HDSLRs get competition from… a mobile phone?

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Sample stills (12MP)

Meet the Nokia mobile which does 24p. Sounds like a joke doesn’t it?

Nokia’s N8 has a specially developed sensor which is the largest ever found in a mobile device, and larger than all but the highest end compacts like the Panasonic LX3.

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For a Minute Then I Lost Myself – GH1 Short

Full screen it here – http://www.vimeo.com/11349060

On location in – Hong Kong

Music by – Radiohead, Karma Police

Equipment – Panasonic GH1, anamorphic LA7200 adapter + 10-22mm EF Canon, Super Comat F1.9 c-mount, kit lens (14-140mm), Zeiss 85MM F1.4, Canon 35mm F2 SSC FD

Check out the Wiki on Radiohead’s song for a good read. This is one of my favourite songs of all time.

Look… I’d like nothing better than to go to a beautiful old-world place, clear my head of all other thoughts, and write, photograph or plot something – I’d love to sit on a beach in Spain, or travel to a mountain top.

Unfortunately Hong Kong was not the place to do it!!

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New Panasonic lens adapter in development

Every wondered how the Sony Alpha series delivers a live view image from a very small sensor in the viewfinder housing without cropping, mimicking the field of view of the main CMOS, while enabling super fast phase detect AF at the same time? (Deep breath). Well, it seems Panasonic did wonder this, and plan to bring such innovations to a range of lenses previously not fully compatible with mirror-less bodies.

The adapter features electronics, a mirror system and phase detect AF chip. This allows auto-focus as well as full frame focal lengths with standard DSLR lenses on the Lumix G range.

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