Panasonic GH2 video setup Q's

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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CanvasPrime New Member • Posts: 10
Panasonic GH2 video setup Q's

Looking to upgrade from my Nikon D3100 with something more geared towards video and I've decided on the Panasonic GH2 with the Driftwood hack.

I have a few questions and I'd like comments on the gear I've picked out to go with it.

Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens ~ I'll be shooting low-light street and people portrait, is this the best lens? I could/would stretch to the Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm but people say it doesn't start to get sharp until f/1.4, but are we talking about 20mm f/1.7 sharp or in another league altogether?

I'll be recording on 176Mbit and need a fast SD card, is something like this Class 16 card going to be fast enough or do I need a 633x Delkin? ~ There is a huge price difference!

Pretec 64GB -
Delkin Devices 16GB Elite -

What sort of adapter do I need to use my existing Nikon lenses, is there any benefit to the expensive ones?

Can I use a magnified viewfinder like one of these with the GH2? -

I'll also need a tripod, I've never had one solely for video so I'm not sure what to look for... here are a few I've picked out:

Lots of questions but I would appreciate any opinions and advice you may have.

  • Dan

Nikon D3100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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