I do a lot of seaside photography and stopped using "protective" filters a long time ago. While they may offer some protection, they also increase the chance of flare. That's important for me as I often shoot into the sun at dawn.I wanted to know what filters can I use to protect the front of the lens. I am planning to take the cam to the beach soon.
On this point : when indeed using legacy lenses, what focal length should you input in the IS ? actual length or 35mm equivalent ?Setting the focal length is only needed for legacy lenses with no electrical connection to the camera. With the native :43: lenses let the camera take care of this automatically.
hahaha have you tried it with video?Video
May be the quality of the lens more than the camera. I tried the Pany 14-140 for a couple of days a few weeks ago and it handled CAF on video pretty well. Quite well actually, although I wasn't dealing with fast moving subjects. That lens is optimized for video and is heavy as a tank as a result (I did not keep it for that reason), but it works.hahaha have you tried it with video?
It doesn't work any better, it sits there bouncing the lens back and forth even when things are still in focus.
I think things will get better in the future... but I'd agree with the plethora of postings suggesting that it's best to use manual focus in video right now.