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Old Jan 11, 2010, 1:09 PM   #11
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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 ?
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 8:08 PM   #12
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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.

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Old Jan 11, 2010, 8:42 PM   #13
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i think as long as you use a nice lens hood and pay attention where you are pointing your lens, you should be fine.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 4:54 AM   #14
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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:

www.vimeo.com/8781136

www.vimeo.com/8657151

www.vimeo.com/8555240


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

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Old Feb 2, 2010, 10:27 PM   #15
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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.
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From a slightly different angle...
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 12:14 AM   #17
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The purple lines only occur when you are pointed directly into the sun.

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Old Feb 3, 2010, 2:56 AM   #18
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBZJn9zSnlE
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Some of my stuff on vimeo (all shot with an FZ-35):
The tree: www.vimeo.com/11345662
with LC55 macro lens: www.vimeo.com/13884313
Zeeland: www.vimeo.com/14488204
The old mill: www.vimeo.com/14577326
autoHDR: www.vimeo.com/15797552
soccer kids: www.vimeo.com/17208358
christmas lights: www.vimeo.com/17912783

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Thanks, JoHo-

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

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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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