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Photo for HD Video (D-SLR and others)
HD from Nikon D90, other still photo cams (except EOS 5D Mk. II, LUMIX GH1).

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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ethan Cooper View Post
That's an interesting claim, can anyone confirm his suspicions?
Hi Ethan. Here's a couple of short clip samples showing the D90 with rippling water. If you want to see the true picture, you can download the original Motion JPEG files which are taken straight from the camera.


Nikon D90 Sample Video Clip 1 on Vimeo
Nikon D90 Sample Video Clip 2 on Vimeo
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Old May 10th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Richard Hunter View Post
In bright sunlight, I was getting apertures of f22 and f16, so tried opening it up by adding ND filters. This worked up to a point, but I could not get amything wider than f5.6, even with a 50mm f1.4 lens. If I added more ND beyond this point, the camera would slow the shutter to 1/20s, and increase ISO to 1600 rather than open the lens any further. I think this must be using the proprietary Canon CrippleVideoMode algorithm.
Welcome to Frustrationville, population: Canon owners.

The best solution (not the cheapest) is to buy inexpensive manual Nikon lenses and an adapter. It works great, perfect DOF control every time. See the 5DmarkII forum for dozens of threads.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #18
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thankfully we seem to be moving out of this limbo land we were stuck in.
Things are moving along nicely, courtesy of Panasonic, no less!

Come on Nikon, keep things moving.
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