Sending the GH1 into space for £500

A quick glance above and you’d think the photo was shot by NASA using a rocket, costing millions. Or maybe shot by an astronaut clutching a Nikon D3X orbiting earth from a space shuttle!

In fact, the snap above is from a Canon Powershot A560 in a polystyrene box attached to a balloon.

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The EOSHD Shootout GH1 versus 5D MK2 – GH1 Picture Profiles

https://vimeo.com/10563576 Note: The web levels the playing field. Full-screen it on a TV!

Welcome to Part 1, Video 1 – Low light and the GH1’s film modes

I’ve been conducting a shootout between the Panasonic GH1 and 5D Mark II, using everything I know about setting up the cameras and everything I have learned from others such as Philip Bloom. In the Zacuto shootout, Bloom said he couldn’t quite set up the GH1 as he wanted, and it’s clear the 5D Mark II has a less contrasty look with slightly more latitude (but not as much as 35mm film!)

I was determined to find the ‘perfect’ match-all situations film mode on the GH1 before starting the shootout.

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Fuji, Kodak, Sigma, Sanyo join Micro 4/3rds consortium, plan HDSLR and video cameras

The deal is done.

April 1st is a strange news day by all accounts and it’s good to have some fun, especially as the HDSLR news is a bit slow right now. But some of the real news today has been buried amongst the flurry of joking.

Well, out of the blue has come this –

After lengthy talks with Panasonic and Olympus, 4 new manufacturers have signed up to produce Micro 4/3rds product lines.

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Rivers – A New GH1 Short

https://vimeo.com/10324588

I’ve always had a thing for how skies slowly change.

When I was young, my father used to take me out for bike rides. We’d ride the same paths and see the same sights every time. Our bike ride route seemed like something unique to us, that nobody else could imitate. Now as adults, people pound the same old roads and pavements every day and its clear their paths aren’t unique, and the roads don’t belong to them (unless you drive a 4×4 Audi). I remember looking at the clouds with my dad and feeling incredibly sentimental as it changed, and as clouds formed and separated. As you can see, sentimentality seems to be the order of the day in terms of this blog!

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Panasonic and Fuji representatives attended the Great HDSLR Shootout

The first episode of Zacuto’s Great HDSLR Shootout versus 35mm film aired yesterday. Here are my thoughts on all the first episode and all cameras involved. It is very exciting stuff. If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you check it out before reading further. I won’t give away the plot in it’s entirety – rather talk about some things which stood out for me.

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