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RED Scarlet versus Panasonic GH2

Andrew Reid

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David Cole of 3D rig builders [url="http://beampath3d.com/"]Beampath[/url] have a new 3D rig based on the Panasonic GH2 and RED Scarlet, which has also given him an excellent excuse to put the GH2 and Scarlet into battle.

The first comparison frames from the GH2 versus Scarlet were posted just now on Vitaliy Kiselev’s forum [url="http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2074/a-knife-and-two-bazookas-to-a-gun-fight"]Personal View[/url]. Says David “I gotta say that the hacked GH2 should not be embarrassed to be on the same bar”.

How exactly does the Scarlet and GH2 compare? EOSHD pixels peeps…

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Interesting comparison for sure.

Can you tell me how the Tokina 11-16mm aperture is controlled on the GH2?

I just purchased a GH2 for the production of a video installation and I'm not happy with the choice of quality zoom lenses, in particular, stabilized zoom lenses for the camera.  The Olympus high end zooms are a possibility, but as good as they arguably are, they are drastically over-priced and I'm not convinced I want to make the investment for a $700 camera.

Also, do you know what hack they are using for this comparison?
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Hi, mopixels,

I control the aperture on my Nikon-mount Tokina 11-16 via a control knob on my Nikon to 4/3 adapter. While there is no way to set the stop exactly, using the "zebras" and the histogram allows for well-exposed images.

Can you give more information about what you are looking for in a zoom? Longer ranges, faster, wider, more telephoto, etc.? As far as stabilized zooms, I think only the Lumix and Olympus 4/3 or micro 4/3 lenses are stabilized on the GH2. (Someone please correct me if this is inaccurate.)

In looking at lenses, I would suggest that you not take the cost of the GH2 body into account. There's plenty of evidence that the GH2 can hold its own with cameras costing thousands of dollars more, and a quality lens can enhance this even more.

Hope this helps,
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Hi, johann,

If you are asking me, I have aperture control adapters from Rainbow Imaging on Amazon (twist ring) and ciecio7 on eBay (knob). Both work quite well, and have for the past 2 (almost 3) years to adapt Nikon lenses to GH1 and GH2s.

Currently, I have the Rainbow Imaging adapter on the Tokina 11-16.

Hope this helps,
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