Welcome the NEW Panasonic GH2 590nm Camera!
Or, How to spend money without really trying!
Well, Spencers managed to receive, modify and ship back to me my Color GH2 camera system converted to 590nm Infrared in 3 days! This camera had made the best small color interchangeable lens system that I have ever owned. But… I am returning to Canon and all of my L glass after 3 years of not being able to use it due to an extreme medical condition from spinal sugury that went very bad, so I decided to convert the GH2 to 590nm while I await its replacement to be announced (hopefully) soon.
I am glad to be able to use my Canon equipment again but will miss the lightness of the GH2 and lenses!
I decided on the 590nm conversion for this camera because over time I have learned through experience that I mostly use 590nm, 630nm and 720nm (occasionally). This means that I can have no filters on my lenses for 590 and an inexpensive one for 630nm! Plus there are lots of other lenses that I like to shoot with that I cannot attach filters to:
- Pinhole Lenses (yes I have several variations for Micro 4/3)
- Lensbaby with ALL of its options.
- Holga Lomography Plastic Lens
- 8mm Fisheye
This will give me greater artistic control in my Infrared world!
Plus there are many advantages of the GH2 over the E-PL1, most important is the fact that the GH2 has a built in electronic viewfinder! Plus the body is 16 megapixel and has such advanced body functionality that it rivals the advanced Canon and Nikon bodies!
So, here it is sitting on my desk. Other than taking 2 test images with it I have not had the time to take it out and really use it. It will be several days before I can so an in-depth review of its Infrared capabilities will have to wait for my next post!