Long time lurker here with an occasional post here and there. I figured it's about time I made my own contributing forum thread. This past December I helped some friends out on a short film project by shooting their on set stills and as an experiment used an all m4/3 setup. On their previous project I shot stills for I rented a blimp for my old Nikon D700. I used the Hollywood standard Jacobson blimp, which has been in the business for decades despite their outdated design. And while it suppresses the sound a almost completely, there were instances where you could still here a faint "thunk" from the shutter through the blimp. They even told me later on they could catch the sound in some shots when they used a boom mic for audio (instead of wireless mics one would tape to the inside of a shirt). My friends didn't want to take any chances on this next go around since going back into a sound studio to record audio would just add onto the budget (which they completely raised themselves). The thought of not using a FF camera had me a little worried as I was planning on using my friend's D800e+blimp, but the thought of using a lighter setup intrigued me as well. Using a dslr+blimp is a pretty bulky setup, and when shooting with lenses like the 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, the weight adds up quickly (which you can see in this picture when I shot with that setup). I rented the latest Panasonic camera (at the time), the GX7, as well as the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 lens. I use an E-M1 as my main camera, but the GX7 has one feature that the E-M1 can't touch and that is the electrical shutter used in the camera's 'silent mode'. One caveat though is that if you're not shooting wide open, stopping down the aperture a click or two, you will get the teeny-tiniest noise of a click when a shot is taken as the aperture blades quickly close down (which I believe is covered in the Digital Rev review of the GX7). I still used the E-M1 to take BTS shots of the crew and during some scenes where music was going to be played over the shot so on set audio wasn't needed. My entire kit consisted of: -Olympus E-M1 (mine) -Panasonic GX7 (rental) -Olympus 75mm f/1.8 (mine) -Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 (mine) -Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 (mine - was on backorder so I received it late and only used it during the last day of shooting) -Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 (rental) I shot a touch over 3200 (combined stills and BTS) photos. There was a lot of redundancy since I was firing away during multiple takes of a scene. Just wanted to share a few shots with you guys so you can see how these two smaller sensor cameras performed! I posted the EXIF data in case anyone might be interested in the settings used. All shots are handheld btw. PP done in LR5+PS CS6. 1)GX7+35-100 lens @ 55mm 1/25 f/2.8 iso1600 I actually made this shot more difficult for myself because the shot required some low lighting conditions and I accidentally left my ND filter on the lens since we shot outside just prior to this. Still came out okay though. 2)GX7+35-100 lens @ 35mm 1/160s f/2.8 iso1000 3)GX7+35-100 lens @ 100mm 1/400s f/2.8 iso200 4)GX7+35-100 lens @ 38mm 1/800s f/2.8 iso320 5)GX7+25 lens @ 25mm 1/1250 f/1.4 iso200 6)GX7+25 lens @ 25mm 1/100 f/1.4 iso1250 7)GX7+35-100 lens @ 47mm 1/250s f/2.8 iso1600 8)E-M1+35-100 lens @ 45mm 1/200 f/2.8 iso2500 This was a musical number walking down the center aisle of a cathedral that was going to be taken with a steadicam person backpedalling w/ a wide angle lens. All the lighting was setup up from the sides & back of the cathedral. Trying to find a good spot to get a shot of this was difficult as shooting from the sides meant seeing lighting equipment setup on the otherside of the cathedral. Couldn't shoot behind the steadicam op b/c they were back pedaling and I didn't want to risk having them run into me as I tried to back pedal. Lying in the pew would be a challenge since they were small and trying to frame a shot lying down would be difficult. I realized though that since the song would be dubbed over in post a shutter sound wasn't an issue. I swapped the 35-100 onto my Olympus**, attached my gorilla pod (only time I didn't shoot handheld) and placed it towards the edge of the pew while still keeping it out of sight. I connected my camera to my iPhone via wi-fi and operated it w/ liveview right from my phone screen. I framed the shot using myself as the stand-in since I could see myself on my phone screen. I hid about 30ft away off to the side behind a pillar and used the touchscreen shutter release to take the picture at 10fps when the characters came to a quick pause down the aisle. It was a very animated scene so I had to push the ISO to get the shutter speed up. Overall, I was happy with how it turned it out given the circumstances. **Yeah, I could've done the same thing with the GX7 but I didn't have the Panasonic app installed on my phone and I really didn't really bother figuring out the wi-fi shutter setup since the camera was a rental.