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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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GH2 book for GH3?

There's a well-regarded 3rd party book on the GH2 ...

Rocky Nook, Inc.

...and I've just ordered a GH3. Do you think a lot of the book would be applicable, or not much?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Regarding general photography techniques, yes. Otherwise it will be hit and miss as many of the functions are arranged differently or implemented differently. Personally I would wait for a GH3 specific book.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:19 AM   #3
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It would have to be a publisher other than Rocky Nook. Their editor just told me they don't anticipate updating the GH2 book.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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Re: GH2 book for GH3?

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There's a well-regarded 3rd party book on the GH2 ...

Rocky Nook, Inc.

...and I've just ordered a GH3. Do you think a lot of the book would be applicable, or not much?
If you have an Ipad/Iphone you can download a sample from the Itunes library.

I have a GH3 and didn't own a GH2, so I am also looking for some reference material.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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I have that manual and it's a good starter book for the GH2. Many of the details are not useful, especially the image settings, for the GH3.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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Re: GH2 book for GH3?

Have you read both manuals? Which one would you pick for being the best source of how to use the GH2/3 for video purposes?
Are there any tutorial DVDs out there? Those are also often useful.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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No, I have not read the Rocky Nook manual.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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So far I've downloaded and printed the 2 Panasonic manuals, but haven't read them yet. I'm hoping they'll be better than the typical electronics manual.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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Re: GH2 book for GH3?

I found the Panasonic GH2 manual quite confusing. YMMV, of course.

I purchased the Rocky Nook GH2 book and it helped quite a bit. I still don't quite get it all but that's because I don't use my GH2 enough to have all the settings become second nature to me.

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Old February 1st, 2013, 01:11 PM   #10
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Excellent description of GH3 video modes here:

Micro 4/3rds Photography: GH3 guide to video modes
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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:32 PM   #11
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Good one, Bruce! I've printed it out.
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