NOTE: This is an updated and extended version of the video that was originally posted.
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The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the performance of the new "2K Center Scan" crop mode of Sony's PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 camcorders.

The Center Scan mode offers two major advantages: First, it allows the use of Super 16mm lenses and B4 2/3” lenses on the F5/F55 camera whenever you’re shooting with an HD or 2K video format. The second advantage is that it gives you the equivalent of a 2x optical extender with no loss of light, no loss of sharpness, and best of all – it’s FREE!

And what that means to me, is that I just doubled my collection of lenses. For example, my f/2.0 75mm Cine-Xenar prime just became a f/2.0 150mm lens. My Zeiss f/2.6 LWZ 15.5 – 45mm zoom . . . just became a f/2.6 31 – 90mm zoom. And my f/2.9 RED 300mm prime just became a f/2.9 600mm prime. For news, documentary and wildlife shooters this is a huge advantage. And any PL or SLR lens will work with the Center Scan mode

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For more information about the Sony PMW-F55 camcorder, please see “Doug Jensen's Guide to the Sony PMW-F55” book.
itunes.apple.com/us/book/doug-jensens-guide-to-sony/id892493476?ls=1&mt=11

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