The video on to has made by Gabriel de Bourg (found via Personal-View.com): “This is a test of the noise levels of a Panasonic GH2 with Driftwood’s “GOPStoppa” (176mb GOP1) patch. With the higher bitrates the camera resolves a lot better, but this applies to noise too. While it looks sharper, it also becomes clearer. Hence I wanted to do a test on the different noise levels. It was shot with the lens cap on using Nostalgic (-2, -2, 0, -2), shutter speed at 50 and white balance at 5600K. I’ve boosted the mids in After Effects, using Magic Bullet Colorista II. The original ungraded originals are avaiable here: megaupload.com/?d=5M4N08F1. Something I noticed is that it seems that ISO values based around 160 no longer seems to be the least noisiest, with ISO 320 performing very poorly. It surprised me, but after recording a new clip I got the same results.”
P.S.: A new Panasonic GH2 Cage at thysstd.
The GH2 price is slowly dropping. Third party resellers are selling the GH2 with 14-140mm lens for a “floating” price between $1370 and $1400 at Amazon (Click here). The Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens is still in Stock at Adorama (Click here). The Four Thirds (!) Leica 25mm lens is in Stock for $699 at Amazon (Click here). Something else: The Fuji X100 is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens is in Stock for 719 Euro on eBay (Click here).