too.

                          I am wondering if any others have encountered similar problems since GH2 is new and limited? I am also stucked with the local Service Repair Centre.
                          Appreciate any help from fellow GH2 users.

                          Regards and Thank you

                          Donald G.H. Tan
                          Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

                          Originally posted by Ian View Post
                          Panasonic have sent us a GH2 to review. It's not brand new any more, but it's still relatively rare and it's special in being the highest specification Micro Four Thirds camera yet.

                          If you have any questions (or tips!) then let me know!

                          Ian

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                          • #14
                            Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                            Go back to the colour settings for the lcd, look at the rear LCD when doing this - they are all in the middle of the sliders yes? Don't change anything, stay on that screen - now look through the viewfinder - where are the sliders now?
                            Bodies:
                            Panny GH1 + OM2-SP + Pentax ME & LX
                            Lenses:
                            Lumix G 14-45mm, OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, OM Zuiko 24mm f2.8, OM Vivitar 135mm f2.8, SMC-M 40mm f2.8, SMC-M 50mm f1.7, PKA Vivitar 19mm F3.8, Konica AR 40mm f1.8, MD Rokkor 45mm F2, Teleplus 2x Macro converter OM+MD

                            My New Blog:
                            Dark & Industrial Photography & my Flickr

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                            • #15
                              Re: We've got a GH2 to explore

                              29 samples now up, see:

                              http://fourthirds-user.com/2011/02/p...aw_samples.php

                              Ian
                              Founder/editor
                              Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                              Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                              Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                              Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                              Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
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