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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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ISBN-10: 193395289X

ISBN-13: 9781933952895

Edition: 2012

Authors: Brian Matsumoto Ph. D, Carol F. Roullard

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful HD camera. With its electronic viewfinder and interchangeable lenses, the GH2 is capable of not only recording professional-quality still images, but has the added ability to record HD video as well. The mirrorless design enhances the camera's versatility beyond that of most digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. With the appropriate adapters, it can use virtually any manufacturer's manual focus, legacy lens. It is smaller than a typical DSLR in both size and weight, and retains automatic focusing while recording videos capability that…    
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a retired research scientist who has worked for 30 years recording experiments with a wide range of film and digital cameras. He now spends his time photographing with a variety of cameras and lenses. He enjoys exploring how a camera's potential can be expanded by pairing it with specialized optics such as microscopes and telescopes. He carries a camera on all of his hikes and enjoys photographing nature. In addition to the four books he has written for Rocky Nook, Dr. Matsumoto has published several articles and has had his photographs published in a number of periodicals. He is experienced in the technical aspects of photography and has taught courses on recording…    

Carol F. Roullard has been an avid photographer since her high school years, where she first experimented with black-and-white artistic composition. Since then, she has continued photographing, mainly nature and architecture. Carol has used a variety of cameras covering a wide range of makes and models, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to complex professional level cameras. Carol produces fine art photography and is utilizing her previous art business experience for her new online gallery. As a former Project Management Quality and Compliance engineer, Carol spent a number of years developing procedural and quality control methodology for IT projects. In addition, she has developed and…    

Getting Started
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: New Features
Using This Book
Setting Up Your New Panasonic GH2 Camera
Memory Card
Protecting the Lens
Viewing Menu Commands
Touch Screen
Information and Error Messages
Important RESET Command
Cleaning the Sensor
Setting the Clock Date and Time
The Dual Viewing System of the Panasonic
Basic Photographic Ideas and External Buttons
File Formats
Shutter-Release Button 26 Focusing
Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO)
White Balance and the Appearance of Color
Drive Mode Lever
Exploring the Power of Two Electronic Displays
The LCD Screen
The Viewfinder
Framing Pictures
Reviewing Pictures, Burst Groups, and Videos
Altering the Playback Display
Deleting Saved Pictures, Burst Groups, and Videos
Automatic Settings
Face Recognition
Mode Dial
Intelligent Auto Mode
Predefined Scene Modes
Setting the Camera Using Shortcuts
Quick Menu
My Menu
Setting the Function Buttons
Custom Modes
Setting Color Schemes
Taking Control of the Camera
Three Semiautomatic Modes: Shutter-Priority AE (S), Aperture-Priority AE (A), and Program AE (P)
White Balance
Revisiting Aspect Ratio and Pixels
Customizing Automatic Focusing
Automatic Focusing: Speeding Up Focusing at the Expense of Battery Power
Automatic Focus in Dim Light
Locking Focus with AF/AE
Manual Focus: Overriding Automatic Focusing
Manual Operation of the Camera
Manual Exposure Mode Controls
Manual Focusing Overriding Automatic Focusing
Manual Focusing of Four Thirds Lenses
Manual Focusing Any Lens
Focusing Using the Touch Screen
Fine-Tuning White Balance
Intelligent Resolution
Getting More Magnification from the Lens
Choosing File Formats: JPEG
Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
Auto Bracketing
The System Approach to Expanding the Camera's Utility
Optical Accessories: The Micro Four Thirds Lens
The Four Thirds System
Legacy Lenses, Discontinued Lenses
Research Microscopes
Laboratory, Teaching, and Home Microscopes
Cable Release
Flash Photography
The Built-in Flash
The Flash Icons on the Display Screen
Additional Controls for Preflash and Internal Shutter
External Flash
Two Roads to Video
Part 1: General Video Setup
Part 2: Advanced Settings: Creative Motion Picture Mod
Playing Back Your Pictures and Videos
Playback Terminology
Working outside of the Camera
Common Error Messages and Resolutions
Intelligent Auto Mode Menu Options