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Hacked and Unhacked Photo Comparison
  • Doing a photo comparison with a hacked GH2, and then formatting the SD and and then taking pictures with the same GH2 but this time unhacked

    Beer:

    1. Helios 44-2, No hack.

    2. Helios 44-2, FlowMotion v2.02

    3 Minolta 28mm, Driftwood Quantum

    4 Minolta 28mm, FLowMotion v2.02

    5 Helios 44-2, FlowMotion v2.02

    Windowed trees:

    6 Minolta 28 mm, No Hack.

    7 Helios 44-2, No Hack. -

    8 Minolta 28mm, Apefos THE END

    Dog shots:

    9 Helios 44-2, No Hack.

    10 Minolta 28, No Hack

    11 Helios 44-2, Apefos THE END (flash)

    12 Minolta 28mm, No Hack (out of focus)

    Patio umbrella:

    13 Helios 44-2, No Hack

    14 Minolta 28 mm, No Hack

    15. Minolta 28mm, Apefos THE END.

    I'm having trouble seeing that much of a significant difference, though the lines from the paneling on the side of my house are clearly more pronounced when I used FlowMotion as opposed to the unhacked version.

    THE END seems to restore a lot of the color, but not much else.

    Was there something I was supposed to instantly recognize in the images that were hacked? Still really good quality, but I'm unsure if I actually used them correctly. After successfully installing the hack to my camera via SD, it gave me that notorious message, and obviously I continued with the installation, and waited roughly 30 seconds to a minute, as everyone says. I know it must have worked because my camera straight up froze several times while trying to shoot.

    Helios_NoHack-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 9K
    HeliosLPFlowMotion_V2.02-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 9K
    Quantum (15)-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 10K
    Minolta28LPowellFlowMotion_v2.o2-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 11K
    LPowellFlowmotion_Helios16-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 9K
    _1000102-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 20K
    _1000137-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 17K
    _1000437-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 17K
    _1000253-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 8K
    P1000228-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 10K
    _1000627-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 13K
    _1000130-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 8K
    _1000144-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 17K
    P1000110-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 20K
    P1000469-400.jpg
    400 x 300 - 18K
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  • @Watership

    None of the hacks ever affected photos :-)

    All comparisons must be done INSIDE and with constant controllable lighting.

  • The best "hack" for the best quality photos would probably be to use raw instead of jpeg. There wouldn't be much use for a hack beyond that. :)

  • Hmmm, either I'm getting it totally wrong or... NONE of the hacks does anything to still images, all hacks only apply to the h264 encoding which is only used for video!

    So, yes there is no difference in still images despite different "hacks".