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Official GH1 "Lenin" Hack Project Discussion
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  • >probably some cameras have better noise performance but I think this is due to random unit variations during the production and nothing to do if they where manufactured in 2011.

    Generally, sensor production improves other time (this is true for almost any chips), especially this is true for Panasonic MOS. I do not mean here dramatic improvements, as this is same sensor, but engineers normally learn to make better products using same technology with time.
  • @Blackout PD has no more GH1. Not sure if it's been officially out of production.
  • Hi Vitaliy, Thanks for you efforts,

    You Said: "All of them are manufactured in 2011, with best sensor noise among all GH1s."

    Do you think they change anything (Sensor, Components) in the lastest GH1s to make them better?
    apart of the new firmware that improve some issues?

    probably some cameras have better noise performance but I think this is due to random unit variations during the production and nothing to do if they where manufactured in 2011.

    I would like to hear your thoughts, Many thanks
  • Is the GH1 body direct from Panasonic ends up being about $326 after tax offer still going or is it done? I can't find it anywhere and I already have lenses but another body couldn't hurt.
  • My "unhackable" GF1 now speaks to me in sweet, sweet English! Thank you Vitaliy!
  • I just ordered a GH1 from B&H. How can I figure out if it's a camera with the latest, lowest sensor noise (like the Adorama cameras mentioned above)?
  • Another "unhackable" GF1 successfully hacked!
  • Update on Amazon price - link above - now $449 ($539 including shipping to the UK). The prices on Amazon change so quickly!
  • If this hasnt been mentioned before, do not move the LCD screen during the firmware upgrade. Warnings I've read only refer to not pressing any buttons. It's also a good idea to disable LV/LCD Auto switching.
    I received an unhackable GH1 by way of Panasonic repair (board replacement) after a hackable body got bricked.
    Many thanks to Vitaly for hacking the unhackable. The hack works like a charm.
  • Hi All,
    noob here :-)
    Is there a step-by-step instructional guide/manual for the previously unhackable GH1s. My serial# is WE0LA (oct 2010 I think) and I believe I'd have to apply the latest GH1 hack for it by Vitaliy the great!

    Thanks to Vitaliy and the community for keeping this going.
  • Hi.
    Will this new downgrade technique / hack work on Japanese GH1 models?
    Someone may have been answered this but I didn't find see it.
    Thanks so much for your hard work Vitaliy.
  • Vitaliy Kiselev... Thanks very much... My new 2011 model has been hacked... So great, but i just raise up the bitrate cus I like to film in 60p instead of 24p.
  • Thank you Virality Kiselev. You are officially GOD in my book, and that coming from an atheist is big.

    Will donate som more money for the GH2 as well.
  • Today the Amazon / Adorama offer with shipping to UK is $489 just to save anyone looking. A tempting deal! But I have a GH2 so not sure I can justify spending more...
  • Works Like MAGIC, OH MY GOD, thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  • "All of them are manufactured in 2011"

    How do you know that? Has recently someone ordered one from there?
    Just ordered one and hope it's the 2011 version.
  • works a treat!!! Thank you very much Vitaliy!!!
  • If you want to buy GH1 I strongly advise to use Adorama or Amazon page with Adorama offer -http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH1K-mirrorless-supported/dp/B004J2I05C/
    They have about 14 in stock.
    All of them are manufactured in 2011, with best sensor noise among all GH1s.
  • and thanks alot vitaliy for your hard work
  • perfect. works beautifully.
    thank you very very much.

    Muchas gracias
  • @tommygdawg

    You need to check all three patches
    and use proper Version Increment, I suggest 10.
  • Please use special topic for patches talks
    http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/148/ptool-3.55d-topic
    I'll delete all new patches specific questions here.
  • 14-140 lens I have updated to 1.4 version ... can this cause?
  • I don't think hackable GH1's are the problem. The problem is GH1's that are unhackable. For instance, mine was hackable, then strap rivets broke and fell inside and fried something. I had to send it in to get it repaired, it came back with the 1.34 firmware and I haven't been able to hack it since. Supposedly the new ptool fixes this.
  • Have you restarted the camera before hitting play button? My hackable GH1 goes well with the new Ptool.