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Old March 31st, 2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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The Ultimate GH2 Lens

A friend of mine shoots performance events. He has used Sony and JVC ENG cameras for this. But his favorite camera now is a GH2 equipped with adapters that allow him to use some of his 'big-bucks' lenses. He like the GH2 sensor size as well as the 1920 x 1080 crop mode because he can use these lenses without vignetting. He can also use a doubler on his lenses and shoot the GH2 in the normal mode. Here is one of his setups.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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Wonder what the mm is for that lens? It is huge!
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Old April 1st, 2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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That looks like a lens from the JVC HD cameras. What adapter is being used?
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Old April 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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A friend of mine shoots performance events. He has used Sony and JVC ENG cameras for this. But his favorite camera now is a GH2 equipped with adapters that allow him to use some of his 'big-bucks' lenses. He like the GH2 sensor size as well as the 1920 x 1080 crop mode because he can use these lenses without vignetting. He can also use a doubler on his lenses and shoot the GH2 in the normal mode. Here is one of his setups.
Is that the Canon wide angle zoom lens?
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Old April 1st, 2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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I don't think that's the jvc hd100 lens. I can't see how a1/3" senson lens could work. Also power cable isin wrong position.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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The lens is an expensive Fujinon video lens that is generally used on ENG cameras. I don't know the specifics of the adapter other than he bought it from someone in Poland.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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The Ciero 7 adapter guy...yes, I just ordered an adapter from him, I look forward to receiving it.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:52 PM   #8
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It's a 2/3th inch video lens, with the extender on so it fills the 4/3 frame..

It's one of the reasons I wish I bought a GH1/GH2 instead of 550D :)
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Old April 1st, 2011, 02:53 PM   #9
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The guy in Poland makes the B4 adapters.
B4 2/3" ENG FUIJNON to GH2 AF101 micro 4/3 adapter | eBay

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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #10
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Here's a link that explains why this works! ENG 2x lens on the Lumix GH1 camera w B4 adapter - YouTube
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 05:51 PM   #11
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I've used the same principle on my little rig:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../PB230089s.jpg
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Old November 25th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #12
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Crop mode makes sense - OTOH, the doubler on lots of those lenses seems to soften and 'smear' the image some unless you get the really high-end $20,000 plus lenses. But it does take care of a lot of issues that still camera lenses bring up for us video guys.
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