GH2 now, or wait for GH3? What will I miss out on?

Started Feb 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
453C
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Re: 20mm is fine for the video
In reply to Jun2, Feb 24, 2012

Since you keep focus locked, give the 20/1.7 a try for video. I think you'll like it.

Jun2 wrote:
I don't normally use C-AF. Don't move the focus after AF.

453C wrote:

Jun2 wrote:

Are you serious? 14-140 is useless indoor for the video or still.

With enough light, it's probably fine, but I haven't used it.

LMNCT wrote:

The 20 1.7 was not marketed as a video lens. It is for people like me who want a still camera...just a very good still camera. The GH2 is a very good camera for both still and video operations...and the 14-140 is apparently the lens to have if you are a video person. Better yet, a dedicated video camera would be the best for video.

I agree that the 20/1.7 can work fine for video, but the key is to use MF, or lock focus after AF. At least on an E-PL1, C-AF tends to hunt enough to be annoying, but as long as you lock AF or MF, it works quite well - maybe C-AF is usable with this lens on newer bodies.

Also, lens noise isn't a problem with an external mic.
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