1. A quick test to see if the settings would write mjpegs to my sd card. More to come!

    Komodo Dragon - Shot through dirty glass window at zoo.

    Straight from camera, no grading, post, etc. Exposure compensation on gf1 set to minus 3 bars / 1 fstop. Download original file to see real file quality.

    GF1 - 45-200mm panasonic
    ptool firmware hack version 3.36

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  2. This video was taken at the Akihabara electronics district of Tokyo, night of 2009-10-18 (Sunday). I used my vintage lens, a 58mm, f1.4 lens which came standard on the Minolta SRT-101 camera purchased in 1968 in South Vietnam. Please forgive me as I am still very much an amateur in shooting video, especially with an ancient lens. I am learning through experience, who is my best teacher. (*J*) Anyway, because of the brightness of the lens, I was recommended to keep it as it is a bright lens and there is opportunity for shooting images and videos with good DOF (depth-of-field) in using this lens. I combined this lens with my Panasonic Lumix GH1 currently being sold and very popular in the European and American markets. One problem with using this ancient lens was, all controls are manual. There is no electronic synchronization between camera body and lens for focus, DOF, brightness settings, etc. So, it was pretty much a hit-or-miss, trial-and-error shoot.

    This is not a lens I will be using that often, but given the brightness of the lens, and the quality of lenses made in that era of time, it is like a gem. Lenses are like a camera's eye. Bodies and models will come and go, but the lens is like a diamond, more-or-less forever. There will be special cases when this lens will come in useful.

    Also, for those who might be interested, I also shot some photos (and two more short videos) using this same lens all which can be viewed at my Smugmug account: ( http://tokyojerry.smugmug.com/ETC/TESTS ) I tried in most cases, to take a set of at least 3 photos each, f1.4, f5.6 and f16 to check out depth-of-field. Going forward with the goal to improve my shooting and composition skills, I welcome your positive suggestions, critique, and feedback. Thanks.

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  3. Here is another scene of some sexy Brazilian dancers dancing in the street during the Samba Carnival at the Tokorozawa Festival in Tokorozawa, Japan this year. The event took place on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Tokorozawa, Japan. It was a very dynamic event with so many people filling the streets you could hardly pass through the streets simply due to people traffic.

    These video clips were all shot with with the Panasonic Lumix GH-1 Micro FourThirds camera. I used the standard 14-140mm wide angle to telephoto zoom lens that comes with the kit. I love it! (except that models bought in Japan only have the Japanese menu system and not multilanguage menus. This is intentional and not a technical problem. (Sony does the same thing with their cameras.) I believe they do this intentionally to segment their markets, and their pricing, of course! ("J")

    (Japanese)
    これは今年(2009年)の10月11日(日)に所沢ジャパンで所沢祭りとサンバカーニバルのイベントです。これから数個のクリップをアップロードをします。このビデオはパナソニックのルミックスGH−1で撮影したビデオです。どうぞ楽しんで下さい。

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  4. Here is a scene of Brazilian dancers dancing in the street during the Samba Carnival at the Tokorozawa Festival in Tokorozawa, Japan this year. The event took place on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Tokorozawa, Japan. It was a very dynamic event with so many people filling the streets you could hardly pass through the streets simply due to people traffic.

    These video clips were all shot with with the Panasonic Lumix GH-1 Micro FourThirds camera. I love it! (except for the models bought in Japan only have the Japanese menu system and not multilanguage menus. This is intentional and not a technical problem. (Sony does the same thing with their cameras.)

    (Japanese)
    これは今年(2009年)の10月11日(日)に所沢ジャパンで所沢祭りとサンバカーニバルのイベントです。これから数個のクリップをアップロードをします。このビデオはパナソニックのルミックスGH−1で撮影したビデオです。どうぞ楽しんで下さい。

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  5. This is a bit delayed and late in publishing, but this is the first of a few videos I'd like to share via vimeo of the Samba Carnival at the Tokorozawa Festival in Tokorozawa, Japan this year. The event took place on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Tokorozawa, Japan. It was a very dynamic event with Omikoshi bearers, street music, sexy looking Brazilian dancers in the Samba Carnival parade, food, and a heck of a lot more. There were so many people filling the streets you could hardly pass through the streets just due to people congestion. But, I reckon it's about par for Japan and part of the fun.

    These video clips were all shot with with the Panasonic Lumix GH-1 Micro FourThirds camera. I love the camera! (Only primary irritant though might be the fact the models bought in Japan only have the Japanese menu system and not multi-language menus. This is intentional and not a technical matter. I reckon that's the way Panasonic chooses to segregate it's markets, and pricing. (Sony does the same thing with their cameras.)
    (Japanese)
    これは今年(2009年)の10月11日(日)に所沢ジャパンで所沢祭りとサンバカーニバルのイベントです。これから数個のクリップをアップロードをします。このビデオはパナソニックのルミックスGH−1で撮影したビデオです。どうぞ楽しんで下さい。

    # vimeo.com/8452805 Uploaded 461 Plays 0 Comments

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