I posted this on my personal site Wide Open Camera. I thought you might dig it here on C5D.
Here is a Quick Take on the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 MFT lens. It will only cover Micro Four Thirds or smaller sized sensors. That means it can be very fast in a small package. A plus if you steal a lot of shots, as I do most of the time. I have been using it with both the Panasonic Af100 and the new Panasonic GH2 cameras. The Voigtlander Nokton is both manual iris and focus and does not have any electronic relays to the camera. Cosina in Japan makes it. They have not been able to keep up with demand here in the states and the price has gone up considerably. I got mine from eBay for around $1200. The suggested retail is $900. The build quality is solid and both the iris and focus are smooth and tight. The lens comes with 67mm metal sunshades that screw into the 52mm front of the lens. It also comes with two lens caps. One cap for the lens. The other for the sunshade. I will end up using the shade as a step up ring to get to my preferred 82mm filter size. I have found that the smaller MFT sensor needs a fast lens to get the DOF we have become accustomed to with our full frame Canon 5D MKII. The Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 does the trick.
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Jose Luis Tamez of Cine Digital sent me this little test video between the Panasonic Lumix GH2 and two Canon HDSLR’s. The GH2 looks pretty good for a micro four thirds camera. It does present more grain than the Canon 5D Mark II to my eye. Here is a little info about the shoot from Jose. Thanks for sending!
Lumix Gh2 vs 5D Mark II vs Canon T2i
In this video at Cinedigital.tv we do a comparison between the Canon 5d Mark II, the Canon EOS T2i and the brand new Lumix GH2
The tests performed are: image quality, rolling shutter, moire and low light.
Cameras used for the test:
▪ Canon EOS 5D Mark II
▪ Canon EOS T2i
▪ Panasonic Lumix GH2
• 5D Mark II – Carl Zeiss ZF – 50mm
• T2i – Carl Zeiss ZF – 35mm x 1.6crop = 56mm
• GH2 – Carl Zeiss ZF – 25mm x 2 crop = 50mm
I picked this up over at Digital Rev. It looks like someone is listening to their customers. The new Panasonic Lumix GH2 has multiple frame rates, dual live view and touch auto focus in movie mode. There was not a ton of info here. I will try to update if possible. Here is a rip from their site.
Click Here for DP Review’s Preview Of The GH2.
▪ 16.05 megapixels Live MOS sensor with high speed digital νMaicovicon
▪ 1920 x 1080 50i/60i Full-HD Movies in AVCHD Format
▪ Intuitive Touch-control Shooting and Double Live View
▪ Variable Movie mode ( 80%, 160%, 200% and 300% frame rates)
▪ Touch AF in movie recording
▪ 3D Shooting Compatible