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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:26 AM   #31
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I haven't timed my battery life but I have been happy with it so far. Maybe a full day shoot for me doesn't involve as much actual filming as some people. I managed to get a spare battery for both my GH2's a couple weeks ago so I'm all set now.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #32
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The good news is, I now have a very in depth knowledge of how to fly the GH2 on a Merlin.
Care to share your settings/recipe? =)
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Old February 6th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #33
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This has worked for me with the 14-140 lens. I have the view finder unfolded to the left of the camera and tilted up slightly. Lens is set at 14mm

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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:48 AM   #34
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Crazy i have just had to pay 60 sterling for a Panasonic DMW-BLC12E battery 3 times plus the equivalent canon ones.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #35
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... I left the HV30 on a tripod for the wide shot, and I threw the GH2 on a Merlin and flew it for three hours. The good news is, I now have a very in depth knowledge of how to fly the GH2 on a Merlin. The bad news is, my back is killing me.


I'm loving the GH2. It has been nothing but good times since I bought it. I have no regrets. I can't wait to buy another one and retire the HV30...
How do the images from the two cameras look cut next to each other? I've got an Hv20/30 and am looking to get a GH2 for low light & dof purposes.

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Old February 7th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #36
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The HV20 and GH2 blend well. I use the Color program, and with Color I can get them pretty close. Close enough anyway.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #37
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I read the posts but can anyone sum up the situation with batteries for the GH2?

The best solution? Is it easy to get genuine Panny batteries for decent money or is there generics available that use the charger etc? My GH2 arrives ina few days so I have no idea about the battery yet.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #38
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So far the Panasonic firmware is doing a good job of preventing 3rd party battery use. One solution however is to use the DC coupler and tap in a $40 toy car battery -- it will mount externally obviously but you can shoot all day with it.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #39
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Old February 13th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #40
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They upped the battery by $10... Still, this shop in Amsterdam charges 99 euro's for the battery- that's a whopping 138 dollars??!! Shame on Panasonic!
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