I am currently in Whistler, BC and am photographing a number of documentary commercials for a travel company. I photograph most of the project on my GH3 and was initially concerned about shooting with the camera at such high altitudes and temperatures. The GH3 is weatherproof, of course, but since I've never fired under these conditions, I was still concerned that the camera would work, freeze, or slow down.
My GH2 would have been practically unusable under these conditions. Even if the temperature was a few degrees above this, the camera would be seriously behind. All Panasonic lenses have a long delay in focusing, the LCD screen would cause ghosting and the overall functionality of the camera was very poor. I always found that one of the weaknesses of the GH2.
In the past 4 days I have been shooting outdoors with the GH3 under these conditions and had absolutely no problems. The camera runs like at room temperature. Even if it is brought inside and outside quickly, there are no fogging problems and it works as stated. Again, this is a feature that most buyers of the product have known from the start, but I really had to see it to believe it.
When the spots are done I will post them on the blog, but for the moment there are a few very lightly graded stills:
Noam Kroll is an award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles and founder of the boutique production house Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television and in various publications around the world. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!