Panasonic GH2 - Part 3 Real world Tests 14-150mm Leica Panasonic Vario Elmar

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If the 14-42mm is the bread and butter lens here comes the caviar. Beautiful sharp results. Better than I had hoped. 


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This weather is good for assessing the dynamic range of the GH2 and I think its very impressive. I haven't encountered any highlight burn-out yet. There's also very little CA and fringing on the shots with this lens. I realise that this is far from an everyday lens for m4/3, but its virtually my stock lens and certainly the one I use the most. The only disadvantage is that it seems to focus slower on the GH2 as opposed to the GH1. Strange!


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This is real quality stuff. 16MP and 46MB files. There was a rumour that Panasonic didn't really want to increase the size of the sensor and only did so to satisfy the perceived desire of the market for more MP's. Don't believe a word. This is a superb sensor and they should be rightly proud of it. It outperforms many of the APS-C sensors I've used by some distance. Incidentally I processed the following shot in Rawker (dc-raw) software as well as the Photoshop version shown here. It was almost identical, showing that this is a genuine sensor improvement and not some "software fix". Very impressive indeed.


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Because of the freezing conditions, I am doing these in short bursts, with regard to my fingers!
I'm saving the fiddly stuff with lens changing until it warms up tomorrow - hopefully I can get one more trip in today.


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