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Logo10heli Jan 11, 2010 12:09 PM

Thank you all for contributing to this thread.

So a neutral density filter and lens hood will help with the lines during video. Will it be ok to use these while taking still photos as well or will they cause problems or limitations ?

mtclimber Jan 11, 2010 7:08 PM

Use the lens hood, but the ND filter may indeed reduce your shutter speed to a point where you shutter speed is lower than you desire. It is a judgement call that you have to make yourself.

Sarah Joyce

Hards80 Jan 11, 2010 7:42 PM

i think as long as you use a nice lens hood and pay attention where you are pointing your lens, you should be fine.

Joho Jan 18, 2010 3:54 AM

Hi Logo10Heli,

I have the FZ35 since Christmas and bought the DMW-LND46 filter when I read about the problems with the glare and the purple lines in other forums. Initially, I had the filter mounted all the time - but I realized that low light indoor pictures would be very dark due to the filter and due to the reduced shutter speed I was unable to catch moving people. At the moment I make photos and videos without the filter - and it usually works very well. I carry the filter in my camera bag for strong light occasions.

You can look at my videos on vimeo:

These are examples of AVCHD footage and videos using only stills.


Logo10heli Feb 2, 2010 9:27 PM

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Found the purple lines today. I was shooting into bright sunlight and neither I nor the camera were used to it. The lens hood wasn't along today or I would have compared results.

Logo10heli Feb 2, 2010 9:31 PM

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From a slightly different angle...

mtclimber Feb 2, 2010 11:14 PM

The purple lines only occur when you are pointed directly into the sun.

Sarah Joyce

Joho Feb 3, 2010 1:56 AM

It also happens with spotlights - but the filter helps a lot. The link shows a good comparison of video footage taken with the FZ35 with or without the filter.

mtclimber Feb 3, 2010 12:23 PM

Thanks, JoHo-

That you tube video really shows the difference between no filter and using the Panasonic fliter.

Sarah Joyce

Tullio Feb 4, 2010 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by Logo10heli (Post 1037783)
My main requirement is video,...

Since your main requirement is video, I'd suggest you look for a good digicam with still photo capability. Even though the video capability of many P&S is very good these days, they are still not as good as a true digicam. The digicams will perform better in low light conditions. AF is much much faster and accurate and the white balance and sound quality are much better as well. I have a FZ28, which offers good video recording but if the subject moves quickly (children at play, for instance), the camera has a hard time keeping up with focus.

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