GH2 I Give Up

Started Apr 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Robiro Veteran Member • Posts: 6,257
My solution

As a GH2 owner, here is my solution.

Keep the camera at +2/3 EV compensation, film mode: Vibrant, Intelligent resolution: High, I. Dynamic: High

With JPEGs, the camera will underexpose nearly all shots, even at +2/3 EV. This needs to be corrected in post-processing (Curves adjust). Also, all shots must be white balanced. That is a must (to get rid of nasty yellowish-greenish cast).

Keep the histogram always on. Whenever you see that only 60-70% of the dynamic range is used, keep increasing +EV compensation until you hit about 90% dynamic range usage.

Problem is that what you see in a viewfinder is NOT how JPEGs actually look like. The camera optimises what you see in the viewfinder. A horrible habit.

A few by GH2 with CPL filter on (all were JPGs, postprocessed, no RAW):

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH
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