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This is the first test of my new toy - hacked GH2. I wanted to check how the camera performs in high iso, high key situations. ISO range 640-2000, color profile Smooth -2 -2 -2 -2, iDynamic- high. Patch - EOSHD - "Intraesting" 88Mbit AVCHD from eoshd.com. Graded in AE.
This is not a standard test - I wanted to try how the GH2 image holds some situations, like high ISO, high key, noise patterns. I used only cheap lenses - standard GH2 14-42 zoom and m42 pentacon multicoating 50mm 1.8.
The main goal was to check how the footage looks after montage, some visual manipulations and grading.
Here are my conclusions: Generaly Gh2 is great camera - even with the cheap lenses. In my opinion much better for video than canon7d and 5d mkII. Picture is sharp and has much more detail than canon dslrs. But of course its not perfect.
Panasonic 14-42mm is a terrible lens for video. Noise patterns are ugly, but pentacon looks quite nice for that price. In the same ISO the same light conditions, pentacon wins in almost everything, except the angle, of course.
I like the noise. Clean image ISO range is up to 800 (with pentacon). But with some knowlege about camera you can shoot even 1250. With low key camera performance is better than high key and ISO 800 is clean and nice.
Next step is to test my new toy with some serious lenses like zeiss ZF.
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