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Panasonic Power Zooms

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by webarchitect, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. webarchitect

    webarchitect Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Sep 15, 2010
    Seems zooming during video shooting is out of vogue. So what's the point of the Panasonic PZ lenses? I tried a 45-175 yesterday and it cannot hold focus while zooming anyway. I like the range, but what ami missing?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. webarchitect

    webarchitect Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Sep 15, 2010
    Guess the silence reflects general agreement that the PZ function is a non starter....
     
  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Nothing wrong with zooming in video. You don't see it in movies but in other types of production , especially for just casual use, why not? That's what dedicated video camcorders use. It's nice and smooth vs jerky unpleasant zooming with manual zooms.
    I use it for concerts. I think it's pretty spectacular but I am very much a casual user.