A while back I did an aerial photography job for a friend, which I wrote up here: http://australianimage.com.au/wordpress/?p=517. In a nutshell I was shooting alongside a Canon 5D MkII photographer and both of us were using the same to FOV lenses. I was mainly taking stills, while the Canon user was solely taking video using a gyro stabiliser system etc: I got a call from my friend today that he'd received the video (unedited) that the videographer had taken and he was somewhat disappointed. What he's looked at so far is jittery, often out of focus, and not always well framed, compared to the couple of videos that I'd taken but, as I said to him, check the rest and there may be better stuff in there. As I was the stills photography, the video I took was really just some testing that I wanted to do, but if I'd been in the choice seat and the only photographer, I would have been taking stills and video, and I think I could have carried through the same quality throughout. It's funny how a relatively simple and inexpensive system like the E-M1 and 14-35mm f2/35-100mm f2 lenses (they could potentially have been any of the m4/3 lenses), can produce better results than a significantly more expensive setup. Now I'm not sure how well versed the photographer was with the gear he had (the gyro stuff was rented), nor do I know whether he was a professional videographer, but clearly things didn't perform as well as you'd expect. So if there's one thing that comes out of this, the lesson is that no one, but no one, should be dismissive of the m4/3 system. As an aside, the company that I was photographing (the guys exiting the helicopter) were shown some reduced size images of the day and were so impressed, especially as they don't have anything like those shots, that they want to use them in their PR. To boot, Pelican Australia has seen the photos (showing the blue Pelican Cases being used on the platform) and want to also use the photos for their PR. It's kind of a pleasing feeling when you get things right, so that what you've done carries far wider than you expected. I now have to delve back into my Australian Commercial and Media Photographers manual to see exactly how I should approach this dual request for usage rights.