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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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It's my birthday, GH2 or software ?

I'm coming up to my birthday (this will be my 6oth ten tear old birthday)

Anyway, I'm giving myself a present. I use Adobe CS5 and Avid Studio. Avid is quick and easy but not as good as as Premier and AE. It does come with Red Giant which I use once in a while.

I have a 7d and an XA10 and am happy with them but the 7D has some down sides with video.

The more I read about the GH2, the more I like it for video. Thus my problem...

Should I buy a grands worth of software or the GH2??

Thanks!
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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure on multiples of 10 you get twice as much as other years, so get both! : )
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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Yes....buy both. You may as well "over-extend" like most of us. It's only money! :>)
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Old February 6th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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Buy lenses. Glass is forever. Not so much digital cameras and apps...
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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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Sell the 7D while you can still get something for it and step into the world of DSLR as it should be with a GH2 - affordable, easy, brilliant and yes, definitely get good glass. Go for body and primes.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #6
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Thanks Chris!
I think I'll hang on to the 7D. It has a lot going for ft but I am thinking the GH2 has a lot more potential for video especially.
I guess the real sticking point is glass. I have a lot of L glass and high end Nikon Primes I use with adapters.

How well do the adapters work on the GH2. I read mixed reviews.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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The 7D, in my opinion, takes much better stills.
The GH2, in my opinion, takes cleaner video.
And my CS5.5 workflow is awesome (with my fairly fast computer).

This from an "I'M ALMOST 50?!" guy.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!

Matthew, that's pretty much my take on it too. I was looking for some reassurance.

I'm keeping the 7D, If I have to use Magic Bullet I'll just switch to Avid and I just ordered the GH2.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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...step into the world of DSLR as it should be with a GH2 - affordable, easy, brilliant and yes, definitely get good glass. Go for body and primes.
Which primes would you recommend, exactly?

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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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Don,

I have a 7D and as someone else suggested, the 7D is a better stills camera and the GH2 has an edge on video (although I still like the Canons color treatment better). I don't see the GH2 being a strong enough edge to justify purchasing it in addition to the 7D, but that is a very personal opinion.

I'm waiting for something one notch up from the 7D, and I may be ready to jump in. Perhaps the GH3 or equivalent or the 7DMkii that packages the gains of the 1Dx into a more affordable package.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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Steve,
The Olympus 12mm and 45mm are both great lenses - the 12 is pretty expensive but very good
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help everyone!

I got delivery overload yesterday...The GH2 with 14-42 lens, 2qty spare batteries, the Nikon to GH2 adapter and a G2 which I didn't mean to order and have to send back Monday.

The manual is.......intimidating!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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Please let us know what you think of the GH2, especially pro's and con's versus 7D!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #14
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I've not read many good reports on the 14-42mm kit lens - hope it works OK for you but it's slow and may defeat the whole purpose of going to GH2.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #15
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Be happy to Rodger!
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