Panasonic GH2 – New Patch Tests – Sedna A, B, C Released Today

Nick Driftwood just released a new version of his popular GH2 patches and I’ve had a chance to shoot some comparison footage. The Sedna patches all have my “Pasadena Pulse Audio V2 Beta 2″ settings included already so you don’t need to re-patch them.

Note: If you aren’t comparing technical notes, this is extremely boring footage. Also, this footage is not designed to push the codecs, it’s just the fist comparison posted.

For the rest of you, the link follows. All footage shot with a Panasonic GH2 at ISO 3,200 with a Rokkor 58mm f/1.4 Minolta mount lens used via Fotodiox adapter, a CFD filter attached.

The aperture was set to f/2.8, shutter to 1/50 and each patch was shot in two versions.

The one with the lower number in each folder used Smooth -2, -2, -2, -2.

The one with the higher number in each folder used Smooth -2, +2, -2, -2.

These are the original MTS files straight out of the camera.

Take me to the MTS files!

To download the patch itself, go to this page

After you register, you can download the patches from the files at the bottom of the first post on that page. For instructions on how to use the files, see my article “Using Higher Bitrates and ISOs on the GH2″.

9 Responses

  1. pasadenapulse says:

    If you click the “take me to the MTS files!” link above, it shows you all the folders containing them. From there, just download them.

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  4. Neil says:

    I bookmarked your website. I’m thinking of buying a GH2 this year. I also have the Rokkor 58mm f1.4. I hope this lens is sharp. :)

    • Per Lichtman says:

      It’s sharpest at about f/4.0 with the sharpness gradually diminishing down to f/2.0. At f/1.4 it has a softness to it that I use as an effect – it can look really flattering and beautiful if employed properly – but don’t shoot that wide-open when you want to get really sharp detail. :)

      Also, it is not very sharp if you stop down too far. For deep DOF, you should be okay at f/8.0 but as you stop down above that, detail slowly decreases until you get to f/16.

      The lens gives good sharpness for the combination of price and aperture. Just make sure to keep use the right aperture for what you want to achieve. :)

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