Our “A Game” The Panasonic AF100
This rugged camera is the main staple of our work. Along with our Cannon T3i and XA20's make a great set of equipment that has a large range of applications. From live events, personal interviews, to music videos, to creative cinema quality images. Hooked to a good prime lens the AF100 has awesome low light exposures with little noise. The controls are laid out in a very comfortable fashion. The 3 built in ND filters are a great feature and coupled them to a CPL filter for an added varying degrees of shade.
The camera begs for a great Prime Lens but came bundle with a Lumix G Vario 14-140mm lens which needs plenty of light with an aperture of 4.0 - 5.8. But this lens is very smooth and communicates a ton of information to the camera. Those who need this information can still adapt Cannon or Nikon lenses by way of an adapter for about $650. Some feature are not lens dependent like Focus Assist which is very helpful in "Run and Gun" situations as well as when you are second guessing your math when you use a measuring tape and the sensor peg atop the camera.
Once you remove the detachable side hand grip and handle on top and add a matte box, rails, and follow focus kit the AF100 becomes a really nice rig.
We will try to add some test footage from it but until then you can see what Phillip Bloom did with it in some very low light conditions.
By Michael Moyers - JRP
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