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    Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    I didn't have particularly high expectations when I bought this camera... at least as far as video output, but I must say that after shooting some sample shots in varying light conditions over the last month I am pretty impressed.

    Here is one from a concert with the Canon Serenar 85mm f/2.0 LTM

    http://vimeo.com/8776437


    And with the Canon FD 50mm f/1.4

    http://vimeo.com/8776357


    And here are two from my trip to The City yesterday taken with the 50mm f/1.4 while waiting for the MUNI,

    http://vimeo.com/9280284

    http://vimeo.com/9280379


    I'd be interested to hear other's observations about video from the E-P1 (and other m43 cameras) as well.

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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    i think it is good too in very contrasty situations like daylight try the auto gradation setting and dial minus 0,3 exposure it will help with burning highlights its only fault

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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    I made my first real video with the E-P1.

    http://vimeo.com/5966850

    Now looking back it did a really good job. The E-P2 now even allows manual control.
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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    nice job, Uwe !

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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    I made my first real video with the E-P1.

    http://vimeo.com/5966850

    Now looking back it did a really good job. The E-P2 now even allows manual control.
    Really good in a nice decorum! Did run into your Earthframes as well. Very nice!

    And Devon very nice samples of what the Canon fd 50/1.4 can do. Must be hard to keep in focus, though?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Really good in a nice decorum! Did run into your Earthframes as well. Very nice!

    And Devon very nice samples of what the Canon fd 50/1.4 can do. Must be hard to keep in focus, though?

    Cheers,
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    It's not too bad to keep in focus, though I haven't done much extended shooting with it. For both those videos I prefocused using the zoomed in view before recording. I think the lens was set to f/2 or f/2.8. The reason they drop in and out of focus was just me playing around seeing what I could do with depth of field while we waited for the train. The concert shot was more difficult as I was in a crowd and I think shooting wide open and couldn't really tell where exact focus was.
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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    I have to say I'm really impressed with the videos I've seen from the E-P1 too, thanks for sharing :-)

    Uwe may I just ask if you have tried using your 14-140mm Panasonic lens for video on the E-P1? If yes what is it like?

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    Re: Rather Impressed with E-P1 Video Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Shaw View Post
    It's not too bad to keep in focus, though I haven't done much extended shooting with it. For both those videos I prefocused using the zoomed in view before recording. I think the lens was set to f/2 or f/2.8. The reason they drop in and out of focus was just me playing around seeing what I could do with depth of field while we waited for the train. The concert shot was more difficult as I was in a crowd and I think shooting wide open and couldn't really tell where exact focus was.
    -Devon
    Hey Devon - let's forget the photography and discuss the music.

    This band is something else - haven't heard stuff like this since the Beatles in 1962. Have they done a CD?

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Hey Devon - let's forget the photography and discuss the music.

    This band is something else - haven't heard stuff like this since the Beatles in 1962. Have they done a CD?

    Keith
    It's a local band called Rule 5 with some of the members from my high school. As far as I know they haven't released a CD. I passed along your comment though and am sure it will be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincechu View Post
    I have to say I'm really impressed with the videos I've seen from the E-P1 too, thanks for sharing :-)

    Uwe may I just ask if you have tried using your 14-140mm Panasonic lens for video on the E-P1? If yes what is it like?
    No, I use it on my GH1 and here it is nice:

    http://vimeo.com/6609043
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