Video and the GF3

32670 pulling in to the platform at BodiamA camera update is a little overdue… The story so far: I packed my trusty D40 off for a stay with the rellies to encourage me to explore my newly acquired mirrorless Panasonic Lumix GF3. One of the features that this offers me is the ability to shoot video – and 1080i HD video at that – getting extra use out of the glass I may be getting (at the moment it’s just the 14-42mm kit zoom). So here’s a sample, taken at Bodiam Station during the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s steam up weekend over the early May Bank Holiday. I’ve uploaded it to Youtube so you can max out the resolution that your bandwidth can take. One of the features it offers is autofocus in video mode – which copes fairly well, but you can see it struggling on the level crossing gate mesh as Pannier 1638 hauls the Tenterden-bound train out of the station…

There are also a few more stills from the steam up over on Flickr.

About Simon Wood

E-learning officer, lapsed mathematician, Doctor Who fan and garden railway builder. See simonwood.info for more…

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