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Old Mar 23, 2010, 1:35 AM   #11
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...Surely with the thousands of shots you've taken with your G1, you could justify a 14-140 purchase, no?
- Now, off to find a deal on a battery...............
Hello again, MMM!

Lol - it's true, I am using my G1 every day and have shot quite a lot of exposures already, but if I'd get the 14-140 I would not buy it without the GH1. In my eyes, they belong to each other. I almost got one resonable priced demo-used the other day, but it was the red model, and I am not ready for a red camera yet - blue yes, but not red...

Anyway, first priority for me is a decent wide-angle lens for my landscapes (saves me doing panoramas all the time...).

About battery's. I was really amazed how many exposures I can get out of one battery on my G1, considering one uses Life View all the time (which uses juice). My original Panny-battery gets dow to low after about 800-900 shots. i have gotten 1. 100 shots once. My 'non-original' one (chinese import) got 1.443 exposures the first time I used it! That is quite amazing.

But using the video-function is something quite different. You will need a spare for that.

BTW. In addition to the information given by shoturtle, there is this 'Micro Four Third' Lens chart which is quite useful:

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lens_chart.html

and the lenses themselfs with technical information:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html



The 'Four Tirds' Lens chart:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/fourth...ens_chart.html

and the lenses themselfs with technical information:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/fourthirds/lense.html

And then there is this page with "Matching Simulation" - where you will find information about what adapter to use with the variose 4/3 and m4/3-cameras and -lenses, including pictures of every possible camera- and lens-combination available.

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/produc...ing/index.html

Lots of fun to play around with!

Best of luck with your GH1!
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 3:10 AM   #12
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Congrats on the camera! Very, very nice shots. I sure you will really enjoy your new camera.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 3:33 AM   #13
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Knowing panny lenses that will be quite expensive for the 100-300mm. The 14-140mm HD is a 900 dollar lens here.

Yeah, I think I will skip the oly m4/3 17mm 2.8 and go with the panny 20mm 1.7 also when. Think matching it with the IS of my oly it will give it very good low light performance with 2000iso. That should round out my m4/3 kit with the 4 lenses.

I got to say, the panny lenses are super quite when focusing. I do not hear a thing, and I thought the oly 14-42 was quite.
The optical stabilisation does make the Panasonic lenses more expensive than their m4/3 Olympus counterparts, but I'm not sure how much the 100-300 will be..... The 14-140 is expensive because it is 'unique', and I would say if they decide to make the 100-300 'HD' optimised (i.e. with the silent motors and stepless aperture) it could well be as expensive. It would be nice to see it at £400 rather than £600.... we'll see.

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Hello again, MMM!

Lol - it's true, I am using my G1 every day and have shot quite a lot of exposures already, but if I'd get the 14-140 I would not buy it without the GH1. In my eyes, they belong to each other. I almost got one resonable priced demo-used the other day, but it was the red model, and I am not ready for a red camera yet - blue yes, but not red...

Anyway, first priority for me is a decent wide-angle lens for my landscapes (saves me doing panoramas all the time...).

About battery's. I was really amazed how many exposures I can get out of one battery on my G1, considering one uses Life View all the time (which uses juice). My original Panny-battery gets dow to low after about 800-900 shots. i have gotten 1. 100 shots once. My 'non-original' one (chinese import) got 1.443 exposures the first time I used it! That is quite amazing.

But using the video-function is something quite different. You will need a spare for that.

BTW. In addition to the information given by shoturtle, there is this 'Micro Four Third' Lens chart which is quite useful:

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lens_chart.html

and the lenses themselfs with technical information:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html



The 'Four Tirds' Lens chart:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/fourth...ens_chart.html

and the lenses themselfs with technical information:
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/fourthirds/lense.html

And then there is this page with "Matching Simulation" - where you will find information about what adapter to use with the variose 4/3 and m4/3-cameras and -lenses, including pictures of every possible camera- and lens-combination available.

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/produc...ing/index.html

Lots of fun to play around with!

Best of luck with your GH1!
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Cheers Walter - actually, I visit http://www.four-thirds.org/en quite often. Funniest combo on the matching simulator has to be the GF1 with the 'Bigma'. Nice!

I wasn't sure about third-party batteries..... Never had any issues in the past, but firmware updates seem to render some non-Panasonic batteries useless. Wondered about a faster charger though..... any more thoughts on the power side of things??

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Congrats on the camera! Very, very nice shots. I sure you will really enjoy your new camera.
Thanks Eetu - definitely enjoying my new camera, and I'm glad you liked the shots!
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 12:51 AM   #14
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Your GH1 shots make me want one. Very sharp indeed.
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Thanks Tullio! I think the expert processing and reduction for posting here has helped a bit

Seriously though, looking through my set from last Sunday, the 14-140 is pretty sharp throughout the range, with maybe a teensie drop off at the long end (which you'd expect), and these were all 'in-camera' processed - no RAW this time around.

It's maybe obvious, but these shots were all hand-held too. I don't think the OIS offers quite the same 3-4 stop advantage I had on my old Canon lenses, but I was getting 'perfect' results even at 1/30 at 140mm (280mm eq.). Maybe I didn't drink any coffee on Sunday morning - I was holding the GH1 in front of me, composing on the LCD, bracing a bit with the neck strap..... seems to work even though it probably shouldn't!!
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Your GH1 shots make me want one...
It doesn't take much to 'trigger' these persistent illnesses, called CBA (Camera Buying Addiction) and LBA (Lens Buying Addiction), Tullio!

I know, I feel an 'itch' coming on myself.....


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I love the Meercat shots,I took some myself recently, what catches you out is that they make short sudden twitchy/jerky movements which blurred several of my shots despite a fairly fast shutter speed. So well done, really nice.
I'm starting to get those itchy "must have" feelings again.
Trouble is I cant afford a divorce at the moment.
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I love the Meercat shots,I took some myself recently, what catches you out is that they make short sudden twitchy/jerky movements which blurred several of my shots despite a fairly fast shutter speed. So well done, really nice.
I'm starting to get those itchy "must have" feelings again.
Trouble is I cant afford a divorce at the moment.
Thanks deadshot!

I must admit, the GH1 is worth getting all itchy over (!). It's not perfect, but it's an awesome hybrid that I'm only scratching the surface with.

My wife was very patient with me during my recent dose of CBA (nice one Walter_S!!) - and I'm taking medication for LBA at the moment
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