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It has been a long month of moustache growing and trying to raise as much cash as possible for prostate cancer. My team and I have done a sterling job in making films to try and raise money for this worthy cause. Some of them are just superb. Check out the Vimeo group for loads of them and my page here for them too. We are almost at the end of November and the Mo gets shaved off and it’s over so PLEASE if you can spare even the smallest amount it will make a difference. So far we have raised close to £6,000 which is amazing…but I know we can make it to £10,000 if everyone who gets something out of my blog donates just a small amount. I would be so grateful! Click here to donate!
Around the world Movember is growing and in major cities Gala parties are held to raise even more money for Prostate Cancer and people who have taken part go along, some of them in the most ridiculous costumes ever all in the name of a great cause! I took my wonderful mum there for her second GH2 appearance as it was because of her I took part this year. My grandfather, her father died from prostate cancer and her brother is suffering from it. She was such a good sport. She even posed with “Borat”, once you see him you know what I mean!
I took the UK pre-production GH2 with me along with the Voigtlander 25mm f.95 and a brand new DSLR mic which I can’t say exactly what it is just yet, except it’s bloody awesome as you will hear. It was plugged straight into the GH2 (there are meters on the LCD for audio levels and manual control but no headphone jack) and I recorded most of the vox pops in the noisiest part of the club and you can still hear them. Amazing! As soon as I can blog about this new mic I will. It is going to be a DSLR must have.
Shooting with the GH2 was a joy, I am really falling in love with this little beauty. So small, the EVF was awesome apart from the fact I have never had to tell people “it’s video please move” as much as I have that night, must have been it looking like I really was taking stills with my eye up to the viewfinder. Oh, and that lens. Bloody love it. Sure I was a bit too wide open at times but I couldn’t help myself…F0.95…C’mon! You would have done too!! I have decided to this is my desert island lens! Actually some of shots, the wider shots are quite stopped down, around F11 and a couple of them are at 3200 ISO…see if you can spot them! I shot at 24p and 1/50th all the time. ISO varied between 160 and 3200. I just hope when the European production model comes out that we will have 25p at 24mb/s otherwise it will be such a let down for us non US shooters as the 24p is simply awesome!
I did use the 1080p 1:1 cropping on two shots…again I challenge you to tell me what it is. An amazing feature that simply samples native 1920×1080 bit in the middle of sensor and records that, giving a true digital crop, great for getting more out of your lenses…
All the footage is straight out of the camera. No colour correction. The image is very very clean indeed…very impressed! The video is very silly and a lot of fun! There is a tiny bit of swearing and some semi-nudity (not the good kind either!) so please do not watch whilst eating!!
I will be doing my final assessment of the GH2 next week (with the nanoflash test), alongside my thoughts on the 60D next week. I will also be adding more of my team’s films below for you to enjoy. So again PLEASE donate something. My team have worked so hard this month on promoting this cause, be great if we can give the charity a really large amount!