Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Having worked with the AF101 for the last 2 weeks I am finally putting together a Video Review. It was only recently that I discovered that Panasonic in their own wisdom do not provide any external power sockets to power a NanoFlash etc. The Af101 has every other output and bolt holes but that may come with the next version.

The camera grows on you the more you use it and it’s far from an easy option in fact I would consider it a thinking mans camcorder, you have to think about your next shot and decide how you are going to light it and what lens to use. I hope to have my Video Review available as soon as possible.


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.

5 thoughts on “Coming soon the Video Review of the Panasonic AF101

  1. I’m having a look at one this afternoon. I’m wondering, does it produce same or better results for depth of field work than (eg.) Letus Ultimate

  2. It all depends what you want to spend but do bear in mind that no one in their right mind will spend £3400 on a 35mm adapter today when you can get the AF101 for £600 more, the DoF is more down to the lens you pick, the Voigtlander NOKTON 25mm f0.95 gives me a fantastic SDoF for £650 plus vat.

  3. Thanks, Philip. I had a go with an ‘AF102EN’ (Australian version) today with a huge Zeiss prime lens. I can appreciate how hands on this device is; certainly not a point and shoot camera. I’ll have to think about it some more. Certainly can’t afford the PMW-F3, although the salesperson I spoke to was very interested in the other Sony camera due out sometime later this year.

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