I have neglected my GH1 recently, mainly due to time as always. But I wanted to test out my 30mm Sigma f1.4 (35mm equivalent 60mm) on the GH1 for ages. You need a 4/3rd to micro 4/3rd to make it work but it does work a treat. Great to use a fast prime on it without a doubling of the focal length that you get when you put a 35mm lens on the camera.
I also used the Glidetrack Compact to give it a bit of movement. I mounted the camera directly onto the glidetrack. It works really well. Very light and does exactly what you need it to do.
Everything was shot at 720p 50p, imported as ProRes LT in FCP 7 and converted to 25p in Cinema Tools for the overcrank.
It shows you just what a great little camera the GH1 is, most people would do little tests with their kids. I don’t have any, yet, so I used the cats which have been requested a few times by people as they appear in many stills of me opening new toys as they are VERY curious. They actually act far more like dogs than cats.
Bert and Percy are the Siamese twins of the title. My old girl Noodle makes a cameo. She is more camera shy and also not Siamese! Sorry if you don’t like cats. I actually have filmed A LOT of dogs in the past year too!
It’s a great lens and I really recommend it, but what I am really looking forward to are some native micro four third fast primes so no need for the adaptor making the camera nice and compact. I filmed for about 20 minutes using just ambient light…not much of it too. Shot at ISO 800 wide open at f1.4
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