I haven't had the guts to preorder mine yet ($2500 when you add in the Zeiss lens and a handful of legacy lens adaptors :).
But now I have a serious case of G.A.S. ... for the first time since I got my GH-2.
(I'm not counting the 12mm & 25mm µ4/3 lenses. I'm just waiting for those to show up.)
I'm kind of fond of the square format:
Eichler in, Eichler out
Venus & St. Ignatius
Most of my pix are cropped in the LCD, since I learned to shoot with (decades of) slides. But most of those which are cropped (other than minimally) are cropped square.
About a month ago I ordered a GH2 on the Panasonic EPP site (through facebook). Yesterday they announced that they will be shipping all "legitimate" orders by the end of this week.
(Why did I post in this thread?)
I was trying to figure out why I ordered it at $675, and it's now listed at $765...
Hi Simsort -
What did you decide to buy? I continue to be very happy with my G2, and they're currently available very cheaply ($300 from Panasonic itself, through facebook). On the other hand, if you want to wait, I suspect the new G3 will be a better camera and will have a lower initial list...
A few from this last weekend's J-Pop Festival in San Francisco.
Another blonde - this one with a NEX and a Domke bag:
I don't know what their hair color is, exactly:
His hair was interesting too ... but I was going for the gloves:
7b) Yet another small advantage of the Lumix G2
The bottom plate of the E-P2 is a soft metal. If I put a fairly heavy lens on the camera, it would tend to sag a bit on the tripod. Kind of scary, so I backed off.
But the one on the G2 seems much more well-grounded into the body and frame of...
"Black & White, monotone and sepia" ... hmmm ...
This is a full color photo (pretty accurate color, actually) of a "Black & White, monotone and sepia" subject.
This was one of the first shots I took with a Canon S3is, about 4-5 years ago. I ended up pretty happy with the camera for a year or two.
Here's a real-world example (Lumix G2, 1/50sec ISO100, Panasonic/Leica 45mm macro open to f/2.8)
Cropped and exported to jpg, no other post.
In this case, I suspect the lens outperforms the sensor, in traditional terms. Both the sharp highlight detail in the foreground and the soft bokeh in...
So I was reading the noise page of a review of the Sony SLT-A55 on DigitalCameraInfo.com, and came across a pair of interesting charts.
The second shows how badly the DMC-G2 (my camera) fares against the competition in terms of image noise (with in-camera noise reduction applied):
túnel do tempo
The Canon SD500 was the third or fourth digital camera I owned, but it was the first one to take pix that I still like today.
This photo, from the summer of 2006, shows how absolute physical separation can actually achieve bokeh even with a tiny lens and a tinier sensor...