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Rakesh Jacob
04-28-2009, 04:57 AM
1. It's not free
2. It's not here yet
3. It doesn't come with an award winning script ready for me to shoot
4. It doesn't soften my hands while I do dishes
5. It won't enlarge that certain part of my male anatomy (although it probably will fill my sack full of confidence)
6. It won't make me say Shamwow!
7. It WILL make any douche that copys Kholi's camera settings look like a pro to untrained eyes

Just my 2cents; all you fanboys can KMA!!!!! :nads:

John Caballero
04-28-2009, 05:01 AM
Its gonna rock, or something. Its all about having fun with new toys!

artforme
04-28-2009, 05:01 AM
I know your kidding, but there really is something about people with 'JC' initials on these forums. Because your post reminds me of another JC... :shocked:


:happy:

This camera looks great, I can only wonder what Nikon will release in response. (hopefully manual controls for the D90)

John Caballero
04-28-2009, 05:07 AM
(hopefully manual controls for the D90)

Like I told squig: give it up. Take a big breath and let the D90 go... It might be painful but at the end everything is gonna be all right. Time heals the pain.....

Oedipax
04-28-2009, 05:09 AM
Since this is kind of a silly thread, I'd like to ask John Caballero something that's been nagging me. Is that your real name, or are you a fan of the band Don Caballero, or both?

squig
04-28-2009, 05:11 AM
the old toys are forgotten once the new one arrives

squig
04-28-2009, 05:13 AM
the best thing about the GH1 is that we don't have to listen to john whinge about it.

John Caballero
04-28-2009, 05:15 AM
the best thing about the GH1 is that we don't have to listen to john whinge about it.

At least not yet!

The GH1 looks way superior so far. I think is gonna be a lot of fun. Fingers crossed!

squig
04-28-2009, 05:18 AM
just gotta work on a D90 look custom curve

LizaWitz
04-28-2009, 05:52 AM
8. A famous photographer hasn't gone by the panasonic offices, noticed some boxes, and weaseled his way into a pre-production copy to go shoot a pretentious film that eventually convinces a bunch of people that if they buy the camera their films will look as good, because the camera is "professional" and any other camera must suck in comparison.

Nektonic
04-28-2009, 06:00 AM
9. Barring any major snafus, the GH-1 makes me want to sell my HV20, and sorta tempts me to sell my XH-A1, both of which I need for my event video work. The irony is, if I did this I would have more money for GH-1 accessories.

10. This summer I might end up spending a bunch of cash on a GH-1, lenses, and other related goodies.

11. We will all have to explain to our actors that, "no, this is not a toy and it will look like a real life honest to goodness movie."

12. Due to the GH-1's small size, whilst filming on location, Joe Sixpack and Molly Marmalade will still ask if you are filming for the news or making a porno.

13. If you decide to use the GH-1 for wedding videography, the guests will still do the annoying half-duck-but-my-fat-head-is-blatantly-in-frame thing which looks even worse than if they had just naturally walked in front of the camera. The real icing on the cake is going to be that due to the GH-1's DSLR form factor, the guests at a wedding will constantly be asking you to take their picture because they will assume that you are the photographer.

John Caballero
04-28-2009, 06:03 AM
Is that your real name, or are you a fan of the band Don Caballero, or both?

No is my nom de plume. Don Caballero was my granpas nom de plume.

Nektonic, I would not sell both cameras if you use them for event video work. I am keeping my HVX200 for that kind of work. I dont think the GH1 will be good for that.

RaviSun3D
04-28-2009, 07:10 AM
I could have been a naysayer, if this camera is prised $3000.

But its not...
I am more 'happy' now, imagining what it can do for me with those bunch of features.

SonicStates
04-28-2009, 07:14 AM
14. It's not small enough for my wife to think the line, "You can carry it in your bag if you wanted to take photos", is not plain BS by the husband who was holding it this very evening with his hands on his...Yamada denki point card and credit card at the same time.
In any case, it might be one of those times when you bring a surprise home because you "thought your better half would appreciate a new family member"...my cat will be jealous...and my wife has -10% chance of even handling the packaging.

Tracey Lee
04-28-2009, 07:28 AM
13. If you decide to use the GH-1 for wedding videography, the guests will still do the annoying half-duck-but-my-fat-head-is-blatantly-in-frame thing which looks even worse than if they had just naturally walked in front of the camera. The real icing on the cake is going to be that due to the GH-1's DSLR form factor, the guests at a wedding will constantly be asking you to take their picture because they will assume that you are the photographer.

LOL...yes that happens! I took my MKII to a wedding I did for filming discretely...I was asked several times to take pictures! I should have hidden the thing in a monster matte box rig.

DavidNJ
04-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Well, if you get the D90 I'd love to see some HDMI captures at 1080i and 720p.

This place is getting more polarized than a political forum. How about just having objective conversation, presenting views without criticizing others. This thread is a parody of those who aren't fundamentalists in the GH-1 religion. At times I think one of the posters here is my stalker, posting a little barb after each of my posts. However, I see here that I am not alone.

In a few days US forum participants will have a Japanese version of the camera. In a week we will have real US footage. Possibly with HPX170, EX1, and 5DM2 shots made concurrently. Since I won't get the camera until available in the US, a few days are worth the wait.

DavidNJ
04-28-2009, 07:39 AM
9. Barring any major snafus, the GH-1 makes me want to sell my HV20, and sorta tempts me to sell my XH-A1, both of which I need for my event video work. The irony is, if I did this I would have more money for GH-1 accessories.

Actually, the GH-1 should totally blow either of those cameras away, although the HV20 with HDMI output and a 35mm adapter would probably give it a run for its money (look at Henry Olonga's downloads on Vimeo with an SR11 with SG Blade to Cineform via an Intensity card). However, for the cost of that setup could have 2 or 3 GH-1s.

Rakesh Jacob
04-28-2009, 09:19 AM
This place is getting more polarized than a political forum. How about just having objective conversation, presenting views without criticizing others.


I completely agree, but where's the fun in that. If the last 8 years have taught us anything, it's that a few confident people playing into the passion and hope of some against the fear and ignorance of others can change the world!!! (granted it wasn't for the better, but it was change)



This thread is a parody of those who aren't fundamentalists in the GH-1 religion.


I'll be honest, it's actually a parody of the situation at large. I tend to lean in your direction of waiting to see further evidence before passing judgement. And when I do feel I have enough info I certainly don't plan on falling in love OR being repulsed and offended by a first gen vDSLR.
However I am completely enamored with the potential of what these 1st gen cameras represent and look forward to my future as a filmmaker with GREAT ANTICIPATION!!!!!

EDIT: David, I do apologize if you took this thread as a jab at you directly. I ment it as a lighthearted commentary, I respect your knowledge base immensly, you are certainly more informed than I am and I have learned a lot from your posts.

Jason Ramsey
04-29-2009, 01:08 AM
sorry, guys... gonna close this.

Let's try and keep things productive and get this new dedicated gh1 category off to a good start...

Thanks.

later,
jason