A few from the (new) GH2

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A few from the (new) GH2
Apr 17, 2012

Gotta say, this is really a great camera. Between the 12mm and the 14-140mm lenses, I get a great deal of flexibility and really exceptional IQ, too.

The 12mm is really something special....first four are with it; last four with 14-140mm.

-J

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some nice shots! nt
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Re: some nice shots! Great combo gh2 + 12mm - nt
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In reply to jalywol, Apr 17, 2012

Harsh highlight-clipping.
God how I hate this.
I have a constant -1/3EV dialed-in to save something, anything.
There isn't too much in raw left though...

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zaurus wrote:

Harsh highlight-clipping.
God how I hate this.
I have a constant -1/3EV dialed-in to save something, anything.
There isn't too much in raw left though...

Huh????

If you take a look at the highlights for clipping in Photoshop (using the Curves template) there are ZERO highlight clipping warnings on any of the photos. A couple of them have some deep black clipping, but I personally prefer having black clipping rather than HDRing the photo when it is not appropriate and does not add to the composition.

These were all developed from JPGs also, since I did not feel like fiddling with the RAWs and the JPGS were fine. Even with that, if I wanted to pull the shadows more (and I made a conscious choice NOT to) I could have; there was plenty of DR left in even the JPGS.

I don't know what you are doing in your photos, nor what you are seeing in mine, but it's clearly not the same thing as I see or do....Perhaps you should be working on your metering techniques if you are having all of those problems with your images.

-J

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Re: A few from the (new) GH2
In reply to jalywol, Apr 17, 2012

jalywol wrote:

zaurus wrote:

Harsh highlight-clipping.

Huh????

Sure, no problem, I will explain.
Take a look at:
http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries/6695852382/photos/1890582/Asm125

There are clipped highlights on: many tree branches, the wood center-down, the door nailed sign right hand side.

In general, all of the image highlights look (slightly) overblown/obliterated.
Mine look the same.
It is not about you, it is about the limitation of the Panasonic sensors.

Please feel free to pick a fight with me.

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zaurus wrote:

jalywol wrote:

zaurus wrote:

Harsh highlight-clipping.

Huh????

Sure, no problem, I will explain.
Take a look at:
http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries/6695852382/photos/1890582/Asm125

There are clipped highlights on: many tree branches, the wood center-down, the door nailed sign right hand side.

In general, all of the image highlights look (slightly) overblown/obliterated.
Mine look the same.
It is not about you, it is about the limitation of the Panasonic sensors.

Please feel free to pick a fight with me.

You are clearly seeing things that are not there. I have the advantage, of course, of having the original photo that has not been processed or reduced in front of me, and trust me, you can see all sorts of detail and no highlight clipping on any of the wood parts of that photo. The sky IS blown to me, but it was bright cloudy white in real life, so you are not missing any beautiful blues there that washed out due to over exposure......

I am quite happy with the DR of the GH2 for my purposes. I am sorry if you think you can see problems that don't exist in other people's photos to justify your dislike of the Panasonic sensors. Don't always assume everything you see was not deliberate, either. I post processed these to my liking which means they might (and actually do ) appear different than they actually came out of the camera....No way you can judge a damned thing from that about the camera capabilities, and if you don't like what I do in post, well, nothing I can do about that.

-J

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Nicely done, not my type of location but I can see the appeal.

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In reply to zaurus, Apr 17, 2012

I photograph in RAW. There is enough room to restore at least 1.2EV if overexpose. In JPG there is very little you can do.
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VERY NICE!
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I like the first and second images, good colors

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I like them too, some interesting derelict buildings there full of character

The GH2 is a brilliant camera , congrats on your new one and keep posting photos, love to see them .
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sallygohl wrote:

I like them too, some interesting derelict buildings there full of character

The GH2 is a brilliant camera , congrats on your new one and keep posting photos, love to see them .
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Thanks!

I thought they were quite gloomy, actually, but I was also in a rather dark frame of mind when I took them, so they rather reflect my own mental state at the time....Of course, they are not as comfortable to look at as a result.....

One's soul influences what the camera sees, I think.....

-J

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In reply to zaurus, Apr 17, 2012

I'm generally very pleased with the GH2 IQ, but I do agree, when it blows the highlights, it really blows the highlights.

All these look fine.

zaurus wrote:

Harsh highlight-clipping.
God how I hate this.
I have a constant -1/3EV dialed-in to save something, anything.
There isn't too much in raw left though...

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In reply to jalywol, Apr 18, 2012

The fourth and the last in my oppinion are special.
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zaurus wrote:

jalywol wrote:

zaurus wrote:

Harsh highlight-clipping.

Huh????

Sure, no problem, I will explain.
Take a look at:
http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries/6695852382/photos/1890582/Asm125

There are clipped highlights on: many tree branches, the wood center-down, the door nailed sign right hand side.

In general, all of the image highlights look (slightly) overblown/obliterated.
Mine look the same.
It is not about you, it is about the limitation of the Panasonic sensors.

Please feel free to pick a fight with me.

Since you have a problem with everyone's pictures, including your own, I am going to charitably assume you need to calibrate your monitor. Until then, it is apparant you are seeing everything displayed way to brightly.

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In reply to jalywol, Apr 18, 2012

Here are 9 photos taken with my new GH2.

http://web.me.com/nucleonb/MyNewLittleCamera/

The image with a wild turkey is havily cropped..
Leo

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William Koehler wrote:

I am going to charitably assume you need to calibrate your monitor.

So charitable, it's truly heart warming.

Yes, please do assume I do not work on a hardware-calibrated Eizo CG-241W monitor.

Since you have a problem with everyone's pictures, including your own,

Yes, please generously use exaggeration as this helps tremendously in the absence of any hands-on experience with the camera or of actually reading the DPR review.

Until then, it is apparant you are seeing everything displayed way to brightly.

It was not apparent to anyone so far, but now that you've pointed it out, it all of a sudden is.
Thank you.

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In reply to Leo, Apr 18, 2012

Very nice images! I especially like number 5.

I was thinking that it looked like the area around Mountain View (I have a friend who lives near there ), and then I looked up your DPR profile and saw you are from that part of California....it's beautiful country around there.

Glad you are enjoying the GH2!

-J

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