Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Just today it has been confirmed that H Preston Media have ordered 120 Panasonic AG-AF101 camcorders showing full commitment to the new cinematic camera.

John Preston said “We are so committed to this new camcorder as we feel it has the potential to rock the video market to it’s core. Usually when Sony or Panasonic announce a new camcorder we get cameramen looking to update but this time we have been inundated not only with pre-orders but companies from Europe looking to buy the new AF101 camera.

“Our technical and working DP Philip Johnston has been put in charge of all orders and is sourcing all the accessories from around the globe to make sure we have all the adaptors in place.”

“Mike Tapa from MTF is stepping up production of his Nikon to micro 4/3″ adaptor along with his PL to micro 4/3” plate that will cater for at least 60% of the marketplace and a company in the USA who are producing an amazing Canon adaptor that will not only pull focus but will allow wirefree aperture as well.

“We are making sure we also have spare batteries in stock as this will be an essential purchase beyond the camcorder itself and we can place a special order for PL lenses or Micro 4/3″ Panasonic or Olympus lenses as needed.”

“On Tuesday the 7th of December we have an open day at our Hampton show room in London and we shall be showing off the new Panasonic AF101 from 4-7pm, we will also have an MTF Nikon to Micro 4/3” adaptor if you want to see your Nikon glass on the 101, full details at”

HDW…As you all know I work part time for John and we are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone who orders an AF101 gets the usual gold star service you have come to expect from H Preston Media.

I will be getting to know the camcorder as soon as it arrives from Japan and be updating my blog to pass on any hints and tips to you all. I have a Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 Micro 4/3″ lens arriving today that I purchased with the AF101 in mind, it’s not cheap at £695 but the quality of the optics are stunning. My friend Philip Bloom told me about this lens when I met up with him last week in London as he said “It’s a must have lens”.

Voightlander is made by the same company that produce the glass for Leica and if you look at the pictures below you can see just how sharp this lens is.

Philip Bloom has produced this tasty video using the new Voightlander 25mm f0.95 lens on the Panasonic GH2…fantastic.

A little test film of my adorable mum cooking lunch for the three of us.

Shot on a GH2 in 24p “Cinema Mode” using one single lens. The wonderful Voigtlander 25mm F.95. This lens and this camera are soul mates!

Graded with Magic Bullet Looks. 20% off at checkout with code: bloom20

Read more on my blog with a full review coming soon:

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Big thanks to mum for her patience whilst I shot this!


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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