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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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GH2: Vulture Mine, Wickenburg AZ

This location exercises a camera's control of aliasing, morie, and chromatic aberration. On different weekends, a Canon EOS 7D, Panasonic HDC-TM700 and Panasonic DMC-GH2 were used to shoot three separate projects. This is the Panasonic DMC-GH2 result. The GH2 suffered little of the aliasing and morie of the 7D, and none of the TM700 chromatic aberration.

One of finest true ghost towns in the American West, Vulture City grew up around the mine discovered by Henry Wickenburg. Twelve miles southwest of the city that now bears Wickenburg’s name, the Vulture Mine and Vulture City once had a population of almost 5,000 souls. Its history was marked by violence and tragedy. Eighteen of Vulture City’s former residents swung to eternity at the end of a hangman’s noose dangling from the branches of the ancient ironwood tree that still thrives next to the ruins of Henry Wickenburg’s old cabin. More died in robberies or through many other acts of terminal lawlessness. A few of those souls are said to haunt the many buildings of the decaying town. (by: Richard Maack)


Panasonic HDC-TM700 video here: vimeo.com/​16597179
Canon EOS 7D video here: vimeo.com/​16598062

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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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Dan, a superb video in every way. Did you use any filters? The colors are perfect. That is quite a lens, must get me one!
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Old March 19th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thanks Jeff. Glad you liked the video.

The Lumix 7-14 is a fine lens, unfortunately, it has no filter threads. Other than an ND for DOF, it seems fairly happy without them so far.

The GH2 ETC mode came in handy for some long shots with the lens.

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Old March 20th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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The image zooms were achieved in post?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #5
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This location exercises a camera's control of aliasing, morie, and chromatic aberration. On different weekends, a Canon EOS 7D, Panasonic HDC-TM700 and Panasonic DMC-GH2 were used to shoot three separate projects. This is the Panasonic DMC-GH2 result. The GH2 suffered little of the aliasing and morie of the 7D, and none of the TM700 chromatic aberration.

One of finest true ghost towns in the American West, Vulture City grew up around the mine discovered by Henry Wickenburg. Twelve miles southwest of the city that now bears Wickenburg’s name, the Vulture Mine and Vulture City once had a population of almost 5,000 souls. Its history was marked by violence and tragedy. Eighteen of Vulture City’s former residents swung to eternity at the end of a hangman’s noose dangling from the branches of the ancient ironwood tree that still thrives next to the ruins of Henry Wickenburg’s old cabin. More died in robberies or through many other acts of terminal lawlessness. A few of those souls are said to haunt the many buildings of the decaying town. (by: Richard Maack)

Vulture Mine, Wickenburg AZ (GH2) on Vimeo

Panasonic HDC-TM700 video here: vimeo.com/​16597179
Canon EOS 7D video here: vimeo.com/​16598062

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The GH2 looks sharpest of the 3 but I don't know which lens you used on the 7D or if both were done in 1080p.
Thanks for the comparison.
I am saving for the 7-14 lens.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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The image zooms were achieved in post?
Yes, zooms in post.

Thank you for watching.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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The GH2 looks sharpest of the 3 but I don't know which lens you used on the 7D or if both were done in 1080p.
Thanks for the comparison.
I am saving for the 7-14 lens.
All projects 1080p. Tamron f2.8 17-50.

I think you'll be very pleased with the 7-14.

Thanks for looking Jim.
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The TM 7000 & 7D films are not there to play for me,i liked the GH2 one a lot,interested in your settings film mode etc.
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Ghost towns are awesome!

Thank you so much for posting this.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #10
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The TM 7000 & 7D films are not there to play for me,i liked the GH2 one a lot,interested in your settings film mode etc.
Thanks for watching Martyn.

Settings were mostly 1080/60i, Film Mode: Vibrant, +1 Sharpness, +1 Saturation, WB: Sun. Indoors, Film Mode: Standard, WB: Auto.

Other versions are here:


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Old March 20th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #11
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Ghost towns are awesome!

Thank you so much for posting this.
I think so too. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #12
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I'll say it again. That is one heck of a lens.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:51 AM   #13
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Thanks for watching Martyn.

Settings were mostly 1080/60i, Film Mode: Vibrant, +1 Sharpness, +1 Saturation, WB: Sun. Indoors, Film Mode: Standard, WB: Auto.

Other versions are here:

Vulture Mine, Wickenburg AZ (EOS 7D) on Vimeo

Vulture Mine, Wickenburg AZ (TM700) on Vimeo
There seems to be more detail with the GH2. I can really tell the difference on the rusting car.
Strange. I would have thought the 7D would have an equal PQ.
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