The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a highly anticipated Micro 43 camera that is set to be released on Monday (September, 17th, 2012). While the official release is still a couple of days away, a promotional video for the new Panasonic GH3 was accidentally released yesterday and posted on this site (Watch it Here). The video has been taken down numerous times but thanks to various YouTube users it has been uploaded again each time. In that video there were a few shots of Philip Bloom and Bruce Logan, ASC (who was in charge of the recent Zacuto Shootout) making a film with the new camera. That film, Genesis, was written and directed by Bruce Logan and DP’ed by both Logan and Philip Bloom, and you can watch it above to get a brief glimpse of what this new Panasonic camera is capable of.
Here’s a little from Philip about what they used for lenses on the project:
Lens wise we used all micro 4/3 or 4/3 glass…A lot on the great Voigtlander 25mm F0.95, used on almost all the low light stuff as well as the SLR Magic 12mm F1.4. The Olympus 14-35 F2 was out workhouse. Used this A LOT. Also the 35-100 F2. Great glass. Not ideal for movie shooting though with the loss of focus when zooming in and fiddly focus. Lots of lumix glass was used to especially the brand new lenses coming out soon!
We love the look of this new video, especially considering that the GH3 on which they shot was a pre-production model. Can’t wait to see what the finished product is capable of…
Here’s a link to Philip Bloom’s full article about his impressions while using the camera.