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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:38 AM   #31
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I use a sennheiser with mine all the time? What's different with the rode?
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Old April 5th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #32
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DUH....
I thought the short cable was necessary, which took up the mic/remote input....but that's for the vertical shutter button on the grip to operate. I removed it and plugged in the Rode. Who wants vertical "videos" anyway. haha

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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #33
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They do! They make the camera look better too!

What lenses are you using that you find sharp? I got a vintage Nikon 80-200 with aperature ring I love for ceremonies because I hate the crop mode on this camera.
Hello Steve, I'm planning to get a couple of these battery grips to go back and use the original Panasonic batteries because we've been using the tekkeon battery when we shot weddings and we've had a couple of damaged sd card problems, so I'm suspicios that the tekkeon battery is altering the voltage output and messing with the sd card.

Anyways, we also use a Nikon 80-200 AF D during the ceremony, and I was wondering if you've had the camera twisting away where it is connected to the grip? I've read that this happens because there's not enough friction or locking pin in the union and I'm sure the 80-200 AF mounted to the camera will be a nice way to test this out.

Thanks!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #34
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By the way, I would like to recommend the following line of lenses for shooting weddings:

Camera A:
Nikon 80-200 f2.8 AF D (push pull)
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 (very very close to the nikon's 24-70 sharpness)
Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f1.4
Voigtlander 58mm f1.4

Camera B: (on a steadicam)
Kit lens 14-140
Panasonic/Leica 25mm f1.4
Pancake 20mm f1.7

We use the last two of each camera for the reception.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #35
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I had my grips slip some no matter how tight I put the mounting screw. All I did to fix it was put some 2 way tape between the grip and cam. Works like a charm so far, no problems. I used the thicker type tape used to mount moulding on the outside of cars. I'm sure you can find something similar.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #36
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I'll try your solution after giving cork a chance :) Thanks!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #37
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BTW..Im so glad I got the grip, not only for power, but for stability too.

Not to change the subject...but I see some folks are using SD cards.

Isn't the build in memory enough for your wedding shoots? (Can the camera be programmed to backup the built in memory to the sd cards?)...or are you using the sd cards mainly for transfer to computer.

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Old April 27th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #38
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Jeff !! I never heard of the GH2 having built in memory. Is that an option now?? I have 4 and they are probably a little less than a year old. I use a variety of Class 10 SD cards for mine.

Are you talking about the GH2?
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Old May 5th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #39
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STEVE...
So sorry for that post.............I was following both a GH2 thread and a XA10 thread and somehow posted to the wrong thread. hahaha another "senior moment".

No the GH2 does not have a internal drive....ha

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Old May 5th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #40
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LOL I was just wondering if you got a *Special* one!


BTW... I just put a 14-35 Olympus 2.0(1.95lb) on with the battery grip and it flexes pretty good. So I am going to have to order a lens support to help it. Im scared with too much bumping etc the grip will break with the weight.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 12:14 PM   #41
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Can anybody comment on if the grip improves the comfort level of holding the GH2? It's just too small to hold for an extended period of time and my right hand gets crampy quick. It takes me back to my Canon XL2 days in terms of ergonomics. My Olympus Evolt E-500 is a joy to hold after using the GH2. Many thanks.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #42
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Most definately makes the camera more substancial to hold. Its one of the main reasons I got it, just so it felt more comfortable holding it.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 10:18 PM   #43
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just wondering if anyone else had trouble with the grip. After 3 months the LCD screen would start flashing and the battery meter would drop from full to 1 mark. Camera would work fine without the grip. They took it back and sent me another one within 2 weeks. After about 3 months this one started doing the same thing.
So I tried putting some thin piece of foam in each battery compartment including the camera one, now all is good for the last 2 months.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 10:43 PM   #44
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I had same problem last week, I'm done with it.
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