The rambling video autofocus mega-test

11/29/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments



This is the part 1 of the rambling video autofocus mega-test by filmmaker Philip Bloom

Autofocus is starting to actually really work for shooting video and this is a huge step forward for filmmakers like myself especially when shooting with larger sensors, but just how good are they? Can you trust them? In which situation do they work? My series of videos takes a dozen or so cameras and puts them through some ridiculous and some not so ridiculous real word tests.

I have been working on this since August and it has taken up a huge amount of time, a large proportion in editing as it is incredibly fiddly! My original plan was to make it one big video but it was too long. What was needed was to break it down into 3 or 4 chunks, so that is what I have done. Starting today and with a new part every week I present to you my epic autofocus in video test series!
The rambling video autofocus mega-test


All cameras and lenses used are in video. All music listed in end credits

About Philip Bloom:


Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 27-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website became the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology. His site now regularly has over 1,000,000 visitors a month.  Let's Get Connected: philipbloom.net 


Text, image and video via Philip Bloom

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